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Old 04-21-2015, 01:46 PM   #1
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Honda NM4 Versus Yamaha TMAX

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Old 04-21-2015, 01:58 PM   #2
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Cycle Guys doing scooters always kills me. The best they can ever do is "it's good, for a scooter".

Cliff Notes.

Low and slow
vs
Tall and quick

"Hey look at me"
vs
"Bet ya didn't see me coming"

Apples and oranges.
Happy there's choices.
Just a mad mans ramblings.......

I love the Tmax and would buy in a heartbeat. But I can't hold it up.

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Old 04-22-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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I actually like both of them but they both have their negatives.

MN4: Chain Drive and lack of storage

TMAX: Lack of ABS
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #4
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NM4 isn't a scoot.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:48 PM   #5
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NM4 isn't a scoot.
But the guy said that it is the most comfortable scooter that he has ever been on.

I saw it on the internet. It has to be true.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:13 PM   #6
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The NM4 is ugly. And it's not a scooter. It's a BarcaLounger-Batmocycle. Looks comfy though.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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I did a face palm when reading the part where they mention Honda listing the NM4 in their "Cruiser" lineup.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:13 AM   #8
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I have seen an NM4 in a dealer showroom and sat on it. It's uglier in real life than in pictures. Based on the video it sounds like a really boring ride as well. And of course there is no way it's a scooter. I'm not interested in buying either one but if given a choice I'd pick the TMAX over the NM4 in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:32 PM   #9
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I have seen an NM4 in a dealer showroom and sat on it. It's uglier in real life than in pictures. Based on the video it sounds like a really boring ride as well. And of course there is no way it's a scooter. I'm not interested in buying either one but if given a choice I'd pick the TMAX over the NM4 in a heartbeat.
That right there. ^^
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:26 AM   #10
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Just test road an NM 2 days ago and loved it. It rides a center space between motorcycle and scooter really well. The storage could be better but it is on par with most Honda scooters. It isn't a huge amount but it is enough for daily use. The riding position is like a taller Helix. The dash isn't as cluttered as I thought it would be. It was great in traffic and was able to handle the freeway without the problems. The only killer was the color. The color is boring and highlights the angles on the bike all wrong. It is an example of some colors making cool cars look bad. If you have a stretched out commute it should be a good way to go. It is not a tight city bike but neither are its competition. If they could have lowered the price a little I would have taken it. As it stands the dealers around here are making deals on its cousin the CTX700 but not on the NM. I road the 700 and it wasn't me.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:18 PM   #11
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These freakin' stealerships are suuummmthin else!

I've been in constant touch with our big mega bike mall here in SoCal about the '15 Tmax, and I keep getting the answer "haven't seen the bike yet, not sure when Yami is gunna send us one". I've bought probably 10 bikes from these guys cause at the end of the day, no one has beaten their price.

So today I walk into a local dealer not too far from work and what's on the floor, the '15 Tmax. The pretty knowledgeable young sales dude told me they have three, and they've been sitting there about 3 weeks. WTF?

Anyway, I finally got to sit and handle one. It fit me well, seat was not too tall. Yah, no abs, and that can be argued to ad nauseum. No power windscreen, it needs it. When straddled, movement was easy side to side. In comparison a 650 Burgi was near by, much, much more difficult to move around. 485 lbs v. 615 lbs..

Parallel twin, 15" wheels is stuff I'm looking for. The bars/grips seemed to fit me low, not saying good or bad, just different.

Nice bike! I've got more pics on the sealsam thread.

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