The very latest technology is being used in the construction of the XMAX 300, including a Smart Key keyless ignition. Not only does it mean you don't have to waste time trying to find which pocket you've put your keys in - this convenient system also shows how Yamaha's sport scooters are leading the way in terms of design and technology.
The instrument panel features an analogue speedometer and tachometer giving clear and easy to understand information, and the large central LCD multi-function display makes all information easy to see. For easier operation there's a control switch on the handlebars that allows you to switch between functions while riding, without taking your hand off the handlebars - and to charge or power various devices, the XMAX 300 is equipped with a convenient 12V outlet located in the left box.
The positioning and angle of the 12-hole injector have been optimised to spray atomised fuel particles towards the back of the valve head, and the shape of the combustion chamber and intake port is designed to create a good tumble motion for quick and efficient combustion that gives stronger low to mid speed torque. Real time 3D mapping precisely controls the fuel volume and the ignition timing.
The fitment of a Traction Control System as standard underlines the advanced specification of this Sport Scooter. Using a number of sensors that temporarily reduce drive to the rear wheel when any loss of traction is detected, this electronic system provides rider confidence in wet or slippery conditions.
XMAX 300 riders can be sure that this premium sport scooter has also been designed to offer the highest levels of day-to-day functionality. Beneath the dual seat is one of the largest storage compartments in its class, capable of holding 2 full-face helmets and more. Its extra wide dimensions can also accommodate a laptop, making this an ideal weekday commuter as well as a most exciting weekend leisure vehicle.
The XMAX 300's chassis has been developed to give a sportier ride together with lightweight agility. The choice of wheel and tyre sizes play a significant part in shaping any scooter's handling characteristics and in order to achieve dynamic sports performance together with easy manoeuvrability in town, this 300 is equipped with a 15-inch front wheel and 14-inch rear. Braking power is supplied by a 267mm front disc and a 245mm rear disc, and ABS is fitted as standard.
The TMAX was the first high performance maxi scooter to use motorcycle style front forks, and the XMAX 300 adopts the same layout. The frame is equipped with a double clamp telescopic fork and twin rear shocks to ensure sporty motorcycle-like handling, together with improved surface feedback and good high-speed stability.
The XMAX 300's high-tech looks have been shaped by the DNA from the top of the range TMAX, and the dynamic full LED twin-eye headlights give this sport scooter a modern and distinguished new face that gets noticed wherever you go. Both headlights are illuminated on low beam, and the third central light also comes on when the high beam is switched on, giving the XMAX 300 a unique appearance.
The XMAX's 292cc engine has been designed using Yamaha's next generation Blue Core technology, whose fundamental aim is to achieve more power using less fuel. An offset cylinder design helps to minimise mechanical losses - and for increased cooling efficiency a DiASil cylinder is used with an oil jet piston cooler. There's also a specially designed forced air-cooling fan that helps to ensure more consistent engine running. The engine is EU4 compliant, and aided by a newly designed fuel injection system, delivers strong acceleration and a high top speed together with low fuel consumption and a smooth and refined ride.
The full LED headlights and LED position lights offers a number of advantages, including increased brilliance with reduced electrical consumption - and they also project a stylish and modern look that underlines the XMAX 300's premium quality and cutting edge technology. At the rear end the wraparound taillight also features LED bulbs as well as a LED guide light, making the XMAX 300 highly visible to other road users, day and night.