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Old 06-06-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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2009 Yamaha Tmax 500!

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...07/0/home.aspx

The 2009 Yamaha Scooters are on their website.

The big news is that the Tmax 500 is there. Says available July 2008.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:34 PM   #2
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TMax

The bad news is the price $7999 for the blue, $8099 for the Yellow.

I have wanted one of these since last year when they came out in the UK.

I was figuring they were going to be in the high $6k range or right at $7k tops, just by what the Burgman and the Silverwing are priced at, but $8grand I don't know.

I am dissappointed that the turn signals in the front are not integated in the body like they are in the UK, and like on the Majesty. I am going to have to see one in person first, and possibly ride one before I make up my mind.

I see they also dropped the Morphus, and brought a new Zuma 125 thats cool.

I hate it when they finnaly bring something to the states that we want and price it to high. A new Burgman 650 is $7899 for 150 more CC.

The Bugman is a nice scoot, I owned a 2006 650 for about 8 months rode it almost 2000 miles. I just wasnt ready for it I guess.

Thats why I want the new TMAX, a cross between a bike and a scoot.

We will see, Joel.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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I am dissappointed that the turn signals in the front are not integated in the body like they are in the UK, and like on the Majesty.
Well you can thank the US DOT for that one. I don't really blame Yamaha for not wanting to redesign the front end to meet the silly headlight-turn signal separation distance requirements solely for the US market.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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It would appear that Yamaha view their products as "exclusive" (see new VMax) and price accordingly. Then their customers take a hosing when the deals start due to lack of sales.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:29 PM   #5
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The Zuma 125 looks good to me. I just bought a used Vino 125 and am enjoying riding it; I could see picking up the bigger Zuma in a couple of years. For local riding, the 125cc size seems like kind of a sweet spot -- more get up and go than the 50cc scooters, but without the weight and cost of the big ones.

I'm not sure who is the market for the big scoots, but it isn't me -- I like the little ones because they are cheap and small and fun to ride around town. For long distance and fast speeds, call me traditional but I'd rather be on a motorcycle. Is their appeal mostly that they have automatic transmissions? (Anyone remember those CB750s with auto transmissions from the 1970s? Maybe they were just a few decades before their time...)
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #6
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how will this compare to the silverwing?
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #7
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The Zuma 125 looks good to me. I just bought a used Vino 125 and am enjoying riding it; I could see picking up the bigger Zuma in a couple of years. For local riding, the 125cc size seems like kind of a sweet spot -- more get up and go than the 50cc scooters, but without the weight and cost of the big ones.

I'm not sure who is the market for the big scoots, but it isn't me -- I like the little ones because they are cheap and small and fun to ride around town. For long distance and fast speeds, call me traditional but I'd rather be on a motorcycle. Is their appeal mostly that they have automatic transmissions? (Anyone remember those CB750s with auto transmissions from the 1970s? Maybe they were just a few decades before their time...)
i to own a 125 Vino 2007 i enjoy it i ride it 44 miles to work each day and have a blast on it. And im a big guy 260 lbs 6ft if i want a larger one i would just go back into a motorcycle. Seems to make more sence to me but to each his own.
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:50 PM   #8
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TMax price

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Originally Posted by Joel mark
The bad news is the price $7999 for the blue, $8099 for the Yellow.

I have wanted one of these since last year when they came out in the UK.

I was figuring they were going to be in the high $6k range or right at $7k tops, just by what the Burgman and the Silverwing are priced at, but $8grand I don't know.

I am dissappointed that the turn signals in the front are not integated in the body like they are in the UK, and like on the Majesty. I am going to have to see one in person first, and possibly ride one before I make up my mind.

I see they also dropped the Morphus, and brought a new Zuma 125 thats cool.

I hate it when they finnaly bring something to the states that we want and price it to high. A new Burgman 650 is $7899 for 150 more CC.

The Bugman is a nice scoot, I owned a 2006 650 for about 8 months rode it almost 2000 miles. I just wasnt ready for it I guess.

Thats why I want the new TMAX, a cross between a bike and a scoot.

We will see, Joel.
Joel: Look at the price of EVERYTHING! A company bringing in a totally new product is going to price it according to the dollar's current value.....the Burgman was priced when gold as $500oz / oil $60 a barrel and the dollar on par with the euro........did you really think a new product introduced in today's BoyGeorge economy was going to be priced at Honda Reflex levels....? Bruce
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #9
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Wtf

Bruce, I was giving my opinion by saying:

I was figuring they were going to be in the high $6k range or right at $7k tops, just by what the Burgman and the Silverwing are priced at, but $8grand I don't know.


Who the hell said it should be priced at Honda Reflex price?????????

Doesnt matter anyway, I put a deposit on one today. Shopped around looking for the best price. Should be here end of July or 1st of August. Joel.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:39 PM   #10
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I will post pictures, when I get a chance to take some. I have about 500 kms on it now, and it is better then what I hoped for. It is very stable on the highway and in cross winds. It clips along with no vibrations and or shuttering even at high speed. I can ride at 120 kph with no problem. As a matter of fact I had to pass a car at this speed so I opened it up for a very short time. It climbed to 160kph and was still pulling when I let off. Unfriken believable. Millage so far seems to be in the 60 mpg (Imp gal) in mixed riding. Low speed handling and ride comfort is again very good. My only complaint is they say a full face helmet fits under the seat, but my Icon will not fit?? It does hold lots of stuff though and the two glove boxes work very well (be nice if they locked). It sure gets alot of looks, and even the motorcycle guys wave at me (go figure). I am very very happy with this bike.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:58 PM   #11
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DUPPYPOG,

Can you tell us what the service interval schedule is? Looking forward to seeing some pics.

Congrats.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
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2009 Yamaha Tmax for sale

FS; 2009 Yamaha Tmax Great deal
For sale: Yellow & black 2009 Yamaha Tmax 5k miles; garage bike; $4,500 OBO; located in Detroit, MI
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:31 PM   #13
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What GPS Mount for a Garmin Nuvi 5000?

Hi all,

New guy here.

Does anyone happen to own a Garmin 5000 and the Tmax 500cc?

I'm getting my first bike delivered tomorrow :) and I'd like to have the best mount for the job.

Thanks much,,
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:04 PM   #14
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congrates on your new ride and welcome to the tmax community
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:43 AM   #15
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Thats why I want the new TMAX, a cross between a bike and a scoot.
It's still 100% scooter. More cornering clearance than the Burgman but less power.
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