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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha T-Max

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Yamaha T-Max 500.                   

Insurance group: 9
Engine: 499cc parallel twin
Power: 42bhp
Top speed: 100mph 
Weight: 221kg                        

You can tell straight away that Yamaha wanted the Yamaha YP500 T-Max to set a new standard in sporty maxi-scooters when they built this one. Our continental cousins love it and we can see why - it's a fantastic commuter. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.   

The Yamaha YP500 T-Max's twin cylinder 40bhp motor is a gem and the auto transmission makes commuting along urban motorways a joy in stop-start traffic. Car drivers cannot believe they've been done by a scooter.    

The Yamaha T-Max has a sturdy chassis, bit like a cut down motorcycle really, and the beefy forks, plus monoshock rear end help keep it handling sporty and surprisingly bike-like, until the sheer weight of the thing starts some misbehaviour if you push it.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Yamaha T-Max? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.   

 

 

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