Yamaha launched the original drag-bike-inspired VMAX back in 1985. To mark this 30-year landmark, the company has released the new VMAX Carbon. Based on the current 1,679cc 200PS V4 model, the special edition injects muscle bike performance with style. The tank cover, front and rear fenders and side covers are all manufactured from lightweight carbon fibre. While, for that evocative V4 growl, the VMAX Carbon comes equipped with upswept Akrapovic slip-on mufflers. Add in an aluminium, diamond-type twin spar frame, dual 320mm front discs with radial 6-pot callipers and a large 298mm rear disc on the five-spoke alloy wheels and you have a ride worthy of any stealth mission, on or off a quarter-mile strip.

£18,749 yamaha