Yamaha is the world leader in the development and manufacture of Sport Scooters. The company totally revolutionised the market with the launch of the iconic high-performance TMAX over 20 years ago – and every year since its introduction this legendary model has been Europe’s bestselling Sport Scooter.
Built with the same sporty and dynamic DNA flowing through its veins, the XMAX 300 was first introduced in 2017 and features outstanding performance, sporty good looks, agile handling and an easy-to-ride character.
The 300cc Blue Core engine delivers strong acceleration with high levels of fuel economy and Yamaha reliability – and improvements such as better ground access and revised brake lever ratio enhance the overall riding experience.
Offering everyone the ultimate riding experience while inspiring unrivalled pride of ownership, the all-new connected XMAX 300 represents one of the biggest steps forward in Yamaha Sport Scooter design in recent years.
Style, comfort and functionality
For 2023 the new XMAX 300 comes with an even more dynamic look and feel to further underline its status as the ultimate mid-sized Sports Scooter. While being careful to retain its distinctive and much-loved MAX character, Yamaha’s designers have created all new bodywork with radically new lighting that fully engages the rider.
Offering high levels of agility in urban traffic while also delivering a sporty riding experience with class-leading comfort, the new XMAX 300 is built to exceed the expectations of new and existing owners.
A whole new look debuts with a more flowing and tightly packed body that accentuates the machine’s outstanding sports character and manoeuvrability. Virtually every part of the XMAX 300’s sleek and sporty exterior has been redesigned to create an even more impressive machine that offers the very best balance of performance, style, comfort and functionality.
Changes are much more than skin deep, and XMAX 300 riders can now also benefit from smartphone connectivity through the new instruments – while ride quality is enhanced and the ownership experience is elevated with detail improvements to riding comfort and braking feel.
Dynamic and futuristic new body
XMAX 300’s front fairing has been redesigned to give a futuristic and tightly condensed look that gives it unrivalled presence on the street. More angular upper panels with a straight leading edge convey a feeling of strength, and the new fairing is complemented by the fitment of newly styled fork covers.
Its bold and sporty new looks are reinforced by the fitment of higher-mounted flashers either side of the windscreen that are clearly visible to other road users when the rider is filtering through dense traffic – and when viewed from the front the new fairing and fork covers give an impression is of an inverted triangle that reinforces the sense of agility.
Tightly packed mass forward profile
The all-new front fairing is complemented by a new side profile that features a much more condensed and athletic look which accentuates the dynamism and sporting character of the new XMAX 300. The distinctive and iconic MAX family boomerang side covers have been redesigned to create a forceful and tightly packed mass forward body design that gives an impression of forward motion and strong performance – even when standing still.
On the machine’s left-side the new style three dimensional boomerang gives a smooth and strong visual flow from the unit swing arm through to front of the seat and then on to the front wheel axle to create a connected and coordinated look. It’s the same on the right side, where the boomerang gives an uninterrupted flow from the muffler through to the front wheel to give a left/right symmetrical design that underlines the new XMAX 300’s premium looks and high-quality coordinated finish.
XMAX 300 is equipped with motorcycle type front forks, and the new mass forward bodywork and flowing lines focus attention on the machine’s front end and accentuate the
feelings of stability and agility. The new model also benefits from scratch resistant body panels next to the passenger footrests, and the new boomerang incorporates left and right side outlets that route heat away from the engine.
New X-shaped headlight and taillight
The new XMAX 300 features a radical-new face in the form of a distinctive X-shaped headlight / position light layout that is unique to this new model. The ultra-modern appearance perfectly matches the all-new bodywork, giving the 2023 model a futuristic look that distinguishes itself from other models.
The redesigned LED taillight incorporates brake lights that form an X shape when lit and features integrated rear flashers for a sleek and coordinated appearance – and the new higher mounted front flashers are designed to be easily seen by other road users in congested traffic conditions.
All-new 4.2-inch colour TFT: Smartphone connectivity and navigation
The XMAX 300 is equipped with one of the most impressive dashboards to be found on any Sport Scooter. This comprehensive instrumentation features an all-new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment display that gives the rider smartphone connectivity, and the screen can also function as an onboard navigation system.
The built in Communication Control Unit (CCU) enables Bluetooth connectivity between the scooter and the user’s smartphone, and once Yamaha’s Y-Connect app is downloaded – and the device is paired with the machine – a range of functions can be accessed.
The 4.2-inch colour TFT display is able to receive messages, emails and notifications which can appear on the display – music can be played and various other smartphone functions can be activated, making each ride a unique and more engaging experience. A wide range of other information and services can be accessed, including volume, weather, language, machine and riding information, and much more.
Garmin navigation system*
After installing the Garmin StreetCross app on their smartphone and connecting to the XMAX 300’s CCU, riders can utilise the Garmin navigation on the 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment screen. This sophisticated system enables searches by location name and various other methods via the smartphone.
Once the route is set the rider can zoom in and out using handlebar switches. Garmin StreetCross app provides real time traffic information as well as speed limits, destination air temperature, distance remaining and estimated time of arrival – as well as information about possible hazards such as upcoming sharp corners.
Separate 3.2-inch LCD speedometer
A 3.2-inch LCD speedometer is located above the new 4.2-inch TFT display and provides easy to read information that is detached from the infotainment screen for added clarity. Keeping the speedometer separate enables the rider to switch functions on the multi-theme TFT while still being able to always see speed and other important running data, regardless of which screen is selected on the new TFT meter.
The smartphone screen can also function as the RevsDashboard which displays data that isn’t available on the scooter’s instruments, such as engine rpm, throttle opening, rate of acceleration, eco-friendly indicator and real-time fuel consumption.
Riders can compare themselves with other Yamaha users in terms of distance ridden and how eco-friendly their riding is, and rankings can be displayed among users of XMAX compared to all Yamaha models, and by the rider’s country compared to worldwide.
Personal riding log
For a more fulfilling and involving riding experience a Riding Log automatically tracks each ride and records the route taken, date, time, weather, average speed, fuel consumption and much more.
New seat with improved ground access
For a more comfortable ride together with easier leg reach to the ground, the seat on the new XMAX 300 is redesigned. The shape of the taper at the front of the seat is revised, making this scooter even more enjoyable in stop/start traffic conditions.
Riders can use the large underseat storage space for carrying up to two full-face helmets. Slimmer and shorter, the newly shaped seat also contributes towards the tighter and more compact looks of the new model.
New screen braces and aluminium mirror stems
The new model retains the same adjustable windscreen, and for improved operation and greater comfort the screen braces that enable adjustment from low to high position are redesigned. And for slightly reduced weight and improved quality the mirror stems are manufactured from aluminium.
XMAX 300 NEW feature highlights
• All-new styling for a more dynamic, high quality look
• 4.2-inch TFT colour infotainment screen
• Smartphone connectivity
• Garmin navigation system*
• 3.2-inch LCD speedometer
• Aluminium mirror stems
• Distinctive new X-shape LED headlight and X-shape LED taillight
• LED position lights and flashers
• Reshaped seat with good fit and improved leg reach to ground
• High-mount front flashers
• Powerful and economical Blue Core 300cc engine
• Motorcycle type front forks
• Traction control system
• Smart Key keyless ignition
• Underseat storage for 2 full-face helmets* *dependent on helmet type
• Two position windscreen
• Adjustable handlebars
• 12V outlet
• 15-inch front wheel, 14-inch rear wheel
• Front and rear disc brakes
XMAX300 will be available in Australia from the beginning of 2023 in two colours - Dark Petrol and Ice Fluo priced $9849 inc GST ride away**.