Yamaha TMAX For Sale

The 2008 Yamaha TMAX is an A2 licence friendly premium maxi scooter with sporty bike credentials and is powered by a 500cc parallel twin engine which puts out 43bhp. It was first launched in 2001 and updated in 2012, 2015 and 2017.

Yamaha TMAX

What Is It?

It's powered by a liquid cooled two cylinder 499cc four stroke engine, producing maximum power of 42.9bhp at 7,500rpm and maximum torque at 6,500rpm. It's also a stressed member of the frame for added rigidity and properly low down to aid the centre gravity.

Features include:

  • New 5kg lighter Aluminium die-cast frame
  • Automatic CVT gearbox with enclosed chain drive
  • Dual 267mm front disc brakes with two piston monobloc calipers
  • 267mm rear disc brake with single piston caliper
  • 43mm telescopic fork with 120mm travel
  • Rear shock with 116mm travel
  • Fuel injection and electric starter
  • Centre stand and parking brake
  • Adjustable brake lever
  • Fold out pillion pegs

Improvements over the original 2001 model include a longer wheelbase, front wheel increased to 15", new Aluminium frame, new bodywork, larger front wheel, improved suspension with a larger fork, new muffler and slight increase in fuel capacity. Yamaha's aim was to make it feel even more like a motorbike in terms of handling and moving the riding position forward slightly helped - check the diagram above. The console also sees a re-design alongside the inside of the steering column.

In terms of storage underseat can take one full face helmet and there are also a couple of small non-lockable glove boxes. The three split spoke 15" wheels are rocking a radial 120/70 tyre up front and 160/60 at the rear. Optional ABS adds 4kg to the weight.

Accessories include a colour coded 39 litre (£130) or 50 litre (£170) top case. There is also a tall screen, small sport screen and pillion back rest. 

  • 2008: Grey, silver, blue, black
  • 2009: Silver, yellow, grey, black
  • 2010-2011: White, blue, silver, black

Did You Know?

It's also sometimes called the XP500

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2008 £3,300 £2,650 £2,300 18,400
2009 £3,650 £2,950 £2,550 17,000
2010 £4,050 £3,250 £2,850 15,600
2011 £4,550 £3,650 £3,200 14,000

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