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Art of the Bike: Yamaha VMAX Carbon


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Oftentimes, there is but a fanciful relationship between the name of a vehicle and the reality on the ground.

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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.

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