You know those types of bikes that look fast even when they’re still? ‘Turbo Maximus’ is exactly that–a restomod masterpiece that combines mechanical excellence with gorgeous, faster-than-a-speeding-ticket vintage looks.
Based on a 1982 XJ750 Maxim, the 2-wheeler is inspired by a 1984 Yamaha track racing machine. It sports a fully rebuilt, turbocharged XJ900 engine pumping out 200-hp, a custom lockout clutch, Bell intercooler, stainless steel exhaust with titanium Akrapovic muffler, and a gas tank from a Yamaha XS750.
A fabricated tail section and swingarm replace the old ones, the forks are borrowed from a 2015 Yamaha R6, while stability in high speeds is ensured by an adjustable Öhlins steering stabilizer up front. A monoshock setup takes care of rear suspension.
The bike rolls on Racetec 17″ tires and is rounded off beautifully with an F1 replica fairing with an LED headlight, and a superb colorway replicating the 80s racer.
Photos By Steve West