Leno's V-Max sells for £75,000!
Custom & modified bikes
13 October 2009 14:54
American TV star, Jay Leno, sold his customised V-Max in a Las Vegas charity auction for £75,079 last weekend.
The 59 year old Leno sent his 2009 V-Max to the San Diego based custom-bike designer Jeff Palhegyi with only two weeks for him to work his magic.
He said: “Jay's only instructions were, 'This bike's going to be bought by an enthusiast, so make sure to keep it ride-able.'”
The Yamaha has a 1679cc engine, packing 197.4 horsepower, custom built billet wheels with Metzeler ME880 tyres, ASV levers and stainless steel brake lines from Russell Performance Products. The one off muscle bike also sports a custom black and orange paint job by Benny Flores.
In the sale, the star also included a helmet, jacket and tour of his extensive garage, which includes a 1930 Brough Superior and his Blastolene Special, a 21 foot roadster fitted with the V12 engine from an M47 Patton tank.
Leno said: “Since I didn't have any Yamaha musical instruments to auction off, I thought I'd sell my Star VMAX, which was made by Yamaha.”
All the proceeds went to the New York based Bailey’s Café, an arts charity.