Yamaha Aerox 155 Maxi-Scooter Launched In India From Rs. 1.29 Lakh

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Yamaha Aerox 155 is based on the R15 V3 and uses the same 155 cc liquid-cooled VVA engine producing only 4 PS lesser power than its faired sibling

Yamaha Motor India has today announced the launch of the Aerox 155 in the domestic market alongside introducing the new-gen R15 V4 and the all-new R15M. The Aerox 155 is positioned above the existing maxi-scooters available on sale is priced at Rs. 1.29 Lakh for regular and Rs. 1.30 Lakh for MotoGP Edtion and is essentially a moto-scooter taking advantage of the styling of a motorcycle and the convenience provided by a scooter in a powerful package.

The Yamaha Aerox 155 follows the launch of the FZ-X neo-retro motorcycle and both have carved a niche of their own. The Japanese manufacturer has certainly been strengthening its 125 cc scooter portfolio as the Fascino and RayZR’s hybrid versions were introduced recently. The Aerox 155 marks the brand’s first foray into the 150-160 cc premium scooter space in the Indian market.

It has been well received in the international markets especially in the Southeast Asian countries and the Aerox nameplate has been available in Europe since 1997 – retailed across different engine capacities along the way. It measures a length of 1,980 mm, a width of 700 mm and stands 1,150 mm tall with a wheelbase length of 1,350 mm – 25 mm longer wheelbase than the R15 V3.

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Yamaha Aerox 155 Specs Performance
Engine 155 cc liquid-cooled VVA SOHC Fi engine
Power 14.95 PS at 8,000 rpm

The Gross Vehicle Weight stands at 276 kilograms and as the name suggests it has plenty in common with the R15 V3 faired supersport motorcycle that has also received a mid-life update. As for the performance, the same 155 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC engine with Variable Value Actuation tech is utilised.

It is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 14.95 PS at 8,000 rpm – around 4 PS lesser than the R15 V3 but certainly more than the Aprilia SXR 160 which generates 10.9 PS. The Aerox’s 155 cc version first debut back in late 2016 at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and it has a lot going for it in terms of features being offered.

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The razor-sharp styling emulating the Yamaha R series is accentuated by dual-pod LED headlamps with integrated wing-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, sharp bodywork, an LCD instrument cluster with smartphone and Bluetooth connectivity with application-based functions, hazard lamps, turn indicators mounted on the fairing and horizontal LED tail lamps under the pillion seat.

It also boasts a short windscreen, sporty body graphics, stubby exhaust system, large footboard and spacious under-storage capacity. The Aerox 155 tips the weighing scale at 122 kilograms and it rides on 14-inch alloy wheels and is retailed in multiple colour choices to attract customers. It has a seat height of 790 mm and the fuel tank capacity stands at 5.5 litres.

The fuel filler cap is placed in a rather unique way on the central ridge of the floorboard. We do expect the Yamaha Aerox 155 to make a strong statement in the premium scooter space as it injects a fresh breathe of life into it.