Yamaha had announced that it will be aiming at premium motorcycles and scooters to further strengthen its position in the Indian market. The company had launched the new MT-15 motorcycle earlier this year. It is expected that the brand could launch 3 new motorcycles and scooters in the country in the next 2 years –
Yamaha XSR 155
The Japanese brand has recently introduced the XSR 155 retro-styled motorcycle in some ASEAN markets. It is based on the same platform that also underpins the MT-15 naked streetfighter and the R15 V3.0. Both these motorcycles are on sale in our market, and it is expected that this Cafe Racer could also arrive in India. The Yamaha XSR155 styling is inspired by the bigger XSR motorcycles including the XSR700 and the XSR900. Based on the Delta box frame, the new cafe racer is 805mm in width, 2000mm in length and 1,080mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,330mm. It is powered by the same 155cc, liquid-cooled fuel injected motor with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) that powers the MT-15 and the R15 V3.0. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, this engine produces 19.2bhp of power and 14.7Nm of torque.
New Yamaha R3
Yamaha is likely to re-launch the R3 twin-cylinder fully-faired motorcycle in India in 2020. The company has recently unveiled the 2020 R3, which comes with aesthetic changes, while mechanics of the bike remains the same. The 2020 Yamaha R3 comes with 2 new paint schemes – icon blue and midnight black – bringing the new model closer to the 2020 Yamaha R1. The new R3 for India will be powered by the BSVI compliant 321cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the powertrain is capable of producing 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. Continue reading…
Yamaha NMax 155
With R15 and MT15 already on sale, Yamaha is likely to bring the NMax 155 scooter in our market. The company’s portfolio misses out on 125cc scooter. With NMax, Yamaha would want to make strong case in the fast growing scooter segment. Powering the Yamaha NMax 155 is a 155.1cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that also powers the R15 V3.0 and MT-15 in a higher state of tunes. While powering the scooter, this engine produces 14.8bhp of power at 8,000rpm and 14.4Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.