With the arrival of Yamaha X-Max 400 and Kymco Xciting 400i, family maxi-scooters average engine takes sporty accents. Which is sharpened? On a daily basis they are more arguments than the GT Piaggio X10 350 new icon in the segment? The answer is to read here!
Discover the new Kymco Xciting 400i
The maxi-scooter medium capacity segment has a new face. Once preserve Honda Silverwing / SW-T 400, Suzuki Burgman 400 and other Yamaha Majesty 400, it is still largely populated by GT scooters – whose Piaggio X10 350 is the newest representative – but he sees this year into his circle two new upscale the racier plastic: The Yamaha X-Max 400 and the Kymco Xciting 400i. Given the success of Yamaha X-Max 125 and TMAX 530 (two athletes who prance atop the pyramid of French sales of two-wheelers), this new trend scooter blown through the market makers is understandable. But every day, the most extreme midsizes they remain easy to live? These devices that retain a power / weight ratio to their advantage, lower costs € 6000, a maintenance cost and more affordable than the big guns of the class of insurance contributions (TMAX 530, Suzuki Burgman 650, BMW C 650 GT / C 600 Sport …) Are practices while being fun?
To clarify this, Scooter-Station organized the meeting between the Piaggio X10 350, the Yamaha X-Max 400 and Kymco Xciting 400i. Weighed, consumption, timings, practical and experienced pilots, both sporting the moment and the most sophisticated GT midsize showed us all their secrets. Which will have the best final score (Table discover on page 4)? What is the most incisive? Read on!
Yamaha X-Max 400: A Style That Hits
“Wow, this is the new X-Max? “Walking along the handlebars Paris Yamaha X-Max 400, the question of Parisian commuters crossing our path is inevitable. Believing they have in front of them the new model 125, our fellow scooter riders remain however surprised discovering the capacity of our horse. The motorcycle license holders are delighted. Not daring to venture into the land of the “king” TMAX 530 scooter they deem too expensive and too coveted, even they admit the 400 a true intermediate in the scooter range with three forks, a machine with a mechanical faster than the X-Max 250 and especially a stronger unique sporty style.
This dynamic look attractive is perfectly in line with the benefit of the Japanese, as Kymco elsewhere. The cylinder of the X-Max is the least powerful of this comparison, but thanks to its transmission is however the most lively at startup. With this heart installed in a rigid frame, suspended by strong elements, especially the rear, Yam rigorous’ demonstrated accuracy.
The Athlete is Comfortable in the City
In town, we appreciate the X-Max 400 agility. The driving position range on the front if adapted to Sport mode enhances maneuverability and here as it has a homogeneous distribution of its masses, and also has a very good motor, it seemed most comfortable on this field. For this model of sportsmanship, Yamaha has treated its practical aspects by providing a safe capable of swallowing two full-face helmets, while the Kymco Xciting equally athletic, can not accommodate that. Opening the saddle Yamaha is nothing annoying. It must indeed turn the key switch with one hand and lift the saddle on the other. However, the X-Max has two pockets apron, which is certainly less than the Piaggio X10 350 which has three, but it’s still better than the Taiwanese who did this one.
Spartan Comfort and Protection
The concept of comfort is basic in the X-Max 400. Saddle, shock protection and the front part can be improved. With a height of windshield slightly higher and the presence of side deflectors on the hands, the driver is still more protected than the Kymco Xciting 400. It has however nothing to do with the protection of X10. But if you opt for this type of scooter average displacement of sportsmanship, we imagine that this criterion will in the background. For the high quality of Yamaha X-Max 400 is its chassis, the best in this roundup, but its braking performance and easy to modulate. Its quality is also pleasing and excellent facilities, the image of the dashboard of the most successful. But this riot of perfection comes at a price: € 5999, the highest rate here.
Yamaha X-Max 400 2013: Our measurements
– acceleration from 0 to 100 m (average of 3 timings): 6’62
– turning radius: 3.48m
– Consumer test: 4.98 l/100 km
– Kerb weight: 213 kg (AV 87.6 kg, 125.4 kg AR)
– Maximum speed: 151 km / h on the clock, 162 km / h counter
Yamaha X-Max 400
Engine: single cylinder, 4-stroke 395 cm3, water cooled, ACT 2, 83 mm bore x stroke 73 mm, electronic fuel injection, transmission and belt drive, electric start
Power 31.5 hp. (23.18 kilowatts) at 7500 rev / min, torque 3.4 daN to 6000 rev / min
Chassis: Double cradle steel frame tubes, hydraulic telescopic fork, diam. 35 mm, deb. 110 mm, two rear shock absorbers adjustable for preload (4 positions), deb. 110 mm diameter front brake disk. 267 mm / 2-piston caliper – rear disc diam. 267 mm / 2-piston caliper, front tires 120/70 x 15 -AR 150/70 x 14
Template: dimension (LxWxH) 2190 mm x 780 mm x 1385 mm, wheelbase 1565 mm, seat height 785 mm, 14 liter tank, measured weight to 213 kg (AV 87.6 kg, 125.4 kg AR )
Performance: maximum speed measured at 151 km / h (162 km / h on the clock), consumption measured average of 4.98 l/100 km
Piaggio X10 350
Engine: single cylinder, 4-stroke 330 cm3, 78 mm bore x 69 mm stroke, water cooled, ACT 1 and 4 soup / cyl, electronic fuel injection, variable automatic transmission, electric starter..
Power 33 hp. (24.5 kW) at 8250 rev / min, torque 3.23 daN to 6250 rev / min
Chassis: tubular double cradle frame made of steel, telescopic hydraulic fork diam. 35 mm, deb. 125mm, 2 rear hydraulic shock absorbers adjustable for preload on four positions, deb. 120 mm diameter front brake discs 2. 280 mm + ABS coupled / 2 piston caliper – rear disc diam. 240 mm + ABS coupled / 2-piston caliper, front tires 120/70 x 15 – AR 150/70 x 13
Template: dimension (LxWxH) 2265 mm x 800 mm x NC, wheelbase 1625 mm, seat height 760 mm, tank 15.5 liters (including 2 liter reserve) Kerb weight measured at 214.6 kg (AV 94.6 kg, 120 kg AR)
Performance: measured at 144 km / h (155 km / h meter) consolidated Avg top speed. test measured at 4.9 l/100 km
Kymco Xciting 400
Engine: 4-stroke, 399 cm3, 2 OHC 4-valve bore 84.0 mm x 72.0 mm stroke, liquid-cooled, electronic fuel injection, transmission and belt drive, electric starter
Power: 36.04 hp. (26.5 kW) at 7500 rev / min, torque 3.77 daN to 6000 rev / min
Chassis: Double cradle tubular steel frame, hydraulic telescopic fork, 2 rear hydraulic shock absorbers adjustable for preload in 5 positions, twin front disc brakes diameter. 280 mm / 2-piston caliper – rear disc diam. 240 mm / 2-piston caliper, front tires 120/70-15 / Rear 150/70-14
Template: Dimensions (LxWxH) 2205 mm x 820 mm x 1285 mm, wheelbase 1570 mm, seat height 795 mm, Kerb weight measured at 209.6 kg (AV 87 kg, 122.6 kg AR) tank 12.5 liters
Performance: maximum speed measured at 155 km / h (165 km / h meter), average consolidated test measured at 4.9 l/100 km
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