New Xmax 300 !

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by wibble, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. wibble

    wibble Been here awhile

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    Hi All, I bought a new xmax yesterday and had to ride it 220 miles home. It was quite a pleasant experience through the French countryside, I had to really find the less populated roads but that took me to places which were great to see. I averaged approx. 25 MPH with all the stops I made to navigate. I only nearly got wiped out once by a Polish registered car, the French were very courteous to a slow Brit ....... they are used to the old Solexes buzzing around the countryside I guess:imaposer

    The reason I was so slow is the running in period, for the first 600 miles you're not advised to go over 4500 revs. On flat ground that's about 40 mph tops !!!

    Obviously I cant tell you much about it..... when I can unleash hell on the throttle and emptied the tank a few times I can tell you more.

    I can say the build quality and the quality of the textured plastics looks great, it handles very smoothly at low speed and is well balences. I did the whole distance on less than 1 tank of fuel, it holds 13 LITRES.
    I am very happy with my choice so far........ this joins my agility 125 in the stable:clap
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  2. The Virginian

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    Congrats! Post up some pics of your new ride. Sadly North America doesn't get this scoot.

    Eric
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  3. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Been here awhile

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    Wish they would bring them to Canada, but that won't probable ever happen, nice bike.
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  4. eakins

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    AimExpo or IMS Long Beach is where many new US bound machines are announced.

    Yamaha has not posted any 2018 listings yet so I'm not sure you can say that with 100% confidence yet.
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  5. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Just read a review of xmax 300 . Top speed 95 MPH. About 30 horsepower, 296CC. , ABS WITH Traction controll 45 litres of space under the seat. Ergonomics are aided by the fact that the screen and handlebar positions are adjustable. These can’t be done on the fly, but it’s a two minute job (with the allen key from the tool kit) to raise or lower the screen by 50mm. The bars can be moved 20mm closer to the rider and although it’s a bit of a faff, it’s a one off job and still a piece of cake. . The reviewer was whipping the floor when it came to Yamaha xmax 400 out on the road. It s far more flixable in the twisty roads. 15 inch wheels. The x300 delivered over 70mpg in one reviews day of riding. With a 13 litre tank, you’ll be filling up every 180 or so miles. '"Yamaha's given the motor a decent upgrade – 6hp and 6lbft more than the 250, and you're very aware you're not on a learner bike. There's loads of grunt away from the lights, and I'm easily able to keep up with the Yamaha test rider on his X-MAX 400. Throttle control is spot-on, and the fueling super-smooth."
    http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-yamaha-x-max-300-review

    I love to demo one of these , seem like it even better then my forza 300.
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    2017 Yamaha XMAX 300 Technical Specification

    Engine type

    Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves

    Displacement

    292cc

    Bore x stroke

    70.0 mm x 75.9 mm

    Compression ratio

    10.9 : 1

    Maximum power

    20.6 kW @ 7,250 rpm

    Maximum torque

    29.0 Nm @ 5,750 rpm

    Lubrication system

    Wet sump

    Fuel system

    Fuel Injection

    Ignition system

    TCI

    Starter system

    Electric

    Transmission system

    V-Belt Automatic

    Fuel consumption

    N/A

    CO2 emission

    N/A

    Chassis



    Front suspension system

    Telescopic forks

    Front travel

    110 mm

    Rear suspension system

    Unit Swing

    Rear travel

    79 mm

    Front brake

    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 267 mm

    Rear brake

    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm

    Front tyre

    120/70-15

    Rear tyre

    140/70-14

    Dimensions



    Overall length

    2,185 mm

    Overall width

    775 mm

    Overall height

    1,415 mm (adjustable screen 1,465mm)

    Seat height

    795 mm

    Wheelbase

    1,540 mm

    Minimum ground clearance

    135 mm

    Wet weight

    179 kg

    Fuel tank capacity

    13 litres
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  6. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    Congratulations on the S-Max. Is the Agility short-lived in your stable now?

    One tip about running in: In addition to varying the revs as much as possible, do as much engine braking as possible. (decelerate early, by simply cutting the throttle) I was told by an engine machinist that this helps to seat the piston rings properly. It worked great on my KLR when I installed the big bore kit after he bored it out. He said you only really have to do that for about 100 miles, but I'm sure there's no harm in doing it for 600.
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  7. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    I bet that would do pretty well in the USA. 250s tend to top out around 75 mph. I think the extra 50cc would really be handy for actually being able to cruise at expressway speeds.
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  8. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    " the X-MAX easily gets up to about 100mph, with more to come "
    Who are you kidding? Same weight as a Kymco GTi300, slightly less HP. Kymco is good for 85.
    Look forward to a side by side test.
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  9. wibble

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    Hi, Thanks for the interest...... I am glad someone else put up all the specks ! I couldn't make a post so long.... I will be keeping the agility 125 as its a better bike for city work, also I really like the flat foot platform .......its one of the main reasons I bought it in the first place. The xmax is more for commuting, I have some faster roads on which the agility struggles.
    I was a fan of the older Kymko downtown 350 and considered one of those but the new xtown doesn't look as nice IMHO and is in fact 50 pounds more expensive than the xmax.
    Regarding engine braking to seat the piston rings...... I was just rolling on and off the throttle for 200 miles basically, no much braking required at the slow speed I was riding :lol2
    I was surprised how slow 4500 revs was..... but it gets there in the blink of an eye, its a challenge to keep under it. Coming through heavy traffic it feels so easy to ride and control, its better than the 125 agility but obviously I can physical manhandle he 125 like a BMX bike and drag the front end around to make a so it will always have an edge in city traffic.
    I considered everything on the market but chose the xmax 300, I still stand by my decision. It was nice being able to squeeze my 45 litre rucksack under the seat too..:clap
    The keyless control knob was a challenge at first, but after 10 stops I got it worked out. Its a great feature but it beeps at you if the bike is left in various states which I don't like, such as seat open or ignition on. You can turn these warnings off but basically the bike is only happy if you lock the steering before you walk away from it.
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  10. eakins

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    Yamaha is definitely squeezing more out of their 300 than Kymco is with their new 300.
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  11. wibble

    wibble Been here awhile

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    20170915_125517.jpg 20170915_125523.jpg 20170915_180654.jpg Here it is....... cant seem to see where to change the size of photo so thumbnails will have to do... to prove its not a figment of my imagination:1drink
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  12. wibble

    wibble Been here awhile

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    I am not really a fan of big screens so I may get the sporty black one for the summer but keep the taller original one to hide behind in the winter. Not planning on getting the topcase carrier unless I struggle to fit everything under the seat. Fingers crossed for decent weather on my next days off, I will crawl out and about for 6 hours and try knock off another 150 miles :-)
    Another point about the keyless feature, you only get 1 fob.... you can register up to 6 fobs for the bike.
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  13. The Virginian

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  14. Yellow Jacket

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    Is that a first for a scooter, variable valve timing? Really would have been nice to have the SH300i on our side of the pond. That style suits me well.
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  15. aguim

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    I had dreams of an SH, or a BV, both too nice to be true (no underseat storage). The Forza is not-that-slim and hates bumps, but can carry a ton (not on top of your head).

    There's no such thing as a perfect scooter?
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  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Seem like there a lot of keyless scooter over there but I ve seem none here
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  18. mikestib1

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    As much as I like the Xmax, in the USA I'm out of luck, fortunately I can buy Kymco gt300i at a great price. $4000 plus tax and tags
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