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★★★☆☆

“Love the T max it's way in front of all the other maxi...”

Written on: 16/07/2014 by Frankycello (2 reviews written)

Love the T max it's way in front of all the other maxi scooters I would buy one tomorrow if they put a few more horses under the seat 800cc would be perfect with the same fuel consumption. Come on yamaha you can do it… Read Full Review

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“good fun all rounder”

Written on: 06/06/2013

Have had the tmax for 8 years with 41000miles always starts still fun good handling 45mpg a little juicey good fun always puts a smile on me face… Read Full Review

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“WOW! What a machine!”

Written on: 02/04/2013

Have a 2009 Tmax since 2010 as my "commuter" in the garage as keep my BMW GS for the long trips. The GS is an amazing bike when it comes to handling but the Tmax has now won my heart for my commuter AND my week end short ride machine. Braking is amazing; super nimble in traffic. I ride this machine as if I stole it and have had NO handling bad surprises at all! No wonder the T has been on top of sales in the EU all these years : perfect urban/ suburban machine (whished the engine had a little… Read Full Review

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“Malossi”

Written on: 30/04/2012

Just great scooter, but even better after I tuned it up with parts from Malossi. … Read Full Review

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“The best in its class”

Written on: 02/07/2011 by maurie32 (1 review written)

Hi i have just traded in my yamaha Majesty 400 for a new T Max on 02/07/2011,a big jump in price but i am very impressed with the first days run. I live in Bournemouth so took it for a run to Marlborough in Wiltshire,100 miles in just over two hours, riding steady as im observing the run in procedure,had a coffee and a sandwich from Greggs and then returned home . Filled the tank at 50 miles and on the return called in at "Dock gate 20"in Southampton [main Harley dealers] for a coffee,just… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to maurie32's Review

Written on: 21/11/2011

If you're really getting 60mpg, then you could have gone a lot further before refuelling. It's a 15 litre tank, remember. You don't even have to think about refuelling until the Odometer changes to 'F' mode, and even then, you'd have at least 20 miles even at the 45mpg that I usually get on my well-thrashed example of the breed. (Owner of a Mk1, Mk2 and now a Mk3 Tmax)

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Vedder7208's reply to Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/01/2013

How about the maintenance part of this bike? I'm considering to buy a used bike...please advise.

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★★★★★

“The problem with Yamaha's 500 Tmax is that there...”

Written on: 11/02/2011

The problem with Yamaha's 500 Tmax is that there simply is no other bike I can find to replace it!! I've now owned 5 of these machines and covered over 140,000m between them. The highest mileage on one bike being 44,000m.

Previous bikes were: 250 Honda foresight: 22,000m and many failures inc 2 drive-belts snapping. 2 Suzuki 400 Burgmans (34,000m and 22,000m) and these were pretty OK apart from horrible rusting of the silencer and difficult to remove rear wheel. Good economy but not so good in… Read Full Review

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“EXCELLENT HANDLING! The way the Tmax takes the...”

Written on: 04/01/2011

EXCELLENT HANDLING! The way the Tmax takes the tightest curves and the excellent balance will insprire confidence
E-A-S-Y to ride, comfortable, excellent wind protection
Mini Gold Wing. I have been riding crotch rockets for years and always thought I was an experienced crotch rocket rider, but after riding the Tmax I find myself being more brave and daring in the tight hairpin curves, it holds the road like the tires are glued to the road!
I can also find myself balancing the Tmax upright… Read Full Review

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“I've owned the T max for the best part of 18 months....”

Written on: 07/11/2010

I've owned the T max for the best part of 18 months. It goes handles and goes well if fitted with the right tyres (I find Bridgestone hoops very sure footed and last well).

The power delivery can be greatly increased with a 'tuned' variator. Had a malossi unit fitted which sped things up and am now trying the J Costa one. (see you tube clips) Not cheap but worth it for the extra poke, especially with the akrapovic pipe and changed front fork springs.

Only real issue is servicing. £550 for… Read Full Review

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Rillock's Comment

Written on: 21/07/2013

Just had mine done cost £344., I thought that was dear !!!! They struggled getting one of the nuts off , took 6 hours to do the service and belt change, I don`t feel to bad now

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“Been a motorcycle rider my whole life. Had to stop...”

Written on: 05/08/2010

Been a motorcycle rider my whole life. Had to stop riding because of nerve damage in left leg causing problems shifting gears. I went to the scoot store just looking for something to ride and there sat my Lucy (Tmax). It's the best bike I've ever owned and I'm in the wind again. Handles like a dream, can go anywhere. I have the blue/purple one. I'm 5'7" and wasn't able to flat foot it. So being a girl, no problem, just bought me a pair of riding boots with heels and problem solved… Read Full Review

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“Having owned a 250 cc Xmax for a year, I decided to go...”

Written on: 26/03/2010 by sabustin (1 review written)

Having owned a 250 cc Xmax for a year, I decided to go for the 500cc Tmax, as my daily commute involves a 60 mile roundtrip that takes in the A1(M), the North Circular and the A1 all the way to Whitechapel and I ferlt the extra punch would make life easier. The Tmax is a fabulous scooter, very responsive, great brakes, accurate handling, stable, comfortable, clear dash, fast with great acceleration. Not as much storage space as the Xmax, but with a rear carrier that is no problem. The 15 litre… Read Full Review

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Tuckshop's Response to sabustin's Review

Written on: 16/06/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it answered a few questions I had.
<br/>Also, I currently have a Xmax 125 for a 12 mile round trip commute into central London which is great. Considering trading up to the Xmax 250 or maybe the Tmax for a bit more umph. Probably don't need the extra power of the Tmax as never go that quick but imagine the extra power over the 250 is considerable..?? Is there much other space under the seat on top of having a full face helmet in the Tmax?

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Sabustin's Response to sabustin's Review

Written on: 27/06/2010

I have a Schuberth C3 helmet and it and my Weise textile trousers fit under the seat. Having travelled on my TMAX for more than three months, I still find it a great ride for my 60 mile daily commute roundtrip. It has lots of oomph between 40 and 70 mph and is more relaxed cruising at 70 mph. The bike is definitely more stable than the XMax, with the rear tyre being wider, but is also significantly more thirsty. The air flow across the wind shield could be better, as it does get quite noisy at speed.

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★★★★★

“Nothing in the world of Maxi Scooters comes close to...”

Written on: 03/03/2010

Nothing in the world of Maxi Scooters comes close to the TMAX!! Best handling most powerful maxi by far. The Suzuki Burgman 650 has more power but weighs a lot more has a smaller wheel base and has sluggish handling. Your best bet in a super scooter that is as close as your going to get to a small cruiser motorcycle with super sports bike handling… Read Full Review

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“I got the T-Max after owning a 400 Burgman for a year....”

Written on: 24/11/2009

I got the T-Max after owning a 400 Burgman for a year. The T-Max has so much more punch, is much more agile in traffic and overall the better ride. I have done 10,000km on the T-Max, no trouble of any kind… Read Full Review

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“From UK but hired one in Majorca on holiday after...”

Written on: 10/10/2009 by flatcap007 (1 review written)

From UK but hired one in Majorca on holiday after months admiring them, really impressed with the machine. Spent the day driving through the mountains twisting through curves and steep hills the bike handled great. Even spent time driving on the motorway in the rain. Got the thing flat out at 180k or, 110mph could do with another 10mph to be fair. Excellent storage having never experienced a Sport Scooter before. These bikes are stigmatized in the UK, beats me the Tmax rides better than most… Read Full Review

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“New Bike to me (Yamaha TMAX).. after Firebalde!.....”

Written on: 17/06/2009

New Bike to me (Yamaha TMAX).. after Firebalde!.. Great easy to ride and great pleasure with superb handling. If you want a tourere with attitude this is the bike!. (Scooter!_)… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha TMAX 500 seat is wide, Im 6'01 and hit the...”

Written on: 17/05/2009

The Yamaha TMAX 500 seat is wide, Im 6'01 and hit the ground on toes due to the seat width, however sitting closer (shorter people) the seat narrows down. Seating position, mirrors, and brakes are Wonderful Took off in Europe too bad took so long to get here… Read Full Review

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“All of it , easy to ride handing great, a fun bike to...”

Written on: 26/04/2009

All of it , easy to ride handing great, a fun bike to own. However, wee bit hard on bumps. Great bike, the Yamaha TMAX 500 is too good to call it a scooter… Read Full Review

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“Overall, a great piece of machinery. I use the TMAX...”

Written on: 25/03/2009 by fossie1953 (1 review written)

Overall, a great piece of machinery. I use the TMAX every day to commute 15 miles and back to the station and look forward to the trip (even in the rain). The bike feels very solid on the road and has no handling quirks - holds the line every time. I used to have a small 50cc for commuting and a big bike for weekends. The TMAX covers both roles easily and even surprises my friends on their traditional motorbikes with its handling and performance. I bought some handlebar mitts and one of those… Read Full Review

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Tigerandyx9's Response to 449890_fossie1953's Review

Written on: 10/05/2009

I found this review helpful because... I am thinking of changing my 2002 Piaggio X9 500 for a new mega scooter

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“The Yamaha TMAX 500 bike is sexy and surprising. One...”

Written on: 23/03/2009 by PanJammi (1 review written)

The Yamaha TMAX 500 bike is sexy and surprising. One time I was riding down from Oregon to California for a high school reunion which was about a 7 hour drive and I saw a Harley Cruiser up ahead in the slow lane. I chuckled to myself and did something funny. As I drew closer to this mean looking biker in the fast lane I started to give the appearance that I was peddling my scooter while looking like a geeky guy struggling to get the scooter to go faster. He and his female companion just… Read Full Review

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“I ' ve wanted a Yamaha Tmax for about 8 yrs now, when...”

Written on: 15/09/2008 by guest111 (1 review written)

I ' ve wanted a Yamaha Tmax for about 8 yrs now, when Yamaha first introduced them to the European market. Unfortunately, it wasn ' t available when I bought my last scooter- a 2003 Burgman 400. I never gave up hope that eventually they ' d stop depriving us... and earlier this year I found out I was right!

This is definitely a scooter with racing genes. It ' s purpose-built to be a "Sport scooter" and it doesn ' t disappoint. Compared to the Burgman, it sits a bit taller, rides a bit firmer… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Yamaha T-max 2001 model on Monday morning...”

Written on: 30/08/2008 by peanuts6blonde (1 review written)

I bought my Yamaha T-max 2001 model on Monday morning in Tasmania Australia put it on the ferry that night over too the mainland then roade it 2200klms back home to Queensland very comfortable in 3 days what can I say but dam this is a good machine not bad for a 69 year old, 5.5lts per 100klms @ 125kp… Read Full Review

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