Yamaha NMAX

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NMAX Specs
Engine 155 cc
Power 14.7 hp
Start Option Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System TCI
Odometer Digital
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NMAX Pros & Cons

Things We Like in NMAX

Being an entry-level offering in the maxi scooter category, the Yamaha NMax is loaded with a number of feel-good features, which make it feel premium over other 150cc scooters. The NMax is equipped with goodies like an all-digital instrument console as well as alloy wheels and disc brakes which make it feel modern.

The liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 155cc engine which the Yamaha NMax is fitted with feels super smooth and refined as well as zesty, for the engine delivers best performance numbers in its category.

Things We Dont Like in NMAX

The Yamaha NMax is one of the very first maxi scooters which were launched in the market, which definitely now feels in the way it looks. The overall design has begun to show its age, and it now looks a bit bland as well.

While the Yamaha NMax is touted to be a maxi scooter, the under seat storage is not that impressive by the standards of the same. The space is good enough to hold a half face helmet and some small goodies, but holding a bigger full face helmet would be a problem.

Recent Updates of NMAX

Yamaha recently unveiled the next-gen NMax in Indonesia, and the updated scooter with a revised front fascia, new LCD instrument cluster, and other changes will be launched in 2020 only. As for the on-sale Yamaha NMax in Malaysia, the scooter has tasted great success in the market since its launch. It features a typical maxi-scooter appearance and a rather small storage space. Powering the Yamaha NMax is a 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates 14.9 hp and 14.4 Nm. Other peculiarities include dual disc brakes, LED lighting, 13-inch alloys, and others. The Yamaha NMax is available at RM 8,409 and competes with the Honda PCX.

Yamaha NMAX 2020 Price List

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Yamaha NMAX Standard RM 8,409 *
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155 cc, 14.7 hp, Electric, Petrol
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NMAX is available in 2 different colors - Blue and Black.

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Yamaha NMAX Review

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety


The need to stand out from the crowd pushes design in new and exciting directions. Honda introduced the PCX to fulfill that same need with a maxi scooter like design and a larger than normal 150 cc engine. This translated into big numbers for the PCX despite its admittedly high price. Yamaha, chasing those same numbers then launched the NMAX in 2016. It has now received a mid-season upgrade that increases the color options and introduces comfier suspension and more readable instruments in the mix. So, how does it fare against in the market today? Let’s find out.


The styling is heavily influenced from the Yamaha TMAX. Anyone finding the top of the front end too wide should realize that is meant to house a gigantic windshield. And then the design will start to make sense. The design is compact and mature. There is no showboating or exaggeration in any of the lines. And yet it will stand out next to any other bike on the road. The design is ergonomic too. The 765 mm seat height makes for an easy riding posture for average height Asians. There is decent ground clearance too at 135 mm. There are 13” wheels shod with 110/70 in tires in the front and 130/70 tires in the rear. The bike has a wheelbase of 1350 mm making it easy to ride through tight traffic. The narrow floorboards will take some getting used to. But otherwise there are many practical features in the scooter. The fuel tank is under the floorboard and can be accessed via the central tunnel. The underseat storage area is big enough to hold a full face helmet and can be accessed with a button near the ignition. The instrument display is a very comprehensive single circular digital display, with black on white text.

Ride & Handling

There is a telescopic suspension in the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. They are, however, set on a harder setting. It can be adjusted for preload but nothing else. The seats themselves are supportive and do not cause too much discomfort with their width. That makes this scooter best suited for smooth city roads. But no one was going to take it on the highways anyway. The 136 kg weight also makes it well suited for cities. It is a hoot to drive around with its short turning radius.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The NMAX is powered by a single cylinder, liquid cooled, SOHC, 4-valve engine. The peak power comes up at 8000 rpm and is rated at 11.1 kW. Peak torque of 14.4 Nm comes at 6000 rpm. This is obviously not a lot but it is still more than its competitor, the PCX. Power delivery is smooth and it is easy to take this scooter to high speeds relatively quickly. This is due to the variable valve actuation that switches the intake cams according to the engine speed. This gives the right amount of power whenever the throttle is twisted, making it easy to fly off from traffic stops. The top speed of around 124 kmph is also within reach. The engine also benefits from Yamaha’s Blue Core technology that apparently allows for high power without compromising on mileage. That mileage figure easily comes out to be 30 kmpl. With a 6.6-litre tank, it can last for 200 km.

Braking & Safety

Braking is relegated to disc brakes both front and rear. These are single 230 mm hydraulic disc brakes that use single piston calipers. They might seem adequate and indeed perform well. But these scooters are supposed to have ABS and right now it is not an option on them. Yamaha says that it is absent in order to keep the price of the scooter low. They have also claimed that they are going to have a variant equipped with ABS on the new model. But right now it has not appeared even on their website.

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    Aaron Dis 26, 2019 for Yamaha NMAX

    The Yamaha NMax has been a smart commuter for my daily rides, as the wholesome size with large body panels, heightened stance and curvy design give it a good road presence for a maxi scooter. What attracted me towards it even more is its affordable price point. However, I do miss some premium features which do give many maxi scooters Read More

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    Azlan Okt 17, 2019 for Yamaha NMAX

    It is the best maxi scooter, and I am so happy to own one. The best about the NMAX is that it is fitted with amazing features that make the ride so much easy and fun. What I love most about it is the fully-digital instrument cluster, stylish alloy wheels that give it a modern vibe. Riding the NMAX feels Read More

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    Amirul Ogo 30, 2019 for Yamaha NMAX

    Being a scooter lover, I always had a desire to buy the classical Yamaha Namx. After settling into a job with a decent salary, I could not wait more. I had bought it last year. I am overwhelmed with its phenomenal service without any major complains till date. It is an epitome of style. The overall styling of this youngest Read More

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    Mohd. Mushtaq Ogo 16, 2019 for Yamaha NMAX

    Seldom have I seen people who do not possess a liking for the NMAX. What’s not to like in this vehicle? Being the entry-level offering in the maxi-scooter segment, Yamaha NMAX has it all – stylish looks, comfortable ride quality and superb performance. Other than these features, the NMAX also gets fully digital instrument panel, LED lighting, comfy seats and Read More

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    Iesa Jul 29, 2019 for Yamaha NMAX

    There are a lot of options in the market these days, as far as the scooters are concerned. Most of them focus on the youth with sporty design with loud decals, but the Yamaha Nmax is more of subtleness and class. It is a perfect commute for an office going guy, like me, and will even appeal to young college Read More

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  • What are the Safety Features Available in Yamaha NMAX?

    The safety features available in Yamaha NMAX Below:

    Feature Value
    ABS No
    Pass Switch Yes
    Riding Modes Street
    Back Rest No
    Central Locking Optional
    Shutter Lock Yes
    Leg Guards No
    Stability Control No
    Traction Control No
    Launch Control No
    Side Reflectors Optional
    Wheel Lock Front/back No
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