Yamaha revealed its new X Force 155 scooter in the Japanese market. The scooter is based on the same platform as the Aerox 155 sold in India and the NMax 155, which is considered for India as per our report.
Its youthful design is one of the main bits that differentiate the X Force 155 from its siblings. It has an assertive styled front apron, with split headlights and a smoked windscreen crowning it. The vertical indicators are cleanly and neatly incorporated at the boundaries of the apron.
When viewed from the side, you will notice that the X Force has a flat floorboard, unlike the inner spine of the Aerox 155 and NMax 155 scooters. This will be appealing to those who are looking to carry items on the floorboard. The seat is also relatively flatter than the Aerox, which should result in better comfort for the rider and the pillion with more space to move around.
The tail section is compact and neat, with the LED tail-light strip gelling with the rest of the design.
The scooter is available in a collection of striking color options, especially those with painted wheels.
In terms of features, the scooter gets an LCD with Bluetooth connectivity, call notifications and SMS, and a USB port. The scooter also gets footing control, just like the R15.
ENGINE AND CHASSIS–
The Yamaha X Force 155 is powered by Y A 155cc, a single-cylinder engine that makes 15hp at 8,000rpm and 14Nm at 6,500rpm. It gets Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and is paired with a CVT transmission.
As for the chassis, the new Yamaha’s X Force under-bone frame is suspended by a telescopic fork and twin-shock absorbers. Also, unlike the Yamaha Aerox 155, which runs on 14-inch wheels, the X Force 155 rides on 13-inch wheels, shod with 120/70 front and 130/70 tyres. Braking duties are taken care of by a 230mm disc at the rear and a 267mm disc at the front. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY–
The Yamaha’s X Force is priced at JPY 3, 96,000 or Rs 2.30 Lakhs. The scooter will be sold in Japan only for now, and Yamaha has no plans to bring the bike to India.