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Yamaha NMax Revealed with Pics
To Compete Honda’s PCX 150
arifdadot.com – After months of speculation and tiring pursuit of suspected mystery bike anywhere on the road, Yamaha Indonesia has finally revealed its most awaited automatic scooter on Friday, January 23, 2015 during internal event of nation-wide dealer gathering. The scooter, which is then called NMax, looks appropriately and good in shape. Yamaha Indonesia is yet to confirm the availability of NMax since the event itself was not intended for official launching. However, if we may predict, according to Yamaha’s known pattern, not long after the product has made public appearance, we should learn that production phase will be immediately starting afterward.
With very distinct design and appearance, Yamaha NMax has made a bold statement to separate itself from any other common locally-manufactured scooter. Yamaha NMax has also brought feature that any other common locally-manufactured scooter lacks of it, namely, fuel tank being located on floor deck, which is why the deck itself protruding, instead of flat. Yamaha NMax’s headlamp is probably composed of an array of LED which is brighter but less in consuming electricity.
Albeit pricing is yet to reveal very soon, rumor has it that Yamaha Nmax will be given a price tag of under 30 Millions Rupiah which will vary according to different locations. This very startling pricing, if coming into real one, will presumably urge Yamaha’s nemesis, Honda, to immediately make its currently imported flagship scooter, PCX, locally manufactured as well.
Nmax will become Yamaha’s fourth two-wheel vehicle that brings environment-friendly technology Blue Core which is highly efficient, following Nozza Grande (Vietnam bound), Grand Filano (Thailand) and Mio M3 (Indonesia bound). Blue Core-implanted Yamaha Nmax is said to be locally manufactured in Indonesia for supplying domestic demand, but also sell globally to certain countries. By deciding Indonesia to become base for Nmax manufacturing, Yamaha benefits from lowered production costs, thus leading to Yamaha Nmax pricing become highly competitive in comparison to that of Honda PCX 150 which is considered equal in term of engine displacement.
Including appropriately meaty tires enclosing 13-inch wheels and disc brake on both wheels as well as Anti-lock Braking System, a feature that any locally-manufactured scooter lack of it, and luxurious look resembling European style, Yamaha Nmax will surely become premium scooter in affordable price range and good choice for those demanding less fatigue on both their hand and feet during riding.
pics courtesy of 7Leopold7