All our bikes drive like new. Before every rental we perform an extensive quality check: brakes, lights, lane signals, tire pressure and 9 more key safety points. In case of any unexpected event our road assistants are ready 24/7. Bikes come with one or two clean helmets and a full tank of petrol. The mileage is unlimited.
The NMAX is one of Yamaha’s most popular scooters globally. Reliable, stylish, well priced, super efficient and with plenty of storage, the previous 125cc capacity version we had here was increased to 155cc for the overseas market in 2015 and has now arrived Down Under for us to enjoy.
The updates for the NMAX 155 and technical highlights are outlined in the tech breakout but in short, a 30cc capacity hike has given the bike a higher top speed and more torque. The Variable Valve Actuation is retained and helps with the top speed, which I recorded at 115km/h (this system switches intake lift and duration at 6000rpm with different intake cam lobes, to give optimum bottom and top-end power). The styling is the same as the 125cc version and the bike comes with a one-year unlimited kilometer warranty.
I live outside of Sydney and most of the roads in and out of my area are hilly 70 to 80km/h zones. There is also a lot of National Park around, with more open roads and hills, so normally a small capacity scooter would not be ideal and a mid range such as a 300 or 400 more suitable. This, I discovered, was not the case with the NMAX 155.
The engine has an urgency of a larger capacity scooter and can happily cruise on 80km/h all day. Acceleration from zero to 60km/h is impressive and quite good fun between traffic lights. From 60km/h to 100km/h, you would expect a small four-stroke single scoot to drag the chain but it sure doesn’t do this, in fact, it continues with eagerness.