2020 Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX Preview

Yamaha sport scooter with loads of creature comforts.

Yamaha's European TMAX scooter gets a thorough update for 2020, with its TMAX Tech MAX marking the height of comfort and convenience.

More Power and Better Performance

New exhaust and intake systems create a more efficient machine.
New exhaust and intake systems create a more efficient machine.Yamaha

We outlined the finer details of the TMAX platform update in our first look at the TMAX 560, and all the changes are implemented in the TMAX Tech MAX as well. This includes Yamaha's new 562cc twin-engine, which provides better top-end performance and acceleration.

The Tech MAX features Yamaha’s new 562cc twin-engine.
The Tech MAX features Yamaha’s new 562cc twin-engine.Yamaha

It also includes the heavily revised intake and exhaust systems, for Euro-5 compliance, revisions to the bodywork and lighting, as well as the transmission updates. All told, the 560 promises to be a lively, responsive, and nimble maxi scooter.

TMAX Tech MAX Updates

Heated grips come standard on the Tech MAX.
Heated grips come standard on the Tech MAX.Yamaha

As the name suggests, the Tech MAX variant includes a number of technological upgrades not available on the base 560.

It’s designed to function with the MyTMAX Connect app, which provides detailed information regarding GPS tracking, battery condition, speed, trip reports, and geofence settings to the riders smartphone.

The windscreen of the Tech MAX is electronically adjustable.
The windscreen of the Tech MAX is electronically adjustable.Yamaha

The MAX also comes with an electronically-adjustable windscreen as well as cruise control. When temperatures drop, heated grips and a heated seat will help to take the edge off.

Riders will also benefit from adjustable rear suspension, allowing them to account for the additional weight of a passenger or cargo.

Heated seats are another notable upgrade.
Heated seats are another notable upgrade.Yamaha

The Tech MAX comes in either Tech Kamo or Sword Grey colorways, and the front forks feature a gold finish for a more refined look. The TMAX Tech MAX is expected to be available starting December 2019.

2020 Yamaha TMAX Tech MAX Specifications

Price TBD
Engine 562cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke 70.0 x 73.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.9:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Transmission/Final Drive CVT automatic/V-Belt
Frame Twin-spar, die cast
Front Suspension 41mm fork
Rear Suspension Link-type shock
Front Brake Hydraulic disc
Rear Brake Hydraulic disc
Tires 120/70-15 front; 160/60-15 rear
Wheelbase 62.0 in.
Seat Height 31.5 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight 485 lb.
Available December 2019
The Tech MAX is packed with creature comforts.
The Tech MAX is packed with creature comforts.Yamaha
Yamaha kept weight low in order to make the Tech MAX handle as well as possible.
Yamaha kept weight low in order to make the Tech MAX handle as well as possible.Yamaha
New bodywork gives the TMAX Tech MAX an aggressive look.
New bodywork gives the TMAX Tech MAX an aggressive look.Yamaha
Ride in comfort, regardless of conditions.
Ride in comfort, regardless of conditions.Yamaha
New LED lighting at the back.
New LED lighting at the back.Yamaha
Updated transmission and final drive.
Updated transmission and final drive.Yamaha
Smart Key keyless ignition also locks the under seat storage compartment and centerstand.
Smart Key keyless ignition also locks the under seat storage compartment and centerstand.Yamaha
Gold finished forks add a polished look to the Tech MAX.
Gold finished forks add a polished look to the Tech MAX.Yamaha