2020 Yamaha SMAX

A sporty scoot from the tuning fork company.

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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.

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2020 Yamaha SMAX Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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).

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Yamaha SMAX Updates For 2020

No major changes were announced, but we did notice a $100 MSRP increase from 2019. The SMAX will be available in Candy Red.

2020 Yamaha SMAX Claimed Specifications

Price $3,799
Engine Liquid-cooled SOHC single-cylinder
Displacement 155cc
Bore x Stroke 58.0 x 58.7mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque N/A
Transmission Automatic
Final Drive Belt
Seat Height 31.3 in.
Rake 26.0°
Trail 3.2 in.
Front Suspension Telescopic fork; 3.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Horizontal-positioned shock; 3.7-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70-13
Rear Tire 130/70-13
Wheelbase 55.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 328 lb.