2012 Yamaha Majesty Review


The Yamaha Majesty 400 is a quality maxi-scooter with a highway top speed of nearly 100 miles per hour (mph). Yamaha first introduced this model in 2005 but has since decided to discontinue it after the 2012 model for the more fashionable and modern looking TMAX model. However, despite being discontinued, they are still available for purchase in new or used models have many features and accessories that make it a very smart buy for the price.

The engine the Majesty 400 is equipped with is a 395cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine with dual overhead camshafts. This engine produces nearly 33.5 horsepower which allows it to reach very high speeds, normally not seen in scooter bikes. Even with an engine that produces this much power, the gas mileage is still very efficient, ranging from 50-60 mpg which are the numbers seen in 250cc engines.

The storage capacity under the seat is 16 gallons which gives you more room for whatever you may be traveling with or picking up while running errands. The Majesty also comes with a few smaller dash compartments and very well laid out instrumentation gauges. The nice, easy-to-read flow of the dash lets you keep your eyes on the road longer, keeping you safer. There are also many other accessories and amenities that can be purchased and fitted to the bike, making it even more versatile.

The 2012 Yamaha Majesty 400 comes with a reliable and powerful engine and transmission, rider and passenger comfort and amenities and fuel efficiency that makes this scooter a great buy for the price.

New For 2012

  • The engine is a very reliable four-stroke that comes with a fully automatic transmission to give you all the speed and durability for City Street or highway riding.
  • The seat has available storage when it is lifted, that when combined with the top case storage available for the rear of the bike, give you more than enough storage capacity for running light errands.
  • The fuel economy is in the range of 50-60 mpg giving this scooter a major money saving aspect to it that is surely appreciated in the day and age.
  • A step-motor controlled, throttle position sensor and automatic idle speed come standard to give you a scooter with improved immediate start-up and ride-away performance.
  • The aluminum, die-cast alloy frame is supported with a steel tube subframe that is lighter and stronger than previous models, increasing strength, performance and handling.
  • The dashboard comes standard with all the instruments needed to ensure you know exactly what is going on with your scooter. A multifunction LCD display includes fuel, ambient temperature, and coolant temperature gauges as well as V-belt and oil indicators to notify you of any temperature spikes or malfunctions.

2012 Yamaha Majesty Specs

  • Model: Majesty 400
  • Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke single, 395cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.27 inches and 2.87 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve Train: Dual Overhead Camshafts
  • Induction: Electronic fuel injection
  • Ignition: Digital Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI)
  • Transmission: Centrifugal clutch
  • Final Drive: V-Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 50-60 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): 10.5 inch discs
  • Brakes (Rear): 10.5 inch discs
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork with 4.7 inches of travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin shock absorbers with 4.1 inches of travel
  • Wheelbase: 61.6 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 467 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/80-14
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70-13


  • A windshield that provides great wind protection and subdues the wind noise of high speed travel. The windshield comes in a gray gradient tint where the gray begins at the bottom of the windshield, one with a Yamaha Tuning Fork logo or one that sports a custom Majesty print.
  • Wind deflectors that attach to the lower portion of the front fender. They appear to be custom trim but serve a more useful function. They provide addition wind protection for the legs while riding at higher speeds. They can also protect from any potential flying debris accidently thrown your way while riding at high speeds.
  • There is a variety of chrome accessories that can be purchased to give your scooter a much more customized look including chrome parking levers, left or right brake levers, handlebars, bar ends, and mirrors. A few or all can add the look you are looking for.
  • A passenger backrest to provide extra security and backrest for your passenger while riding. The backrest can be paint matched to the color of your scooter if you so choose, if not, the accessory comes in silver.
  • The 2012 Majesty 400 also has a variety of options for hard locking, weather resistant top cases to secure valuables while riding around town or running errands. There are various sizes ranging from 7.7 gallons to 13.2 gallons of storage capacity. There is enough room for two open-face helmets in the 12 gallon or more cases.
  • Electrical adapters and cords for device charging and use while riding. A large selection of tie down ropes and straps to help during transport of the scooter.
  • Custom Yamaha floor mats that you can place in front of the bike while performing routine maintenance or use as a durable door mat to keep the house clean.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Yamaha Majesty

  • Honda FJS 400 - Silver Wing 2009
  • Suzuki AN 400 - Burgman 2011
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 400 2009
  • Malaguti Madison 400 2006