Yamaha’s NMax 125 (or simply NMax in that country) has been updated for the Japanese market. This maxi-scooter will be available for purchase by Japanese customers starting June 28, and features several updates that bring it in line with the current model NMax 155 in our market.
Recently revealed as the official paddock scooter of MotoGP, the NMax 125 has gained some popularity in foreign markets, so it only makes sense that the updated version of this comfy little maxi-scoot is finally making an appearance in its home country. Its 124cc engine is especially significant for the Japanese market, where riders have to obtain an ordinary or large motorcycle license to ride motorcycles with engines 125cc and above. Given these restrictions, the NMax 125 makes a lot more sense for Japanese riders than the 155cc one that we get here.
The NMax gets a revised 124cc single-cylinder engine with Yamaha’s patented Blue Core and Variable Valve Actuation tech. Peak power of 12hp can be found at 8,000rpm, while 11Nm of torque is available at 6,000rpm. For this NMax variant, Yamaha claims a fuel efficiency figure of 46.9km/L without a passenger.
The 2021 NMax receives updated styling identical to the 2021 NMax 155 in our market: LED lighting all around, sharp and stylish lines, and a premium look that will entice young and old riders alike. Aside from the new design cues, the NMax also gets a smart key system with keyless ignition, enough underseat storage to fit a helmet, ABS as standard, an 11-liter fuel tank, traction control, a stop-and-start system, and more.
As with the NMax 155, the 125 comes with smartphone connectivity in the form of the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect app, called Y-Connect here in the Philippines. Through this app, riders can view vital vehicle information, daily and monthly fuel efficiency, battery condition, most recent parking location, and more. The LCD screen also displays notifications from the rider’s smartphone.
The 2021 NMax 125 is priced at 368,500 Japanese yen (about P163,000) and is available in four colors: Gray, Matte Dark Gray, Silver, and Matte Blue. Japanese customers can also opt to purchase the 2021 NMax 125 already equipped with touring accessories for ¥409,200, or around P181,000. This accessory package includes a high touring screen, a rear carrier rack, a 39-liter lockable top case, and a keyring for the top case’s keys.
While we probably won’t get the 125cc NMax here, it would be great for Filipino riders if Yamaha Motor Philippines brings in the new color options and accessories.
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