A couple of weeks ago, Yamaha announced several U.S. models returning for 2017 with minor updates (i.e. Bold New Graphics) including several scooter models. While the SMax, Vino Classic and Zuma scooters were confirmed, Yamaha’s range-topping TMax was conspicuously absent from the announcement.
A new teaser video released by Yamaha Motor Europe may explain its absence, confirming an updated version will be showcased next week at EICMA.
The video only offers a few brief glimpses of the new TMax. Most of the clearest shots reveal a new headlight design with twin LED daytime running lights (required for Euro 4) bracketing two larger lamps. The main headlights angle upward like the current model’s lamps but have a more rounded shape.
A brief look at the side panels show a similar shape to the outgoing model including the turn signals integrated into the fairing.
We also get a look at the TMax logo on the tail beneath an updated passenger grab handle.
The video offers no technical details including whether the TMax will continue to use a 530cc inline-Twin. There’s no word either on suspension or brakes, though we can assume ABS will be standard on European models.
Earlier this year, Yamaha filed trademark applications in Europe for “TMax DX“ and “TMax SX,“ suggesting there might be two variants in the works. The teaser offers no evidence of that so there may be just the one TMax for 2017 with those names reserved for future variants.
Another question is whether the updated TMax will be offered in the U.S. The current TMax was only introduced to America in 2015, three years after being on the market in Europe.
We’ll learn more when Yamaha reveals the updated TMax and other new models next week at EICMA. Check back here on MO for our EICMA coverage.
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