Art of the Bike: Yamaha VMAX Carbon
Oftentimes, there is but a fanciful relationship between the name of a vehicle and the reality on the ground.
But that’s not the case with the Yamaha VMAX Carbon.
The special-edition bike’s tank cover, front and rear fenders, and side covers are all produced with carbon fiber.
And while you can’t hear the sound of the 197-hp, 1,679-cc engine, know that there are upswept Akapovic slip-on mufflers for audio accentuation.
Yamaha, incidentally, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original VMAX.
TRW has announced that it is supplying an electrically powered hydraulic steering (EPHS) system to Ferrari for its LaFerrari hybrid vehicle.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
In 2008 BMW revealed a concept vehicle that was unusual in that the body panels weren’t made from steel, aluminum or composites but, rather, a fabric that was fitted over an underlying metal frame.