Yamaha Aerox 155 uses the same liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine powering the R15 V3.0 with 14.8 bhp and 13.8 Nm torque
The Yamaha Aerox 155 premium scooter has been caught on camera yet again in India at a dealership following the emergence of spy shots earlier this year. Currently, the Aerox 155 is sold in Southeast Asian countries including Philippines and Indonesia, and comes equipped with an upmarket styling and a powerful engine.
It comes equipped with a bold face emphasising the overall sleek profile with edgy shapes. The Aerox 155 boasts dual LED headlamp unit, which is good enough to differentiate it from other scooters. Its premium nature has led the Japanese manufacturer to employ a number of features such as single-channel Anti-lock Braking System, 5.8-inch digital instrument panel, keyless ignition system, 4.6-litre fuel tank, mobile charging facility, etc.
The premium scooter takes power from a sporty 155 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected SOHC engine that does the duty on R15 V3.0. With Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, the Aerox 155 develops a maximum power output of 14.8 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 13.8 Nm of peak torque at 6,250 rpm. It has an under storage capacity of 25 litres and runs on 14-inch wheels with 110/80 front and 140/70 rear section tyres.
Since the Aerox 155 has been spied twice, shall we expect a commercial launch? It is hard to come to a conclusion right now but realistically speaking there is no other scooter in India matching its engine outputs. The 150 cc premium scooters present in India already are the Aprilia SR150, Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150.
The Vespa SXL 150 and VXL 150 cost well over Rs. 90,000 and we can only assume that the Aerox 155 will be priced at even a higher range if Yamaha decides to launch the scooter. It has the performance as well as features to back up the price tag and we would have to wait for sometime and see what Yamaha opts to do especially considering that the premium scooter segment is evolving.