Yamaha upgrades the Tmax’s engine to a 47hp 562cc unit

The maxi-scooter gets some styling tweaks, too
by Drei Laurel | Nov 6, 2019
PHOTO: Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha has just given the Tmax an upgrade for 2020, equipping its maxi-scooter offering with a more powerful engine as well as a few slight styling tweaks.

Let’s cut to the chase: The Yamaha Tmax now packs a 562cc engine that produces 3.5% more power and 6% higher maximum torque. Output is now listed at 47hp at 7,500rpm and 55.7Nm at 5,250rpm, and the company says the increase makes for easier overtakes and better acceleration compared with the previous model. It’s also worth noting that the upgrade also makes the mill compliant with Euro 5 emissions standards.

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You’re going to have to take a step or two closer to really take in the design changes. The overall appearance is familiar, but take a closer look and you’ll find a new T-shaped taillight, as well as an altered character line toward the slimmed-down rear. Available color options include Icon Gray and Sword Gray.

Features that the manufacturer is highlighting with this release include a large illuminated storage compartment under the seat, smart key operation, a traction control system, integrated LED headlights, and the scooter’s monotone TFT instrument panel.

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So, the new and improved Tmax gets more power and torque, and a slightly sleeker look. Are you satisfied with the changes Yamaha has made to this maxi-scooter? Let us know in the comments.

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