Yamaha XSR155 Highlights
A retro motorcycle based on the MT-15 platform was launched in the international markets last year, however it is expected to get launched in the domestic market by 2021 towards the end. Yamaha as a brand offers similar looking bike in the same segment such as Yamaha FZ25 and Yamaha MT 15. Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and Hero Electric AE-47 are direct competition to Yamaha XSR155. Visually, the XSR155 follows Yamaha’s 'Sport Heritage' design which is again similar to the XSR 700 and XSR 900 available in international markets. It gets a tear-drop shaped tank, a round full-LED headlamp and full-LED tail lamp along a single-piece seat that adds to its old-school charm. Additionally, the XSR155 sports headlamp brackets, a redesigned sump guard and a redesigned exhaust inspired from retro motorcycles. The bike is powered by a 155cc engine that does duty on the R15-V3 and the MT-15. This unit produces 19bhp and 14.7Nm and comes paired to a six-speed gearbox along with an assist and slipper clutch. It rides on upside-down forks at the front along with a monoshock at the rear for managing the balancing act. The Indian model will have telescopic forks upfront and also get a single-channel ABS to assist in braking from safety perspective. Yamaha XSR155 comes embedded with a single-pod instrument cluster that displays all vital information and gets a distinctive, semi-circle tachometer. The XSR155 will have four paint schemes to offer such as Premium Grey, White/Red Sports Heritage, Black Elegance and Green Wanderlust. When launched in India, it will be priced around Rs 1.40 lakhs onwards.