Yamaha have this afternoon announced the addition of the VMAX Carbon 2015 to their range. The new ‘Carbon’ version of the current VMAX V4 model celebrates 30 years since the arrival of the original bike.
The tank cover, side covers and fenders on the VMAX Carbon are manufactured from lightweight carbon fibre. The bike also features upswept Akrapovic slip-on mufflers added to give more V4 growl.
When first launched in 1985, the Yamaha V-Max, as it was then known, received hugely positive feedback and earned the title of “Bike of the Year” from Cycle Guide. The motorcycle was so popular very little was changed to the design and specification of the bike until an updated version was launched in 2007.
To accompany the launch of the VMAX Carbon, Yamaha also announced a Matt Grey version for custom builders and a variety of exotic new Yard Built specials.