First, to acquire the modified Yamaha NMax 2020 the previous December was Indonesia and it is now the turn of Thailand’s neighbor. Both markets are the two main two-wheeler markets in South-East Asia. And the introduction of the Yamaha NMax in both countries provides us with an ability to discuss specifications and discrepancies.
Although matching the outgoing model outwardly, this year’s NMax comes with all-new body panels as well as headlights now sporting LED DRLs. The windshield is much more angled up front as the turn signals are now wider. With reflecting the larger XMax 250-style rear LED split taillights.
That is appealing about the NMax is the riding conveniences in the low displacement scooter category. The Nmax comes with Idle Start-Stop, Smart Motor Generator, traction control, keyless start along with smartphone connectivity. And so the Yamaha Y-Connect app which provides call and message functionality. And GPS navigation for the Indonesia version.
ABS is also added to the Indonesia NMax package, but our ASEAN neighbor’s Yamaha portfolio also includes a base edition that omits all of these features. As for Thailand, just one variant, fitted with ABS. And priced at 85,900 baht (RM11,339), available in the Land of Smiles.
The Thailand model NMax deletes traction power, keyless start, and Y-Connect features. While ABS included, to hold costs down. The rear shock absorbers lack the gas reservoir which is the same feature as the Indonesia non-ABS unit.
The Yamaha NMax engine for 2020 transported from the previous edition. A single-cylinder SOHC, 155 cc displacement VVA unit. Power output estimated to be 14.9 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and torque of 14.4 Nm possible at 6,000 rpm with fuel held in a tank of 6.6 liters.
The Nmax comes with Idle Start-Stop, Smart Motor Generator, Friction Control, Keyless Start, Mobile Networking and the Yamaha Y-Connect app. This offers call and notification features and GPS navigation.