The New Yamaha XSR 155
The new 155 cc motorcycle ‘Yamaha XSR 155‘ based on retro looks, which Yamaha unveiled in Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia last year, is all set to be unveiled in South Asia soon.
This new motorcycle XSR 155, is also likely to come here in the Nepali market as well.
The XSR 155 is mainly based on the Yamaha MT-15 but with classic looks, and it is expected to launch in India in December of 2020.
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Moving towards its aesthetic and design, the new Yamaha XSR 155 is inspired by the ‘Yamaha Sports Heritage’ system similar to XSR 700 and XSR 900, which are currently available in the international markets.
However, the mechanical parts are taken from the R15 V3.
The company is already selling MT-15 Street Fighter designs using the same engine.
The Chassis, inverted telescopic front fork, rear mono-shock, engine, and some components have been taken from the specified Thai MT-15 for the new XSR 155.
The Yamaha XSR 155 is equipped with a round full LED headlamp, full LED tail-lamp, a tear-dropped fuel tank, and a flat single-piece seat that complement its old-school appeal.
Additionally, inspired by the retro design, the Yamaha XSR 155 has sports headlamp struts, a restructured sump guard, and a reshaped exhaust plate with a pore-like style inspired by the retro motorbikes.
Talking about its engine specifications, the Yamaha XSR 155 is powered by a 155 cc liquid-cooled,single-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum power of 18.6 HP @ 10,000 rpm a maximum torque of 14.7 Nm.
It has used the same delta-box frame and has a 6-speed gearbox along with an assist, which is pretty impressive. It also comes with a slipper clutch.
The XSR 155 has a total fuel capacity of 10 liters only; I think it should have come up with a bigger fuel tank, but neither less; for a 155 cc motorcycle, the 10 liters fuel tank is quite alright.
Moving towards its additional features, the Yamaha XSR 155 comes with dual-channel ABS, alloy wheels, a digital instrument cluster along with a semi-circle tachometer, and a single pod instrumental clutch that makes the XSR 155 like a premium bike.
Let us now discuss its brakes and suspension of the Yamaha XSR 155.
The new Yamaha XSR 155 has an upside-down fork at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the back.
Meanwhile, it has disc brakes on both sides of the wheels.
However, the Indian model of XSR 155 is likely to develop a sport telescopic fork upfront and single-channel ABS to support the braking.
So, what might be the dimension of the XSR 155? Can a person having an average height of 5’5 inch can ride this bike without any problem? Let us now find out.
The total length of the XSR 155 is 2000 mm, and the entire width is 805 mm.
This bike’s total weight is 134 kg, which is heavy enough to support the motorbike’s proper balance while riding at full speed and yet still not that heavy to pull back the bike. At the same time, it is parked somewhere around the congested areas, especially inside the Kathmandu valley.
The overall wheelbase of XSR 155 is 1330 mm. You’ll not find it very hard to turn around the bike while it is still on the move.
This motorcycle’s total ground clearance is 170 mm, which is high enough to tackle the everyday rough roads but not enough to ride it on the adventurous off-roads since it is a retro bike specially made for a smooth city ride.
And lastly, its total seat height is 810 mm. Yes, even the average size of a 5.5-inch person can easily ride this bike without any hassle.
Now, talking about its color options, the new Yamaha XSR 155 will be available in four paint patterns- Premium Grey, Green Wanderlust, Black Elegance, and a White/Red Sports Heritage.
Now, which are the other motorcycles that will directly compete against the XSR 155?
In recent days, one after another, retro design motorcycles are imported to the Nepali market. Thus, Yamaha can launch a retro bike, the Yamaha XSR 155, soon in the Nepali market.
Gives us your thoughts and suggestion about this bike? Can it compete against the high demand bikes like Jawa and Husqvarna recently launched in Nepal? Comment down below.
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