Yamaha Motorcycles has unveiled its all new X-Max 300, a maxi-scooter which will replace the existing X-Max 250 scooter, currently being sold in the European market. Maxi-scooters contribute to a decent percentage of two wheelers sales in the European market. The Japanese organization will now officially debut the X-Max 300 at the up and coming 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show held in Milan. The basic design of the all new scooter is identical to the Yamaha N-MAX, that was showcased in India at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The Yamaha X-MAX scores high when it comes to practicality as the under seat storage is big enough to hold two full face helmets and additionally it also gets a power socket. The scooter is equipped with keyless entry for easy access and to keep the rider safe the scooter is additionally equipped with traction control system. The instrument cluster is a mix of digital and analogue unit with the centre mounted screen displaying fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter, engine temperature and other vital statistics. The scooter is powered by a 292cc Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves engine, that churns out 27.6bhp of maximum power at 7500 rpm and 29nm of torque at 5750 rpm.
The Yamaha X-Max 300 has been based on a chassis that has been totally redesigned. Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks at the front and twin suspension at the rear. Yamaha has decided on different wheel sizes for the X-Max 300. While the front accompanies a massive 15-inch wheel, the back gets a 14-inch wheel. Halting power is provided by disc brakes at both the tyres with ABS as a standard fitment.
The X-Max 300 is likely to go on sale in the European market by March 2017. While there are no confirmed news available regarding its launch in India.