R15-based 2021 Yamaha Aerox 155 maxi-scooter launched in India

Yamaha is known for its performance bikes such as R15 and R15 V4. Yamaha is back with a new launch in the Indian Market. Yamaha India has launched the Maxi scooter Yamaha Aerox 155 which is based on R15. Yamaha Aerox 155 looks like an urban sports scooter. It is Yamaha’s flagship offering for the Indian market.

The Yamaha Aerox is a popular scooter in Southeast Asian markets like Indonesia and the ‘Aerox’ nameplate has been available in Europe and Asia for a pretty long time. Yamaha has launched its maxi-style performance scooter in India at Rs 1.29 lakh.

It will be available for purchase in two colours Racing Blue & Grey Vermillion. In addition to the standard colours, it will also be available in Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition.

This model comes based on the same technology as the R15 sports bike. It uses the same engine and platform and is thus claimed to offer a very sporty experience. The new Aerox 155 scooter will be made available through Yamaha’s Blue Square showrooms by the end of September.

The Aerox 155 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. It also has optimized coolant pathways to improve reliability, and the same lightweight forged piston spec as the YZF-R15. A DiASil Cylinder has also been used for excellent heat dissipation. The Aerox 155 also gets a Smart Motor Generator System for quiet engine starts, whereas the Stop & Start System boosts fuel efficiency.

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, Malfunction notification, Revs Dashboard, and Ranking. For the convenience of riders, the fuel refill option has been provided with an external fuel lid. The information displayed can also be toggled via the handlebar switch.

Some of the key feature highlights of the new model include a Single Channel ABS, 14-inch wheels with Wider 140mm rear tyre, Bluetooth Enabled Yamaha Motorcycle Connect App, 5.8-inch LCD Cluster, LED Headlight / LED Taillight.

In terms of storage, the front compartment contains a charging socket with a port at the bottom for the charging cable to pass through. Under the seat, a storage capacity of 24.5 litres is offered, enough for one full-face helmet to fit along with rain gear, etc. The Footboards are also steeper for a sportier feel and a better fit with a forward-leaning riding position, and a 5.5 litre fuel tank is placed in between.

The Yamaha Aerox 155 is positioned as a maxi-scooter in India and will go up against the likes of Aprilia SR160.

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