Is the 2009 Yamaha TMAX a scooter or a streetbike? Read Gabe’s story about this super-scooter in the full review here 2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review.
- Control levers on the Yamaha TMAX are adjustable for longer or shorter fingers.
- A third dummy piston works as a counterbalancer in the TMAX.
- Leo Vince has designed an aftermarket exhaust can for the TMAX.
- The TMAX even has some bling-factor to it located in the footwells where Yamaha thoughtfully added aluminum to protect the body areas from scuff marks.
- The frame of TMAX is similar to a street bike chassis.
- The Yamaha TMAX has definitely made the top of the list for sportiness in a scooter.
- The styling cues on the TMAX are similar to the street bikes Yamaha produces.
- The four-gallon fuel tank holds enough to get you approximately 150 miles betweens fill-ups.
- The top speed on the Yamaha TMAX is somewhere around 100 mph.
- The 499cc DOHC engine propels the TMAX forward with plenty of torque, but there is a small hesitation off idle.
- One limitation to the TMAX is its weight, but at a claimed 489 lbs wet, the Yamaha is lighter than other bikes in this class.
- Out back the TMAX offers your passengers a cushy seat and footpegs so both riders enjoy the trip.
- Urban scooter commuters are sure to enjoy the 40 hp the TMAX produces and as well as the large storage area for those unexpected shopping list stops.
- The Yamaha TMAX combines some the best of both the streetbike and scooter worlds and costs less than others in the super-scooter spectrum.
- The Yamaha TMAX defies classification into one neat box, but instead chooses to settle right in the middle between scooter and sportbike.
- Storage on the Yamaha TMAX is ample with plenty of room for a full-face helmet and other items.
- There is storage galor on the TMAX with enough room a helmet or two.
- Serious brakes are used on the TMAX super-scooter. Yamaha bolted on dual four-piston monobloc calipers and 267mm discs.