Yamaha XSR 155 About To Make An Entrance Here In Nepal.
Yamaha XSR 155 Is Sleek, Powerful, Comfortable and Well Built For Our Roads.
In recent days, one after another, retro design motorcycles are imported to the Nepali market. However, motorcycle enthusiasts are still waiting for the arrival of the Yamaha XSR 155 here in our country.
The present state of the pandemic affected to delay in the expected launch date of April 2020 in India and Nepal.
But the rumor has it that the Yamaha XSR 155 will be launched in mid-2021 in the Nepali market.
Now before we dive into details, here are 3 major highlights of Yamaha XSR 155.
- The XSR 155 has a total fuel capacity of 10 liters only.
- Mechanical parts are taken from the R15 V3.
- Yamaha XSR 155 mileage is 49 kmpl.
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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 in the international auto markets.
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 XSR155.
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.
Furthermore, 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 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 upcoming Yamaha XSR 155 top speed is 135 kmph.
The XSR 155 has a total fuel capacity of 10 liters only, but it should have come up with a bigger fuel tank, but neither less; for a 155 cc motorcycle, 10 liters fuel tank quite all right.
On the positive note, the Yamaha XSR 155 mileage is 49 kmpl. Quite impressive!
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 find out.
The total length of the Yamaha XSR 155 is 2000 mm, and the entire width is 805 mm.
The bike’s total weight is 134 kg, which is heavy enough to support the proper balance of the motorbike while riding at full speed and yet still not that heavy to pull back the bike while it is parked somewhere around congested areas, especially inside Kathmandu valley.
The overall wheelbase of XSR 155 is 1330 mm, where you will not find it very complicated to turn around the bike while still riding it.
The motorcycle’s total ground clearance is 170 mm, which is high enough to ride on everyday rough KTM roads but not enough to tackle 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.
And motorcycles that will directly compete against the XSR 155?
If the Yamaha XSR 155 arrives in Nepal, it will likely compete against motorcycles like KTM 125 Duke, Suzuki Gixxer 155, and TVS Apache RTR 160.