At the Cologne Bike Show, Yamaha unveiled its VMax concept bike. The one-off motorcycle was created in collaboration with fashion house Hermes. The idea was to “Reinforce the sculptural lines of this unique object and underline its emotional power.” Hermes draped the bike in leather, covering every non-mechanical part of the bike in Skipper buffalo leather. Brushed aluminium mirrors, meter case and exhaust gave the finishing touches. With all that leather and craftsmanship gone into its creation, the bike had a cost of $32000. Yamaha and Hermes do not intend to create a prodcution version, and this will remain a one-off bike.