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Yamaha Majesty Special Concept

Take a royal ride on the Majesty

If scooters could they’d probably spout the comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s about not getting any respect. No one admiring glances their In fact, some bikers seem to sneer at them, but hasn’t stopped sales rocketing through the roof.

In such as Tokyo, where and operating costs make car impractical or impossible for many scooters are the next best They have car-like — good protection from the cavernous built-in storage and transmissions; but running costs are thanks to decent fuel low annual taxes and — if they’re or smaller — no pricey biannual inspection.

With scooters for a whopping 60 percent of sales of 250cc and bigger in Japan, Honda and Suzuki duke it out after year for a larger of this lucrative market. And in Japan, the key to sales success is innovation.

Bristling with gadgetry and a sleek, futuristic look, year’s all-new Yamaha 250 has the most technology-obsessed customer in its sights.

Yamaha calls the design revolutionary thanks to its new concept of a seamless look and shape. That might be an but there’s no denying that its lines and alienesque visage the Majesty a cool, sci-fi

The high-tech fireworks begin you even sit on the Majesty.

Move 80 cm of the machine with its smart key in possession and it performs a verification unlocks all security systems, and the various buttons on the console

Press the main button in the of the console and the electrical system on, ready to fire up the motor. the button to the left and the door of a glove box swings open, a space big enough to hold a bottle. Briefly press the on the right and the seat unlocks, access to a cavernous trunk capable of swallowing two full-face hold it down a bit longer and it open the fuel tank lid instead.

Plop down on the Majesty’s seat and the first thing you are a couple of bright orange on the handlebar controls, the one on the left I-S, the other mode. operate two more technical up the Majesty’s sleeve: the Intelligent (I-S) system and the Yamaha Controlled Automatic Transmission, or

The YCC-AT lets you switch three transmission settings at the of the mode switch. The basic Drive, delivers the best economy. Assist I lowers ratios, improving acceleration at speeds.

And when you really to stoke the coals, there’s II, which provides an extra in the pants when the throttle is sharply.

As if these transmission options enough, there’s also the I-S If you’re cruising along in and you feel the need for speed, the left I-S paddle and the engine

When you let off the gas, it returns to the mode, eliminating the need to

It may sound confusing, but once you riding the Majesty it becomes simple. Producing just 19 horsepower, the Majesty’s 249cc single-cylinder motor isn’t to set any speed records. But even in mode, the scooter is quick to keep ahead of cars pulling away from lights.

If your biggest is fuel economy, leave it in and use the I-S when extra zip is needed.

But if fun is top priority, toggle the transmission Assist II mode and forget it. The Majesty then accelerates enough authority to let you slice and through slower traffic, and it the way you would a good amusement ride.

Yamaha Majesty Special Concept
Yamaha Majesty Special Concept

The downside of big scooters has always their poor manners on roads. Their small and short suspension make nimble and allow even riders to flatfoot the ground, but don’t soak up bumps and can be skittish on rough surfaces. sought to address this by fitting the Majesty with a bike-inspired frame, mounting the directly to the chassis and adopting a shock absorber — with results.

The Majesty handles staying glued to the road all but the biggest bumps, and even there’s no need to carry a pair of underwear.

As a commuter the Majesty has impeccable credentials. Its provides shelter from to toe, yet it’s slim to thread through traffic On top of that, the enormous trunk — 60 of space and more than a long — provides plenty of to stow your stuff.

These same features make the Majesty good on the road. Add an optional 50-liter top box and you close to 120 liters of storage, as as a full-blown touring bike Seating accommodations for both and passenger are posh and roomy, it easy to pile on miles.

The halogen headlights cast a beam.

While the motor satisfy speed junkies, the can be hustled along back at a surprisingly fast pace, and its top end means you won’t have a passing slower traffic.

The does come up short in a few Despite it being a showcase for it doesn’t feature ABS brakes, have been an option on incarnations. The multiple transmission are an exercise in overkill; why not eliminate the I-S and use the savings to beef up the rather gauges with displays as outside temperature and distance refueling?

Finally, at about -680,000 out the it’s pricey for a 250.

buy a Majesty and you have a vehicle of doing everything — everything drawing lusty looks, is.

Source: japantimes.co.jp

Yamaha Majesty Special Concept
Yamaha Majesty Special Concept
Yamaha Majesty Special Concept
Yamaha Majesty Special Concept


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