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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 11:05:22 PM »

Congratulations alloo  Looks right some nice .... need your report when you get to it.  And it has a decent sized windshield too!
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 07:22:26 AM »

I ended up purchasing a Yamaha XMAX 300.

Congrats on the new ride. The Xmax is pretty popular over here.
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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2017, 06:24:16 PM »

Congratulations alloo  Looks right some nice .... need your report when you get to it.  And it has a decent sized windshield too!
Mike

Riding the XMAX 300 for two weeks has shown me how scooters have changed in 10 years. The reason I purchased the XMAX was to get away from the 400cc scooter with it's bulk. The XMAX offered a better urban commuting solution with larger diameter tires. I considered the 18 Suzuki Burgman 400, Kymco People GTi300, Honda Forza, and Piaggio BV350. I went with the XMAX because of its modern design.

The bike is a mini TMAX or TMAX Jr. The bike offers premium features at a reasonable price. The frame is very rigid because of the motorcycle forks, it has decent power, and is fun to ride. The keyless ignition is a big change, as the well as the ABS and traction control. The XMAX has decent storage that fits my XL Bell Revolver EVO helmet. The XMAX 42 liters can store two full size helmets. The 15 in front tire and 14 in rear tire make seat height an issue for me at 5'7" 30 inseam, but I love the solid ride and the scooter's ability to absorb pot holes. The bike is comfortable at highway speeds.

I have purchased two accessories from Yamaha: heated grips and cell phone holder. Both are very practical for an everyday commuting. I wish in the USA they offered more accessories like the tall windscreen, and lap apron. I am waiting for a Top Case mount from Giviusa which will be arriving in 2018. I have ordered a Tucano Urbano Lap Apron and am waiting for it. Overall, I am happy with this scooter.

In the past, I have owned a Burgman 650 regular and executive,  Silverwing ABS, Burgman 400 Gen 1 and Gen 2, Xciting 500, BV250, Yamaha Majesty, and  MP3 250ie. I don't own a car and the XMAX might be my segway to a self driving electric vehicle. Who knows. I've been scootering for 12 years without a car in 4 different states. The bike has averaged about 75-80 MPG.
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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2017, 01:33:05 PM »

The Kymco 400 and the Xmax are on my short list of possible new scoots. None of my local dealers have one to see in person-the best I got was "we may get one in March, maybe."
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« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2017, 05:45:05 PM »

It will list at $5,999 and come in 4 colors. The obsolete Burgman 400 (AT $7,999!!!) and Majesty 400 now have something to replace them!

IF I wuz considering a NEW Burgman 400 .. I would most certainly consider the Xmax at $2K difference.  I'd like to get the Kymco b/c my local dealer is 2 miles from my house and is a decent stealership.  Better than our Zuki dealer who really is NOT in the motorcycle business,  except in name only.  If you want a 4 four wheeler or a side by side fine ... but MC's seem to be a unpleasant distraction for him.

Only thing is ... we don't have a long history of dependability {high mileage} with the Kymco's like we DO with the Burgman 400.   AND, I can prolly find a late model low mileage Zuki 400 for around $4K. So, buying new hardly make sense- $ & cents - for me. [so I just saved another $2K]

And it seems to be a little cramped compared to the Burgman 400???

The shiny new stuff does allure though ....

My 2007 400 has just turned over 27K ... my 2007 650 is right at 43K.  And I don't have to worry about scratching them up.:-)

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