2009 Yamaha VMAX Custom

HIGH BID: $5,100

Reserve price has not been met.

This auction has ended.

Next Auction Ending >


A full photo gallery for this VMAX is available here for your perusal.

Ever since its initial release in 1985, Yamaha’s mighty VMAX has been a staple in the tuning fork company’s lineup. Almost a quarter-of-a-century after the release of the very first VMAX — which was crowned Cycle Guide’s “Bike of the Year” — Yamaha introduced an all-new, updated version of the brawny “power cruiser”.

Propelling the behemoth bike was a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 1,679cc, 16V, DOHC, 70-degree V4 engine wrapped in an aluminum chassis and paired with a five-speed transmission with shaft drive and a slipper clutch. With over 150 hp and 102 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheel, the Herculean two-wheeler was deceptively quick.

Acting Senior Editor at Motorcyclist Magazine/former Motorcycle USA Road Test Editor/seriously fast rider Adam Waheed described piloting the VMAX, saying, “On the VMAX, you twist the throttle and from 1,000rpm, the thing just lunges forward. Acceleration on the VMAX is pretty much the gnarliest thing I’ve ever experienced. I mean a 1,000cc sportbike is pretty fast but the VMAX gearing is so high and there’s so much power down low, you gotta hold on for dear life.

This particular 2009 Yamaha VMAX (VIN: JYAVP29E69A000356) has been transformed into a true one-off creation.

The result of a “spare-no-expense” build, the muscular moto boasts a complete set of bespoke aluminum bodywork, including a hand-shaped tank cover, airbox-cover, radiator shrouds, meshed intakes, and a custom tail section fixed to a one-off subframe.

The 200hp V4 now spits burnt fumes via a custom exhaust system culminating in quad under-seat mufflers.

Guiding the way is a custom stacked headlight arrangement with an LED projector secured in one-off brackets. The fuel-cell has also been relocated to beneath the bike in a custom rear-belly-pan piece, and gas is now added via a custom fuel-port just behind the seat on the left-hand side. The main stock display has been jettisoned in favor of a trick Motogadget Motoscope Pro speedo/tach unit. The stock digital display sunken into the tank (which provides fuel, mile, time, gear position, coolant temp, air temp, etc) remains on the build, though it’s been joined by a high-end Garmin Zumo GPS unit that’s also been mounted flush in the tank cover.

Rounding out the sinewy steed is a custom suede seat, a set of LSL bars, adjustable Rizoma rear-sets, Rizoma Veloce mirrors with built-in LED indicators, Rizoma Action micro-LED signals fore and aft, and a Bazzaz FI controller with traction control and a bi-directional quick-shifter.

In total, this heavily modified VMAX has 19,170 kilometers (11,911 miles) on it.

Currently located in Toronto, Ontario, this VMAX is offered on a clean Ontario title. The seller acquired it in 2012 from a private party in Buffalo, New York. It was originally purchased in the State of New York so getting it registered back in the US would not be an issue. Our white glove service is more than happy to help.

Built by Kreater Custom Motorcycles, this customized VMAX is far more than just a collection of bolt-on bits. The seller has shown us an invoice detailing $84,361.62 of parts and labor that we can share with serious bidders. This is a full-on custom job that, unlike most one-off big-bore power cruisers, is actually capable of adrenaline-inducing performance while still looking like something you’d see featured on a big-name custom website. Have any VMAX stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information


Toronto, Canada













Title State/Country


Additional Charges


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: j**z

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j**z February 9, 2021 8:24 am PST $5,100
r****x February 9, 2021 8:24 am PST $5,000 Auto
r****x February 7, 2021 11:02 am PST $3,100 Auto
n***********c February 7, 2021 11:02 am PST $3,000
r****x February 4, 2021 9:50 am PST $1,000
Auction started February 2, 2021 11:00 am PST
Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Shipping Information

Continental US:
Iconic has several private shipping partners that criss-cross the country for us. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405. On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van. Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

Please email transport@iconicmotorbikes.com or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a quote.

We recommend TFX

$2,000 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$5,000 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark which includes transport as well as customs fees and duties. Please contact Shippio for an exact quote.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$3,000 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Sorry, VIN Report not available.

Iconic Motorbike Auctions