India Yamaha Motor on September 21 launched its maxi sports scooter Aerox 155, to carve a niche in the premium scooter space. It has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 1,29,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Aerox 155, said a press release, is powered by a new generation 155cc Blue Core engine equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). Mated to a CVT transmission, the liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve motor produces a max power output of 15 PS at 8,000rpm with 13.9 Nm of peak torque produced at 6,500rpm.
The engine gets a new cylinder head and a compact combustion chamber to achieve a higher compression ratio, boosting combustion efficiency, said the release.
On the Chassis front, the trail is 5 mm longer to bring excellent straight-line stability and a more motorcycle-like feel, while retaining the Aerox 155’s determined handling capabilities. The front is managed by 26mm telescopic suspension, while the rear gets dual pitch springs with the mounting angle increased by 2° for improved pillion seating.
At the front, the LED headlights give the rider excellent night-time visibility. The rear taillight consists of 12 compact LEDs that gives a 3D appearance and accentuates the machine’s appeal.
The maxi sports Scooter also gets a large 5.8-inch LCD screen with multi information display (MID) that showcases a speedometer, RPM, VVA indicator and Y-Connect app phone notifications, maintenance recommendations, last parked location, fuel consumption and malfunction notification.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies said, “Under the umbrella of ‘The Call of the Blue’ Campaign, Yamaha has launched several exciting products in the Motorcycle and Scooter category. The AEROX 155 is an important addition to this line-up as it has been developed on the lines of Yamaha’s R DNA. The AEROX 155 will provide a new and exciting riding experience with high performance, comfort & convenience to the Indian customers.”