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★★★★★

“excellent bike”

Written on: 23/08/2014

Have had the 250 for 3 years and its been brilliant,have now done 7000 miles. Feels really light and responsive in town while on the motorway will do 70 comfortably and can be pushed to 85.weather protection is pretty good which is useful here in Scotland. greatest asset is probably its acceleration and it leaves everything standing at the lights-you are about 100 yards away while cars are just getting out of 1st gear. Am now likely to upgrade to the 400 (had a test drive of the Kawasaki… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A fine machine ”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by Coughlin170 (1 review written)

I have owned my XMAX 250 from new in 2006 soon after it was launched. I've covered 8500 miles in that time most of which has been for short 24 mile round trips in central london. That said I've also used it for the occasional longer ride of 100 miles or so into the country. I've never had a problem with my bike and it is great fun to ride. Very ecconomical at around 80-90 mpg even with lots of stop start riding. A very smooth ride from the twist and go auto transmission and spirited… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“not what i expected”

Written on: 08/08/2013 by toooldtorock (1 review written)

bought my 09 xmax 250 i s/h in march of this year, privately via ebay and it came with top box, taller screen (original thrown in with deal), heated grips, 12 months tax and mot.Cost me just short of £2k which at the time I thought was a good deal, now I think I was done. On the way home the givi top box decided to unlatch itself, this after the po took it off and put it back on to show how it worked, could have accepted it had it been me, anyway picked it up and put it back on, how did i… Read Full Review

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Jonathan Kelly's Response to toooldtorock's Review

Written on: 17/08/2013

It is nice to hear about problems but i have never known of an 85mph 125.

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Toooldtorock's reply to Jonathan Kelly's Comment

Written on: 17/08/2013

its a 250 not a 125, eventually found the problem it was abroken wire on a different sensor than the one mentioned in error 13, wire broke at plug for tps, reply from yamaha advised to check voltages and gave readings for 3 sensors in total, thats when i found the broken wire. NOW RESTORED TO FULL PERFORMANCE BUT NOT HAPPY THAT A 3 YEAR OLD WIRING HARNESS WOULD BREAK LIKE THAT

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Jonathan Kelly's reply to Toooldtorock's Comment

Written on: 17/08/2013

85 for a 250 is good going but they do not like these speeds best to keep it below 70.

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★★★★★

“yamaha xmax 250 rear brake pad problem”

Written on: 28/05/2013

i bought 2010 x max 250 3 years ago,currently my bike had 19800 miles and within this time i had replaced 32 times of rear brake pads.so every 600 miles break pads are worn out.i tried even brembo hardest pads and they only last 630 miles,it is a good bike but this poor break pad issue is man=king me stop to buy xmax 400.someone must say something to yamaha and they should solve this problem… Read Full Review

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Toooldtorock's Comment

Written on: 08/08/2013

for 600 miles that rear disc would be blue ! I noticed on mine the inner pad had worn faster than the outer, is this your problem ? mines a 09 and like you I'm having problems, looks like the ecu has gone at just over 3 years old, engine management light on and no power, max speed now 65 mph (downhill following wind). Emailed yamaha for suggestions or post wty contributions but like you no response

you could try stripping caliper and clean out seal ring grooves, mine were bad but having done that it still initially feels sticky

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★★★★☆

“Very good alrounder.”

Written on: 19/04/2013

I have had my X MAX for two years. I have covered just over 5000 miles as I use it for short trips to my local station and for fun at weekends. I have been away from mainstream biking for 20 plus years and this machine matches my current needs. It has good storage under the seat and reasonable weather protection. Comfort is average, the seat is a little bit hard and this may be due to the maximising of the storage space underneath and the need to keep the seat height at a reasonable level. So I… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Seat Too Low on Yamaha X Max 250”

Written on: 13/03/2013 by malfos (2 reviews written)

My Yamaha X Max 250 was a big, good looking scooter in white / black with a large fairly comfortable seat. It was a 2009 model with around 2000 miles on clock and immaculate from my local dealer. I like auto scooters but I have a problem with them, as most are too low for tall riders. The only one I have kept for any length of time is a Piaggio X9 500 ( 18 months and it was the most comfortable scooter I have had - height-wise) On setting off on the X Max test ride I wobbled straight away, on… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“NO ABS”

Written on: 21/08/2012 by odaw (1 review written)

the only thing it lacks in ABS on the UK version. i'm on my second XMAX, from 125 to 250 and highly recommend it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Yamaha Xmax 250 - 1,000 miles in just over a week”

Written on: 29/06/2012

I would consider myself an experienced biker with 30 years under my belt and a hardened long distance commuter with a variety of machines that have been through my hands over the years from a Honda NC50 (Express) through to an ex-police Honda ST1100 (Pan-European). My last bike has an old BMW K100RT which gave up the ghost a few weeks ago at midnight on the A414, it had to go.. For some time I had been looking with envy at the maxi scooters slicing through London traffic leaving me for dead… Read Full Review

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Mspice7285's Comment

Written on: 01/07/2012

please ignore my horrible mistake - I should've said 'asked that question' instead of 'answered that question'...

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★☆☆☆☆

“Pls read this”

Written on: 10/03/2012 by Simonthescooterboy (1 review written)

I bought my 1st xmax three years ago/i lasted a day.the gearbox wasnt assesmbled properly.i accepted a replacement.the second one was ok for 3 months.Then ...electrics issues...started by pulling brake lever on its own.indicators coming on at random...new loom under warrenty...three fans failed......engine constantly overheating.....engine temp senser failed.....front wheel bearings/pins collapsed ....../water started seeping into petrol tank.....speedo and fuel gauge failed....my dad said it… Read Full Review

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Richierich250's Response to Simonthescooterboy's Review

Written on: 16/02/2014

does anybody know how the water is seeping into the petrol tank? my 2008 250 is having the same trouble......please advise.

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★★★★★

“Been on bikes for over 18 years, and this was my first...”

Written on: 15/10/2010

Been on bikes for over 18 years, and this was my first scooter. And I will probably never go back to bikes, This 250cc machine is quick enough in traffic and can out accelerate most cars at lights. Wind protection beats any bikes on those freezing mornings, making commuting more comfortable. Large storage on board means no bunjy ties and bits of string. Excellent value and 200 miles commuting costs me about £13.00 in petrol. And looks good too.
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★★☆☆☆

“The suspension on the X-max is extremely hard with...”

Written on: 04/09/2010

The suspension on the X-max is extremely hard with little or no adjustment apparent on the 4no rear settings. On good A roads there no problem, but on normal town roads or country roads the machine is darn right dangerous over slightly uneven surfaces. The seat does not help as its rock hard and this only exaggerates the pain to your rear end. I enquire about an aftermarket suspension that would improve the ride but and was told non was available other than what is fitted to the bike… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 24/07/2011

Excellent review. Thank you. Will now consider 400 Majesty or TMAX 500 instead (need to check if suspension problems remain on that model).

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★★★★★

“Good points: ”

Written on: 26/08/2010

Good points:

Superb comfort
Excellent storage capacity
Handling

Bad points:

Suspension a little poor
Wind noise
Corrosion on suspension and exhaust

Purchased my X-Max 250 almost exclusively as a vehicle to do a weekly return trip to London from my home in Warwickshire for work purposes (218 mile round trip, mostly motorway) and for getting around central and south London whilst down there. It has managed this job superbly for just over 8000 miles so far - I fully expect to hit 10k within my… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“well this is my second x max and new one as well i...”

Written on: 06/02/2010

well this is my second x max and new one as well i sold my last one and bought a majesty400cc Big mistake The xmax it a fab little scooter much better than the big ones for getting in and out of traffic and the fuel economy is just superb just a fast little scooter it dose what you want speed comfort handling just about ever thing you ask of it it gives you.So if you are looking for a 250cc scooter get one of these you will not go wrong… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“i have owned this brilliant x max 250 since last month...”

Written on: 23/10/2009

i have owned this brilliant x max 250 since last month and i am very pleased with the build quality and riding experience. i love this machine because it is quick and stable on the road and it is very economical. it keeps up with the traffic and i can do about 70 mph at just a touch of a throtte. definately a pleasure seeking machine.highly recommended… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“very good motor very useful and fast gets you to...”

Written on: 05/10/2009

very good motor very useful and fast gets you to paces very quickly.
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★★★★★

“Really pleased with my Yamaha XMAX 250. Done 38,000...”

Written on: 29/09/2009

Really pleased with my Yamaha XMAX 250. Done 38,000 in 3 years. Excellent commuter and long distance tourer even two up. Only problems so far are both engine cut off's on brakes stopped working and speedo zeroed it's self at 27,000 for some unknown reason. Fantastic bike though. Will definately buy another. Have been touring to Italy, France, Ireland and Scotland… Read Full Review

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Borisl's Comment

Written on: 30/09/2009

I found this review helpful because... own the same bike Interesting to know other owners oppinions about this model. Just came back from the journey to Austria. In July made a circle, West-East Europe.
<br/>On the clock 11.000 in 5 month.
<br/>The same problems with the speedo.
<br/>Thinking about 300-400cc, probably Piaggio, Suzuki,Yamaha
<br/>Anyway, X max good town or tourer bike.
<br/>What was the problem with the engine?
<br/>Good luck

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★★★★★

“biker28 years. had to put sub frame on the Yamaha XMAX...”

Written on: 16/06/2009 by iancharlesbem (1 review written)

biker28 years. had to put sub frame on the Yamaha XMAX 250 box carrier to support travel bag. working on box steel accesory to lock stand upright padlock going through engine support to lock. security chain through frame ideal… Read Full Review

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“i have the 250i yamaha im ok with the system but when...”

Written on: 23/05/2009 by firouz (1 review written)

i have the 250i yamaha im ok with the system but when i buy it the saler didnt give the user manuel in english… Read Full Review

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Dshaw647's Response to 462217_firouz's Review

Written on: 06/09/2010

I found this review not helpful because...no info on bike and a little biaest towards seller!

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Cat1234's Response to 462217_firouz's Review

Written on: 17/06/2014

This review makes little sense. I agree with DShaw647 in that it contains little information about the scooter. This seems more like a poorly thought out contribution, where the author is more concerned about complaining about the lack of a user manual (and it is not clear that they did not receive one; rather an English version was not supplied). There are no evidence-based comments, and I do not know what 'the system' is. Good points = 'ok' means absolutely nothing and cannot be used as a basis to form any sort of judgement.

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★★★★☆

“I have the Yamaha x-max 250 as a courtesy bike at the...”

Written on: 22/02/2009 by wolvesboy21 (1 review written)

I have the Yamaha x-max 250 as a courtesy bike at the moment, it is excellent to ride, it's very light which makes it very quick and nimble, the weight of the bike is just right and the mpg is outstanding. Easy to clean and big rear lights that even white van man can see, all in all its a nice bike, slightly overpriced and would expect a little more speed for the engine size otherwise I rate the bike 8/10… Read Full Review

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“Sold 1500 drifter to get my 250 x-max, best move iv'e...”

Written on: 21/02/2009 by chalkybloke (1 review written)

Sold 1500 drifter to get my 250 x-max, best move iv'e ever made. Fast(for a scooter) good on fuel, handles very well, stops very well, loads of room under the seat. Over a 160 mile round trip i can carry more kit (safely) and do it in less time as i dont stop on route due to discomfort. I have been a biker since nineteen hundred and frozen to death. As scooters go for all round use this is the one… Read Full Review

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