2009 Yamaha Tmax 500!

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by rs-mn, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Anarchist

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    rhinoWERX,

    How tall are you and how is the legroom on the scooter?
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  2. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    5' 11" - leg room and sitting position is good. Seat is flat so it's easy and comfortable to move forward or back. With both feet on the floor, my knees are bent - guessing the seat height is somewhere around 30"

    Seems really nicely finished off, and it looks great up close, but the price...:eek1
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  3. Joel mark

    Joel mark Been here awhile

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    Hey rhinowerx what is your inseam??

    From all the other pics I have seen the leg room looks to be more than with you on it???

    Maybe everone else in the pics have been shorter people? Imagine that.

    Thanks for all the pics, it looks great. I noticed they do not have the flash to pass bright light button on the left control housing. I wonder why Yamaha does not do this in the US. They show it in the picture gallery on the Yamaha site.
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  4. jmoto

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    That's less storage than I was expecting. Is there more elsewhere on the bike?
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  5. twinrider

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    Storage is sacrificed to create more ground clearance. You could add a Givi top box though.
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  6. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    My inseam is around 31.5 (32" pants are sometimes too long, and 30's are too short...). You may be able tell in the pic but I'm not sitting all the way back.

    As for storage, using the Burg 400 as a benchmark, no it doesn't have as much. The under seat compartment does look big enough to comfortably hold a full face lid. And then there are the two front gloveboxes. I was somewhat disappointed at least one of them was not lockable.

    I think the key features about this scoot, over other similar contenders, at least for me, is looks and (from everything I've read) performance. The fit and finish is very nice and for all intensive purposes, it looks like it wide ride and handle quite well.

    but the price...:eek1
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  7. Scooterboy58

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    The Tmax pictures are very nice indeed The storage area is about what I expected and the seat even though it is higher than my Majesty looks like it is a bit narrower allowing better contact with the ground. Now the best question is have you ridden it yet? As you said they were still putting it together. I would like to see what it looks like coming out of the crate.....
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  8. jmoto

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    Does the Majesty have more or less storage than the TMax?
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  9. zilla8

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    Man this is great news,
    I'll have to get down to the LBC and check it out before It's sold.Are they asking more than msrp for it?
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  10. Joel mark

    Joel mark Been here awhile

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    The TMAX has less storage than the Majesty.

    Yamaha site says the TMax will hold 1 full face helmet under the seat.

    For the Majesty it says it will hold 2 full face helmets under the seat.
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  11. HayHole

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    Picked it up today. Only have ten miles on it, but I know already that I'm going to love it! Will post more later...
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  12. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Congrats HayHole - looking forward to hearing your comments.

    Just curious, but were you able to deal on it at all?

    Cheers,
    -Jack
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  13. Calidrew

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    Jack (Rhinowerx) has been telling me about the TMax for months. I have to admit it is a VERY good looking scooter. A customer pointed out today that it would look even sportier without the tall windshield. I offered to take it off for him to try to get him on it as a first bike instead of the GSXR600. He left without either one.

    Our sales manager was at Yamaha corporate in Cyprus for a live infommercial on the TMax and the new 2009 VMax (I'm sure the names are coincidental) and says they told him ours is the first in California. He also learned about ten percent of the information that is available on this thread.

    If any of you locally want to come take a look live and in person give me a call before hand and I will tell you if it is still here.

    Andrew
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  14. soboy

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    Great looking scoot!
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  15. HayHole

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    Just got back from my first ride. Put about thirty miles on it. I've owned a lot of bikes over the last 43 years - mostly Honda, Yamaha & BMW - but I don't remember ever having this much fun. I'm 5' 9" and 160 pounds, with a 30-inch inseam, and it feels like the bike was custom built for me. The seating position for me is perfect, and I know I could ride for hours very comfortably. While riding this evening I was trying to think of anything I would change to make this scoot better and I couldn't come up with a thing. Although, an electronic cruise control would be really nice. The mirrors are great and there is no vibration and the visibility is wonderful . For a while I was on the worst stretch of asphalt you could find anywhere and I didn't notice any vibration or rattles - none. I think you could attribute that to the great suspension this bike has. Very, very smooth engine. I didn't hit it very hard yet, but once I hit a hundred miles I'll hammer it and see what it will do. It handles much more like a motorcycle than scooter. I've only owned two other scooters, a Helix and a Vespa 250 GTS, and it is not really fair to compare them to the Tmax. The instruments could not be better - a big speedo in the middle and it's analog. This is beginning to sound like I sell these scooters. I'll post more once I get a few miles on it.
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  16. zilla8

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    This is all great news keep it commin!!!! I was going to go check out the Tmax at my local dealer today but We had a little Earthquake and I did'nt make it :)
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  17. Gauloises

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    Ain't it great :wink:
    i've got 1000 miles on mine and it just get's better :wings
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  18. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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  19. Joel mark

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    Hayhole, I heard you need to run Premium gas in the Tmax?? Is that true??

    Great looking ride, I am patiently waiting on mine.

    How is the clutching compare to the other scoots you have ridden.

    Enjoy, Joel
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  20. twinrider

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    The tranny was so good on the one I rode I didn't even have to use the clutch once :deal