Yamaha’s XMax 300 is an ideal mid-capacity scooter option, with exceptional underseat storage, great power and handling, not to mention standard traction control and ABS.

Here’s a quick look at the XMax 300 in our video review, stay tuned for the full test.

The XMax ($6,999 +ORC) sits squarely between the NMax 155 ($3999 + ORC) and the TMax 530 SX ($14,499 +ORC)

The XMax ($6,999 +ORC) sits squarely between the NMax 155 ($3999 + ORC) and the TMax 530 SX ($14,499 +ORC)

2018 Yamaha XMax 300 Tech Talk

The Yamaha XMax 300 features the latest Blue Core liquid-cooled four-stroke, SOHC, four-valve single cylinder, with a capacity of 292cc and bore and stroke of 70 x 75.9mm. Compression ratio is 10.9:1 and claimed power is 27.6hp, while torque is 21.4ft-lbs.

Weighing in at 179kg, with a 13L fuel tank it is available in Quasar Bronze and Lunar Grey, with a seat height of 795mm and wheelbase of 1540mm. The warranty is 24-month, unlimited kilometre.

2018 Yamaha XMax 300 (LAMS)

The XMax 300 features motorcycle like telescopic forks

Underseat storage is extremely generous with room for two full face helmets, as well as extras, while suspension is telescopic forks, with twin rear shocks, for a sporty, stable ride.

Traction control and ABS are both standard, with a keyless locking system, LCD dash and twin analogue clocks. A 12V outlet is also located in the left glove box, with the right glove box providing room for small items.

Wheels are 15in front, and 14in rear, with disc brakes front and rear. Headlights are LED, as isthe taillight.

The Yamaha XMax 300 looks pretty cool in my opinion

2018 Yamaha XMax 300

2018 Yamaha XMax 300 (LAMS) Specifications


Price: $6999 RRP + ORC
Claimed power: 20.2kW (27.6hp)@7250rpm
Claimed torque: 29Nm (21.4ft-lbs)@5750rpm
Kerb weight: 179kg
Fuel capacity: 13L
Colours: Quasar Bronze, Lunar Grey

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve, 292cc, 70 x 75.9mm bore x stroke, 10.9:1 compression ratio
Transmission: Automatic

Suspension: Telescopic forks, 110mm travel, Unit Swing rear suspension, 79mm travel
Brakes: 267mm front rotor, 245mm rear rotor, ABS
Tyres: 120/70 – 15in, 140/70 – 14in,

Wheelbase: 1540mm
Seat height: 795mm
Overall length: 2185mm
Overall width: 775mm
Ground clearance: 135mm
Instruments: Multi-function LCD
Warranty: 24-month, unlimited kilometre

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