Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report
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Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

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The new large scooter is driven by a water-cooled single cylinder that is supposed to get 32 ​​hp from its 395 cubic meters.

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According to the manufacturer, the Yamaha X-Max 400 weighs 211 kilograms when fully fueled.

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The Yamaha X-Max 400.

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With these values ​​there is no need to hide in the city or on the country roads.

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… and also wants to need only 4.8 seconds when pulling from 50 to 90 kilometers per hour.

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According to the manufacturer, the 400 already manages the sprint from 0 to 40 km / h in 2.2 seconds …

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From 2014 the Yamaha X-Max 400 will also be available with ABS.

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If the pace is increased, however, the Yamaha X-Max 400 reaches its limits and has to give way to the 16 HP more powerful Yamaha TMax 530.

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This is not least due to its handiness, which the Yamaha Y-Max owes not least to its chassis that it has largely borrowed from the smaller models of the X-Max series.

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All in all, the Yamaha X-Max 400 leaves a good impression.

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The range of accessories for the Yamaha X-Max 400 is abundant and ranges from smartphone holders and heated grips to Akrapovic exhaust.

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The series includes the large storage space under the bench seat, where a second jet helmet can also be placed.

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The cockpit of the Yamaha X-Max 400 was deliberately oriented towards cars.

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One of the two glove compartments can even be locked.

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The front of the Yamaha X-Max 400 comes with filigree elements.

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The original silencer, on the other hand, is rather bulky.

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At least when it comes to the price, it works quite well: while the luxurious TMax costs over 11,000 euros, …

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… and to close the gap to the small X-Max brothers with 125 and 250 cubic meters.

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With the new Yamaha X-Max, the Japanese are trying to build on the success of their T-Max 530 large scooter …

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… the Yamaha X-Max 400 changes hands for 5795 euros plus 295 euros for ancillary costs.

Driving report Yamaha X-Max 400

New Yamaha scooter

Yamaha is writing a real success story with its Mäxen. No other large scooter sells as well as the sporty luxury liner Yamaha TMax 530, although it costs more than 11,000 euros. Whether the new Yamaha X-Max 400 represents its legacy worthily?

Driving report Yamaha X-Max 400

Yamaha is writing a real success story with its Mäxen. No other large scooter sells as well as the sporty luxury liner TMax 530, although it costs more than 11,000 euros. The 125 and 250 from the X-Max series are also at the top of the European registration statistics. No wonder that Yamaha continues to mobilize in this direction: The Yamaha X-Max 400 is now replacing the aging Majesty.

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Yamaha X-Max 400 in the driving report

Driving report Yamaha X-Max 400
New Yamaha scooter

At the international press launch in Milan, the Yamaha X-Max 400 proved that every centimeter counts when the traffic light starts in the hustle and bustle of traffic in the northern Italian city, and the scooter implements the command from the throttle so promptly that it gives its driver decisive advantages; Yamaha states the acceleration from zero to 40 km / h with 2.2 seconds. Pulling away from the panting car driver so quickly calms the nerves immensely.

Yamaha X-Max 400 scores with a large storage compartment


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Yamaha X-Max 400.

Because the chassis largely comes from the smaller models, the Yamaha X-Max 400 is agile despite its mighty appearance and dances casually between standing columns. The 15-inch wheel at the front and the 13-inch rear wheel also allow abrupt changes of direction. The enormous storage space under the bench seat, which has increased by ten percent compared to the 250 and is now 37 liters, is most welcome on the shopping tour. There are also two glove compartments in the panel, one of which is lockable, for a cell phone, wallet and other odds and ends.

But that’s not supposed to be it yet. Because the Yamaha X-Max 400 can still achieve a top speed of 150 km / h, it can also frolic on the country road at the gates of Milan and start a trip to the glamorous Lake Como – a German quarry pond does it too. The upright seating position allows good control and provides just as much security as the large, wide tires. When overtaking, the engine is lively again, the Yamaha specification of 4.8 seconds when pulling from 50 to 90 km / h seems credible. The brake system with two generously dimensioned discs at the front and one at the rear is easy to dose and has excellent deceleration. At the moment, however, you have to do without ABS; then the price increases by around 500 euros.

The cockpit like in a car


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The cockpit of the X-Max 400 was deliberately designed in the style of a passenger car.

If you tighten the pace in the winding curve, there are clear differences to the sporty TMax, not to mention its additional 16 hp. The two suspension struts of the Yamaha X-Max 400, in particular, are not very good at driving quickly on uneven asphalt and cause unrest in the chassis, and the main stand touches down early when it is inclined.

Nevertheless, the Yamaha X-Max 400 is a success, because it closes the gap between the 250 and the flagship better than the Majesty. The processing quality is of a high level, and the scooter doesn’t even have to do without a personal touch: Yamaha has 21 smooth accessories in its range, from the sharp Akrapovic exhaust for sports riders to heated grips and smartphone holders to the top case for weekend tours.

Technical specifications


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The original damper looks bulky, an Akrapovic exhaust is available as an accessory.

engine
Water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves, wet sump lubrication, injection, Ø 38 mm, regulated catalytic converter, stepless belt variator.

Bore x stroke 83.0 x 73.0 mm
Displacement 395 cm³
rated capacity 23.2 kW (32 hp) at 7500 rpm
Max. Torque 34 Nm at 6000 rpm

landing gear
Steel tubular frame, telescopic fork, Ø 35 mm, two spring struts at the rear, four-way adjustable spring preload, drive unit swing arm, double disc brake at the front, Ø 267 mm, two-piston floating calipers, disc brake at the rear, Ø 267 mm, two-piston floating caliper.
Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 15; 4.00 x 13
Tires 120 / 70-15; 150 / 70-13

measurements and weight
Wheelbase 1565 mm, steering head angle 62 degrees, caster 100 mm, spring travel f / r 110/110 mm, seat height 785 mm, weight with a full tank of 211 kg *, tank capacity 14 liters.
Two year guarantee
Colors gray, black, white
Price / additional costs: 5795/295 euros

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