The Yamaha XSR155 is the motorcycle we have been waiting for in India. There is a lot of discussion about this bike in this industry. This bike can be seen in the Indonesian market and we expect that after MT-15 it will be something that can be launched soon. We will see what we expect on this bike. Also, the main question is whether this bike will come to India or not? Read the article as we elaborate on why we are waiting for this bike in India?
This bike is based on the same platform as the Yamaha MT-15 and R15. The base of the XSR 155 will be the same for both of these bikes. Therefore, homologous motorcycle will be easy for Yamaha. The question of profitability can be debated, but selling more bikes on the same platform will not be a loss. Plus, the bike looks a bit retro with round headlights and a full neoclassical theme. This can bring back the nostalgia associated with the Yamaha RX 100. It is possible that Yamaha will get a boost if it sells it as the return of the Yamaha RX100. The RX100 is a legendary bike in Indian cycling history. He has a picture of himself as the dream teen bike of his time. The XSR 155 can provide the same response to Yamaha if introduced at an affordable price.
Currently, the sports bicycle market in India is booming. The 150cc segment is no longer a sports bike segment but has now become a sports commuter segment. There is an increasing demand for 200 and 250 cc bikes. The recently launched Husqvarna 250 twins were a hit, although locked up they managed to sell 410 units. That was a success for the brand new 250cc motorcycle. This shows that people love unusual styles and especially modern retro designs.
Yamaha is a strong trend follower and we can see the introduction of the Yamaha XSR 155 for India. As for the price of the XSR 155, there is no clarity. The company has surpassed the Yamaha MT 15 and the Yamaha XSR 155 will not be placed below. Bicycle prices will determine its success in India, but that requires an official announcement from the company.
The Yamaha MT-15 BS6 is equipped with a 155cc single cylinder engine with liquid injection and cooling. It produces a maximum power of around 17.9 hp and a maximum torque of 13.9 Nm. The engine is equipped with a six-speed gearbox and a slip clutch. The interesting thing about this motor is that it is equipped with a Yamaha VVA system that helps the motorcycle to get ahead. Therefore, the engine is an excellent unit.
Launch details and other details are far from predictable. The company showed no signs of testing this bike. In addition, it is reported that Yamaha uses a larger VVA engine around 250 or 300cc. For now, we must wait until the company shows signs that they are working on a new project. Let us know in the comments if you think this bike will have RX100 DNA!