The Yamaha NMax 155 scooter is available in South-East Asian markets like Indonesia and Thailand. However, considering the recent popularity of maxi-scooter style options in India, the NMax 155 would make an interesting proposition in the country. So here we tell you everything there is know about the scooter.
The Yamaha NMax 155 is a maxi-scooter, but unlike most of the bulky-looking options in that segment, it sports a compact design language. At the front, it gets a full-LED headlamp with twin LED DRLs and a large, black-tinted visor. The turn signals are integrated lower into the fairing which flows into the conventional, maxi-scooter mid-section.
It also offers a large, single-piece seat fitted on a sleek-looking tail section with an LED tail lamp. While the NMax 155 has few lines and creases incorporated in its styling, the well-contoured bodywork completes the scooter's design.
The most interesting bit of the Yamaha NMax 155 is its engine. The 4-stroke, 155cc, single-cylinder has been borrowed from the R15 V3 which is available in India. The motor also gets the famed VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology like the fully-faired motorcycle. However, the NMax's motor is paired to an automatic gearbox and churns out 14.9bhp of power and 14.4Nm of torque.
Yamaha has equipped the NMax 155 with loads of features like a digital instrument cluster that is offered with Bluetooth-connectivity exclusively on the Indonesia-spec model. The rider can connect a smartphone using the Yamaha Y-Connect app to manage calls, messages as well as GPS navigation. The scooter also offers a traction-control system (Indonesian model), keyless ignition, USB charger, side-stand cut off switch, engine start-stop system, and hazard lamp.
Built on an underbone chassis, the NMax 155 rides on telescopic forks upfront and twin, gas-charged shocks at the rear. It uses 13-inch wheels at both ends wrapped in tubeless tyres. And for braking, the scooter is equipped with disc brakes at both ends assisted by a dual-channel ABS as standard.
As we mentioned earlier, the Yamaha NMax 155 would make for an interesting scooter in India, especially with manufacturers like Suzuki and Aprilia trying their hand in the nascent 'maxi-scooter' segment in the country. However, since the NMax is a full-fledged maxi-scooter loaded to the brim with features and technology, Yamaha would not be able to price it competitively. On the other hand, Honda announced that it is looking to introduce the Forza 300 maxi-scooter in India sometime next year. If that happens, we can expect Yamaha to follow suit soon.