With all of the new Vmax talk, it’s interesting to see what current owners are doing to the originals. Cruising through the ebay listings I came across this custom Yamaha Vmax and I kinda like it.
The owner installed a Triumph single sided swingarm along with the Triumph wheel and connected it to a chain drive conversion. A Ducati Monster tank was reshaped so the Vmax scoops fit to the sides and the hinge was retained so it lifts up just like on a Monster for access to the carbs and battery. It also includes the Monster seat and Tail section.
The fork is an inverted R1 setup including the brakes. There’s a Buell headlight and windscreen, a Stage 7 K&N kit, SuperTrapp race can and a long list of other mods.
There have been a lot of attempts to make the Vmax into a sportbike or a standard that has better all around performance than the basic Max and this is a nice move in that direction. The nicest thing about this setup is you have a standard with the right sound, nothing like a Vmax with a good pipe!
Considering the number of Vmax fans that come by The Kneeslider, as well as the fact that I’m partial to Mr Max myself, I thought this was worth a look.
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