Yamaha XMAX 300

Yamaha XMAX 300

Welcome to the Yamaha XMAX 300 specifications and showroom review for 2020. Yamaha has a reputation for making high powered scooters and the XMAX300 is no different.

The XMAX 300 is a nicely styled scooter that reflects Yamaha’s current design language. However overall it still has the typical scooter profile which doesn’t help. I also don’t like is the exposed rear suspension. However the design was clearly on purpose as it has the largest under seat storage I’ve seen in a scooter.

In terms of engine and technology the XMAX 300 has one notable feature, that being keyless ignition and security. That said, other brands like Honda have this feature as well. The engine power is competitive with regular motorcycles but surprisingly doesn’t quite match the Vespa GTS 300. The lack of a fully digital instrument panel is odd for a scooter in 2020 so it does look dated in that regard. The XMAX300 is also learner or LAMS compliant. Of course there is more to performance than just power.

There are not many 300cc scooters on sale at the moment. The most popular engine size is the 150cc and I do understand why and it boils down to price. None of the manufacturers have worked out a way to sell high capacity scooters profitably, without charging regular motorcycle prices. Would you buy a big engine scooter instead of the on trend retro cafe?

As a result the Yamaha XMAX 300 is the 9th best selling scooter in 2019 selling 197 units. This sales number is up from 169 in 2018 and probably due some cheaper ride away deals?

Yamaha XMAX 300 Specifications (2020)
Engine: 1 cylinder 4-stroke 4 Valve SOHC (EFI)
Capacity: 292cc
Power/Torque: Approx 20 Kw @ 7250RPM 29 Nm @ 5750RPM
Gearbox: CVT
Kerb Weight: 179Kg
Performance: 0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx
Fuel Economy: 13 litre fuel tank
Approx 2 litres per 100km
Seat height: 795 mm
Dimensions: L2185 X W775 X H1465 mm
Wheels: 120-70-15F 120-70-43R
Recommended Retail Price: $8490 AUD (2020) Ride Away
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