Yamaha mobility line-up
New TMAX: Reset the rules of MAX
Fifteen years ago Yamaha launched a model that was literally to change the face of the scooter world and create a whole new category.
At the time it may have seemed to be a brave decision by Yamaha to launch a maxi scooter that had the performance and handling of a sports motorcycle, combined with the comfort and convenience of a ‘twist an go’ scooter. But history has shown that Yamaha really did get it right ﬁrst time, and back in 2001 the TMAX didn’t just invent a new category – it changed forever the perception of the scooter. The age of the maxi scooter had arrived, and ﬁve model generations later the TMAX continues to totally dominate the premium large capacity scooter sector.
With over 233,000 sold in 15 years, the TMAX is not simply the best selling maxi scooter in Europe, it is also one of the best-selling models ever made by Yamaha. For 2017 the remarkable TMAX story continues with three new versions – TMAX, TMAX SX and TMAX DX – each of them ready to reaﬃrm this prestigious scooter’s iconic status by oﬀering the very highest levels of performance, technology and style.
The three new versions of the TMAX reset the rules of MAX by giving discerning customers an even wider choice of the most successful maxi scooter in history. The dynamic new body and lightweight frame design – together with the sophisticated electronic control technology and high overall specification -reinforce the TMAX’s position as the runaway leader in the class.
With three versions available, there’s a model to suit every lifestyle. The TMAX is more a ‘blank canvas’, for customers wanting to make it their own by adding various parts and accessories. Yet there are those maxi scooter owners who want even more than the exclusive TMAX has to oﬀer. For these riders we have created the TMAX SX and TMAX DX models.
Featuring special colours and D-MODE switchable engine running modes, the TMAX SX is designed for sports-oriented customers. And with its extensive electronic control technology including D-MODE and Cruise Control – as well as an adjustable screen and heated grips and seat – the top of the range TMAX DX provides the ultimate in luxury.
2017 TMAX: Master of Scooters
One of the secrets to the enduring success of the legendary TMAX is its constant evolution that has kept it at the forefront of the maxi scooter class. During this period the TMAX engine has grown from 499cc to today’s 530cc design, while the original chain drive has been replaced by a belt drive. The steel frame has been replaced by a lighter aluminium design, and state-of-the-art upside down forks have taken over from the first generation model’s conventional forks.
The ongoing process of evolution never ends, and for 2017 the TMAX beneﬁts from a wide range of new design features as well as a number of signiﬁcant technological and stylistic improvements that reaffirm its position as the ultimate sport scooter.
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