SCOOTER TO THE MAX!
2018 Yamaha XMAX Review on Total Motorcycle:
The XMAX offers more performance than ever in a scooter that handles like a sportbike.
The XMAX is the ultimate Sport Scooter with a liquid‑cooled, four‑valve, fuel‑injected engine that is fuel efficient while producing awesome acceleration.
Desire what you need
We’re all trying to get our work-life balance just right. And the X-MAX 300 has the power to make every day easier, simpler and more enjoyable.
Equipped with motorcycle style forks and large wheels, the compact chassis gives you agile sports handling with business class comfort – while the powerful and efficient new Blue Core engine has all the performance you need for fast commuting or weekend escapes.
Its sporty bodywork is built using pure MAX DNA for dynamic looks – and with its generous underseat storage for 2 full-face helmets and more, as well as ABS and a Traction Control System fitted as standard, the X-MAX 300 is built to give you what you need: MAX fun with MAX practicality.
75 MPG Estimated
2018 Yamaha XMAX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
MAX Series DNA
More than just a practical commuter, the stylish XMAX™ features aggressive, angular bodywork for a high-class appearance that elevates the XMAX beyond expectations.
Sporty, Fuel Efficient Engine
Featuring technology developed for use in Yamaha’s high-performance sport bikes, the XMAX motor is smooth, efficient and ready for everything from the day-to-day commute to fun rides on the weekend.
Convenience and Technology
With a fully-automatic transmission, the XMAX is exceedingly simple to ride, and comes standard with an extensive list of rider aids, including traction control and ABS. Combined with a frame designed for light and neutral handling, the XMAX makes for a confidence inspiring ride on any road.
Luxury + Comfort + Practicality
High-tech features distance the XMAX from your typical bare-bones scooter, including LED lighting and advanced instrumentation. With plenty of lockable onboard storage, a 12V power port to recharge small devices and an adjustable handlebar and windscreen, the XMAX is a ready to go whenever you are, whether you need to get groceries down the street or head across the state.
2018 Yamaha XMAX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The XMAX is powered by an advanced 292cc liquid-cooled, four-valve
single that develops smooth, tractable power. The cylinder is crafted
from Yamaha’s DiASil aluminum for excellent heat dissipation, with a
lightweight forged piston and forged crankshaft. A counterbalancer
ensures minimal vibration, while the offset cylinder layout and semidry-
sump lubrication system help reduce friction and drag inside the
Full Automatic Convenience
Thanks to Yamaha’s Continuously Variable Transmission, the XMAX
offers the convenience of truly ‘twist and go’ riding, which no gears
and no clutch. This gives the XMAX an easy-going riding character that
is ideal for busting city traffic on weekdays and enjoying a relaxing
ride on the weekend. The CVT system also features a large air-cooling
path for the drive belt, reducing heat and engine noise significantly.
Fuel Injection and Traction Control
Modern fuel injection features a 12-hole injector for excellent response,
and just like Yamaha’s cutting edge supersport and sport-touring
machines, the XMAX features a traction control system. TCS
continuously monitors wheel speeds, and if the system detects rear tire
slip, the engine smoothly cuts power to help prevent uncontrolled
Impressive Fuel Economy and Range
Thanks to the efficient engine design features and advanced
powertrain, the XMAX delivers 75 mpg. Combined with a large 3.4-
gallon fuel tank, the XMAX boasts impressive cruising range.
MAX Series DNA
The XMAX pushes the design envelope with advanced sport styling
and aggressive, angular cues that set this Yamaha way ahead of the
competition, for a high-class appearance that elevates the XMAX
Motorcycle-Type Front Fork
Unlike most scooters, the XMAX features a large motorcycle-type front
fork that bolts to the steering stem at both the top and bottom triple
clamps. This provides an ideal balance of strength and chassis rigidity,
allowing for better damping feel and shock absorption compared to
typical scooter-style forks.
Lightweight Steel Frame
Designed for light and neutral handling character, the XMAX’s steel
frame results in a wet weight of only 397 pounds fully fueled, for
Large Wheels and Tires
The XMAX features large 15-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels for
enhanced handling and sporty style. The XMAX also mounts the latest
Dunlop® Scoot Smart tires for good traction in both wet and dry
Anti-Lock Braking System
With large 267mm and 245mm front and rear disc brakes, the XMAX
gives the rider controllable braking power backed up by the security of
Yamaha’s anti-lock braking system, for confidence in all sorts of road
Smart Key System
Yamaha’s Smart Key system eliminates the need to use the key to access
the machine. Starting the bike, accessing the storage compartments and
fuel tank, and locking the handlebar can all be done using the
proximity Smart Key.
Further boosting convenience is a huge underseat storage area that
locks securely to keep valuables safe, is large enough for two full-face
helmets, and comes standard with LED lighting. The fairing also
includes two additional storage bays, one of which locks electronically
and includes a 12V DC outlet.
Boosting both style and visibility, the XMAX uses LED lighting, with
sharp LED taillights and brilliant all-LED headlights. LEDs also use
less power and last much longer than conventional bulbs, reducing
Adjustable Handlebar and Windscreen
The XMAX includes an adjustable handlebar, with 20mm of rearward
adjustment, which can be changed quickly with zero additional parts.
The XMAX also features a two-position windscreen that can be shifted
two inches higher for additional wind protection. Finally, the sculpted
saddle makes it easier to reach the ground at stops and works with the
floorboards for a flexible all-day riding position.
2018 Yamaha XMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5,599 USD
Engine Type 292cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC single
cylinder; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 70.2mm x 75.9mm
Compression Ratio 10.9:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Automatic CVT
Final Drive V-Belt
Suspension / Front 33mm telescopic fork; 4.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Dual shocks; 3.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 267mm; ABS
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS
Tires / Front 120/70-15 Dunlop® Scoot Smart
Tires / Rear 140/70-14 Dunlop® Scoot Smart
L x W x H 86.0 in x 30.5 in x 55.7 in – 57.7 in
Seat Height 31.3 in
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5°
Trail 3.7 in
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal
Fuel Economy 75 mpg
Wet Weight 397 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Vivid White
2018 Yamaha XMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2018 Yamaha XMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4,949 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
70.0 mm x 75.9 mm
10.9 : 1
20.6 kW @ 7,250 rpm
29.0 Nm @ 5,750 rpm
Front suspension system
Rear suspension system
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 267 mm
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
1,415 mm (adjustable screen 1,465mm)
Minimum ground clearance
Fuel tank capacity
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