Yamaha X-MAX 300 Review

Yamaha X-MAX 300

10
Performance, handling, economy, storage, mirrors, looks great in bronze
×Non-adjustable levers, quite heavy

What Is It?

The 2017 Yamaha X-MAX 300 is a premium learner friendly maxi scooter and is powered by a 292cc single cylinder engine which puts out 28bhp.

Engine: 292 cc Single Cylinder, 28 bhp

Economy: 65 mpg

Range: 190 miles

Seat Height: 795 mm

Full specs, pics and prices

What Is It Like?

Yamaha X-MAX 300

Moving From A Bike

I have the 2017 X-MAX 300, after parting with a Suzuki Bandit 600 and have to say it's bloody amazing. The only issue I have is bikers no longer nod if they know it's a maxi scooter. From the front they can't tell though!

Yamaha X-MAX 300

Performance

It has a take off that will beat most cars and match any road bike unless flat out, with a great top end and it's superb on the motorway. I'm amazed it handles as it does and can cruise at motorway speeds with room to spare.

It's very balanced, not phased in high winds, I see 65mpg at a steady 70mph and I can still be confident to tip it over in bends to reduce my chicken strips.

Yamaha X-MAX 300

Equipment

  • Traction control and ABS.
  • Keyless ignition. 
  • Great rear view mirrors that don't move or rattle.
  • Enough space under seat for two full face helmets with under seating light and toolkit.
  • Adjustable wind deflector high or low.
  • Front two compartments, one with a 12v socket.
  • Trip computer for everything.

Yamaha X-MAX 300

Any Downsides?

Only down side is Yamaha have had to change the rear brake discs twice since Nov 17 under warranty due to a slight warp. Think this is inferior steel and heating and cooling in wet weather caused mm slight warp

- Steve O, 2019

Yamaha X-MAX 300 Deals

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £3,550 £2,850 £2,500 3,700
2018 £4,350 £3,500 £3,050 2,100
2019 £5,300 £4,250 £3,750 1,750

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Yamaha X-MAX 125: Learner friendly version with 14 bhp.

More Info

Check out this video review from TheMissendenFlyer.