Yamaha T-Max 500 Specifications

By | May 24, 2011
Yamaha TMAX 500

The T-Max was totally revamped for the 2008 model year, which is the version we now get Stateside for 2009. A new body style, which grows on you, conceals an all-new alloy frame, which replaces the old tubular steel chassis.

The first impression on approach is that it’s extraordinarily long. Then, when you sit on it, the seat feels firm, high, and wide. The T-Max does not have a completely flat floorboard, like a classic scooter. Still, the relatively low step-through threshold makes it easier to get on and off than a conventional motorcycle. The seat height comes into play when paddling the bike into and out of parking spots. I found myself sliding forward off the seat, so that I could plant more of my own weight on the ground when pushing it around.

In 2011, Yamaha is celebrating it’s fiftieth year of GP racing with a special paint job that all of their MotoGP teams will be using for the Assen and Laguna Seca rounds, but that’s not everything. The Japanese manufacturer also revealed a special T-Max maxi scooter which will get the special GP livery paint job.


Engine and transmission
Engine type: 2 cylinders, 4-stroke, Inline
Displacement: 499 cc (30.49 cubic inches)
Bore × stroke: 66 mm × 73 mm (undersquare – longstroke)
Cooling system: Water cooled
Power: 43.51 HP (32 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Torque: 46.4 Nm (4.73 kg-m) @ 6500 rpm
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: DOHC, non-variable
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel and ignition
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition type: Digital CDI
Compression: 11:1
Engine mounting: Transverse
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Manual, Variator clutch
Clutch: Wet, centrifugal clutch, cable operated
Final drive: Belt
Starter: Electric
Physical measures
Length: 2195 mm
Width: 775 mm
Height: 1445 mm
Wheel base: 1580 mm
Ground clearance: 124 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Curb weight: 225 kg
Chassis and suspension
Frame type: aluminium, Backbone frame
Suspension: Cartridge
Brake: Twin Disk, Ø267 mm
Tire: 120 / 70 R15
Suspension: mono shock, Mono arm
Brake: Disk, Ø267 mm
Tire: 160 / 60 R15
ABS available: Yes
Power-to-weight ratio: 0.14 HP/kg (7.03 kg/HP)
Fuel capacity: 15 l
Number of riders: 2 persons

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