Coming in new colours for next year’s riding season is the 2019 Yamaha X-Max 250, which can be had in Matte Blue and Matte Red. Recommended retail pricing the the X-Max remains unchanged at RM21,225, excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

Launched in Malaysia in March 2018, the X-Max 250 is powered by a single-cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC power plant producing 22.5hp at 7,000 rpm and 24.3 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Fed by EFI, the X-Max 250 engine is designed with Yamaha’s Blue Core technology with fuel economy and power efficiency in mind.

Power gets to the ground via CVT transmission and belt final drive, and the X-Max rolls on a 15-inch wheel in front and 14-incher at the back, equipped with disc brakes. With electric starting, fuel carried inside a 13.2-litre tank, there is space under the seat on the X-Max for two full-face helmets.

Other rider conveniences include keyless start, a 12-Volt charging outlet in the front cowl and ABS and switchable traction control. The X-Max uses LED lighting throughout with LED position lights, bringing styling up-to-date.

An LCD panel is placed between two analogue gauges to deliver all the necessary information to the rider. Deliveries of the 2019 Yamaha X-Max 250 begin this month at all authorised Hong Leong Yamaha dealers.