Yamaha has totally redesigned the XMAX 300 for MY23 with a fresh new look featuring dynamic and sporty bodywork and a distinctive X-shaped LED headlight. Riders can now keep in touch via the new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT connected instruments that enable smartphone connectivity – and the new display features Garmin navigation and a wide range of other functions.
The 300cc Blue Core engine delivers strong acceleration with high levels of fuel economy and Yamaha reliability – and improvements such as better ground access and revised brake lever ratio enhance the overall riding experience.
Offering everyone the ultimate riding experience while inspiring unrivalled pride of ownership, the all-new connected XMAX 300 represents one of the biggest steps forward in Yamaha Sport Scooter design in recent years.
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.
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 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 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.
For a more comfortable ride together with easier leg reach to the ground, the seat on the new XMAX 300 is redesigned. The shape of the taper at the front of the seat is revised, making this scooter even more enjoyable in stop/start traffic conditions. Riders can use the large underseat storage space for carrying various items from provisions to gym gear, and when parked it can accommodate 2 full-face helmets**. **Depending on helmet model
After installing the Garmin StreetCross app on their smartphone and connecting to the XMAX 300’s CCU, riders can utilise the Garmin navigation on the 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment screen. This sophisticated system enables searches by location name and various other methods via the smartphone.
* The navigation app will not be available in some countries. Information on speed limits, traffic, etc., is not provided in some countries and regions. Speed limit data may also not be updated in a timely manner and speed limits may change depending on the time of day, such as in school zones or around construction sites.
The XMAX's 292cc engine has been designed using Yamaha's 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 new XMAX 300 features a radical-new face in the form of a distinctive X-shaped headlight/position light layout that is unique to this new model. The ultra-modern appearance perfectly matches the all-new bodywork, giving the 2023 model a futuristic look that distinguishes itself from other models. The redesigned LED taillight incorporates brake lights that form an X shape when lit and features integrated rear flashers for a sleek and coordinated appearance – and the new higher mounted front flashers are designed to be easily seen by other road users in congested traffic conditions.
The comprehensive instrumentation features an all-new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment display that gives the rider smartphone connectivity, and the screen can also function as an onboard navigation system. The built in Communication Control Unit (CCU) enables Bluetooth connectivity between the scooter and the user’s smartphone, and once Yamaha’s Y-Connect app is downloaded – and the device is paired with the machine – a range of functions can be accessed including messages, emails and music making each ride a unique and more engaging experience.