Yamaha is finally giving its largest scooter, the Tmax, a long-overdue update. Set to launch on May 4, the Tmax features new bodywork, full-LED lighting, improved ergonomics, and a larger engine.
The new Tmax features a redesigned body. Its front LED headlamps have been updated to integrate flashers.
Yamaha has also revised its side panels, which it calls Boomerang sections. This results in a slimmer tail.
Behind, the new taillight design is now T-shaped. All this is built over a lightweight aluminum twin-spar, die-cast frame paired with a long rear swingarm.
Powering it is a new 562cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC, parallel twin-cylinder Euro 5-compliant engine. Yamaha says it produces 6% more torque. It also includes balancer mechanisms for smoother power deliver. This results in a total of 47.6 PS at 7,500 rpm and 55.7 Nm at 5250 rpm. Yamaha claims it can attain average fuel consumption of 20.8 km/L.
This power is governed by a 2-level D-Mode system. There’s a drive mode for the city and a more powerful mode for sporty riding. There’s also traction control to prevent wheelspin on slippery surfaces and ABS to bring it to a stop safely.
As expected of this size of scooter, the Tmax comes with large storage under the seat. This illuminated and weatherproof compartment can store one full-face helmet and extra items or two open-face helmets.
The Tmax uses a smart key, allowing for keyless start ups. Its instrument cluster features two blue analog dials and a central multi-info display LCD screen with odometer, trip meter, fuel consumption, battery level, ambient temperature, and D-Mode, ABS and TCS display.
For added security, Yamaha has also fitted it with an industry-first center stand locking system. This prevents anyone but the owner from taking the bike off the stand.
The Tmax is fitted with a 15 liter fuel tank. Its seat height is 800 mm. Finally, it tips the scales with a 218 kg wet weight.
The Tmax will be offered in a Standard trim with all that we’ve mentioned. It will also be made available with a Tech Max trim, which adds cruise control, a height adjustable windscreen, and a heated seat and grips.
The Tmax will be launched globally on May 4, 2020. Yamaha Philippines has yet to confirm if it will be offered locally.