Yamaha’s Sport Scooter range is strengthened for 2017 with the arrival of the new X-MAX 300.
This completely new model is equipped with a new generation 300cc engine that features the very latest Yamaha Blue Core technology – enabling it to deliver higher performance together with increased fuel economy and reduced emissions – as well as Traction Control System, a huge underseat storage for 2 full-face helmets (and more!) and a Smart Key keyless ignition.
The X-MAX 300 takes over from the highly successful X-MAX 250 that has achieved over 130,000 sales in its 11-year history.
The new 300cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve X-MAX engine features a range of Blue Core inspired power-boosting technologies, including optimised valve shape and timing, as well as a compact hemispherical combustion chamber with a high compression ratio.
The new 300cc engine is EU4 compliant, and delivers better acceleration and a higher top speed than the previous 250cc design, together with lower fuel consumption and a smoother and more refined ride.
The TMAX was the first high performance maxi scooter to use motorcycle style front forks, and for 2017 the new X-MAX 300 adopts the same layout. The all-new frame is equipped with a double clamp telescopic fork and twin rear shocks to ensure sporty motorcycle-like handling, together with improved surface feedback and good high-speed stability.
The fitment of a Traction Control System (TCS) as standard underlines the advanced specification of this new Sport Scooter. Using a number of sensors that temporarily reduce drive to the rear wheel when any loss of traction is detected, this electronic system provides rider confidence in wet or slippery conditions.
The X-MAX 300’s high-tech looks have been shaped by the DNA from the top of the range TMAX, and the dynamic full LED twin-eye headlights give this sport scooter a modern and distinguished new face that gets noticed wherever you go. Both headlights are illuminated on low beam, and the third central light also comes on when the high beam is switched on, giving the X-MAX 300 a unique appearance.
Beneath the new dual seat is one of the largest storage compartments in its class, capable of holding 2 full-face helmets and more. Its extra wide dimensions can also accommodate a laptop, making this an ideal weekday commuter as well as an exciting weekend leisure vehicle.
The new instrument panel features an analogue speedometer and tachometer giving clear and easy to understand information, and the central LCD multi-function display is larger than the previous model – making all information easy to see.
For easier operation there’s a control switch on the handlebars that allows you to switch between functions while riding, without taking your hand off the handlebars – and to charge or power various devices, the X-MAX 300 is equipped with a convenient 12V outlet located in the left glovebox.
The new 300 is equipped with a 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear. Braking power is supplied by a 267mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc, and ABS is fitted as standard.
- Lunar Grey
- Milky White
- Quasar Bronze
- March 2017