Yamaha TMAX goes to the max! Top-spec scoot gets more tech and a major restyle

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Yamaha have updated their flagship maxi-scooter, the TMAX Tech Max, for 2022 with sportier looks and bang up-to-date tech.

The front-end is now more muscular with reshaped and higher headlights and what Yamaha describe as 'supersport-inspired styling'. The screen is said to be quieter than on the old model with a central air intake that’s designed to improve rider airflow at speed.

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The new TMAX is also slimmer in the middle to make it easier to get your feet down and is finished at the rear with a T-shaped light design. The sporty looks are accompanied by a sportier riding position than ever before.

2022 Yamaha TMAX Tech Max on the road

Tucked behind the new screen is an all-new, full-colour, 7in TFT dash replacing the old monochrome screen and analogue clock combination.

The new dash boasts full smartphone connectivity – all controlled through a new left-hand joystick – and can be used with Yamaha’s Bluetooth headset. You can also get full map Garmin navigation including rider alerts, weather forecasts and photo-real junction views.

So, the new TMAX looks the part and is brimming with tech but will it have the performance to back it up? The bike’s 560cc twin-cylinder engine goes unchanged but there are new, lighter, spin-forged wheels and new firmer suspension settings for improved front-end feel and agility.

2022 Yamaha TMAX Tech Max dash and switchgear

This, coupled with new Bridgestone Battlax SC2 tyres, should mean the 2022 TMAX should feel just as punchy as ever.

There’s no news on price yet, but we’d expect it to be a tad over £12k when it arrives in dealers in March.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max