Originally Posted by vainamoinen
I am considering buying an 2012 Yamaha XMax 250 in march. I will use it mostly in town and B roads for some short commuting to work and back. Anyone here with knowledge about this model? Should I look at some other brands, models? I like it because it gets good fuel economy (3l per 100km) it has ABS and it can hold 2 full face helmets under the saddle. Plus the slighter bigger wheels 14' and 15' i think makes it a bit more secure in my eyes. Never had a scooter before but secretly wanted the comfort and economy of one all along my biker life. Thanks in advance!
It's been consistently in the top 3 of all group scooter tests in Europe
since it first came out, you can't really go wrong with it, especially the
last version. Best suspension and brakes are usually the pluses even
if it doesn't win 1st place in the review.
The only thing where it's falling behind is power output for the engine
size (it's 20hp while most 250s are 22-23hp), since they're sticking to
the 250cc engine and most are at 280-299cc now.