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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Nov 3, 2019.
Max Tech has electric windshield, cruise control, heated grips
Full specs and available colors and trims at Yamaha UK
I would buy one in a second. Oh well, another bike I can't get!!
Had a BMW C650GT - Loved it but never trusted it so traded it off.
This Yamaha could get me back on a new Maxi-scooter.
Man I bet that rips.
I've been wondering if Yamaha will enter into the DCT mark like Honda?
Likewise will Honda make smaller DCT machines?
We shall see in a few days.
I sure hope Honda gets smart enough to offer the DCT on smaller bikes. I’d love to see one on a 500cc bike.
the T-MAX is lovely. However the pricing is from another league. The base version is ~13,300USD, the Tech Max I believe is roughly 15,000 USD.
That thing is ALMOST a motorcycle. You would have to get on and off it the same as a motorcycle, by throwing your leg over the seat. For those who can that's fine. But I got into scooters because I was having trouble getting on and off regular motorcycles. All of my scooters have/had flat floorboards. I think there are a lot of other people here that got into scooters for the same reason. Where do you draw the line between a scooter and a motorcycle?
in Europe we have a greater variety of scooter to choose from. However, Yamaha sold 270,000 T-MAX units since its launch in 2001.
There are a ton of other amazing scooters on the market, say Kymco AK550 which has a price of 8,000 EUR. It's an honest alternative to T-MAX imho
My total guess on my part is the DCT is limited to bikes with sufficient electrical output. My DCT NC700XD puts out 420 watts to power the shift motor.
I think it looks great!
They won't sell a single one for over $12,000
there's a reason why they haven't had any in this country
even the Kymco AK550 is $11,000 and they still don't bring any of them to this country because they won't sell
$15,000 is complete crap.... No one would pay that kind of money for that scooter
@ClearwaterBMW they sell a ton of them in Europe. Literally I saw hundreds of them in France, Italy and Spain. KYMCO is exactly $10,000 (MSRP) in EU. Still lot of cash.
However, I will put a reminder and post the Italian stats anyway once they are published monthly or quarterly.
Apparently EU folks have lots of cash to spare.
There are a lot of people who look at a 20K motorcycle and say "That's ridiculous, you could buy a car for that!" Other people look at a 400K Ferrari and say That's ridiculous, you could buy a house for that!"
The fact is that some people prefer a scooter over a motorcycle and are willing to pay 10K+ for a top of the line scooter. I wouldn't pay 15K for a Tmax when I can buy an Xmax for under 6K but I would buy an Xmax when I could buy a bigger motorcycle for less. The reason I haven't bought an Xmax is because I already have two scooters.
However, here in the USA there would be few buyers willing to pay 15K for a scooter. Even 10K seems to be too much as there are very few Maxi Scooters still being sold. I think the Burgman 400 at around 8K is the most expensive one left.
Of course I fully understand your point, since I have that $33,000 GS adventure with the obvious 7K+ collection of farkles on board before the first mile was put on the odometer, so I know all about overspending. Maybe I'm just not thinking straight. I just think of $15,000 for a vehicle that ways slightly less than the GS with a third the horsepower but costing 65% as much seems to be a bit odd
I like the opportunity to take a look at one, but the Kymco AK550 and the Yamaha Tmax 560 probably will never see the shores of the United States, Sadly