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Old 01-29-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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Didn't they do this already?

Nmax? 155 cc?

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2015/01/2...nmax-revealed/
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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Looks to be a more fuel efficient and less expensive version of the Smax. Has standard style dual rear shocks and larger wheels.

The Smax isn't exactly fuel efficient at low 80's mpg. It may get better with more break in miles. Interested to see what is accomplished for fuel savings with the engine tweaks.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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Looks more like the PCX, not the SMAX which has a flat floor.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:54 PM   #4
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Still, TWO 155cc scoots in the lineup? (Well, possible lineup in the US)

I better start buying more scoots or I'll never catchup!
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:58 PM   #5
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Looks more like the PCX, not the SMAX which has a flat floor.
That's what I was thinking. Is that payback for all those Shadow models that tried to look like Harleys?
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:06 PM   #6
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I think it looks good!

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Old 01-29-2015, 06:50 PM   #7
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I did get a case of Deja Vu just now!

It pretty much looks like a non flat floor board version of the SMax to me. Looks pretty sharp though and Yamaha does not disappoint in the fit and finish department.

I speed read the article but I don't think it specifically mentioned a launch for the US market. I somehow kind of doubt it but you never know. Yamaha does offer multiple versions of the 50cc Zuma in the US so anything is possible.

UPDATE:

Okay read it slower this time and saw this detail "Yamaha has filed for a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the name NMAX."

Does not really mean much and they likely do this just incase they want to use the name for a future product here but then again it could very well mean its coming here.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:53 PM   #8
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The price for the intended markets converts to $2200 USD. Don't think it will show up here for that.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:19 AM   #9
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I think it looks good!

I concur. Looks good.

But then I own a PCX - similar look IMO.
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:11 AM   #10
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Looks nice. Looks like the PCX.
I'm not getting the point. Maybe it's a "goldilocks" thing.

"This Tmax is tooooo big....."
"This vino is toooo small....."

"But this S/NMax is just right!"

The idea that now would be the time to add yet another scooter in that class , in the US, is hard to understand. Plenty of choices in the 150-200 class at the moment and many sit in showrooms.

Throw in the however temporary low gas prices and Americans loose interest in economy. All I need to do is look back to the crash of 2008/2009 and how it coincided with a fuel price drop. People stopped buying scoots. I can still find crated 2009s for sale out there.

Again looks nice but IMO would be overkill in the US at this point.

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Old 01-30-2015, 06:17 AM   #11
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Looks nice. Looks like the PCX.
I'm not getting the point. Maybe it's a "goldilocks" thing.

"This Tmax is tooooo big....."
"This vino is toooo small....."

"But this S/NMax is just right!"

The idea that now would be the time to add yet another scooter in that class , in the US, is hard to understand. Plenty of choices in the 150-200 class at the moment and many sit in showrooms.

Throw in the however temporary low gas prices and Americans loose interest in economy. All I need to do is look back to the crash of 2008/2009 and how it coincided with a fuel price drop. People stopped buying scoots. I can still find crated 2009s for sale out there.

Again looks nice but IMO would be overkill in the US at this point.

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Seems like that range is pretty well flooded- is there really that much of a market here to support it?

Wonder why the 200-275cc range is not getting any love? Maybe I'm wrong but it seems like after 150 everything sort of jumps to 300-350 and with it the corresponding weight jump. Most of the previous 200/250cc scooters (thinking Piaggio/Aprilia, Honda, and Kymco) have gone for bigger/faster.
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Various colors, the red one is nice.



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Old 01-30-2015, 08:49 AM   #13
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Interesting. IMO, better looking than the SMax. The dark red especially.

Does it say ABS on the front fender?
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Various colors, the red one is nice.



It does look good.

Seems to be more along the lines of the Forza 125.
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It does look good.

Seems to be more along the lines of the Forza 125.
I think it looks like the Xmax 125:



The Forza is Honda's attempt to take sales away from Yamaha.
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