Japanese two-wheeler maker, Yamaha had announced to play premium in the Indian market. The company has recently launched 2 new 125cc scooters – the Fascino 125 and the Ray ZR 125. Adding to it, the company is all set to introduce a wide range of new premium bikes and scooters along with the upgraded BS6 versions of the existing range.
Yamaha is already selling 2 motorcycles with 155cc VVA engine – the R15 V3 and the MT-15. The new bikes have been doing pretty decent numbers for the Japanese brand. It is expected that the company could introduce the new XSR 155 neo-retro motorcycle in India. The new bike could be launched in our market post the BSVI deadline (April 2020).
The Yamaha XSR 155 will be the third motorcycle to be based on the same Delta Box platform that underpins the MT-15 and the R15 V3.0. Likely to be priced around Rs 1.4 lakh, the new XSR155 will target the enthusiasts looking for a budget-friendly neo-retro bike.
Styling of the Yamaha XSR155 is inspired by the bigger XST motorcycles including the XSR700 and the XSR900. Featuring neo-retro design, the motorcycle looks sleeker and compact with a slim seat, narrow fuel tank and wider handlebars. Design highlights include dome-shaped headlamps with LED lights, digital instrument console, teardrop styled fuel tank, all-LED tail-light, 17-inch alloy wheels and a key fob mounted on tank. The motorcycle has a seat height of 810mm, which is similar to that of the MT-15. The Yamaha XSR 155 retro bike rides on a 1,330mm wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 170mm. It has a kerb weight of 134kg. Based on the Delta box frame, the new cafe racer is 805mm in width, 2000mm in length and 1,080mm in height.
Powering the Yamaha XSR155 is 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. It gets dual-channel ABS and slip and assist clutch system as standard. Suspension mechanism comprises of telescopic front forks and rear monoshock.