2001 marked the launch of this revolutionary scooter with the riding behaviour and performances of a motorcycle.
The twin cylinder, 500cc engine was completely novel at the time.
Unlike any existing scooters, the TMAX had a high-rigidity frame with the engine mounted fixed to the frame.
Other scooters had single cylinder engines that were one unit with the swingarm, rotating in the frame so on every bump the whole engine had to move up and down.
TMAX roadholding capabilities were unrivaled, also because the engine was mounted far to the front. This made the weight distribution like a motorcycle, with much better feel for the front wheel.
The excellent wind protection and ample space for rider and passenger made it possible to make long trips. This scooter was not confined to the cities anymore!
Being great fun to ride on small twisty roads as well as on motorways or in the cities, TMAX was a big success. Thanks to its excellent roadholding, it far outsold competitors who came to the market later, with higher-cc machines that were actually not as much fun to ride as TMAX!
Colours: Impact Yellow (CMY), Laser Blue (VDBC4), Electric Silver (SL1)
New colours: Performance Red (DRMD), Fancy Plum (VDBMA)
2008 TMAX: lighter and sleeker with new chassis
T-max: between motorcycle and scooter
T-max: a new standard