The Ghost Rider bike (the “Hell Cycle”) from the Ghost Rider 2 movie is a customized Yamaha VMAX, customized to look charred as a real motorcycle from Hell. The prop Yamaha VMAX was displayed at the San Diego Convention Center during the 2011 Comic-Con convention. The Yamaha replaced the chopper called “Grace” from Ghost Rider 1. I guess the movie makers wanted something more realistic and fresh—you make fantasy and science fiction believable when you insert bits of reality.
I call it VMAX instead of V-Max because after 2008 models were called VMAX, and the Ghost Rider 2 bike looks exactly like a 2009 Yamaha VMAX—200bhp, a 1679cc V4 65 degree engine, 9000rpm. Ghost
Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) is a sequel to the 2007 film Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider who is the Devil’s bounty hunter. If you haven’t seen it, don’t bother, the movie sucks.
The Yamaha VMAX model used for the movie prop:
Here’s the movie trailer for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011):
Sources: Article in motorcyclenews.com