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« on: September 21, 2017, 07:48:46 PM »

Saw this on the website I thought that I'd share. Enjoy!

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/scooter/models/2018/xmax

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/yamaha/2018-yamaha-xmax-300-announced-for-us.html

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/09/22/2018-yamaha-xmax-scooter-first-look-9-fast-facts/
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »

Like that one! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 01:43:27 PM »

The power output is nice and the fuel range, if correct, is outstanding!  Probably a little small for my big carcass, though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 07:16:31 PM »

More info.

http://motorscooterguide.net/Yamaha/XMAX/XMAX-300.html
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 05:44:13 PM »

Going to test ride one today!
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 06:02:40 PM »

Jealous!! Have fun and looking forward to your report


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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 06:03:42 PM »

Jealous!! Have fun and looking forward to your report


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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 07:23:05 PM »

Ok....here I go again.

Sigh!

Scooter styling design has stagnated to the point that the manufacturers of these things all pass around the same cookie-cutter mold for them. Of course I know they are different in many details, but line them all up, and if I squint in the least, I can't tell one from the other. The general body styles seem almost identical to me...and of course, the shared visual drabness of the entire genre doesn't help at all either.

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 04:52:13 AM »

My my Scooters have changed in 10 years since I bought my 07 Suzuki Burgman 400. Test rode the Yamaha XMAX 300. Very luxurious scooter. Keyless ignition, large 42 liter storage, ABS, traction control....etc. Took it on surface streets and the free. This is one smooth scooter, good over train tracks, freeway cracks..etc., tight chassis, good on turns, very solid. I averaged about 65 MPG. The scooter is big, but with a smaller engine than the Burgman. No flex in the frame while turning. It blew me away how smooth this thumper engine is. Impressive computer functionality, good body parts fit and finish. I applied for financing and am looking forward to owning one. 5'7,250,31 inseam tip toe to balance, like other Yamaha scooters you feel like you're riding on top as opposed to riding behind/part of the scooter. Great wind protection from the stock windscreen. I think that this scooter is the new benchmark for maxi scooters. It rides better than a Vespa and the value for the money is good. A great commuter scooter maybe light touring. 4000 mile service intervals. Belt change light, oil change light, I didn't notice a clock, I got up to about 75 MPH and had to back off due to traffic. The breaks are not touchy. Takes bumps well. No parking brake. Not sure what else to say. Larger than a KYMCO Downtown 300, better legroom too. I will spend more time on it. Today I noticed that BMW announced a BMW C400X, Maxi scooters are getting interesting. Not as big as the current Majesty or Burgman 400, more like a scooter.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 06:14:19 AM »

I'm not surprised. Being a former Majesty owner, I felt the Majesty is/was the most under rated scooter out there. Sounds like another fine scooter from Yamaha. Might have to look at this one!
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 02:56:38 PM »

I like a scooter than it nimble and less weighty... especially for short jaunts.  I do miss my Bet & Win a lot.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 07:37:07 AM »

I'm in the process of purchasing the XMAX will go and sign the papers probably on Tuesday if my work schedule allows me to.
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 12:10:47 PM »

Ok....here I go again.
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I feel the same way about Harleys. To me they all look the same, but Harley lovers can tell the difference between an Ultra and an Ultra Classic. I guess it all depends how much you like the subject material. Personally, I can tell a Tmax from a Burgman from a Majesty at a casual glance.
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 11:59:23 PM »

Ok....here I go again.
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Scooter styling design has stagnated to the point that the manufacturers of these things all pass around the same cookie-cutter mold for them. Of course I know they are different in many details, but line them all up, and if I squint in the least, I can't tell one from the other. The general body styles seem almost identical to me...and of course, the shared visual drabness of the entire genre doesn't help at all either.
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I feel the same way about Harleys. To me they all look the same, but Harley lovers can tell the difference between an Ultra and an Ultra Classic. I guess it all depends how much you like the subject material. Personally, I can tell a Tmax from a Burgman from a Majesty at a casual glance.

Good point Mark! +1
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 10:01:07 AM »

Bought the XMAX today. A little less impressed riding it home. Happy with the decision.







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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:56:17 AM »

Congrats... how's the fit? The video makes the machine look small and cramped.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 03:28:50 PM »

Congrats.  Itís super looking.  Canít wait to hear how it fairs for you.


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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 05:28:28 PM »

Congrats... how's the fit? The video makes the machine look small and cramped.

It's not as cramped as a KYMCO Downtown 300i, I think I need to adjust the handlebars closer to me. Very Nimble, have to tip toe to balance. Believe it or not the wheel base is a couple of inches shorter than a majesty or burgman 400. Smooth ride. 20 miles so far. I think that this scooter or the MAX series is a game changer for scooters. Luxurious for the price, premium quality and features. Good storage fits my XL Bell Evolver helmet. I am still in auwe of the stiffer chassis. I might have to raise the windscreen too. Overall great bike. The larger wheels make a difference. Last night, I got a flat on the majesty. Hard to compare the two, one is a true maxi scooter the other is just a great luxury scooter.
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2017, 12:28:14 AM »

Bought the XMAX today. A little less impressed riding it home. Happy with the decision.

I'm a bit confused. Why do you say, 'A little less impressed riding it home'? Did it disappoint on the ride home compared to your test ride? Anyhow, just curious. The XMax seems like a very well-rounded bike.

Also, in your post above, are you saying the XM is the maxiscoot and the majesty is the luxury scoot? That's my guess, but couldn't be sure. There are very few Majestys around here, so never really been physically close to one. 
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« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2017, 08:53:48 AM »

The Majesty is a touring scooter. The XMAX is a TMAX Jr. The bike rides well, very rigid frame. The XMAX is a great all around bike and a game changer at 300cc.
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2017, 12:50:31 AM »



Also, in your post above, are you saying the XM is the maxiscoot and the majesty is the luxury scoot? That's my guess, but couldn't be sure. There are very few Majestys around here, so never really been physically close to one. 

I've always been under the impression that anything 250cc & above is a Maxi Scooter. i owned a Majesty for 11 years. While its is a very well made, very dependable, under rated Maxi. But luxury?? ....meh........IMHO only.
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 07:37:14 AM »

The Majesty is a touring scooter. The XMAX is a TMAX Jr. The bike rides well, very rigid frame. The XMAX is a great all around bike and a game changer at 300cc.

Very good, thanks. I think the 300-ish cc engine size is a great one for scoots. Weight is of course an issue, but still I think that bikes like the Piaggio BV 350 (330 cc) and the XMax are really hitting a sweet spot for all around transport. I'll look out for them, hoping they come here.
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« Reply #22 on: Today at 08:27:21 AM »

The Majesty is a touring scooter. The XMAX is a TMAX Jr. The bike rides well, very rigid frame. The XMAX is a great all around bike and a game changer at 300cc.

Very good, thanks. I think the 300-ish cc engine size is a great one for scoots. Weight is of course an issue, but still I think that bikes like the Piaggio BV 350 (330 cc) and the XMax are really hitting a sweet spot for all around transport. I'll look out for them, hoping they come here.

The Piaggio 330cc puts out @33hp which matches most 400cc engines on the road today. Yamaha's 300 is only kicking out about 27hp which is plenty for around town and local byways but, IMHO, would be a bit lacking on the highway.

Over here it's got a SERIOUSLY high price tag at €6,200. The Beverly 350ie goes for €5,300 and Sym just introduced their new 300 at €4,600 and their 600cc goes for €6,300. That said, the "max" series is popular and, no doubt, there will be a flock of them running around soon enough.
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