The Yamaha SMAX is the middleweight of the tuning fork manufacturer’s US scooter family, sliding its 155cc self in between the 292cc and 125cc of the XMAX and Zuma 125 respectively. With its $3,799 price tag it is a budget-friendly choice for those looking to squirm through the congested town (and highway) traffic. Key features include its cavernous 7.7-gallon underseat storage capacity, its automatic transmission, two-up-ready seat, LED lighting, and three-gauge meter.
When the 2015 Yamaha SMAX was first introduced, test rider Don Canet stated that “At the Smax press ride staged in San Diego, I was immediately impressed by the stability of the machine around town and at freeway speeds,” further stating, “It lived up to its sporty billing, and it was just plain fun to ride, particularly in town.” Competition of the sporty scoot is Honda’s PCX150 ($3,699) and Suzuki’s Burgman 200 ($4,999).
No major changes were announced, but we did notice a $100 MSRP increase from 2019. The SMAX will be available in Candy Red.