Yamaha X-MAX 300
- Looks good, especially in bronze
- Non-adjustable levers
It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 292cc single cylinder four stroke engine, producing 27.6bhp at 7,250rpm and maximum torque at 5,750rpm. It's Euro 4 compliant. RRP is £4,950.
- Automatic CVT gearbox with belt drive
- 267mm disc up front with 2 piston caliper
- 245mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- ABS and traction control
- 33mm fork with 110mm travel
- Dual rear shocks with pre-load adjustment and 79mm travel
- LED lights and position lights
Compared to the X-MAX 250 the big upgrade is Yamaha's new "Blue Core" engine, which is up 43cc with 7.5bhp more power and has a red line 1,000rpm lower. It's designed to be better performing and more fuel efficient which is just as well because the fuel capacity is down a notch on the old model.
Other changes include moving the front disc to the right side, increasing seat height by 10mm, fitting new twin eye LED headlights and a keyless start system. There's actually a third central LED light which acts as the high beam so you get the cool twin eye look on low beam. Top speed and economy are up while weight is down 3kg.
The exceptional underseat storage takes two full face helmets and more while also being wide enough for some laptops. As before there are two cubbyholes in the steering column, the left of which has a 12V socket for charging phones etc.
The 5-split spoke 15" front wheel takes a 120/70 tyre and the rear 14" a 140/70.
Accessories include an Akrapovic black/Titanium slip-on (£540/£505), 39 litre top box (£132), 50 litre top box (£182), comfort seat (£244), heated grips (£134), tall screen (£128), mini sport screen (£70), Aluminium foot plates (£58) and USB socket (£23).
- 2017: Grey, white, bronze
- 2018: Grey, silver, blue
2018: New premium seat with improved rider back support and white on black dash from the X-MAX 400.
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