yamaha 2021 NMAX 125

Now is the time to re-consider the way you move around the city and the all-new NMAX 125 is Yamaha’s vision of new independent mobility. Driven by a lively and economical Blue Core 125cc EURO5 engine that can take you around 300 km on a tank of fuel, this easy-to-ride commuter scooter comes with premium finishings and a high specification at an affordable price.

One with the city

The NMAX 125’s sporty and dynamic new body features sleek front and rear LED lights and an aerodynamic fairing that offers better protection from the wind and rain. An all-new chassis gives improved manoeuvrability in busy city traffic – and the easy ergonomics make this the most comfortable way to get around.

And you’ll be amazed at the high-tech that comes as standard! The NMAX 125’s Simple Communication Control Unit (SCCU) pairs via Bluetooth with your smartphone to give you access to important information – and features like the Smart Key keyless ignition, power socket and underseat storage make everyday life so much easier.

At a glance

  • 125cc EURO5 Blue Core engine
  • Sporty new body design
  • SCCU Simple Communication Control Unit
  • Smart Key System
  • Newly designed frame
  • Traction Control System
  • Start & Stop
  • Underseat storage space
  • Larger LCD instruments
  • Power socket and front pockets
  • Front and rear disc brakes, with ABS

The way that we live our lives is changing and it’s time to look at new ways to move in and around the city. The need for social distancing means that crowded public transportation systems have lost their appeal, while the car is no longer viable with congested streets, expensive parking and increasing tolls.

125cc EURO5 Blue Core engine

Whether you’re commuting through busy city streets or heading into the suburbs to catch up with friends, the sporty new NMAX 125 gives you the ideal blend of performance, fun and economy. The quiet-running 125cc Blue Core EURO5 compliant engine consumes very little fuel and delivers strong acceleration to keep you ahead of the traffic, while the larger capacity 7.1-litre fuel tank gives you around 300 km between refills.

Sporty new body design

Yamaha is taking the new NMAX 125 to the next level with a new body design featuring a stylish front cowl with dynamic new twin-eye style LED headlight and built-in position lights, while the new LED tail light and integral front and rear flashers enhance the premium look and feel of Yamaha’s ultimate entry-level 125 scooter.

SCCU Simple Communication Control Unit

The NMAX is the first scooter to benefit from Yamaha’s new Simple Communication Control Unit (SCCU) that keeps you informed and makes every ride more enjoyable. Download the ‘MyRide’ app to your smartphone and connect via Bluetooth. You can access a huge amount of technical and running information and you can even find your scooter with the app’s parking locator!*
*Using your phone’s last connected location, not GPS.

Smart Key System

The NMAX is one of the most sophisticated scooters in its class and it comes with Yamaha’s Smart Key system as standard equipment. As long as you have the Smart Key with you in a pocket or bag, this keyless system allows you to turn your NMAX on, saving time and making the whole process much simpler and more convenient. No more messing around looking for conventional keys in a dark car park at night!

Newly designed frame

Hidden away behind the dynamic new bodywork, there’s an all-new frame that plays a key role in making the NMAX one of Yamaha’s best performing urban commuters. Its completely new design features a larger 7.1-litre fuel tank located in the centre tunnel to give better weight distribution for excellent manoeuvrability – and the new chassis and bodywork provide a more comfortable riding position with increased wind protection and reduced noise.

Traction Control System.

The new NMAX now comes with a Traction Control System that gives you a more confident ride on loose or slippery surfaces, such as wet cobblestones or tramlines. When the TCS senses that any rear tyre slippage is about to happen, it momentarily reduces drive to the rear wheel so that the tyre maintains traction, allowing you to ride confidently in varying weather and road surface conditions.

Start & Stop

By riding such an economical scooter, you’re already helping to lessen your carbon footprint and to further reduce urban pollution and minimise fuel consumption, the NMAX is equipped with a Start & Stop system that cuts in when you come to a stop at traffic lights or on congested streets. When the lights go green, just release the brakes and twist the throttle and the EURO5 engine starts immediately.

Underseat storage space

As well as being Yamaha’s sportiest and most dynamic 125cc scooter in the Urban Mobility class, the NMAX also has a practical side that makes it the ideal companion for work and play. Flip up the contoured dual seat and you’ll be able to access the spacious storage compartment, which is large enough to accommodate your helmet and other personal items when parked.

Connected LCD instruments

This premium yet affordable urban scooter is equipped with newly-developed high-tech LCD instruments that are linked to the new SCCU. As well as showing speed, distance, fuel level and temperature, this connected display is linked to the SCCU and features icons that will light up and notify you of incoming calls, emails and SMS messages, as well as displaying your smartphone’s battery status.

Power socket and front pockets

With its easy-to-use SCCU and wide range of MyRide app functions, the NMAX enables you to stay fully connected wherever you go – making sure that you never miss an important message from work colleagues or friends. Its convenient power socket enables you to keep your smartphone fully charged while riding and the front pockets provide a weatherproof place to store personal belongings.

Front and rear disc brakes, with ABS.

The NMAX’s premium specification includes a powerful braking system featuring a 230mm front disc and 202mm rear disc that give you plenty of smooth and controllable stopping power – and the ABS system prevents accidental wheel lock-ups that can happen if you apply excessive brake pressure while riding on loose or slippery surfaces.


Engine Type

Single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves

Displacement CC


Bore X Stroke

52.0 mm x 58.7 mm

Compression Ratio

11.2 : 1

Max Power Output

9.0 kW @ 7,500 rpm

Max Torque

11.7 Nm @ 7,250 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity




Transmission Type

V-Belt Automatic

Dimensions LxWxH

1,955 mm x 740 mm x 1,115 mm


1,350 mm

Seat Height

765 mm

Ground Clearance

135 mm

Kerb Weight


Tyre Size Front


Tyre Size Rear


Brakes Type Front

Hydraulic single disc, Ø230 mm

Brakes Type Rear

Hydraulic single disc, Ø230 mm