Scooters

NMAX 125: best value for money in city commuting

NMAX 125: best value for money in city commuting

NMAX is a young and fresh 125cc scooter, designed for inner-city use. It is compact, agile, easy to ride and very fuel-efficient. And despite its low price, it is built with modern technologies and equipped with ABS! Our development team explains.

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TMAX 2015: another refinement of this iconic machine

TMAX 2015: another refinement of this iconic machine

Small items that make a difference: TMAX is cleverly improved. Let’s take a look at the changes and why they were done.

Neo's History: all colours 1997-2014

Neo's History: all colours 1997-2014

The styling approach of the designers of the Neo's was totally fresh and new. Rather than being satisfied with 'standard' shapes and components, they decided to work on every detail and that was not common at the time. Whether it was the dashboard, the aluminium wheels, the kickstarter, the passenger handgrips, the muffler protector or any other detail: everything was specially and carefully designed for the Neo's.

X-MAX 250 History: all models, all colours 2005-2013

X-MAX 250 History: all models, all colours 2005-2013

When X-Max 250 came to the market by mid 2005, it was an instant success. Yamaha's concept was very clear: to develop a compact and functional maxiscooter with a sporty riding character, that excels both in city commuting as well as in leisure riding and weekend getaways.

X-MAX 125 History: all models, all colours 2006-2013

X-MAX 125 History: all models, all colours 2006-2013

When X-Max 125 was launched in 2006, it was an instant success. Yamaha's concept was very clear: to develop a compact and functional maxiscooter with a sporty riding character, that excels both in city commuting as well as in leisure riding and weekend getaways.

Aerox: Redesigned after 16 years

Aerox: Redesigned after 16 years

"We wanted to keep the character and soul of the original model" says designer Marco Ferrario. "That was the biggest challenge, to renew everything but still to feel the soul of the original one".

TMAX 2012. More lightweight, more power, more TMAX than ever.

TMAX 2012. More lightweight, more power, more TMAX than ever.

"The previous TMAX was already a perfectly balanced vehicle" says Naoki Segawa who was guiding the development process. "Our challenge was how to improve the performance while keeping all the good points of the previous model."

Xenter: clear advantages in the high-wheel category

Xenter: clear advantages in the high-wheel category

"There are many scooters in this category already." says Product Planner Giovanna Camisa. "But we did not want to make just another one. We wanted to be sure we could develop clear advantages for the customer, and spent a lot of time to research the actual usage in their daily life."

Aerox: History 1997-2012

Aerox: History 1997-2012

16 years of Aerox History: an overview of all models, all colours

Tmax: all models, all colours 2001-2010

2008 TMAX: lighter and sleeker with new chassis

2008 TMAX: lighter and sleeker with new chassis

“The new TMAX is closer to a motorcycle than ever,” says Naoki Segawa, today in charge of Product Planning for Yamaha's scooter line up in Europe. The ingredients of this model’s improvements are a completely new chassis including an Aluminium frame and new suspension components as well as totally new bodywork.

X-City: Yamaha's dynamic approach to urban commuting

X-City: Yamaha's dynamic approach to urban commuting

The X-City is designed for inner city commuting, unlike its brother model X-Max, which is set up more for higher speed on highways and city ring roads.

X-MAX: new scooter dimension in 250 class

X-MAX: new scooter dimension in 250 class

“This little thing handles like a bike”, the Yamaha test rider smiles, when stepping of X-MAX after first prototype testing.

New BW's: still alive and kicking after 15 years

New BW's: still alive and kicking after 15 years

The BW's scooter was first shown to the public in Tokyo, in the autumn of 1988. The very original design of this model has made it a longtime bestseller in Europe, especially in latin countries. For the first time in its long history, there is a big model change coming, for the year 2004.

Milestones in BW's History: 1990-2004

VP300 Versity: the body guard in Urban Jungle

VP300 Versity: the body guard in Urban Jungle

Our scooter product line manager for Yamaha Motor Europe, explains the background of the development of this exciting new concept.

T-max: between motorcycle and scooter

T-max: between motorcycle and scooter

François-Marie Dumas, scooter enthusiast, author of publications on scooters and motorcycles and consultant to Yamaha Product Planning, was involved in T-Max's early stage of concept development. He looks at history of big scooters and draws his conclusions: T-Max, the first horizontal parallel twin 4-stroke ever built is the synthesis of scooter and motorcycle. He recalls engineers dreams to combine this two categories in the last century.

Scooter: a cultural phenomenon?

Scooter: a cultural phenomenon?

Scooters were just a mean of transport in the Fifties, almost disappeared in the seventies and eighties and had a revival in the nineties. Why did scooters become popular and what were the key developments in the last decade? The Scooter Product Planner at Yamaha Motor Europe explains his views. Being Italian, he understands the social and cultural background of the scooter success in Europe, which is boosted and inspired by the Italian market.

T-max: a new standard

T-max: a new standard

YAMAHA have just launched their new 500 cc high performance scooter. The Tmax sets a new standard in the maxi scooter world. Its performance and comfort is breaking new ground in the scooter category. The development project started when the New Product Planning Team at YAMAHA MOTOR EUROPE realized the potential of maxi scooter.

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