MY23 Road Models Announced

Yamaha has totally redesigned the XMAX 300 for MY23 with a fresh new look featuring dynamic and sporty bodywork and a distinctive X-shaped LED headlight. Riders can now keep in touch via the new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT connected instruments that enable smartphone connectivity – and the new display features Garmin navigation and a wide range of other functions.

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.

Rider ranking
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**.

** pricing correct at time of publication 9/11/2022

2023 MT-07HO and LA

New full-colour TFT meter with smartphone connectivity
The 2023 MT-07 features a range of upgrades that enhance the package while remaining true to the basic concept that’s loved by so many riders. The most significant upgrade is the new 5-inch full-colour TFT display that provides a choice of two different screen themes. The Street Theme is a more modern looking layout with a bar-type tachometer at the top and digital speedo and gear selection readouts – while the Touring Theme has a more conventional circular analogue-style tachometer on the right of the screen and digital speedometer on the left.

Smartphone connectivity with MyRide app
By downloading Yamaha’s free MyRide app to their smartphone, riders can connect with the communication control unit via Bluetooth® and view incoming call, email and message notifications on the new TFT meter.

The system can also notify the rider of any technical issue that may be detected on the MT-07 and can transmit a notification via email to a motorcycle dealer or any other contact that has been designated by the rider.

MyRide app also offers many other useful functions including monitoring all key parameters of the bike, tracking the route taken, as well as recording the distance covered, acceleration, top speed, lean angle and much more. Data can be shared on social media, compared and discussed with other Yamaha Hyper Naked riders on some of the many internet forums and social media groups.

Pre-wired for easy quickshifter fitment
Yamaha’s comprehensive Genuine Accessories line includes numerous stylistic, comfort and performance products that the MT-07 rider can  select to upgrade and personalise their machine. To facilitate the fitment of a quickshifter, the latest MT-07 is prewired with the necessary electronics, making it quick and easy to benefit from the thrilling acceleration and seamless gear changes offered by this new Yamaha Genuine Accessory.

Range of detail changes
Other detail changes for 2023 include a painted ABS front fender as well as revised right-side handlebar switches to accommodate the new TFT meter.

MT-07LA will be available in three colours - Cyan Storm, Icon Blue and Tech Black from mid-2023. MT-07HO will come in Icon Blue around the same time, pricing is TBA.

2023 Niken GT - increased capacity, new frame, connectivity and more for Niken GT

A wide range of significant refinements provide Niken GT riders with even more comfort and excitement – including a new adjustable screen and comfort seat as well as revised rear suspension.

The larger capacity 890cc CP3 engine delivers even stronger and smoother torque for effortless acceleration. Despite being a similar capacity to Tracer GT and MT-09, the Niken engine features increased crankshaft mass for stronger low down power delivery and more effective engine braking.

A new 7-inch full colour TFT meter offers three display styles with smartphone connectivity and full-screen Garmin navigation.

30-litre lockable hard side cases are fitted as standard - ideal for long distance touring.

Niken GT will be available in Yamaha Black from the second quarter of 2023, no price is set yet.

The 2023 Niken GT offers:
• Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) technology
• 7-inch TFT meter
• Connectivity and navigation
• Specifically developed 890cc CP3 engine
• Easy, one-handed windscreen adjustment
• Redesigned comfort seat
• Full size hard side cases
• Premium fit and finish
• Enhanced electronic control technology
• Up and down quickshifter, A&S clutch
• Refined main frame design
• Revised rear suspension

2023 Tracer 9 GT - new colours

Tracer 9 GT continues with the specification that offers the highest level of touring comfort for 2023.

For confident night-time riding the Tracer 9 GT is fitted with LED cornering lights that get brighter as you lean further – while 10-stage adjustable grip heaters keep your hands warm whatever the weather. And for ultimate sports versatility this high-tech performance bike comes with up and down QSS for smoother and faster gear shifting.

Aerodynamic hard side cases can carry a full-face helmet and feature colour coordinated panels as standard. You can also fit an optional top case if you need extra space – and the fully-floating luggage carrier system gives a natural riding feeling even when fully loaded.

2023 Tracer will be available in Midnight Black and Pure White from the first quarter of 2023 and features:
• KYB semi-active suspension
• Hard side cases
• Up and down QSS
• LED cornering lights
• Grip heater
• Dedicated colours and graphics
• EU5 890cc CP3 engine
• Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
• 6-Axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
• Modern design and styling
• Full LED lighting
• Twin 3.5in TFT meters

New and returning colours for 2023

The following road models retain the same specification and colour schemes for 2023: XSR700 and XSR900, MT-03, MT-07HO/LA; MT- 09/SP and MT-10/SP and TMAX Tech MAX

XTZ1200 Super Ténéré will be available in the new colour of Granite Grey with gold highlights in place of bright yellow - from the first quarter of 2023.

FJR1300A also continues but from the first quarter of 2023 will be available in a new Cobalt Blue colour.

As previously communicated, Ténéré 700 is available early 2023 with MY22 spec in three colours which are Icon Blue, Tech Kamo and Radical White, while the Ténéré 700 World Raid model is still due in March 2023 in Icon Blue and Midnight Black.

NMAX155 will arrive from second quarter of 2023 in two colours which are Dark Petrol and Milky White, while D'elight will available first quarter 2023 in Pearl White. Tricity 155 will come in a Petrol Blue in early 2023. Tricity 300 will not be available in Australia for 2023.