Yamaha TMAX 500 Overview

While there are plenty of bikes to choose to tour or commute on in the market, one of the most fun maxi-scooters that will give a bike a run for its money is the Yamaha T-Max 500 maxi-scooter. Admittedly it is a bit over budget but is well worth the money in terms of riding experience.

It comes with a twin cylinder engine that churns out 40bhp and is a pleasure to ride. Featuring an automatic transmission makes it one of the easiest and most comfortable bikes to use in the city – especially when stuck in traffic. It does a cool 70mph plus, which puts it at par with some of the top bikes in the market.

It comes with a durable chassis which is designed more like a bike and sturdy 38 mm forks, with a mono-shock absorber installed at the rear. This makes the bike sporty to handle although its sheer weight of 197kgs can pose a few issues if you push the bike too far. Its weight makes it as heavy as many of the other Yamaha bikes.

The bike was purpose built to set a new benchmark as far as maxi-scooters go and this is obvious with one look at the bike. In terms of looks it is really trendy and sporty and in a league of its own. In fact, it became so popular with quite a few European riders that they chose to opt for a T-Max to commute on, instead of using their car in the city.

Yamaha TMAX 500 Spec

Seat height795mm
Weight197kg
EngineFour stroke, parallel twin, liquid cooled
Capacity499cc
Average fuel consumption45mpg
Top speed100mph
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:Dave JCReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Fantastic on everything except a motorway where (as a taller rider at 6'2") I get too much head buffering with screen extended. May look to see if I can find an even higher screen.
Ride Quality
Utterly fantastic, great turn in, smooth, composed, predictable and feels a bit sporty (not far off my Street Triple). Best ride you can have on a scooter in my experience.
Build Quality & Reliability
It's a Yamaha, of course the build is fantastic.
Engine Rating
Good torque, superb for commuting, but drifts away rapidly at 80+ though
Brake Rating
I chose the model for the ABS as I ride in all weather in very congested areas, and they have proved themselves to be fantastic a number of times.
Running Cost
Id like more top end power (of course). Everything else is just right.
Overall
Pros CommentsSuperbly reliable, comfortable, quick, good weather protection and easy, lights are amazing and had far fewer people and cars move to block me since I bought it – perfect commuter for me. Ive ended up loving the keyless start and access which is a surprise.
Cons CommentsId like more top end power (of course). Everything else is just right.

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