Yamaha TMAX: A Powerful Urban Scooter

Yamaha TMAX

The new TMAX is a powerful urban commuter scooter from Yamaha Motor Corporation. This stylish scooter showcase a very powerful engine and a sportier design stance with superior functionality and unmatched riding comfort. It comes with a new dynamic body and top quality finishing, making this premium urban scooter a style statement in all roads and amount to almost all kind of riding styles. A new aluminium frame comes incorporated in this machine giving it incredible handling and precise cornering in all speeds and terrains.

Yamaha TMAX

The main advantage of the TMAX is that it comes equipped with technologies like Traction Control System, Throttle Response System, Keyless Ignition System, and Hi-Tech TFT instruments. Moreover, the new TMAX gives the rider a sports motorcycle performance and premium comfort with the scooter convenience.

Yamaha has given the TMAX dynamic and forceful new look by adding useful and stylish looking components and design cues to its entire design aesthetics. A Slanted dual LED headlights that feature a new 'eyelids' gives this urban commuter a powerful and mean look and feel.

Yamaha TMAX Headlamp

The curved LED position lights, restyled boomerang side motifs and the urban style LED taillights with separate flashers reinforce a bold and stylish new look to the TMAX. Yamaha has redefined the conventions of urban commuting with the design and aspects of this scooter.

Yamaha TMAX Powerful Scooter

A more upswept muffler and compact design body give a sportier look to this powerful machine.

Stylish TFT Meter Panel

Yamaha TMAX TFT Panel

Yamaha has provided a stylish yet sophisticated TFT display panel to this sports scooter. The multi-function instrumentation features a speedometer on the left and tachometer on the right - while the central display includes an odometer, two trip meters, current and average fuel consumption and outside temperature, as well as additional indicators for various functions including the TCS.

Safety System
Yamaha has provided a safety system to the new TMAX to give maximum comfort and safety to the rider in all conditions. The TMAX comes with Dainese D-air safety system by Dainese.

Yamaha TMAX Safety System

The D-air system consists of a safety jacket and a device that communicate wirelessly with each other and if an impact is detected by the safety system, the D-air system inflates instantly to protect the rider from upper body injuries. The incorporation of the safety system makes the rider comfortable in all riding conditions.

Smart Key/Centre Stand Lock System
The TMAX's new keyless Smart Key system makes it easy to secure the scooter and gives more security and comfort to the rider.

Yamaha TMAX Smart key

The system also features a wealth of functions, including starting the engine, unlocking the seat, and also locking or releasing the main stand for increased theft protection.

Traction Control System (TCS)
This 6th generation TMAX is the most sophisticated high-performance scooter that we've ever designed, and it features a Traction Control System (TCS) as standard equipment.

Yamaha TMAX TCS System

This advanced electronic system contributes towards your riding confidence by helping to ensure smoother starts and sure-footed road holding on wet, slippery and loose surfaces.

Yamaha TMAX Ride

The TMAX has a big storage space which could hold two big helmets and other essentials very easily. The big storage could also hold clothes and other accessories very easily.

Yamaha TMAX Storage

The larger under-seat is a must have feature for urban commuters and Yamaha has made sure that the TMAX has all that is necessary to make it a very purposeful and practical scooter for the weekend fun rides and long distance trips.

Aluminium Frame
The TMAX showcase an all-new lightweight die-cast aluminium frame which has a 40mm longer aluminium swingarm that offers a motorcycle-like riding experience.

Yamaha TMAX Frame

The aluminium frame also helps to reduce weight by 10kg and give outstanding levels of performance, handling and agility that are usually associated with a sports motorcycle.

Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
The TMAX showcase a Chip Controlled Throttle in its system. This technology is originally developed for Yamaha for its high-performance motorcycles. The TMAX's new Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) gives precise control with instant throttle response that enables the rider to engage in any riding style whether it's off-road or on-road.


A 32-bit ECU is embedded in this throttle control system that detects the throttle actions of the rider and adjusts the throttle valves to the ideal setting for stronger and sportier feeling performance.

The TMAX showcase a powerful 530cc engine capable of producing 45.3 bhp @ 6,750 rpm and 53.0 Nm of torque @ 5,250 rpm. This powerful 530cc, inline, 2-cylinder engine with YCC-T technology will deliver plenty of strong torque and power to shift away from traffic lights and junctions with much ease.

Yamaha TMAX Engine

The new carbon fibre belt drive ensures smooth acceleration and reduced weight to use the maximum power produced by the engine. With the featured catalytic converter and new air cleaner box, the 2017 engine meets EU4 requirements and delivers much better power and torque without harming much to the environment.

Braking and Suspension
The TMAX benefits from the use of a link-type rear suspension system at the rear which features a horizontal shock absorber. This advanced new system in combination with the progressive linkage and the longer swingarm provides good feedback from the rear end.

Yamaha TMAX Suspension

The new system gives a heightened feeling of drive force during acceleration and its type upside down forks and link-type rear suspension provide the ultimate ride in all terrains.

Yamaha TMAX Urban Commuter

Colour and Availability
The Yamaha TMAX is available in Midnight Black only. The TMAX is currently not available in India as the indian market is only getting used to powerful commuters. Even though India is a popular market for scooter and commuters, the market is not mature enough to hold a powerful 500 cc scooter like the TMAX. But, with the ever increasing popularity of scooter segments in India and the possible arrival of scooters like the powerful Aprilia, Vespa and the likes, there is a chance Yamaha will introduce this powerful urban commuter in the future.

Full Technical Specifications Of Yamaha TMAX
Engine530 CC Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke68.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Compression ratio10:9 : 1
Maximum power33.8 kW @ 6,750 rpm
Maximum torque53.0 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Lubrication systemDry sump
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemV-Belt Automatic
Fuel consumptionN/A
CO2 emissionN/A
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel120 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear travel117 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, 267 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, 282 mm
Front tyre120/70-15
Rear tyre160/60-15
Overall length2,200 mm
Overall width765 mm
Overall height1,420-1,475 mm (adjustable windscreen)
Seat height800 mm
Wheelbase1,575 mm
Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Wet weight213 kg
Fuel tank capacity15 litres

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Last updated on 17-08-2017. Published on 17-08-2017.
Published by Scooters4Sale in category Reviews
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