Yamaha XSR 155
Specification: Yamaha XSR 155
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The XSR series is a very cool one from YAMAHA and is globally very renowned for the unique feature-set of these bikes. The bikes under this “XSR” name are neo-retro standard from the YAMAHA stable incorporating modern-day features and retro looks. YAMAHA has launched a new bike in its 150cc segment in the XSR clan: XSR 155. In Bangladesh, the XSR 155 bikes are imported by ACI Motors Ltd. See pictures of Yamaha XSR 155 here.
YAMAHA XSR 155 was first launched in Thailand in 2019 with the same engine as the YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 and MT-15. Hence, it is the Neo-retro standard version of the “R” & “MT”-series DNA and so, the XSR name is justified following the trends of its big-engine cousins. This bike is slotted under the R & MT series for extreme city service in sheer style.
The Elegance of Sport Heritage
Yamaha’s dedicated motorcycle series, the Yamaha XSR, was the first to be tagged with the Sport Heritage badge. Yamaha calls the “Sport Heritage” a profile that modifies the DNA Retro-Neo. XSR, the modern street scrambler series, is profiled using mechanically advanced machines.
The XSR’s styling and wearing were also influenced by the past. The legacy was carried on to the exterior, even though all modern technology was hidden underneath. The breed is not only modern but also carries the old days’ memories. This is the essence of Sport Heritage, hence Yamaha’s XSR.
Yamaha’s 60-year racing heritage was celebrated in 2015 with the unveiling of the XSR series. Yamaha marketed the XSR900/XSR700 in 2016, carrying the Yamaha XSR900 heritage. With all-new technology, the series changed the Yamaha XS-Series predecessor. Retro styling was incorporated into the new machine.
Yamaha released the new XSR155 in a series of entry-level clones for giant sports machines. After putting to rest a rumor, Yamaha released the newest XSR from Thailand in August 2019. This machine was widely compared to the XSR900 and XSR700, and technically it is a clone of the MT15. The machine’s Sport Heritage tag was added to it, thus covering the Retro-Neo Profile.
Retro-Neo Styles & Styling
The Yamaha XSR155 is the same design and styling as the XSR900 or XSR700. Yamaha XSR and MT Series motorcycles also have the modern mechanicals of Yamaha MT15. This is why the XSR styling and design were copied by this street biker.
The motorcycle carrying a very simple & solid design and styling as the scramblers do. Retro-Neo has old-school-inspired ergonomics, but with modernized touches. The modern gadgets include the ODO, headlamp, and taillamp. These include an integrated DRL, LED lights, and fully digital setups. These are also compact and feature rounded pits that allow for exterior enhancements.
The frame of the delta box is completely naked, and the body panel is simply ignored. The tail is completely naked, with a small tail-lamp as well as registration plate hangers. A low-profile mudguard was added to the front wheel. The engine got a bikini under-bowl and a fatter exhaust profiled boldly matching the rests.
The teardrop fuel tank is a leftover from the old-school scramblers. It holds the ignition pit. It also recalls the simpler days with its single-piece cushioned chair. To give you a real feeling of the gentle breeze, the handlebars, and other controls are placed upright. The new XSR155 features a mix of Retro and modernized Neo styling.
Key features of YAMAHA XSR 155 are described in a nutshell below. The bike features a design that is striking with a strong presence in the streets. Combined with a refined engine and its performance, this bike delivers unmatched performance in a retro-looking package. The styling shows off pure class. The bike has been filled with features useful for the enthusiast bikers in mind.
The shape of the bike allures the rider to climb on and pull the throttle wide open and zing through the traffic. The head and taillight assembly are both round-shaped for retro looks and feature LED lamps. The bike comes with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology along with a slipper-clutch.
The seating is very much comfortable with an upright rider triangle and widened pipe handlebar. The fuel is also very cool to look at with an iconic teardrop shape and the graphics on the attractive body colors also add up to the cool factor of this bike. There are also wide tires at the ends of the long-wheelbase that build the rider’s confidence.
There are about four colors of the YAMAHA XTZ 155 in Bangladesh. All the colors available for this bike are very attractive and they are:
- Grey Premium
- White-Red 80s Sport Heritage
- Black Elegance
- Green Wanderlust
Overall the bike has a distinct stance for standing out in the crowd.
The YAMAHA XSR 155 is an amazing performance. The wheelbase is 1330mm on which the 134 kg bike stands. The bike is balanced very well for its YAMAHA patented “Deltabox” Frame. The bike has a 10 L fuel that feeds the engine through the Fuel Injection system and is ignited by TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) system.
The overall length of YAMAHA XSR 155 is 2000 mm while the width and height are 805 mm and 1080 mm. The ground clearance is 170 mm and the seat height is 810 mm.
Engine & Transmission
YAMAHA XSR 155 possesses a single-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid Cooled, 4 Valve, VVA-equipped engine. This engine’s Power & Torque figures are as follows: 19.3 PS @10000 RPM & 14.7 Nm @ 8500 RPM. This wet-sump lubricated machine is paired with a 6-speed Manual constant mesh transmission with a slipper-clutch. The expected mileage is 35-45 KMPL.
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels
The suspension system of this bike has a set of USD forks up front and a link suspension Swingarm at the rear. The front brake is a 282 mm Disc paired to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel with 100/80-17 M/C 54S tire. The rear brake is a 220mm Disc attached to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel that is wrapped in 140/70-17 M/C 66S tire. Both the wheels have a tubeless tire for better performance and to avoid sudden deflation along with Antilock Braking System (ABS).
The YAMAHA XSR 155 is targeted at the sporty-minded commuter. The bike is mainly built for the city streets and so, the city riding is bound to be excellent in this . and students and young people are the target customers of this naked city bike. The bike has excellent design language to remind you of the past of bikes as well as has enough performance to tackle everyday city needs. You can see Yamaha XSR 155’s first impression review here by BikeBD.
The main competitors of YAMAHA XSR 155 are the likes of:
- HONDA CB 150R Ex-Motion
- SUZUKI GSX-S150
The competitors are facing a challenging fight from YAMAHA XSR 155 as it ticks nearly all the boxes at a time questionable by the bikers of this class. But the price is a bit on the higher side of the spectrum. You can compare the Yamaha XSR 155 price here with the competitors.