Yamaha XMax 250

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RM 21,225
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XMax 250 Specs
Engine 250 cc
Power 22.5 hp
Start Option Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System TCI
Odometer Digital
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XMax 250 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in XMax 250

The Yamaha Xmax 250 indeed feels premium with the presence of enriching comfort and convenience features usually found in the high-end two-wheelers. Features like keyless ignition, full LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs, LED tail lamps, part digital comprehensive instrument console with a huge array of data on display and fairing-mounted rearview mirrors do add a lot to the overall premium experience.

The Yamaha Xmax is fitted with a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder 250cc motor, which is definitely one of the best quarter-liter engines in a scooter. With best in class power output of 22.8PS and torque output of 24.3Nm, the Yamaha Xmax feels strain-free to ride with good low-speed performance.

Despite the heightened stance and relatively high kerb weight of 179kgs, the Yamaha Xmax feels agile and planted, thanks to an excellent chassis under the skin. The suspension is set up on a softer edge, while at the same time, the meatier tires and disc brakes make up for a subtle and fine urban ride.

Things We Dont Like in XMax 250

While the Yamaha XMax looks extremely stylish and futuristic from the front, the rear end looks timid and out of place for a scooter of this size. The Xmax looks very thin from the rear, and at the same time, the tail lamp design too is not up to the mark as that of the headlamps.

Though the Yamaha Xmax is targeted at urban audience as a more sophisticated city commuter, the relatively lower fuel efficiency means that it will require more stops at fuel stations.

Recent Updates of XMax 250

Launched in Malaysia in 2018, the Xmax is a premium scooter from Yamaha that offers a perfect amalgamation of comfort, convenience, and performance. Priced at RM 21,255, this scooter gets a very stylish maxi-scooter design which is complemented by a huge windshield and LED headlights with DRLs. This scooter is equipped with a range of premium goodies like keyless ignition, part digital comprehensive digital console, fairing-mounted rear-view mirrors, smart key with remote locking and opening of fuel tank and 12V power outlet. The practicality of this bike can be justified by the presence of a large under-seat storage compartment that can easily accommodate two full-face helmets. The engine of the Xmax 250 is a powerful unit and produces 23 PS of power at 7000 rpm and 24.3 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The engine offers a fuel economy of 30 kmpl and can easily propel the Xmax to a top speed of 140 kmph.

Yamaha XMax 250 2020 Price List

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Yamaha XMax 250 Standard RM 21,225 *
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250 cc, 22.5 hp, Electric, Petrol
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XMax 250 is available in 4 different colors - Blue, Silver, Grey and Brown.

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Yamaha XMax 250 Review

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


Yamaha undoubtedly has the most diverse range of products in the country. Even before we get to the big bikes, there are 12 bikes, mopeds, and automatics that vie for your attention. In this expansive lineup, the XMAX 250 is one of the best that Yamaha has to offer. One of the best execution of the maxi scooter design in the 600 cc lot, it has some of the most advanced features ever to be found on a scooter. It has a lot to compete against too with the likes of SYM Evo, SYM CRUiSYM 250i, and Honda NSS300. The newest iteration of this scooter was launched in Malaysia in January this year. The biggest scooter sold by Yamaha in the country has now become even more advanced. The new XMAX is Euro 4 compliant and sells in two different color options for a pricey sum of around RM 22,000. Here is a look at everything that it gets you for that sum.


Probably the biggest draw for this bike has to be its maxi scooter design. The TMAX inspired design still looks as fresh as ever and forces people to look at scooters in a new way. The XMAX has been called many things from GT to urban scooter and looking at the bike will reveal the reason. Modern is the first word that comes to mind. The gigantic looking front end houses a huge windshield and sharp LED headlights, along with LED DRLs. Taillight also gets the LED treatment while the indicators still use bulbs. The bike has a low stance and the angular body panels make it look aggressive. There is a big silencer flanking the rear quarters and the seat looks comfy and luxurious.

The bike is 2185 mm long, 775 mm wide, and 1465 mm tall. The 795 mm seat height will pose some difficulty to shorter riders. However, the handlebars are low and taller riders may find the seating a bit compact. Thankfully the handlebars and the windshield are slightly adjustable. The scooter should be easy to manoeuvre in the city with a ground clearance of 1540 mm. The 135 mm ground clearance should pose no problem with speed breakers. The front uses a 15” 5 spoke wheel with a 120/70 tire and the rear uses a 14” wheel with a 140/70 tire. This being a modern urban scooter, comes with every amenity you can think of. It comes with a smart key with remote locking and opening of the fuel tank, storage compartment, and even a call back system. A 12 V power outlet resides in the locked left compartment up front. The right side has another similar storage compartment. The under seat storage is lit internally with an LED light and is big enough to store 2 full face helmets. The instrument cluster consists of two analogue dials for the speedometer and tachometer and a multi-information display in the middle.

Ride & Handling

The bike comes with motorcycle style telescopic front forks with 110 mm of travel in the front and twin shock absorbers with 76 mm of travel in the rear. This gives the bike very good handling and stability. The seating might be a little compact for taller riders especially because of the position of the footboards. But there is some adjustability afforded by the handlebars and the windshield. The Dunlop Scootsmart tires provide excellent grip in all conditions. The seats are comfortable and the windshield does its job well on the highways.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The engine is a single cylinder with 4 valve heads and SOHC. This mill is water cooled and fuel injected while also using a variety of engine tech including Blue Core and VVT. The motor then produces 23 PS at 7000 rpm and 24.3 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. Immediate acceleration at the twist of the throttle is always present. The top speed of 140 kmph is easy to reach. At the same time, mileage figure of 30 kmpl is also within reach. The 11-litre tank then lasts for a very long time. Handling is inspiring and confidence boosting whether you are sweeping through corners or cruising down the highway. The bike comes with a one-piece rigid crankshaft that keeps the weight low while also improving the handling. The body might look like it would scrape easily when leaning on corners. But there is enough clearance for whatever you may have in mind

Braking & Safety

There is a 267 mm disc brake on the front and a 245 mm on the rear. Additionally the bike comes standard with dual channel ABS and traction control. These features make it one of the safest vehicles in the segment.


The Yamaha XMAX 250 is the best that you can get in this segment. It lives up to its maxi scooter image and pushes our expectations as to what we can expect from our vehicles. So, head over to your Yamaha dealer and get a taste of what the future looks like.

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    KKBAM Feb 29, 2020 for Yamaha XMax 250

    No doubt it is good in term of quality and performance but it is blardy expensive for majority of Malaysian. Although it is comfortable for highway, it is not suitable to ride in heavy traffic area like middle of KL or PJ where you need a smaller kapcai to menuever between cars. Read More

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    Arhaa Okt 19, 2019 for Yamaha XMax 250

    Making it a perfect scooter for the modern urban jungle, the Yamaha XMax 250 feels perfectly tailor made for a modern generation consumer like me. The tall stance and futuristic design of the Yamaha XMax 250 looks very fresh, and in my opinion, it is tue best looking entry level maxi scooters available in the market right now. To make Read More

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    Yazid Sep 26, 2019 for Yamaha XMax 250

    A 250cc scooter sounds crazy, till you try one that is. After my first test drive on the Xmax 250 and I was completely smitten by this scooter! Everything from the looks to the performance is near perfect and even though I was not looking to replace my current scooter, I did so anyway! This might be an expensive scooter, Read More

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    Amsyar Ogo 21, 2019 for Yamaha XMax 250

    The Yamaha Xmax 250 is one of the very few scooters in the market that I actually adore. Yamaha has indeed invested a lot of time in designing this scooter because it is the very definition of a premium scooter. Xmax 250 gets premium goodies like smart key system, LED lighting with DRLs and 12V charging socket. Apart from this, Read More

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    Asraf Jul 22, 2019 for Yamaha XMax 250

    The Yamaha XMAX 250 is one of the best maxi scooters in the country. It has got a modern design and features that suit the people of all ages. Even though I own this scooter, every other member of my family right from my younger sister to my father use it regularly and they find it fun to ride. The Read More

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  • What are the Safety Features Available in Yamaha XMax 250?

    The safety features available in Yamaha XMax 250 Below:

    Feature Value
    ABS Yes
    Pass Switch Yes
    Shutter Lock No
    Back Rest No
    Traction Control Yes
    Leg Guards No
    Wheel Lock Front/back No
    Side Reflectors Yes
    Launch Control No
    Engine Check Warning Yes
    Riding Modes Street
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