Video Review: 2018 Yamaha NMAX 155 Scooter
The 2018 NMAX 155 is a fantastic mid capacity scooter capable of getting out of the CBD into the suburbs... Review: Jeff Ware Photography: Heather Ware HMC Photography...
We’ve recently been testing the new 2018 Yamaha scooter range and first scoot off the rank is the updated NMAX, now 155cc, the NMAX has a little more go and is even better than it already was. Check out our video review.
You can read our review on the previous model NMAX here.
2018 Yamaha NMAX 155 Technical Highlights
The NMAX 155’s EU4-compliant engine has been developed using Yamaha’s advanced Blue Core technology. This innovative design approach focuses on increasing combustion and cooling efficiency while at the same time reducing power losses, to give you quicker acceleration with a higher top speed and reduced fuel consumption.
The sporty look and premium design of the sleek bodywork has been influenced strongly by our Sport Scooters. Its integrated tail end gives the NMAX 155 a sporty and sophisticated look – while the boomerang side motifs and central tunnel underline its strong Yamaha MAX heritage.
A key feature that makes the NMAX 155 such a sporty performer is its variable valve actuation (VVA) system. The four-valve cylinder-head uses a special camshaft that enables the engine to operate more efficiently at low and high engine speeds, giving stronger acceleration in all rev ranges, together with good fuel economy.
NMAX 155 is equipped with an immensely strong and lightweight tubular frame that delivers a sporty ride and stable handling with easy handling. Featuring a twin shock rear suspension system and smooth-action telescopic front forks, the high-specification chassis ensures that you and your passenger travel in comfort every time.
For strong and effective stopping performance the NMAX 155 is equipped with a 230mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc that give plenty of feel for smooth braking. This high spec scooter also comes with ABS as standard, to give you even more controllable braking power and increased confidence in varying conditions.
The compact NMAX 155 will fit into the tightest parking area – and yet while being small on the outside, you’ll find the interior surprisingly spacious – with generous rider legroom and plenty of space for your passenger. The long stepped dual seat is designed to ensure high levels of comfort – and there’s a storage compartment for a full-face helmet.
The lightweight cast alloy 13-inch wheels underline its sporty styling and premium specification and a wide section 110/70-13 front tyre and chunky 130/70-17 rear tyre.
The face of the NMAX 155 features a twin-eye LED headlight design when on low beam, while a third central light comes on in high beam mode. At the rear there’s a stylish LED stoplight, and the easy-to-read LCD instruments include a bar type fuel gauge, speedo, clock and fuel economy data.
2018 YAMAHA NMAX 155 SPECIFICATIONS
Price: $TBC + ORC
Warranty: One-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Power Red, Frozen Titanium
Claimed power: 11.1kW@8000rpm
Claimed torque: 14.4Nm@6000rpm
Wet weight: 127kg
Fuel capacity: 6.6L
Engine: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder, four-valve, four-stroke, 155cc, 58 x 58.7mm bore x stroke, 10.5:1 compression, V-Belt Automatic, Variable Valve Actuation (VVA)
Chassis: Lightweight, small diameter steel tube frame, Unit swingarm
Suspension: Telescopic forks, 100mm travel, dual rear shocks, 90mm travel
Brakes: ABS, single 230mm front and rear rotors, single-piston calipers
Wheels & Tyres: Alloy multi-spoke 13inch wheels, 110/70 – 13, 130/70 – 13
Seat height: 765mm
Overall height: 1115mm
Overall width: 740mm
Instruments: Multifunction LCD display
2018 YAMAHA NMAX GALLERY
The Verdict | Video Review: 2018 Yamaha NMAX 155 Scooter
The 2018 NMAX 155 offers good value for a Japanese middle sized scooter in Australia, where scooter prices are inflated. The Four-stroke high tech engine is strong and economical, storage is vast, styling neat, brakes and handling good and it is fun to ride.