Written on: 16/06/2012 by abel1753 (1 review written)
I am an experienced rider who owned and have ridden various bikes intermittently over the years. The largest bike I ever owned was a Kawasaki 900. In later years I rode a Yamaha Maxim 650. More recently my wife and I owned a couple of 150 cc scooters. I had a Tomos 150 Nitro, and she had a Chironex Chase 150. My wife decided she was just as happy being a back seat driver, so we looked for something a bit bigger that would comfortably allow 2 adults to tour comfortably and even feel safe and have enough power to travel on interstate highways. I did a fair bit of research before making my decision. I had already decided to go for a maxi-scooter. I am 60 and will need knee replacements later this year. That too is why I chose to stay with a scooter. I looked at the Suzuki Burgman in both sizes. I also considered the Honda Silverwing 600. In the end it was the positive comments on this site that prompted me to purchase a used 2006 Yamaha Majesty. It was a one owner machine with some upgrades that included a Starcom 1 communication system that provides music and comfortable 2 way conversation with your passenger at higher speeds. The technology now available in the newer maxi-scooters is actually pretty amazing. The Majesty comes with a water cooled fuel injected 34 HP single cylinder engine. As advertised it has more than enough power to take 2 people up to 120 kmh and cruise at that speed all day. It will actually achieve a top speed of 170 kmh with maybe a bit left over. Yes I did take it on a test run. I didn't have my back seat driver with me on that occasion. Comments about the stock windscreen were accurate. It does leave a bit to be desired as it relates to wind turbulence around the top of your helmet, if you are much more than 5'7". I am 5'11" and today I installed the Givi touring windscreen. It is what I had hoped for. If you sit back against the driver backrest and relax you are pretty much completely protected. If you want more clarity of vision you just have to move forward an inch and sit up straight so your line of sight is above the windscreen. Actually I don't find looking through the windscreen to be a problem anyway. I am more than pleased with my purchase. I will be having fun on this majestic machine for years to come. So will my back seat driver.