XSR 155 joins Yamaha's sports heritage range and is more affordable than the MT-15 and R15 V3.0 in Thailand
After much speculation, Yamaha has finally launched the XSR 155 in Thailand at a price of 91,500 baht, which roughly translates to about Rs 2.1 lakh mark. The good news is that the newly launched motorcycle is cheaper than the MT-15 and the popular YZF-R15 V3.0.
As you already know, the motorcycle picks up its entire design on the XSR 700.
The XSR 155 is the smallest forced-moving motorcycle to join Yamaha's range of motorcycle racing heritage, which currently consists of the XSR 700, XSR 900, V-Max, SR 400, Bolt and the Bolt R-spec cruiser.
The retro stylized motorcycle has a full LED headlight with a round shape in the front, a tear-shaped fuel tank and a flat ribbed tan with a one-piece rider seat and a million. The motorcycle also features a round shape full digital instrument and a round LED gauge.
The XSR 155 is equipped with a raised and wider handlebar bar, while also receiving a narrower wheelbase and slightly higher ground clearance than the MT-15. The good news is that the motorcycle is only a pound heavier than the MT-15.
You have already guessed that the newly introduced XSR 155 uses the same single-cylinder 155cc engine that powers the MT-15 and YZF-R15 V3.0. The unit, combined with a six-speed gearbox, produces about 19.3 PS peak power and 14.7 Nm peak torque.
The 155cc engine features Yamaha's VVA technology, which promises to deliver the same amount of power and torque across the rev range. It also gets a sliding clutch as standard with a six-speed gearbox.
The XSR 155 uses the same delta frame and depends on the USD fork in the front and adjusting the monocoque in the back. The motorcycle also uses aluminum swinging aluminum and relies on a disc brake on both wheels to stop it. For the safety of the rider there is also a two-channel ABS system.
Yamaha is likely to unveil the XSR 155 at the 2020 Motor Show. If the Japanese two-wheeled giant decides to launch a retro-styled motorcycle in India, then expect it to be priced around the 1.40 Lakh mark (former showroom).