21st Aug 2019 1:59 pm
The XSR 155 options distinctive retro styling components, together with a brand new round instrumentation pod.
Yamaha has revealed the XSR 155 in Thailand. This retro-looking bike is the third addition to the corporate’s XSR line-up, which consists of the XSR700 and XSR900 in worldwide markets. The XSR 155 shares its underpinnings with the YZF-R15 V3.zero and MT-15, each of which can be found in India, and that is what makes it actually attention-grabbing.
The XSR 155 joins Yamaha’s Sport Heritage line-up globally as essentially the most reasonably priced mannequin. Furthermore, in Thailand, it has been priced decrease, at 91,500 Thai baht (round Rs 2.12 lakh), than the R15 and MT-15, which retail for round 98,500 Thai baht (round Rs 2.29 lakh). Now, whereas these costs translate to much more than their Indian costs, the bikes we get right here miss out on some premium parts, just like the USD fork.
In Thailand, the XSR options the USD fork, complete swingarm and the VVA-equipped 155cc powerplant from the R15. This motor makes 19.3hp and 14.7Nm of torque, and comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch, similar to within the MT-15. Nonetheless, what separates it from its siblings is its distinctive styling. It options an old-school-looking tank and flat seat with a ribbed sample on it. Moreover, each the headlight and tail-light are spherical and draw inspiration from Yamaha’s bikes from the 70s and 80s.
Protecting with the retro theme is the round instrumentation pod that’s formed prefer it belongs to that period, however encompasses a fully-digital display. It additionally encompasses a completely different handlebar that’s barely extra raised than the one on the MT-15. The Thai-spec mannequin has a kerb weight of 134kg (1kg greater than the Thai-spec MT-15).
Whereas there isn’t a official phrase from Yamaha in regards to the XSR 155 making its approach to India, we don’t see a purpose why the corporate wouldn’t deliver it right here. Going by the costs in Thailand, we are able to count on the India-spec XSR to be marginally cheaper or about the identical because the R15 (Rs 1.41 lakh) and the MT-15 (Rs 1.36 lakh); that’s if Yamaha lowers the gear ranges like they did for the R15 and MT-15 in India.
All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi