Yamaha X-MAX 125 Review (2018)

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Yamaha X-MAX 125

It’s everything I need from a bike with plenty of style and enough speed for my needs.
- Rating: 10 / 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha X-MAX 125 is a premium learner friendly maxi scooter and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 124 cc single cylinder engine with VVT, producing 14.1 bhp / 10 kW at 8,750 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.

Specs

  • Seat Height: Low (795 mm / 31.3 inches)
  • Weight: Average (175 kg / 386 lbs)
  • Economy: Very good (80 mpg / 3.5 l/100km / 28.3 km/l)
  • Range: High (230 miles / 370 km)
  • Power to Weight: Low (0.080 bhp/kg / 0.060 kW/kg)
  • Top Speed: Average (65 mph / 105 km/h)

Pros

  • Traction control
  • Handling
  • Storage
  • Brakes
  • Looks

Cons

  • Quite heavy for a 125 maxi scooter

What Is It Like?

Yamaha X-MAX 125

First Impressions

I bought my brand new Yamaha X-MAX 125 on the 2nd November 2018. I've only had it a few months but love it already.

It’s everything I need from a bike with plenty of style and enough speed for my needs. It has plenty space for carrying things under the seat and I had a top box fitted too.

Yamaha X-MAX 125

Upgrades

I've fitted a sat nav which sits very neatly between the handlebars and has a 12V plug for charging my phone etc. The adjustable handlebars suit me as I am tall at 6'3” and I have enough leg and seat room.

Yamaha X-MAX 125

Handling

Love the red colour, the Chrome highlights and the seat is very comfortable too. I find it very reliable even in icy weather and the traction control has kicked in a few times to save me.

Yamaha X-MAX 125

Practicality

The other thing I like are the clear dials, day or night and the ambient temperature ICE warning that comes on. A must for me as I use my bike all year round.

The glove compartments both sides are great for carrying smaller things and one is lockable too. I also find the side mirrors are very useful and very adjustable.

Yamaha X-MAX 125

I have not done a huge mileage on my bike yet but plan to do a few trips over the summer. I will have a better idea of the speed it does and millage per gallon once it has had its first service.

- James L, 2019

Deals, specs and pics

Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2021
£5,150
£4,100
£3,600
2,100
2020
£4,600
£3,650
£3,200
3,700
2019
£4,100
£3,300
£2,850
5,100
2018
£3,650
£2,950
£2,550
4,900

Gear & Accessories

Related Bikes

Yamaha X-MAX 300 - Essentially the same with a 292cc engine and 28bhp.

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