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Yamaha TMAX XP500 - Black
2008 YAMAHA T-MAX
Milage: +30,000 miles
Likes: Perfect commuter
Dislikes:
High servicing costs

Review:I have had my T-max for over 4 years. I commute on it daily (round trip just under 50 miles) and have clocked up over 30,000 miles. In my opinion it would be hard to find a better bike for the job. The T-max is fast and stable on the motorway and nimble in traffic. It gives good weather protection and has ample storage space. Although the bike is heavy and feels cumbersome when wheeling it out of the garage, that all disappears once you get going. The bike feels light and agile in motion and handles very easily.

Suspension is on the firm side, but this aids cornering, particularly at speed. The big wheels soak up the pot-holes and the breaks are excellent. The seating position is comfortable and the bike is quite tall, giving good visibility in traffic. It is also, in my view, by far the best looking of all the super-scoots.

On the down-side, servicing and parts tend to be rather expensive. The good news is the thing is virtually bombproof. My Yamaha mechanic says he has examples coming to him for service with 80,000 miles on the clock and still running perfectly. So, if you are looking for a commuter bike that is safe, comfortable and durable (but with enough zip to put a smile on your face) I would highly recommend the T-max.“


2009 YAMAHA TMAX
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Very smooth and comfortable, handles well
Dislikes:
Lack of self cancelling turn signals

Review:Best thing on two wheels I have ridden. Nice combination of size and speed. Very comfortable. Runs great.”


2009 YAMAHA TMAX
Milage: +30,000 miles
Likes: Front brakes ! Styling and color (blue). Removed windshield and went for the sportier Givi blacked screen. Very short but beautiful and so got rid of those nasty looking mirrors! Using barends now!

Dislikes:
Replaced 2 fuel pumps and both out of warranty of course. Bought an extra one in case it happened again. No accessary outlets so I wired in some of my own.Went to a brighter blue headlight. Removed "lumbar" support and had seat cover replaced. Gave me 2" plus in legroom. Price on new 530 is a bit high don't you think?

Review:All around loved it. Still loving it! Have ridden to Texas, Colorado, Florida and beyond from Michigan. My friend from New Zealand rode it from Texas, across the Gulf Coast and on to Barber's Museum in Birmingham, Alabama where he completed the trip 990 miles in 15 hours tagging along with a full dresser BMW at 80-85 mph.! Great machine. When is the 750 triple getting here?”

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