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Old 09-07-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-08-2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 09-08-2018, 07:09 AM   #3
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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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Old 09-08-2018, 08:02 AM   #4
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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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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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