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.
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.
- 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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Parts & Accessories
Check out this little ditty from Yamaha:
and a quick walk around of a pimped 2009 model from 111BenMorse111:
How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
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