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Thread: DN-01 vs Yamaha Xmax 300

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    Default DN-01 vs Yamaha Xmax 300

    All.....in a quandary deciding on a purchase of a used 2009 DN-01 @ ~$4,500 (3K miles) in perfect condition or a new 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300 @ $6,325 OTD.

    Some basic info about me:
    Height 5' 8" (172cm)
    Weight 145 lbs dripping wet (66kg)
    Riding - mostly short trips and errands (no long distance trips)

    Concerns about the DN-01
    -Weight and size (the bike, not me - might it be too much for me to handle?).
    -Even with these low miles, all the fluids need replacing and everyone talks about all the tupperware getting in the way for service. New tires....that's 9 year old rubber. This one bullet gives me concern - could get very expensive to buy and own!!!!
    -No built in storage

    Pros for the DN-01
    -Automatic
    -Cool factor is high
    -Shaft drive
    -ABS (but no traction control)
    -Low seat height

    Concerns about the Xmax
    -Might find it limiting due to its abilities over time....maybe not!
    -It's 2.5 hours away from here re: purchase
    -Don't seem to be selling well or available at many dealers

    Pros for the Xmax
    -ABS plus Traction control
    -Full LED lighting and keyless functionality
    -Weights less than 400lbs
    -Good seat height though not as good as the DN
    -Great storage capacity

    Thoughts???? Anyone else had to make a choice between the DN and a scooter????
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavioguy View Post
    All.....in a quandary deciding on a purchase of a used 2009 DN-01 @ ~$4,500 (3K miles) in perfect condition or a new 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300 @ $6,325 OTD.

    Some basic info about me:
    Height 5' 8" (172cm)
    Weight 145 lbs dripping wet (66kg)
    Riding - mostly short trips and errands (no long distance trips)

    Concerns about the DN-01
    -Weight and size (the bike, not me - might it be too much for me to handle?).
    -Even with these low miles, all the fluids need replacing and everyone talks about all the tupperware getting in the way for service. New tires....that's 9 year old rubber. This one bullet gives me concern - could get very expensive to buy and own!!!!
    -No built in storage

    Pros for the DN-01
    -Automatic
    -Cool factor is high
    -Shaft drive
    -ABS (but no traction control)
    -Low seat height

    Concerns about the Xmax
    -Might find it limiting due to its abilities over time....maybe not!
    -It's 2.5 hours away from here re: purchase
    -Don't seem to be selling well or available at many dealers

    Pros for the Xmax
    -ABS plus Traction control
    -Full LED lighting and keyless functionality
    -Weights less than 400lbs
    -Good seat height though not as good as the DN
    -Great storage capacity

    Thoughts???? Anyone else had to make a choice between the DN and a scooter????
    Thanks
    Hi, go for the xmax, for all you mention its better choice for you. More fuel ecomonic, more space for luggage, super confotable and reliable.

    And I am a Dn-01 owner but I have YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/spitfirept ) and try lots is bikes so I kind of know what I am talking about.

    Regards
    SpitfirePT

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    Default Better still!

    Get a Tmax, had all the other Maxiscoots and there's no comparison. The only thing that the DN offers is better stability on windy motorways, which is why I keep mine.

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    Unfortunately, the Tmax hasn't been offered in the states for some time, plus it does not have ABS!

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    Muito Obrigado Spitfire PT! Should have forced my parents to teach me Portuguese as a child! Would certainly help me with your videos!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flavioguy View Post
    Muito Obrigado Spitfire PT! Should have forced my parents to teach me Portuguese as a child! Would certainly help me with your videos!! :-)
    Eheh, yes Portuguese is the best language. But honestly the xmax 300 from 2018 in Europe has ABS,TC and all you need. You will not Be desapointed. English reviews I think I will Be starting soon. Regards spitfirept

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