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What motorcycle models will Yamaha release in 2023?
Release date:2022.12.13

Yamaha has announced the release of its remaining 2023 motorcycle lineup, which includes the first update to the Yamaha XMAX Sport Scooter since its 2018 launch. In addition, the 2023 Yamaha MT-07 also gets a technical update, with the Yamaha Tenere 700 returning in 2023 and offering two new color/print options.

2023 Yamaha XMAX cement ash

The 2023 Yamaha XMAX retains the key attributes that Yamaha said made it a leader in the Sport Scooter category. It features a liquid-cooled 292cc Blue Core single-cylinder engine, retractable front fork, 15-inch front wheels, 14-inch rear wheels, tc traction control, and front and rear disc brakes.

The 2023 Yamaha XMAX has a windshield, an electric windshield that can be raised and lowered using handlebar buttons, under-seat storage for two full-hood helmets under the toilet, a 12-volt attachment socket and a smart keyless ignition.

The claimed fuel economy of the 2018 XMAX is 400km of range on a 15-litre tank, while the scooter weighs 180kg.

Yamaha says the 2023 XMAX represents the biggest step forward in the company's scooter design in recent years, from the new look to new technology.

Vehicle appearance update

Every part of the XMAX's exterior has been redesigned to create what Yamaha calls a "more compact, visually sharp machine." New X-shaped LED headlights and taillights complement the radical styling, and a new high LED front indicator adds a streamlined look. While the seat height remains at 31.3 inches, Yamaha says it has been completely redesigned to improve comfort and reduce leg contact with the floor.

New Yamaha motorcycle engine system

New to Yamaha for 2023 is the introduction of Y-Connect smartphone connectivity, which allows riders to connect their smartphones directly to their scooters, enabling a wide range of new features including phone and music controls, as well as the newly launched Garmin turn-by-turn navigation system.

The 2023 XMAX comes with a new 4.2-inch color TFT infotainment display, located below the 3.2-inch LCD speedometer, and a new handlebar-mounted switchgear for connection control. Y-Connect and the Y-Connect application are free and provide the following features for the new XMAX:

In-car navigation is performed by installing the Garmin StreetCross navigation app on a user's smartphone.

Call, text and email notifications paired with Bluetooth headsets, as well as weather forecasts, time, phone battery power and connection status information on the TFT display.


Music play switch function.

Vehicle operation information, such as engine speed, average fuel consumption, coolant temperature, battery voltage, and ambient temperature. Vehicle data can also be collected within the app to view information such as service interval recommendations or the last known location of the vehicle on the user's smartphone.

A ride log and ranking feature that compares a rider's mileage or fuel economy to other Yamaha riders around the world.

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