Yamaha Motor India could expand its scooter range in our domestic market soon, with the addition of the NMax 155 maxi-scooter
In September last year, Yamaha launched the Aerox 155 scooter in India. The performance-oriented scooter is only available at the manufacturer’s Blue Square dealerships across the country and has a fairly premium price tag, but still, it’s been enjoying decent popularity in our market. Now, it seems like the brand is planning to add another 155cc scooter to its lineup.
As per a recent report, Yamaha is considering introducing the NMax 155 maxi-scooter in the Indian market. Chairman Eishin Chihana has stated that the manufacturer saw the 150cc performance scooter segment as an untapped space, and it wanted to try something unique. This led to the launch of Aerox 155 in our country – to test the waters.
Depending on the success of Aerox 155, and the demand for touring and luggage-carrying capabilities, Yamaha could bring NMax 155 here soon. Also, the manufacturer is reportedly working towards offering Aerox 155 through regular dealerships as well. The additional reach would surely improve the sales success of the scooter by a massive margin.
Yamaha NMax will be powered by the same 155cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine as Aerox 155, derived from YZF-R15. This powerplant is good for 15 PS and 13.9 Nm on the Aerox, and it comes mated to a CVT. Also, the engine gets VVA tech, which ensures that there’s good power throughout the rev range.
Yamaha NMax 155 has a typical maxi-scooter design, featuring a bulky front apron with an integrated LED headlight and a tall visor. It also gets a stepped single-piece seat, along with a sleek LED taillight and a chunky grab handle. It rolls on 13-inch alloy wheels, with disc brakes offered on both ends.
The instrument console of NMax 155 is a fully digital LCD system, with Y-connect (connected tech) available as well. Other features on offer include a traction control system, smart key, idle start/stop system, dual-channel ABS, and a 23.3-litre underseat storage. The fuel tank is conveniently placed in the centre tunnel on the floorboard.
Yamaha NMax 155 would be an exciting product for our market, and we do hope that it launches in India in the near future.