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.
On Easter morning in Moab, Utah, when the population of that exceedingly-hard-to-get-to town in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth has more than doubled, some people won’t be hunting for Easter eggs, but will be trying to get a good look at one of the vehicles six that Jeep has prepared for real-life, fast-feedback from the assembled at the annual Easter Jeep Safari.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
A look at the 7 Series Carbon Core.