The 2022 Yamaha NMAX 155 has been introduced in China. Yamaha’s popular maxi-scooter gets a selection of new features intended to improve the riding experience.
While there are no cosmetic changes to report on, the new NMAX does get a new traction control system (TCS). It’s the same TCS found on the new Yamaha R15 V4. Of course, the local-spec NMAX is already equipped with traction control.The system works through sensors that can detect traction loss in the rear tire, providing the rider with stability when riding on slippery roads or during high-speed cornering.
TCS works with the electronic control unit (ECU) to mitigate rear wheel slip. On motorcycles with traction control, riders can have more confidence riding over slippery surfaces and through sharp corners. It can also help riders retain control of the bike in situations that could otherwise result in an accident.
More than that, the 2022 NMAX also gets a suspension upgrade in the form of a gas-charged rear suspension with preload adjustability. Gas-charged shocks can control tire motion better than spring-based dual shock absorbers, reducing ride vibration and improving overall ride quality. This feature is not yet available in the Philippines, where the local units make do with conventional shock absorbers.
Those are the only significant updates for the new Yamaha NMAX. The maxi-scooter continues to be powered by a 155cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke Blue Core engine with variable valve actuation (VVA). It’s the same motor powering the Mio Aerox 155, and it delivers about 15 hp and 14 Nm of torque. The engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for convenient twist-and-go riding.
The current-spec Yamaha NMAX is still available in the Philippines. Starting at P119,900, you get features like LED lighting, a fully digital instrument panel, an electric power socket, a smart key system, and a stop-start system.