Yamaha has just unveiled the NMAX 125 in the Japanese market. Similar to the NMAX 155 currently available in our local market, the NMAX 125 boasts thoroughly premium features, and will make for the perfect beginner motorcycle and daily commuter for the folks over in Japan.
The Yamaha NMAX 125 has recently made it to global headlines as the official scooter to be used in the paddocks of the MotoGP. It is, after all, a hot-selling scooter in the European market, thanks to its affordable price tag and approachable performance. The JDM Yamaha NMAX draws power from a 124cc single-cylinder engine. Just like the 155cc mill we get in the local version, this engine features Yamaha’s patented Blue Core technology, as well as Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which optimizes fuel efficiency at low RPMs, while boosting power and outright performance in the upper reaches of the rev range.
All this tech translates to some pretty impressive performance figures. The NMAX 125 churns out a respectable 12 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 11 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM. Better yet, this premium small-capacity maxi-scooter promises a range of 46.9 kilometers per liter—pretty impressive for a zippy little runabout. Would-be buyers of the new NMAX in Japan will be delighted to know that the scooter comes with an ample 11-liter fuel tank, which gives the scooter considerably good range.
On the tech side, the NMAX 125 is no slouch. It gets a whole host of premium tech features consisting of a start/stop system, keyless ignition, as well as IOT compatibility. It’s LCD instrumentation features Bluetooth connectivity via Yamaha’s Y-Connect mobile application. Just like what we get in the local NMAX and Aerox, the mobile app allows you to track the last known location of the scooter, other vital vehicle information, as well as messaging and call notifications from your mobile phone. .