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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

The new Tmax features a redesigned body. Its front LED headlamps have been updated to integrate flashers.


2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

Yamaha has also revised its side panels, which it calls Boomerang sections. This results in a slimmer tail.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.

2020 Yamaha Tmax 560 launching in May image

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.