2013 Yamaha Majesty Review


First introduced to the U.S. market in 2004 after a successful run in Europe and Asia, the Yamaha Majesty is a large scooter with a tight turning radius that belies its weight and size. Despite being bigger and heavier than models like the Vespa GTV250, the Majesty is quick, nimble, and highly maneuverable. Powered by a 395cc four-stroke engine that’s rugged and reliable, the Majesty is known for having near-flawless build quality. It’s also one of the most low-maintenance scooters on the road today. One of the key benefits of the Majesty’s large size is the increased road presence it provides. That, along with the twin bright halogen headlamps out front, makes it very hard not to notice the Yamaha Majesty. The 2013 Yamaha Majesty features a push-button electric starter and is the ideal scooter for running at highway speeds or just cruising around town.

The 2013 Yamaha Majesty is a utilitarian, high-tech mode of transport that could almost be regarded as a half-way point between a scooter and a motorcycle. A powerful, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine is paired with a fully automatic transmission powers it. The easy to operate electric starter means you just need to hit the starter button and you’re ready to go. With plenty of storage space, room for two, and ample power for cruising at highway speeds, the 2013 Majesty is a capable and versatile mode of transport. The 395cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine generates an abundance of smooth power while its suction-piston-type electronic fuel-injection provides for excellent throttle response and low-maintenance reliability. The Majesty is the ultimate in twist-the-throttle-and-go transportation, thanks to its double-cog V-belt constantly variable automatic transmission. Meanwhile, reliable electric starting is ensured thanks to an automatic decompression system. The amount of air pollution the Majesty generates is minimized by its dual-chamber air box, its air-injection system, and the exhaust catalyst technology. Performance and handling are bolstered by the 2013 Yamaha Majesty’s aluminum, die-cast alloy main frame with steel tube subframe. There’s an abundance of room, even for taller riders, thanks to a 61.6-in wheelbase that also enhances ride quality and handling. The rear suspension employs a pair of long-travel, coil-over shock absorbers that further add to ride quality and handling, as do the 41mm fork tubes out front. The 14-inch front and 13-inch rear tires are mounted on cast wheels that not only look great, but also improve handling, traction, and bump-absorption. Stopping power is also excellent, thanks to 267mm hydraulic front and rear disc brakes that provide powerful, controlled stops. The parking brake is conveniently mounted on the left handlebar. With an EPA estimated fuel economy of 50 mpg and a tank with a 3.7-gallon capacity, the 2013 Yamaha Majesty has a range of 185 miles.

Spacious and powerful, with room for two, the 2013 Majesty features an integrated passenger grab rail and a huge, locking under-seat storage space that can accommodate 16 gallons of goods. You’ll find even more storage space located in the inner front apron. The super-bright LED taillight further increases your visibility to other drivers, while requiring a minimum of electricity. The Majesty’s instrument panel contains an analog speedometer and tachometer, an LCD multifunction display, a fuel gauge, a coolant temp gauge, an ambient temperature gauge, a V-belt, and oil indicators. With its ample power and capable handling, there really are few situations that the 2013 Yamaha Majesty cannot handle. Whether you’re riding on flat roads or up a curvy hillside, with one occupant, or two, the Majesty has the muscle and finesse to get you where you are going. And the Majesty is fast: its top speed is about 106 mph and it can make it from zero to 60 mph in just eleven seconds. Another quality the Majesty has that other models of scooters lack is stability. Its ample 467-lb curb weight makes it easier to ride on the highways than lighter, smaller scooters.

New For 2013

  • No significant changes from last year have been implemented to the 2013 Yamaha Majesty.

2013 Yamaha Majesty Specs

  • Model: Yamaha Majesty
  • Engine Type: 395cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single, four valves
  • Bore and Stroke: 83.0mm x 73.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Electronic fuel injection
  • Ignition: Digital TCI; Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: Centrifugal clutch; double-cog V-belt auto
  • Final Drive: V-belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallon
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 50 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): 267mm disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 267mm disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork; 4.7-in travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin shock; 4.1-in travel
  • Wheelbase: 61.6 in
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29.9 in
  • Curb Weight: 467
  • Tires (Front): 120/80-14M/C 58S
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70-13M/C 64S


  • Side Wind Deflectors
  • Passenger Backrests
  • 50L Top Case by SHAD
  • Chrome Parking Lever
  • Majesty Chrome Mirrors
  • Chrome Bar Ends
  • Chrome Brake Levers

Key Competitors For The 2013 Yamaha Majesty

  • Suzuki Burgman 400