2018 Yamaha XMAX
Yamaha brings the XMAX to the U.S. market this year after testing it in Europe for a bit. It’s a shame that it took this long ’cause the 300 cc class makes a lot of sense on our side of the Pacific Rim/Pond. A 27.6-horsepower mill promises enough speed to be safe, even comfortable, at highway velocities, and that’s ’muy importante’ in the American market. This performance comes bundled with a decidedly modern and mature look that just screams metro-commuter to me, and not necessarily for the younger set, either. Our European friends have had a few years to test it, but we don’t use scooters quite the same way here and don’t even get me started on their tiered-licensing system. Salient point is, I’m going to put some homegrown eyes on this thing to see how it will hold up to scrutiny from a local point of view.
Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha XMAX.
The Yamaha X-Max 400 is a light, agile and comfy scooter that feels comfortable both in the city and on the open road.
Fire up its 395 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC engine and it will reward you with a 23.18 KW at 7,500 rpm and 33.88 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine is kept in leash by a V-belt automatic transmission.
The Yamaha X-Max 400 also offers a generous under-seat storage space that can accommodate effortless two full-face helmets. Other features offered by the Yamaha X-Max 400 include dual floating front disc brakes, LED lights front and rear, a 14.0 Liters fuel tank and high-tech instruments.
The scooter is available in three colours namely Absolute White, Matt Grey and Midnight Black.
As far as prices are concerned, the Yamaha X-Max 400 can be yours for no less than € 6.895.
Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha X-Max 400.
The thing with scooters is that people don’t buy them if they’re looking for a powerful road warrior. The appeal with these bikes is that they can get you where you need to go, and do it with utmost efficiency. To that point, the Yamaha X-Max 250 ABS is all that - and more.
Its sporty attitude is clearly identifiable, thanks to sleek bodywork and a rigid, lightweight frame. The aerodynamic and compact design is not only a real spellbinder, but it also enhances handling and quickness. In addition, the X-Max 250 ABS also comes with extensive weather protection that allows riders to go wherever they want to go in whatever road conditions.
At the heart of the X-Max 150 ABS is a fuel-injected, 4-stroke, 250cc engine that offers the responsive power that can impress you. The large wheels, optionally with ABS, stability and control will also surprise you. And to complete the ‘weekend-away’ credentials of the X-MAX 250, Yamaha dressed up the scooter with a quality finish and generous storage space.
Enjoy every ride with the stylish X-MAX 250, a scooter that blends the absolute practicality of a city commuter with an additional level of comfort and sports attitude.
Find out more about the Yamaha X-Max 250 ABS after the jump.