"We see cool custom and retro bikes booming today" says our Product Planning manager for Europe, Oliver Grill. "The XV950 is fitting this trend completely. It has both a Japanese and American inspiration. The passion for compact and bobber-style custom bikes was the starting point. And with our Yamaha roots we focused on performance and on making the bike useable, even in crowded cities."Read More
“Power, power, power!” That’s what you always hear when our riders step off the VMAX, usually with a grin on their faces. “That punch is so impressive, you know. To have power like that is just not known before. Wheelspin everywhere. But the bike handles so easy!”
The response to our web survey on Yamaha Designcafe web page was a clear verdict: 92 % of the several thousand respondents found XV 1700 PC Warrior an interesting concept. Riders from many countries in Europe asked to introduce this unusual machine. We have listened to you and are launching the bike in limited quantity of around 1000 units.
Hot Rod introduced in US: XV 1700 PC Road Star Warrior stands for a new generation of Power Cruisers with the soul of a sport bike.
V-max is a category of its own. The mighty V4 has made it to motorcycles cult heaven. The men behind this monument on two wheels recall the making of V-max.
The roots of custom bikes, or lets say choppers, go back to the end of the sixties, when American rockers chopped their machines to pieces and put them back together in a different form.
Peter Fonda was the hero of the baby boomer generation in the early seventies. In his cult movie 'Easy Rider' he as 'Captain America' on his Harley Chopper was the rebel symbol against a bourgeois and narrow minded society.