Yamaha is reportedly planning to launch an all-new motorcycle in India on December 2019. While the exact details about the product are yet to be revealed, it is expected that Yamaha could introduce the XSR 155. The retro-styled Yamaha XSR 155 is already on sale in select international markets.
Yamaha is already selling the third generation YZF-R15 and the MT-15 motorcycles in India. Both of the motorcycles are based on the Deltabox frame. The new XSR 155 is also built on the same chassis, which is good enough for Yamaha to bring this motorcycle in India. Yamaha has already said that it will play as a premium brand and will bring more premium bikes in our market. The MT-15 and R15 V3 have received positive response from buyers, which is good enough reason to prompt Yamaha to launch the XSR 155.
The Yamaha XSR 155 shares most of the components with the R15 V3, which will allow the company to achieve competitive price tag. With this new motorcycle, Yamaha could start a new retro-styled cafe racer segment. The XSR 155 is the smallest and the least powerful bike in the company’s Sport Heritage lineup.
The Yamaha XSR 155 is priced lower than the R15 V3.0 and the MT-15 in South ASIAN markets. This suggests that the retro-styled motorcycle could be priced under Rs 1.30 lakh in India. Similar to the India-spec R15, the bike could receive the conventional telescopic front forks and swingarm. Powering the motorcycle is a 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.
The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in dual-purpose tyres. 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.