Yamaha Updates its X-Max 400 - Will We See It in the US?

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  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth Operator

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    It sure would be nice! I think the X-Max 400 would fit in better than the Tmax. It's more of a touring bike and its 400 cc engine used on the Majesty is great engine. C'mon Yamaha!

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  2. byee

    byee Been here awhile

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    Nice! I'm hopeful. I'm ready to upgrade my 2015 Yamaha SMAX.
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  3. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Been here awhile

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    I know we will not see it in Canada, all the Japanese have dropped most of there scooter models up here. The Smax is the biggest for Yamaha.
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  4. SteverinoB

    SteverinoB EstebanarinoB

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    I like it I like it!
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  5. tastroman

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    We can only hope.
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  6. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    I'd be very tempted to upgrade to that from my Majesty.
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  7. klaviator

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    It looks great. I really like my Majesty and with less than 13K miles on it I won't need a replacement for a long time but it would be nice to have one available.
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    I could see this becoming my only bike.
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  9. Chillis

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    Wonder if there have been any updates to that engine and what the weight of the bike is?

    I used to go everywhere on my Majesty 400. When I switched bikes from it back to a motorcycle I stopped riding as much. I miss the ease of use of a scooter.

    This looks like it would be easier to work on.
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  10. Chillis

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    463lbs wet weight!

    She's a big girl! Or big boy!
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  11. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    I think it will come to North America. Right now, the Burgman 400 is the only 400 class scooter here. I think they will price it about the same as the overpriced 280cc (?) Honda Forza and have a runaway success.
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  12. ScooterJon

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    Actually, the Burgman 400 was cancelled for 2017 so currently, the market is wide open for that size motor.
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  13. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Somebody will step in to the 400cc I would hope. Kymco is the only one currently in that class. I loved my 400cc scooter.
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  14. klaviator

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    Maybe in a year or 2 (or more) as the supply of leftover and lightly used 400ss scooter starts to dry up there will be some demand for this scooter. Right now I just don't see it coming here. Kymco just intorduced it's new Xciting 400 which looks really good. I'm not sure there are enough Kymco dealers left for it to make an impact here but if it sells well it may motivate other manufacturers to bring in a new 400.

    $5999, lighter and more power than the Majesty according to the Kymco specs:

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  15. cabanza

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    And a lot more vibrations. It feels very rough.
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  16. forkintheroad

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    X-Max is just what I am looking for. I hope it shows up in the USA. I don't know if the BV-350 is returning this year, but honestly I never liked how it looked. If it doesn't, there's Forza, the overpriced Vespa in 300, and not a lot else. (the rare Kymco and Sym notwithstanding) It does feel like maxi's are going away here, though. Maybe Honda will counter by removing the body panels off Forza and offering the Even Bigger Ruckus.
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  17. AMAC1680

    AMAC1680 Outdoorsman, advocate, paraplegic

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    Wow my dealers don't have the new 400s yet. Did you get a test ride?

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  18. cabanza

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    I'm sorry! I was thinking about the Downtown 300i.
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  19. klaviator

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    I rode a Downtown 300 and found it smooth enough. It also handled pretty good. The biggest issue with this scooter was cramped riding position for taller riders. Unlike most other maxi scooters you couldn't put your feet forward. At least it had plenty of bar to knee clearance unlike pretty much all Yamaha scooters. I'm hoping the new 400 will correct that issue.

    Unless Kymco addresses it's shrinking number of US dealers I doubt they will sell a lot of these new 400s. On the other hand if they come out with some competitive new models they may be able to attract more dealers into carrying Kymco.
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  20. MBlue

    MBlue Been here awhile

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    The Yamaha look really nice. No Kymco 400 in Canada. If you like riding scooters, don't move to Canada...our choice here is pretty poor.
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