VMAX? Nope. Xmas? Not Christmas, either. XMAX? Utility scooter. The Japanese-made 2022 Yamaha XMAX scooter features the perfect balance of practicality and utility; making it one of the best commuter options in their 2022 lineup for crowded metropolitan areas.
Although you wouldn’t want to catch yourself on the open highway on this thing, the XMAX is the perfect scoot for darting in and out of lanes in cramped urban environments. There is not much to be said about this scooter from a visual standpoint, as the entire model was designed to get you from point A to point B without any hesitation. Its looks are as to the point as Yamaha’s design philosophy.
The XMAX is powered by a 292cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor with the ability to put down 27.6 horsepower when needed. This is more than enough juice for urban zones such as a downtown area.
LED lighting, smart keyless operation, ABS, and plenty of storage under the seat give this scooter even more reason as to why it is a highly capable vehicle for urban commuting when compared to the rest of Yamaha’s 2022 model lineup.
The 2022 Yamaha XMAX starts at $5,799 USD / $6,999 CAD.
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Price: $5,799 USD / $6,999 CAD
Belt final drive
Yamaha sport fuel injection technology on a cruiser
Air-cooled engine with mildly oil-cooled transmission
292cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC single cylinder; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke
70.0mm x 75.9mm
33mm telescopic fork; 4.3-in travel
Dual shocks; 3.1-in travel
Hydraulic disc, 267mm; ABS
Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS
120/70-15 Dunlop® Scoot Smart
140/70-14 Dunlop® Scoot Smart
Fuel Tank Capacity
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
55.7 in – 57.7 in
Maximum Ground Clearance
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2022 Yamaha XMAX Features
MAX Series DNA
More than just a practical commuter, the stylish XMAX features aggressive, angular bodywork for a high-class appearance that elevates the XMAX beyond expectations.
Sporty, Fuel Efficient Engine
Featuring technology used in Yamaha’s high-performance sport bikes, the XMAX motor is smooth, efficient and ready for everything from the day-to-day commute to fun rides on the weekend.
Convenience & Technology
With a fully-automatic transmission, the XMAX is exceedingly simple to ride and comes standard with an extensive list of rider aids, including traction control and ABS. Combined with a frame designed for light and neutral handling, the XMAX makes for a confidence-inspiring ride on any road.
Luxury + Comfort + Practicality
High-tech features distance the XMAX from your typical bare-bones scooter, including LED lighting and advanced instrumentation. With plenty of lockable onboard storage, a 12V power port to recharge small devices and an adjustable handlebar and windscreen, the XMAX is a ready to go whenever you are, whether you need to get groceries down the street or head across the state.
Advanced 292cc Engine
The XMAX is powered by an advanced 292cc liquid-cooled, four-valve single that develops smooth, tractable power. The cylinder is crafted from Yamaha’s DiASil aluminum for excellent heat dissipation, with a lightweight forged piston and forged crankshaft. A counterbalancer ensures minimal vibration while the offset cylinder layout and semi-dry-sump lubrication system help reduce friction and drag inside the engine.
Full Automatic Convenience
Thanks to Yamaha’s Continuously Variable Transmission, the XMAX offers the convenience of truly ‘twist and go’ riding, with no gears and no clutch. This gives the XMAX an easy-going riding character that is ideal for busting city traffic on weekdays and enjoying a relaxed ride on the weekend. The CVT system also features a large air-cooling path for the drive belt, reducing heat and engine noise significantly.
Fuel Injection & Traction Control
Modern fuel injection features a 12-hole injector for excellent response, and just like Yamaha’s cutting edge supersport and sport-touring machines, the XMAX features a traction control system. The TCS continuously monitors wheel speeds, and if the system detects rear tire slip, the engine smoothly cuts power to help prevent uncontrolled wheelspin.
Impressive Fuel Economy & Range
Thanks to the efficient engine design features and advanced powertrain, the XMAX delivers 75 mpg. Combined with a large 3.4-gallon fuel tank, the XMAX boasts impressive cruising range.
MAX Series DNA
The XMAX pushes the design envelope with advanced sport styling and aggressive, angular cues that set this Yamaha way ahead of the competition with its high-class appearance that elevates the XMAX beyond expectations.
Motorcycle-Type Front Fork
Unlike most scooters, the XMAX features a large motorcycle-type front fork that bolts to the steering stem at both the top and bottom triple clamps. This provides an ideal balance of strength and chassis rigidity, and better damping feel and shock absorption when compared to typical scooter-style forks.
Lightweight Steel Frame
Designed for light and neutral handling character, the XMAX’s steel frame results in a wet weight of only 397 pounds fully fueled which makes for exceptional maneuverability.
Large Wheels & Tires
The XMAX features large 15-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels for enhanced handling and sporty style. The XMAX also mounts the latest Dunlop® Scoot Smart tires for excellent traction in both wet and dry conditions.
Anti-Lock Braking System
With large 267mm front and 245mm rear disc brakes, the XMAX gives the rider controllable braking power. Backed by the security of Yamaha’s anti-lock braking system, you’ll have confidence in all sorts of road conditions.
Smart Key System
Yamaha’s Smart Key system eliminates the need to use the key to access the machine. Starting the bike, accessing the storage compartments and fuel tank, and locking the handlebar can all be done using the proximity Smart Key.
Further boosting convenience is a huge underseat storage area that locks securely to keep valuables safe and is large enough for two full-face helmets. LED lighting comes standard, and the fairing also includes two additional storage bays, one of which locks electronically and includes a 12V DC outlet.
Boosting both style and visibility, the XMAX uses LED lighting for sharp, visible taillights and brilliant, roadway illuminating headlights. LEDs also use less power and last much longer than conventional bulbs, reducing maintenance needs.
Adjustable Handlebar & Windscreen
The XMAX includes an adjustable handlebar with 20mm of rearward adjustment, and can be changed quickly with zero additional parts. The XMAX also features a two-position windscreen that can be shifted two inches higher for additional wind protection. Finally, the sculpted saddle makes it easier to reach the ground at stops and works with the floorboards for a flexible all-day riding position.
Ready to Accessorize
Personalize your XMAX with a range of Yamaha Genuine Accessories, including luggage, accessory mounts, backrests and more. See the full range of accessories on ShopYamaha.com.