Maxi-scooters might be becoming popular in India just now but they have already stormed various international markets. With their attractive features, comfortable ride quality, and fuel-efficient engines, they have proved to be decent alternatives to similar capacity motorcycles. Yamaha is an expert in manufacturing good-quality maxi-scooters. The NMax 155 and Majesty S are two clear examples of the brand’s expertise, and these nameplates are becoming a hot topic of discussion in India now. In this story, we put these two maxi-scooters up on the stands against each other.
Yamaha NMax 155 vs. Yamaha Majesty S - Design
Both the Yamaha NMax 155 and the Yamaha Majesty S have a very sharp, sporty and aggressive design. However, it is the former that appears to be more mature than the latter. Perhaps, one of the reasons behind this is the fact that the NMax 155 has been around in the market for much longer.
The Yamaha NMax 155 features a front apron that has sharp lines and angular design. The black windscreen adds to the appealing look of the maxi-scooter. These two elements together impart the NMax 155 a tall-boy and dominating appearance. The profile is quite sporty courtesy of the floorboard design, the upswept exhaust, and the rear cowl. The rear end has an LED taillight but the design of the cluster isn’t as exciting to look at when you bring the design of the headlight into the equation.
Yamaha NMax 155 vs. Yamaha Majesty S - Dimensions
|Aspect||Yamaha NMax 155||Yamaha Majesty S|
|Length / Width / Height||1,955 mm / 740 mm / 1,115 mm||2,030 mm / 715 mm / 1,115 mm|
|Seat height||765 mm||795 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,350 mm||1,405 mm|
|Ground clearance||135 mm||90 mm|
|Kerb weight||128 kg||145 kg|
The Yamaha Majesty S has a youthful touch to its design. Its front end has a full-LED headlight setup that looks very dynamic. The LED DRLs are like a cherry on top. The black windscreen adds to the visual appeal of the maxi-scooter. The design of the seat that gives an impression of a high-rise tail, while the alloy wheels and the blacked-out side-mounted exhaust ensure that the maxi-scooter maintains the sporty character. Split pillion grab rail, LED taillight and attractive turn signals are the visual highlights at the rear.
Yamaha NMax 155 vs. Yamaha Majesty S - Features
Apart from having a sporty and attractive design, the Yamaha NMax 155 also has various interesting features. For example, it has an LED headlight, LED taillight, high-quality seat, large front pocket that can accommodate a 500 ml water bottle, and large under-seat storage space.
Some of the other features of the Yamaha NMax 155 are:
- Digital instrument cluster with an oval design
- 3D ‘NMax’ logo
- Single-piece pillion grab rail
- External fuel filler cap
- Alloy wheels
- Dual disc brakes with dual-channel ABS
- Telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear
The Yamaha Majesty S also features an LED headlamp. It has a projector set up for the high beam and a conventional reflector for the low beam. A pair of LED DRLs is also present. The Majesty S also comes with a sporty three-pod semi-digital instrument cluster. The tachometer is in the middle. The tell-tale lights along with the fuel meter are on the left, and on the right side, there is a display that shows information like speedometer, trip meter, clock, etc.
Some of the other interesting features of the Yamaha Majesty S are:
- Large under-seat storage space
- 12V DC socket in the front apron
- High-quality aluminium hook
- Spacious front pocket - can hold a 500ml water bottle
- Front fuel filler cap
- Dual disc brakes - 267 mm front, 245 mm rear
- Telescopic forks up-front and mono-shock at the rear
Yamaha NMax 155 vs. Yamaha Majesty S - Specifications
Both the maxi-scooters have a 155 cc single-cylinder engine that comes with a fuel-injection system. However, it is the NMax 155 that has an upper hand here because it has Yamaha’s Blue Core and VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technologies.
|Aspect||Yamaha NMax 155||Yamaha Majesty S|
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve||Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve|
|Displacement||155 cc||155 cc|
|Bore / Stroke||58 mm / 58.7 mm||58 mm / 58.7 mm|
|Maximum power||15 PS at 8,000 rpm||15 PS at 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||14 Nm at 6,000 rpm||14 Nm at 6,000 rpm|
Yamaha claims that the NMax 155 is capable of returning fuel efficiency of 49.9 km/l whereas the Majesty S has a lower fuel efficiency of 40 km/l.
Yamaha NMax 155 vs. Yamaha Majesty S - Price
In Japan, the Yamaha NMax 155 is priced at JPY 3,50,000 (INR 2.43 lakh) and is available in three colour options - Vivid Purplish Blue Cocktail, White Metallic, and Matte Gray Metallic. On the other hand, the Yamaha Majesty S retails at JPY 3,45,000 (INR 2.40 lakh) and is available in four colour options - Silky White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black, and Vivid Yellow. It will reach the showrooms on 10 April 2020, if the prevailing COVID-19 situation permits.
|Model||Price in JPY||Price in INR|
|Yamaha NMax 155||3,50,000||2.43 lakh|
|Yamaha Majesty S||3,45,000||2.40 lakh|
While both these Yamaha maxi-scooters are way too pricey for India, in our opinion, the Majesty S has a better chance of succeeding relatively. Which one of these models do you like more, and why? Let us know in the comments section below.