2010 Yamaha Tmax Review


The powerful, rugged, and compact 2010 Yamaha TMAX is über stylish and boasts superior performance and perfect balance. This maxi-scooter from Yamaha was originally introduced in 2001 in Europe and made its way to the U.S. market in 2009. If you’re looking for the convenience of commuting by scooter and the sporting appeal of a motorcycle then the Yamaha TMAX is for you.

The Yamaha TMAX got a facelift and was revamped in 2010. Yamaha decided to focus more on the scooter’s handling and performance and gave the TMAX an engine capacity increase from 499cc to 500cc, boosting power and lowering rev torque. Since the engine is mounted to the front, the weight distribution is pretty much like a motorcycle allowing you a better feel of the front wheel. Built with an electronic fuel-injection system, it starts easily in all weather conditions. The engine uses a third slave piston driven by a central conrod to offset vibrations in a parallel twin engine. This super sport scooter offers an 11.0:1 compression ratio, upswept muffler canister, a controlled-fill die-cast aluminum frame, 43mm front forks, aluminum die cast wheels with radial H-rated tires, and fully featured multifunction instrumentation with a speedometer and tachometer. The horizontally positioned 500cc parallel twin is perfect for two-up touring at highway speeds. The TMAX features dual front disc brakes with four-piston calipers, and its rear brake has a single-piston caliper.

The TMAX enjoys a fuel economy up to an estimated 47 mpg with a fuel tank that can hold four gallons of gas. The TMAX remains well lubricated via a semi-dry sump system with an oil cooler that promises longer life. The muffler boasts exhaust catalyst technology that cuts down air pollution significantly.

The 2010 Yamaha TMAX is available in a wide range of colors: the new WHITE MAX special version marking the 10th year of production, gun smoke, high-tech silver, and midnight black.

New For 2010

  • Two-tone seat and titanium-polished wheels
  • double glove box in the streamlined front apron

2010 Yamaha Tmax Specs

  • Model: TMAX
  • Engine Type: 500cc twin, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 66.0 x 73.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.0:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Digital TCI (Transistor Controlled)
  • Transmission: CVT double-cog V-belt automatic
  • Final Drive: V-belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 47 mpg
  • Brakes (Front):267mm disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 267mm disc
  • Suspension (Front): 43mm telescopic forks
  • Suspension (Rear): Swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 62.2 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height:31.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 489 pounds
  • Tires (Front):120/70-15 67H Radial
  • Tires (Rear):160/60-15 67H Radial


  • 39L Top Case
  • Leg Shields
  • TMAX Knuckle Visors
  • Akrapovi? TMAX Full System Titanium
  • META M357T-V2 Alarm Immobilizer
  • K&N; KN-147 Powersports High Performance Oil Filter
  • Autolite 4303 Motorcycle Spark Plug, Pack of 1
  • Yuasa YUAM7210A YTZ10S Battery
  • Braking SM1 Semi Metallic Pad 786SM1
  • Two Brothers Racing M-2 V.A.L.E. Full System—Aluminum

Key Competitors For The 2010 Yamaha Tmax

  • Honda Elite
  • Kymco Yager GT 200i
  • Tomos Nitro 150
  • Honda SH150i