Updated September 5, 2020
The 2020 Yamaha Nmax has finally arrived in the Philippines. The newest version of one of the country’s top-selling scooters is now in dealers nationwide.
Called a “full model change,” the 2020 model features LED head- and taillamps, with integrated daytime running lamps (DRL). It even has a new hazard lamp switch built-in.
Propelling it is a 155cc Blue Core four-stroke water-cooled SOHC single cylinder engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). It produces 15.4 PS at 8,000 rpm and 13.9 Nm at 6,500 rpm, figures very similar to its predecessor.
A new update to the chassis is a slightly shorter wheelbase for better handling. Like before, it will have a disc brake in front and behind. ABS will be fitted in the top-of-the-line model.
The rider will get to see all this info on the multifunction instrument panel. It displays fuel, temperature, digital speedometer, and trip info with two trip computers and real-time and average fuel consumption, and when VVA is in use. The views can be toggled via a handlebar-mounted switch.
As for the rider, he or she will enjoy a number of convenience options like a covered compartment on the front shield. It comes equipped with a power socket that can charge phones while on the go. There’s also a new keyless system to start the bike and open its storage spaces remotely for better security.
Another new feature is the Stop – Start System, which automatically turns off the engine when idling or at a stoplight to further save fuel. It starts back up again with a simple twist of the throttle. Of course, this system can be turned off if desired.
The 2020 Nmax will be offered in two variats: non-ABS and ABS. The entry level, non-ABS model starts at P119,900 and will be available in Midnight Black, Phantom Blue, and Tech Camo (matte green). The Nmax ABS, on the other hand, starts at P134,500. It will be available in Midnight Black, Matte Red, and Tech Camo.
Besides these two, Yamaha plans to offer an even more premium model in 2021. This model is packed with even more features like traction control for slippery surfaces. Another feature we can look forward to is Bluetooth connectivity, allowing riders to connect to the bike via a Yamaha app to read notification on its display, maintenance reminders and malfunction notifications.