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Some pictures shared by bro Luut from Yamaha NMax club.
If you ever felt the braking system on the NMax could be better, this might be the modification for you.
Priced around $320 for both front and rear calipers with installation.
Has anyone else tried this one their NMax? Probably a good idea to upgrade the master brake cylinder as well!
Seems like there are a couple of new colours launched for the XMax 300 for the 2021 model year.
The light matt grey with blue accent looks pretty sick. What do you think?
P.S. These colours might be for the XMaxes in Indonesia / Thailand and not Singapore agent HL's model range.
Got a question by William in the Yamaha XMax group:
Simple answer is - Go for the XMax 300, without a doubt. There is a reason why the XMax 300 is the most popular model on our roads, i'd say almost 95% of all Xmax on the roads are the 300 variant.
Pros of the XMax 300 compared to the 250 or 400:
Agent unit Official warranty backed by Yamaha Excellent fuel economy Latest platform, engine, and parts Euro 4 (2021 model onwards will be updated to Euro 5) Plenty of parts and accessories LTA approved exhaust options are available XMax 250:
Created for Malaysia market where their "Class 2B" allows for engine cc up to 250cc Slower than 300, struggles to reach 100km/h or more Lighter than the XMax 300 Slightly cheaper road tax Lower resale value (it might cost you MORE in depreciation for a 250 compared to the 300!) Uses older parts from the Yamaha Majesty and XMax 400 Minimal/No dealer support as non-agent bike As bro Abdul Hakim said about the XMax 250,
Oldest of all 3 variants Uses old engine from Yamaha Majesty Poor fuel economy Difficult to find parts Poor resale value Minimal/No dealer support as not official agent bike Point is, just go for the XMax 300 unless there is a compelling reason otherwise. For those who have bought the 250 or 400, just enjoy your ride!
Btw if you are looking for an XMax, Hong Leong Corp (Yamaha's agent in Singapore) has special pricing for all SBF members, you can contact them below:
Click HERE to ENQUIRE now on ANY Yamaha Motorcycles! Special price for SBF members!
The Royal Malaysian Police Force, otherwise known as the PDRM, has recently received a new fleet of motorcycles from Yamaha. We now are able to confirm after seeing initial pictures that these motorcycles are the FJR1300 model from Japanese manufacturer Yamaha and feature some very impressive numbers to be better able to tackle the baddies!
With their many miles of highway (most Singaporeans would have travelled on the North-South Highway or NSH for short) and problems with illegal modifications and mat-rempit issues, these bikes will undoubtedly allow the police to do a more efficient job of managing law and order.
The Singapore Traffic Police have also recently upgraded their fleet from the older Yamaha XJ to a fleet or brand new BMW R1250 RT. Which do you think is a better motorcycle for the police force? The ever reliable and popular Yamaha, or the German marque that the SPF traffic division uses?
Let us know down in the comments section below!
BMW R1250RT of the Singapore Traffic Police
Yamaha FJR1300 Specs:
Engine 1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) transverse inline-4, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, electronic fuel injection Bore / stroke 79.0 mm × 66.2 mm (3.11 in × 2.61 in) Compression ratio 10.8:1 Power 105.5 kW (141.5 hp) @ 8,000 rpm Torque 134.4 N⋅m (99.1 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,000 rpm Transmission 5-speed manual (6-speed from 2016), shaft-drive AE/AS: Electronic clutch Suspension Front: 48 mm telescopic fork, 137 mm wheel travel Rear: Single shock, link type, 122 mm wheel travel Brakes Front: Dual 320 mm disc four-piston calipers Rear: Single 283 mm disc two-piston caliper ABS standard (optional before 2006) Tires Front: 120/70ZR17 Rear: 180/55ZR17 Wheelbase 1,545 mm (60.8 in) Dimensions L: 2,230 mm (88 in) W: 750 mm (30 in) H: 1,450 mm (57 in) Seat height 805 mm (31.7 in) Weight 264 kg (582 lb) AE/AS: 269 kg (593 lb) (dry) 291 kg (642 lb) AE/AS: 295 kg (650 lb) (wet) Fuel capacity 25 L (5.5 imp gal; 6.6 US gal)
Yamaha's entry for the Class 2B street bike market comes in the form of the Yamaha MT-15, or Yamaha MTN155 if you are being technical. Like its elder siblings, the MT-07, MT-09, etc, it adopts the MT moniker and goes by the tagline - "The Dark Side of Japan". Its name is not just the only thing that takes after the much more powerful motorcycles however, as you can tell from its looks, that a lot of styling and design cues are also inspired from the larger Class 2 motorcycles. This two wheeler is more focused on design and positioned as a street racer.
Yamaha Singapore Official Distributor
Hong Leong Corporation - Yamaha Motor Singapore
Address: 178 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409030
Phone: 6749 0588
Click HERE to ENQUIRE now on ANY Yamaha Motorcycles! Special price for SBF members!
This is the naked or street version of Yamaha R15 (which we have reviewed here) with slightly different capabilities. The overall look of the bike remains same as MT series and the bike is more oriented to city like driving conditions and priced at S$14,000 (including COE, excluding insurance) prices itself right up against similar offerings from Honda and other Japanese manufacturers. Will MT15 carve out a niche for itself? Let’s find out.
Styling & Design
Well, as soon as you see the bike, your eyes get stuck on it. The bike looks muscular and its headlamp makes it more special. The headlamp cluster is equipped with twin-LED position lamps which gives the impression of eyes and a LED projector lamp positioned beneath it. Hence it appears to resemble Transformer (fictional character) and makes it unique in this segment.
The 10-litre tank is shaped in such a way that it provides a muscular look to the bike and air-intakes further accents this trait too. The handlebar is a single-unit and keeps you in an upright and comfortable riding position, unlike the racing position on the Yamaha R15. The quality of bar end weights and switches are excellent and goes to show the excellent qualities of the Yamaha brand.
Coming to the rear of the bike, the tail lamp is integrated at the rear of the seat. The exhaust sound complements the feel of a sports bike and has a nice tune to it. The single-seat design and rear fitted foot pegs give you a slightly more aggressive riding position on the bike but even riding on longer journeys, the ride is very compliant and smooth. The seat though is plushy for the rider enough so that you could actually go long-distance touring on the MT-15.
Engine & Performance
Engine Type: Liquid -cooled , 4 -stroke ; SOHC , 4 -valves Displacement: 155 cm3 Max. Power: 13.9 kW . at 10000 rpm Max. Torque: 14.4 N - m at 8500 rpm Compression Ratio: 11.640.4 : 1 Bore x Stroke: 58.0 x 58.7 mm Ignition System: TCI( Transistor Controlled Ignition ) Starter System: Electric Transmission System: Constant mesh , 6 - Speed Lubrication: Wet sump Fuel Tank Capacity: 10L Oil Capacity: 1.05 L The MT-15 gets the same 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that we have seen in YZF-R15. For MT15, the engine gets even more refined low-end torque. It generates 19.3hp power at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. The motor is mated with a 6-speed gearbox.
Since the engine is refined for more low-end torque, handling traffic and congested streets is a much easier task for the bike. This has been possible due to 52-teeth sprockets compared to 48 teeth on the R15. It helps in initial faster acceleration but after 100kmph, the R15 leaves MT15 far behind. The maximum speed we attained was 130kmph but the R15 can go above 140kmph. The bike gets telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear which can save you from small potholes although harsh bumps will have no compassion on your back, it is always a trade-off!
Ride & Handling
The MT-15 is a clear winner for the city-like driving conditions. Riding in lower gears at traffic situation is not a problem for this bike. Second gear can reach 40kmph speed easily and its mid-range punch is striking too. The bike remains stable at lower speeds even on higher gears.
The MT-15 gets VVA tech which adds some more power to the ride through its variable-valve-actuation technology - This helps with mid-range torque as well as maintaining excellent fuel economy as your ride the motorcycle. It also get a slip and assist clutch facility which reduces the chances of wheel locking. The bike only gets single-channel ABS however while R15 get dual channel which is just another difference between the 2 siblings. Cornering is not really an issue in this bike.
To sum up, it will not be wrong to say that bike is practical for all purposes and can astonish you with its striking looks. The bike can be used for day to day riding and even deliveries if you're up for it, and if you want nimbleness and fun bike then MT15 perfectly fits in your bracket. Striking good looks, excellent technology, and build-quality and warranty backed by the official Yamaha distributor in Singapore - What more can you ask for? (Cheaper COE probably..)
P.S. You can watch this review from an MT-15 owner done by @Farhan Tre:
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