Yamaha started a hugely popular revolution with the Yamaha TMAX Superscooter many years ago. Yamaha has now performed another transformation on the idea of what scooter launches can be. Not only were European-based journalists flown in to test ride the 2008 Yamaha TMAX in the country of its origin, but track action at the Shuzenji was also included on the menu. Thus the media got the chance to see how impressively the Yamaha TMAX handles the twisty stuff, before heading of to the Tokyo Motor Show the next day to see all the new '08 models up close, including the blistering and beautiful Yamaha YZF-R6.
The new Yamaha TMAX is a pure expression of power and beauty, perfectly balanced. Every new feature speaks the language of performance and comfort, to give you an unique riding experience.What's big on the new Yamaha TMAX? The front wheel, to start with, has been increased to 15" and the front forks are larger in diameter, both providing improved stability. Furthermore, the fuel tank has been enlarged to 15 litres' capacity. The new Yamaha TMAX also provides more comfort, thanks to a new seat shape, new passenger handgrips, and a newly designed windscreen for better protection. Bigger the pleasure for your ears, thanks to a newly designed muffler that provides a sporty attitude. Then there are new front and rear body design, a new instrument panel and an additional storage compartment. You might now think - with so many additions - the new Yamaha TMAX has put on some weight, right?
Wrong! Thanks to its all-new CF die-cast aluminum frame, it is now 5 kg lighter!
Surprised? Just wait to ride it! You'll experience that the improved torque performance from the 4 valve, 499cc fuel injected engine is the best way to accelerate adrenaline into your system. The new Yamaha TMAX will take you around the city, or to any other faraway destination with great comfort, fun and endless enthusiasm.