Yamaha NMAX 155 is expected to launch in India next year, hinting at plans from the brand to share the popular 155.1cc engine among two different platforms. The jump from 110cc segment to the bigger one clears that Yamaha is not interested in making big numbers out of this product. They are currently present in the highest selling segment and introducing NMAX 155 will help them define a new level of refinement for the sporty scooter section with just Aprilia as the rival. As government has made it mandatory for manufacturers to introduce ABS above 125cc segment, NMAX will definitely cost higher than expectations.
The Yamaha lineup consists of bikes between 110cc-250cc in the local production lineup. Apart from Saluto RX and Saluto 125, all bikes are eligible for the dual channel ABS introduction, leaving them less than six months to introduce the feature in all bikes. If someone considers scooters, all Yamaha options are under the CBS mandatory section, except for their plans of a power scooter introduction. Yamaha will most probably keep all the features intact, offering buyers fuel injection and liquid cooling along with the variable valve actuation (VVA) technology. The design lines will be unique to the NMAX 155 with the huge front section.
Suzuki Burgman 125 comes with almost similar looks but size and list of features will keep both the scooters generations apart from each other. The Yamaha option will feature bigger tires, more power and practical front fascia with huge visor for wind protection. The handlebar will be independent of the console section, offering a faired motorcycle feel through the new NMAX 155. The engine used here is tuned for lower output, bringing 14.8 PS and 14.4 Nm of output for the international market. The difference in power will be enough to justify the price tag of around INR 1 lakh.
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