Yamaha T-MAX 750 superscoot on the way

More cubes and another cylinder for Yamaha's popular commuter

Posted: 17 April 2009
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
A 750cc three-cylinder motor for the new T-MAX

THERE ARE pictures and technical drawings to back up the latest hot rumour - Yamaha are to release a new 750cc three-cylinder scooter sometime next year.

The machine, named the T-MAX 750, will take on the mighty Gilera GP800 and will feature clutchless transmission and a CVT gearbox.

Prices and availability are yet to be announced.


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pictures and technical drawings? Well, a photoshop lash up at least

Posted: 17/04/2009 at 10:39

There have been 'pictures and technical drawings' around for several years - still no scoot though. Personally I think when it arrives it is unlikely to be anything other than a totally new bike -  I've looked into the motor I really don't see how Yamaha could get a 3-cylinder into the same dimensions of the existing 2-cylinder motor - especially as bore & stroke will be effectively the same!

But things move glacially in the maxi-scoot world - Honda have only just shown the rebodied Silver Wing 600 - nine years after the original was launched and the TMAX (note that Yamaha use no hyphen in the name) was fundamentally updated last year (alloy frame, updated suspension and brakes, new bodywork and minor engine and f.i mods).

I doubt a 750 will appear in the near future as  I don't thik Yamaha will want to lose sales to the latest 500 with a 'bigger' and 'better' version.   

Bigger and better scoots will be coming though. 


Posted: 17/04/2009 at 10:55

there was rumour Suzuki were going to bring out a bigger 'burgervan' superscoot but so far no one has seen it.

I remember from my childhood one of my neighbours had a Vespa 125 or maybe it was a 150? with a tiddly little sidecar fitted to it and he took me in it a few times..... huge fun, just makes me wonder what one of these super-super scooter would be like with a sidecar stuck on the side? would deffo have enough power to lug one about anyway.


Posted: 18/04/2009 at 09:46

 sprag wrote (see)

makes me wonder what one of these super-super scooter would be like with a sidecar stuck on the side?


Been done.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/sidekick500/SNeu3QW2TII/AAAAAAAAACg/PMozza7K340/s640/P1040547.jpg

 
http://www.ezs-sidecar.com/assets/images/t-max.jpg

 
http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/Mountinghardware/images/championsidecars/burgman650kennaspair1.2006.JPG

  

Posted: 18/04/2009 at 09:59

sprag wrote (see)

there was rumour Suzuki were going to bring out a bigger 'burgervan' superscoot but so far no one has seen it.

I remember from my childhood one of my neighbours had a Vespa 125 or maybe it was a 150? with a tiddly little sidecar fitted to it and he took me in it a few times..... huge fun, just makes me wonder what one of these super-super scooter would be like with a sidecar stuck on the side? would deffo have enough power to lug one about anyway.

They only recently released the 650 Burgman executive didn't they? that would be plenty large enough capacity I would have thought..I tried the Gilera Nexus? 500 ..that was pretty quick....I think they now do an 800 version..I wouldn't mind a go on that...I keep thinking that my missus who is horribly opposed to 'bikes' might actually go for pillion on a scoot without realising the size of the engine

Posted: 18/04/2009 at 14:27


eoj
Great scooter for fast Pizza delivery !

Posted: 19/04/2009 at 04:08

Gedge...you are probably right with the missus liking a scooter....mine prefers a scoot to an equal sized bike, as it 'looks less intimidating'. My Burger 650 runs well 2-up, with luggage too.

I, however, prefer a bike, with tank between the knees to help hold the machine...so we may well go for both!

Have a go.

GrandVisier.


Posted: 21/04/2009 at 21:12

I have a 2009 yamaha tmax xp 500. I love it. Its great on hwy. I have a pack on the back and deliver automotive parts on it. Of course I have my truck close by for the bigger and bulkier parts. A lot better gas mileage than the truck. Ive had a conversation with a friend at the cycle shop and he says the 750 will be on the market some time after November 2011

Posted: 24/07/2011 at 07:21

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