2020 Yamaha XSR155 Launched In Philippines
The 155cc street bike looks from a bygone era while boasting of modern equipment.
2020 Yamaha XSR155 launched In Philippines with a price tag of P162,000 (Rs. 2.4 lakhs).
Yamaha Motor Philippines was supposed to launch the XSR155 back in May, but the launch was delayed due to the pandemic.
Also, due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Philippines which disallows large gatherings, the 2020 Yamaha XSR155 launch happened on a digital platform.
The classic-style street bike has a circular LED headlamp up front giving it a minimalist look. Along the sides is the fuel tank that also has a simple look to it and the Deltabox frame is painted in black, so is the aluminium swingarm.
The single piece seat is neatly finished, integrating well with the tail section, while the taillight is LED and circular in shape. Turn indicators are housed below it on the mudguard.
The instrument gauge with a reverse LCD display houses the odometer, trip meter, speedometer, fuel gauge and also provides the average fuel consumption readout.
The looks are copied from the bigger XSR700 and XSR900 bikes, but on a smaller vehicle. Only three XSR models exist at the moment.
The 2020 Yamaha XSR155 shares more mechanicals with the R15 and MT-15 than it would seem, including the powertrain.
The 155.1cc SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine produces 19.3 HP and 14.7 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
The XSR155 has inverted forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear that take care of suspension duties. Braking is done with the use of two discs, one each at the front and rear.
The bike comes with a 10 litre fuel tank, which, although is minimal, is enough for the street bike to perform its daily duties.
India launch of the XSR155 is unlikely, although, it could create a new classic/retro themed segment in the 150cc class.