The 2012 Yamaha TMAX

The king of sports scooters gets a massage for 2012.

New or should I say revised from Yamaha. The TMAX has always been the king of the sports maxi. This year at Eicma Yamaha performed the update we were all waiting for, though it’s probably fallen short of where most people were thinking it would be.

For now we get an increased capacity, revised chassis components and a new angular look. The TMAX capacity has risen to 530 cc in total for extra mid-range. The other big change is the new rear swingarm which is supposedly lighter and shifts weight forward.

Will this be enough to maintain the crown? For me, it’s a big yes…..