Yamaha is set to put into production two new sporty bikes — the R400 and R650 — according to “Young Machine” a Japanese motorcycle magazine. If true, this would fill a huge void in the manufacturer’s beginner sportbike bike lineup. It would make sense, considering the success of Suzuki’s SV650 (which later morphed into the Gladius […]
Yamaha V-Max Co-Stars with Nic Cage in “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”
Nicholas Cage is back with another Ghost Rider movie, opening Feb. 17. In the new sequel to the 2007 film “Ghost Rider”, Cage’s character Johnny Blaze rides a fiery Yamaha V-Max.
The first film had Cage riding a custom hardtail chopper but the sequel, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, Cage’s stunt rider-turned-demon character rides Yamaha‘s flagship muscle cruiser. Even with the CGI-produced smoke and flames and charred appearance, the V-Max’s distinctive air intake scoops.
In the sequel, Cage plays both Johnny Blaze in his human form as well as the flame-headed demon form, whereas a stunt man played the flaming Ghost Rider role in the first film.
The V-Max also has a stunt double in “Spirit of Vengeance”. In some scenes, the Ghost Rider’s motorcycle is actually a heavily disguised Kawasaki KX.
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“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” opens Feb. 17 in 3D.