When it comes to scooter
, The Scooter Scoop's premonitions seem to always come true. So, we're pretty excited to see that our good friend
Steve is reporting
that the Yamaha T-Max is slated for a 2009 introduction into the United States market. For those unaware, the T-Max falls into the maxi-scooter category, boasting a displacement of 500ccs. Currently, the market is dominated by
with its Burgman scooter in both 400cc and 650cc sizes.
offering is the Silver Wing, which is available with a 600cc twin-cylinder engine. Yamaha's largest scooter currently offered in the states is the Majesty, which struggles to compete with "only" 400ccs of displacement. For what it's worth, Kawasaki has so far chosen to stay out of the scooter game. Though the T-Max only has an extra hundred ccs, the European motoring press has been singing the top-level Yamaha's praises ever since it was first introduced a few years back. We look forward to finding out ourselves if they're right, and seeing what
its fuel mileage at.
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