2024 Yamaha TMAX 560 Launched in Japan

The 2024 Yamaha TMAX 560 has been launched in Japan with some minor updates.

The Yamaha TMAX is arguably the scooter which started the maxi-scooter class when it first was first released in 2001, taking over from the 250cc Majesty.  Popular in Europe, the bike has continued it 23-year run with updates after updates to bring it up to snuff. It still promises performance and tech without compromising on praticality and comfort.

Therefore, it is not a surprise that Yamaha updated the TMAX further to keep up, if not stay ahead, of its rivals.

The engine stays the same: A 562cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected parallel-twin. It produces a healthy maximum power of 48 hp at 7,500 RPM and 55.7 Nm of maximum torque at 5,250. That is a good spread of 2,250 RPM between maximum torque and power, ensuring fast roll-on acceleration.

However, the main updates lie in the electronic features. For starters, there is now cruise control which is a welcomed addition for long distance rides. The full-colour 7-inch TFT display now has built-in Garmin navigation. Keyless ignition, traction control, ABS are retained. The Japanese model has heated grips and seats.

Other features include a tall windscreen, comfy seats, huge underseat storage space and more. 2024 Yamaha TMAX 560 owners in Japan can opt for saddlebags and top case, but they may not be available for our market. But one thing for certain is it will take quite some time to arrive here.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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