Hmmm, what to do with all these pesky VMaxes, Yamaha Europe asked itself in the weeks leading up to last November's EICMA? Hey, why not give one to Ludovic Lazareth in France, another one to Marcus Walz aus Deutschland and yet another to Roland Sands in California? It's not really a competition—or is it? A wise man once said, anytime there's two bikes on the road, it's a race. Does that count if the bikes are parked and on display? Probably even more. In the actual event, the bikes didn't get doled out to the builders until three weeks before the show (what would those TV shows be like if there wasn't a tight deadline?), so nobody had time to go really crazy. And all three builders left the VMax's 199-hp, 1679cc V-Four unmolested. Still, it's pretty impressive what skilled teams of professionals can accomplish.