Is Yamaha’s XSR 155 the most stylish entry-level retro roadster?
It is powered by a 155-cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Actuation technology, producing 19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. As regular, the powertrain is mated to a six-speed transmission with a slipper and assist clutch.
The Yamaha XSR 155 has upside-down front forks, mono-shock rear suspension, a delta box chassis like its supersport and nude cousins, an aluminum swingarm, disc brakes up front and rear, a dual-channel ABS assembly, and other features.
Since the Yamaha XSR 155 does not seem to be on the horizon, the company has agreed to introduce a new motorcycle based on the FZ V3 Fi.
Yamaha’s XSR 155 is one of the most stylish entry-level retro roadsters. It is, however, only accessible in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The updated matte green color scheme complements the tan ribbed seat well.
The tank is decorated with discreet graphics, and the side panels have a brush-metal texture. Unlike regular ones, even the front fender is color-matched. Aside from that, the bike is unaltered, both cosmetically and mechanically.
Yamaha XSR 155 is designed similarly to the Yamaha XSR 900 and Yamaha MT125. The headlamp, fuel tank, and handlebar are all from the XSR 900’s older brother.
However, the side structure is taken from MT 125. These side panels unquestionably improved the style. The round LED headlamp, taillight, and dashboard, on the other hand, will remind you of a cafe racer bike.
The Yamaha XSR155 is a retro motorcycle based on the MT-15 platform that was released last year in Europe. It is scheduled to be released in India later this year. Despite its vintage appearance, the XSR155 has modern features such as an LED headlamp, LED taillight, and a circular optical instrument console.
The 2021 Yamaha XSR 155 now comes in a new color range in Thailand. The latest Dark Grey is an all-grey color scheme with a gloss finish. On the fuel tank is a large XSR 155 stickers with a contrasting cyan backdrop.
To be honest, this logo looks a bit out of place on an otherwise nice color scheme. This edition, like the grey color model, has a tan ribbed seat that looks premium.
What is the engine displacement of the Yamaha XSR-155?
It is powered by a liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC, single-cylinder 155 cc engine with variable Valve Actuation built in a Delta box chassis, capable of producing 19 horsepower and 14.7 Newton-meters of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with Assist and Slipper Clutch, which essentially reduces the impact of engine braking during downshift decelerations.
Is Yamaha XSR 155 equipped with single or double channel ABS?
Front and rear disc brakes with standard single-channel ABS provide the stopping power. The bike’s damping duties are handled in the front by an inverted fork, while the rear is handled by a mono-shock setup. It also has full LED lighting and a retro-styled full LCD optical speedometer to provide you with all the details you need.
Does Yamaha XSR 155 have a slippers clutch?
The Yamaha XSR-155 has a six-speed transmission and a slipper clutch. Since the Yamaha XSR155 is based on the MT-15, it shares not only its powerplant but also its frame and suspension components with the Thai-spec naked bike. The XSR155 is outfitted with a modern delta box case, upside-down forks, and mono shocks.
Yamaha XSR 155 Engine and transmission:
|Yamaha XSR 155 Engine:||· SOHC
· Single cylinder
· Four strokes
· Four valves
|Power:||19.30PS at the rate of 10000 rpm|
|Torque:||14.7 Nm at the rate of 8500 rpm|
|XSR-155 Bore * stroke:||58*58.7mm/2.28*2.31inches|
What are the safety features of Yamaha XSR-155?
|Additional features:||Variable Valves Actuation (VVA) with High Efficiency, Assist, and Slipper Clutch|
|Body:||Naked sports bike|
|Graphics of body:||YES|
What is the configuration of Yamaha XSR 155 brakes and tires?
|Front and rear brakes:||DISC|
|Front-wheel size:||431.8 mm/17 inches|
|Rear-wheel size:||431.8 mm/17 inches|
|Front Tire size:||100:80-17|
|Rear Tire size:||140:70-17|
Is Yamaha XS 155 good for short riders?
The XSR 155 has also received modest updates in Southeast Asian markets, where it is a high-volume seller for the company. The retro roadster has a new color scheme in Indonesia. The matte green body paint and ribbed single-piece seat finished in tan color give it a retro vibe.
Furthermore, the fuel tank features sporty graphics, and the side panels have a brushed metal finish. The front fender is painted in body color, as opposed to the stock version, but other than that, no other modifications have been made to the Yamaha XSR 155, which continues to use the same powertrain as the YZF-R15 V3.0 and its naked streetfighter twin, the MT-07.
The Yamaha XSR 155 has a length of 2007 mm, a width of 804 mm, and a height of 1080 mm. It has a 1330 mm wheelbase and a saddle height (seat height) of 810 mm. Because of the high seat height, this motorcycle would not be suitable for small riders.
Is the XSR 155 fuel-efficient?
In our view, the fuel consumption is excellent. City drives return a very respectable 39 kilometers per liter. Without traffic, leisurely drives on the XSR might get you up to 40 km/L, but if you are more liberal with the throttle, the number drops to about 35 km/L.
|Ground clearance of Yamaha XSR-155:||170mm/6.70 inches|
Is Yamaha XS155 easy to ride?
The XSR 155 is one of the most usable bikes or easy to ride motorcycles in its class due to its comfortable stance, light controls, and lightweight. With a wet weight of just over 130 kg, squeezing through traffic is not an issue, but the extra width from the handlebars and very tall mirrors make filtering a little difficult, as does the high seat height.
The light clutch and easy-to-modulate front and rear brakes make the bike easy to point and turn. However, since you are similar to a normal motorcycle, there is no room anywhere, but if you want to carry more stuff with you, consider commuting with a suitcase, having a luggage net, or other storage items.
The XSR 155’s gauge cluster is another region where it excels. While it is the size of a standard instrument cluster used on classic motorcycles, it is an all-digital affair with backlighting, a speedometer, tachometer, fuel level indicator, gear location indicator, a trip computer, average speed, and fuel consumption.
This little pod has a lot of features, while the switchgear is still very refined, and the electric starter gets the bike off in a flash. LEDs are common in the motorcycle and work admirably. You also have LED daytime running lights, an LED rear brake lamp, and change indicators. Even though there is no hazard capability.
About the author: Michael Parrotte was the Vice President of AGV Helmets America, and a consultant for KBC Helmets, Vemar Helmets, Suomy Helmets, Marushin Helmets, KYT Helmets, Sparx Helmets. In addition, he is the founder and owner of AGV Sports Group.