What you see above was once a mild-mannered Yamaha TMAX 530 scooter (right), turned by Roland Sands Design into the naked wonder you see above. Yamaha is having fun with the introduction of the 2013 TMAX, asking various motorcycle personalities tune its innovative new scooter, which has its engine mounted in the frame, motorcycle style, as opposed to the swingarm.

Roland Sands, an ex-AMA racer and champion, went with inspiration from his racing days, whereas French motorcycle maven Ludovic Lazareth went with a stealth chopper theme. You can watch Sands' take on the TMAX in the video below.



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      • 2 Years Ago
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      Kyle
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why can't an OEM make a scooter this sexy?
      Garrett
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ehh if I had to ride a scooter it wouldn't pretend it was fast http://klingpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/beautiful-scooters-05.jpg
        inuvik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Garrett
        TMax will do almost 120mph out of the box with no mods.
      ThinkAboutIt
      • 2 Years Ago
      You should see the custom scooters in Japan. Some are really amazing, the custom scooter scene is big in Japan.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks amazing. I'm putting this in the "doing it right" folder.