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Yamaha planning to launch WR155R in Indian market?

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yamaha might be evaluating the adventure sports market in India to bring the Yamaha WR155R in the Indian market. The WR155R has been launched in the Indonesian market at the price of IDR 36,900,000 (On the Road Price) that roughly converts to INR 1,82,000 which is likely to bridge the gap between the Hero Xpulse 200 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan. 

The engine on the WR155R is the same 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve SOHC with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) motor that is sold on the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 in the Indian market. Yamaha manufactures the 155cc VVA engine in India that could be more viable for the company in terms of cost-saving and economies of scale. Moreover, the brand is likely to price the motorcycle competitively in the Indian market owing to engine localisation. 

The Yamaha WR155R in the Indonesian market features a clear-lens halogen headlamp with body-coloured headlight shroud and small flyscreen, 8.1-litre fuel tank with angular tank shrouds, LCD instrumentation with Odometer, Trip meter, Average fuel consumption, Transmission indicators, Hours etc, off-road style bench seats, upright wide handlebars and high mounted fenders. 

In the engine department, the WR155R features a detuned version of the 155cc engine from the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0. The engine on the WR155R produces 16.7 ps of power and 14.3 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine on the YZF R15 V3.0 produces 18.6 ps of power and 14.1 Nm of torque but peak torque is achieved earlier at 6500 RPM on the WR155R crucial for off-roading.

For cycle parts, the WR155R also features an off-road friendly semi-double-cradle frame that rides on a 41mm diameter and 899.1mm length telescopic front suspension, preload adjustable gas and oil dampened monocross suspension in the rear and 21-inch front / 18-inch rear aluminium rims laced with wire spokes shod in dual-purpose tyres. 

The Yamaha WR155R weighs 134 kg at the kerb, comes with a 245mm minimum ground clearance and a challenging 880mm seat height, for shorter riders. 

The WR155R is definitely going to interest a lot of petrol heads yearning to get their hands on a lightweight off-roader and shall also benefit aspiring racers and off-road enthusiasts.

*Indonesian Rupiah to Indian Rupee Conversion at live mid-market rates, for informational purposes only. 


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