The Yamaha Aerox 155 could be offered in a standard and ‘S’ variant
Yamaha has homologated the Aerox 155 scooter in India and its launch is likely to happen after the (refreshed) R15 and the R15M get introduced in the market.
Back in July, the Japanese brand had announced that it will be launching a maxi-scooter in India. It has subsequently obtained type approval certificate for the Aerox 155.
Sporting rather interesting styling, the scooter comes with LED headlight with DRLs, a tiny flyscreen, footboards, a single-piece stepped seat, an LED tail lamp and a side-mounted exhaust canister.
It also features a digital instrument panel, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless ignition, USB port and a 24.5-litre under-seat storage, while the fuel tank can hold 5.5 litres of petrol.
However, the most important feature of the Yamaha Aerox 155 is the engine. This scooter gets a 155cc liquid-cooled motor (like the R15 V3) that will make a maximum of 11 kW or 14.75 BHP at 8000 RPM in India.
While the type approval document does not state the torque figure, it should be under 14 Nm, since the Philippines-spec Aerox puts out 13.9 torques. What’s more, it also has the Smart Motor Generator (SMG) system and stop-start feature.
Riding on 14-inch alloy wheels with 110/80-section front and 140/70-section rear rubber, the Yamaha Aerox 155 is equipped with a 230 mm front disc with ABS and a rear drum brake.
Weighing a maximum of 124 kg, the Yamaha Aerox 155 will cost less than the R15, likely around the Rs. 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
When the scooter gets launched in India either later this year or early next year, expect it to come with multiple colour choices and primarily rival the Aprilia SXR 160 (which costs less and also has less power and torque) in the market.