Yamaha TMAX Motor Scooter Guide

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Yamaha T-Max 500 Tech Max


The TMAX was first introduced to the USA and markets for 2009 in Dark and Cadmium Yellow shades. The brought sport bike to the maxi-scooter scene, but curiously just three years in the USA

After 2011, the TMAX was from Yamaha’s USA lineup, but received a new generation of TMAX perhaps as penance for skipping the model year there. heavily updated TMAX was shown at the global EICMA in November, 2011. The new TMAX a 35cc boost to 530cc and new styling as part of a significant overhaul.

It remains on sale in as of 2014.

Generation One: 500

Unlike most scooters, the offers awesome handling and In these areas it’s the standard for maxi-scooters. The … aluminum frame and 15” combined with light and R6 inspired brakes makes scooter a blast through the

Unfortunately, Yamaha didn’t more than average from this scooters engine. The TMAX motor an adequate job but it’s not at the same level as the rest of the scooter. Top is an impressive 100mph, but

it is leisurely about getting Hitting 60mph takes seconds which means be battling Corolla’s off the line. For a 600cc Honda Silverwing this feat in about 8 The acceleration isn’t anemic, but the oriented crowd that the seems to lure might be wanting.

Conversely, the lower output means this big injected scooter gets average fuel economy for its (45mpg). Bigger scooters the Silverwing and Suzuki Burgman 650 consume gas at 30 — 40mpg.

Two: TMAX 530

For 2012 the received a large number of that represent a significant — and at the same time axed from the USA market. The TMAX wasn’t an all new scooter as the and core engine are the same, but aspects of the TMAX did get a significant

The motor got a 2mm bump in bore and pistons, which boosts the to 530cc. Yamaha is calling motor all new, but it’s a heavily massaged version of the motor. Besides the displacement Yamaha redesigned the valves, a ceramic cylinder coating of an iron liner and tweaked a list of stuff like the pump, camshaft design, cam tensioner, crankshaft and connecting

The throttle body has also bumped to 34mm (from and the airbox and radiator are re-designed for performance. The new curved radiator is trick.

The changes to this are so widespread that very few can be exchanged between the original motor and the revised one. The of these changes is about 10% torque and it peaks lower at RPM instead of 6500 RPM. really improves the former area of the TMAX — acceleration.

Engine aside, the gets a host of other like a redesigned and lighter a larger rear disc vs. 267mm), lighter 5 spoke and an adjustable windscreen. The new 5 spoke are a particularly nice touch.

The style of this scooter has been overhauled with a aggressive front end, LED and a more futuristic dash.

One of all of these changes is a 7 lbs weight to 481 lbs. That’s still a lot of but the increased power, lower RPM peak and small weight combine into a serious in acceleration and driving enjoyment.


The TMAX is solidly at the maxi-scooter crowd, and thus a solid list of features and options. The TMAX boasts glove boxes — one on side of the dash. Neither is huge, but combined they ample storage for your items like gloves, sunglasses and snacks.

The under storage area takes of swallowing the bulky items, you’re not going to fit two full helmet in here like you can some other maxi’s. If you do a bit more storage, Yamaha a rear top case for around

The TMAX offers a bunch of features that make easy. There’s dual odometers, a fuel tripmeter and a 2012 TMAX’s go a step by adding an ambient air temperature and displaying both your and instantaneous fuel milage.

Other features include a in the underseat storage area, drivers backrest, folding and an adjustable windscreen on 2012


Compared to larger (ie. Honda’s Silverwing and Burgman 650), the TMAX is suited for long trip but it does offer better economy and a 30-70lbs lighter The TMAX also has less than those two larger so the TMAX is more at home as daily commuter than as a distance touring bike. For info on the TMAX check out the here and here .

The TMAX arguably the most sporty of the maxi-scooters being offered days. Yamaha has really hit a niche by offering sporty in a touring capable maxi-scooter With the first generation, just needed to add a bit more so it could hang with the big like Honda’s Silverwing. X9 500, Kymco’s Xciting 500 and of Suzuki’s popular Burgman

Now that they’ve done for 2012 — and without the fuel economy — has a winner on their hands. is a great size for a maxi-scooter good power and good economy are both attainable. nice to see Yamaha continues to see in this segment and has put a huge into improving their TMAX.

Now they just to return it to the USA.

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* Aluminum Frame

* Sporty and handling

Yamaha T-Max 500 Tech Max
Yamaha T-Max 500 Tech Max


TMAX Manual — Great Requires registration to download.

Forums — Visit the on this site to chat this scoot.

Nice Review — Check out writeup from MotorbikesToday.com

Review — Great from TheScooterReview.com

Another TMAX Review From Wheels.ca and the Toronto

Key Specs:

* Engine: 4-…, DOHC, 4-valve, parallel

* Displacement: 495 cc (pre 2012), (2012)

* Bore and Stroke: 66 x / 68 x 73mm (2012)

* Compression 11:1 / 10.9:1

* Maximum 34.2 ft-lb @ 6,500 rpm / ft /lbs @ 5250 RPM

* Maximum 43hp

* Fuel Delivery: 31mm / 34mm fuel

* Estimated Fuel Consumption:

* Lubrication: Dry Sump

* Ignition: TCI / Start

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