TAKE THE SCOOTER OFF-ROAD
In the past, Yamaha have asked a few big name custom bike builders to ‘make-over’ their big scooter, the TMAX / Yamaha XP500, under the banner of the TMAX Hyper Modified Project. For 2013 a team of Italian customisers took the TMAX off-road, mating the scooter’s twin cylinder 500cc engine and frame with Yamaha’s motocross grade YZ450F. Significant work was required to combine the bikes, including lengthening the swing-arm and building a sub-frame to support the fuel tank and seat. The resulting bike looks sweet, has strong dirt bike capabilities with an interesting, non-standard off-road transmission.