Yamaha X-MAX 400 coming soon

Posted April 18th, 2013 in News Leave a comment

Yamaha_XMAX400Yamaha has just released details of their all new X-MAX 400, a sporty mid capacity machine to sit alongside the existing X-MAX 125/250 and bridge the gap between their fantastic TMAX.

Taking X-MAX to the next level:

Many of today’s mid-class scooter riders are looking for a model with increased engine performance, yet which also offers the same compact dimensions and sporty design of the current X-MAX concept. In order to satisfy this demand, Yamaha has taken the evolution of the X-MAX to the next level with the launch of the sporty and sophisticated new premium quality X-MAX 400. Featuring a compact and lightweight chassis driven by a punchy 400cc engine, this brand new X-MAX provides excellent power and acceleration, while maintaining the easy handling, agility and compact body of a 250cc model.

A new type of mid-class scooter:

The new X-MAX 400’s blends higher power with low weight – together with compact bodywork and maxi-scooter storage space – to create a new type of mid-class scooter. With its significant acceleration and high cruising speed, this stylish and exciting new addition to the X-MAX family is designed to appeal to those urban customers who demand easy agility, premium quality, high power and day-to-day practicality.

As well as making this new mid-class scooter ideally suited for long-distance commuting, the higher levels of performance delivered by the 400cc engine also give the X-MAX 400 a serious touring capability. With its 90 MPH plus potential top speed, generous luggage carrying capacity and luxurious dual seating, the X-MAX 400 can handle everything from weekends away through to long-distance adventures.

Interior quality with automotive-style instruments:

The interior of the new X-MAX 400 is designed and built to be the clear class leader and the quality and attention to detail is first class. The fit, finish and feel of the materials are equivalent to that found in a prestige car, making the X-MAX 400 stand out from the crowd. The all-new automotive style instruments feature an analogue rpm gauge and on-board computer that underline the X-MAX 400’s leading specification.

Powerful new 400cc engine:
The X-MAX 400’s new single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve engine is an evolution of the proven and reliable design that currently powers the popular Majesty 400. Developing 31.5 bhp at 7,500 rpm, this compact and responsive engine produces over 54% more power than the unit used in the current X-MAX 250. This significant increase in power – as well as over 60% more torque – makes the new X-MAX 400 the most powerful X-MAX ever.

Strong acceleration and high top speed:
With this model, new scooter customers and existing riders who may be moving up from a 250cc or 300cc machine will experience a substantial increase in acceleration and high speed cruising. At the same time, maxi scooter owners moving down from a larger capacity model will be pleasantly surprised by the lightweight handling character and the advantages of its compact dimensions in city usage. Whether riding in the city, commuting over longer distances, touring long-distance or going for a sporty leisure ride during the weekend, the X-MAX 400 is built to perform.

High-performance all-rounder:
Yet in spite of its significant increase in power compared to the X-MAX 250, the new 400cc model is only marginally heavier than the 250, weighing in at 211 kg ‘wet’, including fuel and other liquids. This low weight, combined with its compact dimensions, ensures that the X-MAX 400 is an agile performer around the city, making it one of today’s leading high-performance all-rounders.

Acceleration from a standstill is excellent and together with its punchy roll-on acceleration in the mid-range, the new X-MAX 400 delivers strong overtaking performance in the city and on the highway. From long distance commuter through to urban runabout or weekend sports-tourer, the multi-role X-MAX 400 is more than qualified for the job, thanks to its stability at higher speeds.

Comfort and convenience:

Despite its compact 250-class bodywork, there’s an underseat storage compartment which can accommodate two full-face helmets. The upright riding position – as well as the effective windscreen, enhanced wind protection for the rider’s hands, and the roomy footboard area – ensures high levels of comfort for the rider and passenger.

Accessories line-up:

For those customers looking to enhance the sporting potential of this high specification scooter, Yamaha offer a number of key accessories, including a sport screen, sports foot boards, Akrapovič slip-on muffler, stylish license plate holder and passenger back rest. There is also a range of purpose-built accessories such as a 50 litre top case, high screen and leg shields for long distance commuters and touring riders looking for extra comfort and luggage carrying ability.

Price: £5,399

Availability: end of May

Written by 2Commute (Ian Grainger), © 2021 all rights reserved.
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