Yamaha - Scooters - TMAX


2018 Scooters

Reset the rules of MAX

The best-selling TMAX has enhanced the lives of over 233,000 riders since 2001. Now the new TMAX is ready to give you even sportier performance with superior functionality.

Featuring a dynamic new body and top quality finishing, this premium maxi scooter will exceed your expectations. A new aluminium frame gives incredible handling and precise cornering – and its motorcycle type upside down forks and link-type rear suspension provide the ultimate ride.

Equipped with a Traction Control System, keyless system, bigger storage space for 2 demi jet-type helmets and hi-tech TFT instruments, the new TMAX gives you sport motorcycle performance with scooter convenience.


•  Sporty and dynamic new body design
•  Lower weight and increased torque
•  New lightweight aluminium chassis
•  Traction Control System (TCS)
•  Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
•  Increased storage space for two demi jet helmets
•  ‘Smart Key’ keyless ignition system
•  Sophisticated new TFT instruments
•  Link-type rear suspension
•  ABS fitted as standard equipment
•  Centre stand locking system
•  Ready-connection for Dainese D-air® safety system


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Dynamic new design

TMAX comes to the streets with an even more dynamic and forceful new look. Slanted dual LED headlights feature new 'eyelids' – while its curved LED position lights and LED taillights with separate flashers reinforce the bold new style. A more upswept muffler gives a sportier look – and the restyled boomerang side motifs bear witness to the pure TMAX DNA.

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Aluminium frame

The all-new lightweight die-cast aluminium frame and a 40mm longer aluminium swingarm offer you a motorcycle-like riding experience that is beyond comparison with any other maxi scooter. These changes help to reduce weight by 9kg and give outstanding levels of agility and handling performance that are usually associated with a sports motorcycle.

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Traction Control System

This 6th generation TMAX is the most sophisticated high performance scooter that we’ve ever designed, and it features a Traction Control System (TCS) as standard equipment. This advanced electronic system contributes towards your riding confidence by helping to ensure smoother starts and surefooted roadholding on wet, slippery and loose surfaces.

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Powerful 530cc engine

The powerful 530cc inline 2-cylinder engine with YCC-T delivers plenty of strong torque that gives rapid acceleration away from traffic lights and junctions – while the new carbon fibre belt drive ensure smooth acceleration and reduced weight. Featuring a relocated catalytic converter and new air cleaner box, the 2017 engine meets EU4 requirements.

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Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)

Originally developed for Yamaha's high performance motorcycles, the TMAX's new Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) gives you precise control with instant throttle response. A 32-bit ECU detects your throttle actions and adjusts the throttle valves to the ideal setting for stronger and sportier feeling performance.

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Link-type rear suspension

The TMAX benefits from a link-type rear suspension system featuring a horizontal rear shock absorber. This advanced new system – in combination with the progressive linkage and the longer swingarm – provides you with good feedback from the rear end, and the new system gives a heightened feeling of drive force during acceleration.

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TFT meter panel

The sophisticated TFT display gives a real sense of quality. The multi function instrumentation features a speedometer on the left and tachometer on the right – while the central display includes an odometer, two tripmeters, current and average fuel consumption and outside temperature, as well as additional indicators for various functions including the TCS.

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Smart Key / centre stand lock system

The TMAX's new keyless Smart Key system makes every day just that little bit easier, and gives a feeling of security thanks to the immobilizer. The system also features a wealth of functions, including starting the engine, unlocking the seat, and also locking or releasing the main stand for increased theft protection.

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Storage space for 2 demi jet helmets

As well as being the most fashionable and iconic high performance sports maxi scooter, the TMAX is also an extremely practical vehicle. With its larger underseat compartment that can accommodate 2 demi jet-type helmets, this top of the range Yamaha is built for weekday commuting as well as weekend fun rides and long distance trips.

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Ready-connection for Dainese D-air® safety system

The TMAX is ready to accommodate the optional D-air® safety system by Dainese. The D-air® system consists of a jacket and a device that communicate wirelessly with each other – and if an impact or skid is detected, the D-air® system inflates instantly to protect you from upper body injuries.

Technical specifications


Engine type
Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
68.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Compression ratio
10:9 : 1
Maximum power
33.8 kW @ 6,750 rpm
Maximum Torque
53.0 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Lubrication system
Dry sump
Fuel system
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
V-Belt Automatic
Fuel consumption
CO2 emission


Front suspension system
Telescopic fork
Front travel
120 mm
Rear suspension system
Rear Travel
117 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 267 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm
Front tyre
Rear tyre


Overall length
2,200 mm
Overall width
765 mm
Overall height
1,420-1,475 mm (adjustable windscreen)
Seat height
800 mm
Wheel base
1,575 mm
Minimum ground clearance
125 mm
Wet Weight
213 kg
Fuel tank capacity
15 litres


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