Five of the best big scooters

You want to ride without gears but you don't want to sacrifice engine capacity? Step through this way...

Posted: 23 May 2011
by Ben Cope

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No. 5 - Yamaha T-Max 500

It might be a midget compared to the biggest scooter in this line-up but the T-Max boasts all the best features of a maxi-scoot; a large 499cc engine in a sporty chassis with decent wind-protection and great off-the-line punch. It's 800mm seat height isn't the lowest in this class but is lower than most motorcycles. With a weight of 221kg this Yamaha scoot is around the same weight as the equivalent engined motorcycle and lighter than most of the maxi-scooters listed here. The T-Max accessories list is as long as a bus, so you'll be able to customise it to suit your exacting needs. It's worth noting it doesn't feature ABS as standard and retails at £8,299 new.

Read Yamaha T-Max 500 owner reviews here.

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Am amazed the Fuoco isn't in there - If I was gonna get a big scooter that'd be near the top of my list, just for the looks alone... It'd make small children cry if ridden in the right gear.


Posted: 24/05/2011 at 15:22

Beginning 2008, Yamaha offered the Tmax500 with optional ABS. In 2010 the special whitemax model offered ABS as standard. In 2011 the Tech Max TMax500 also offers ABS.

Posted: 30/05/2011 at 00:33

I WOULD HAVE PUT THE HONDA SH 300I IN THE MIX,JUST AS A WILD CARD.

Posted: 11/01/2013 at 17:47

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