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Yamaha T-MAX 530 (2012 - 2014) review

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Manufacturer:
Yamaha
Category:
Maxi Scooters
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
In town, the TMAX isn't a rival for other scooters, it's a rival for any motorcycle.

WHEN it comes to scooters we're miles off the European way of thinking: scooters, especially maxi-scooters, rule. Over here in the UK, we just don't get it; scooters are for delivering pizza or getting 16-year olds to work on time.

So it's no surprise that the launch of Yamaha's new TMAX 530 went largely under the radar for the average motorcyclist in the UK. Yamaha claim the TMAX 'on one hand it's a sporty motorcycle, on the other hand a practical and comfortable maxi-scooter'. That's a bold claim.

The 499cc engine has been increased to 530cc by increasing the bore from 66mm to 68mm. It now features forged aluminium pistons, injectors from the YZF-R6, a new camshaft and larger intake valves. All to increase torque. The TMAX features an aluminium chassis and die-cast aluminium swingarm. The steel-chain final drive has been replaced by a belt to save weight and smoothen out the final drive.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-yamaha-tmax-black-max-530/22594.html#ixzz2QeOikdyu

WHEN it comes to scooters we're miles off the European way of thinking: scooters, especially maxi-scooters, rule. Over here in the UK, we just don't get it; scooters are for delivering pizza or getting 16-year olds to work on time.

So it's no surprise that the launch of Yamaha's new TMAX 530 went largely under the radar for the average motorcyclist in the UK. Yamaha claim the TMAX 'on one hand it's a sporty motorcycle, on the other hand a practical and comfortable maxi-scooter'. That's a bold claim.

The 499cc engine has been increased to 530cc by increasing the bore from 66mm to 68mm. It now features forged aluminium pistons, injectors from the YZF-R6, a new camshaft and larger intake valves. All to increase torque. The TMAX features an aluminium chassis and die-cast aluminium swingarm. The steel-chain final drive has been replaced by a belt to save weight and smoothen out the final drive.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-yamaha-tmax-black-max-530/22594.html#ixzz2QeOikdyu

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