I take a look at the 202 Yamaha NMax 155, giving an overview of the specifications of Yamaha’s urban scooter, as well as a look at the ergonomics, or how this scooter fits me as a rider, and how that may apply to you.
The NMax 155 runs the same powerplant as the R15, a 155cc single-cylinder, with VVA and running a V-Belt automatic transmission for turn and go performance.
LED headlight and taillight are joined by simple indicators, with a small screen that offers minimal wind protection but spices up the front end. ABS is standard fitment to the 230 mm disc brakes front and rear, which alongside a 127 kg wet weight ensures good stopping power.
Telescopic forks and dual rear shocks offer a sporty ride, with 135 mm of ground clearance, while the seat height is 765 mm with two foot well positions that allow you to stretch out.
A simple dash offers speed, fuel and fuel effeciency, with trip meters and clock, with no fancy electronics. 13 inch wheels are ideal for this size scooter, which probably won’t be doing highway speeds of over 100km/h, and Dunlop Scoot Smart tyres are standard fitment.
Underseat storage will fit a full face helmet (upside down) while you should also be able to fit a light jacket and gloves in as well.
While relatively simple, the NMax 155 offers a good value scooter in the smaller capacity region, without resorting to asthmatic performance, and is available for $5249 here in Australia, which interestingly is $450 more than the R15 V3, but does include ABS as standard fitment.