The Yamaha Aerox 155 – Yamaha’s first maxi-scooter for India – launched Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom). With its engine based on the just-launched R15 V4, the Aerox 155 is billed as one of India’s quickest and most powerful scooters and is primed to take on the Aprilia SXR 160, which costs roughly the same as the Yamaha.
Powering the Aerox is a 155 cc, liquid-cooled, four-valve engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) that makes 15 hp and 13.9 Nm of torque. Also part of the package is a mild-hybrid system, which employs an integrated motor-generator and enables the automatic stop-start function, which shuts off the engine when the scooter comes to a halt to save fuel.
Kerb weight of the Aerox 155 is rated at 126 kg, ground clearance is 145 mm, the fuel tank capacity is 5.5 litres, and seat height is 790mm.
The Aerox 155 rides on 14-inch alloys front and back, has a 230 mm front disc brake with a 130 mm drum rear brake. It also has a telescopic fork, twin rear shock absorbers and a 140 mm-wide rear tyre. Single-channel ABS is standard.
The Aerox 155 has 24.5 litres of under-seat storage space, LED head- and tail-lights, a negative LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, an external fuel lid, an optional phone charger and a side-stand engine cut-off function. The Y-Connect smartphone app will also let owners track fuel consumption stats, last parking location and relay maintenance and malfunction-related notifications.
There will be two colours to choose from with the Aerox (Racing Blue and Grey Vermilion). Yamaha is also offering it with its signature Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP livery for an added Rs 1,500. Do note that the MotoGP edition of the Aerox will only be available in limited numbers.