Yamaha has quite an impressive range of maxi-scooters in its lineup. In the local market, the Yamaha NMAX has enjoyed strong sales and massive popularity for a good number of years now. The updated Yamaha NMAX raised the bar even further, with units being sold left and right. On the other end of the spectrum lies the Yamaha TMAX. The 560cc behemoth of a scooter features expressway legality as well as a number of updates for the 2021 model year as well.
However, today we talk about the middleweight scooter in Yamaha’s maxi-scooter lineup, the Yamaha XMAX 300. Over the past few years, mid-sized maxi-scooters like the Yamaha XMAX and the recently launched Kymco models, have increased in popularity thanks to their bump in displacement and increased comfort. Additionally, despite not making the cut as far as expressway legality is concerned, mid-sized maxi-scooters provide more confidence by way of power and stability, when it comes to exploring the country’s backroads.
In Europe, however, the 400cc expressway rule is unheard of, and motorcycles are allowed to freely enter and exit the freeways in most countries. That being said, 300cc class maxi-scooters make for the perfect long-distance tourers in the region. With that in mind, Yamaha has updated the XMAX 300 for the European market to feature Euro5 compliance, subtle design updates, and 2 new color schemes.
The 2021 Yamaha XMAX 300 features a 292cc single-cylinder engine that churns out 27.6 hp. It gets a full suite of LED lights as well as electronic rider assists composed of traction control and ABS. The scooter is also equipped with a Smart Key keyless system and ample under-seat storage capable of accommodating 2 full-face helmets. Of course, the XMAX is equipped with a 12V power outlet for maximum on-the-go convenience.
The new Yamaha XMAX 300 also features 2 new color schemes, albeit both in gray. Power Gray and Icon Gray serve as the two new monochromatic color schemes of the Yamaha XMAX 300. At present, the Yamaha XMAX 300 comes with a sticker price of P249,000. We can expect the updated version to enter the Philippine market next year.