Yamaha has unveiled the new F155 Concept moped which is based on the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 that has been the brand’s hot cake in the Indian market. The Yamaha F155 features a brand new body design but features a similar Deltabox frame and the powertrain from the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 which features the brand’s VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.
In terms of design, the Yamaha F155 is as futuristic as a moped could get. The design draws inspiration from the flagship supersport the Yamaha YFZ-R1 and comes with a sharp front apron with ram air style duct on the front, aerodynamic splitters which integrated LED daytime running lights, low mounted headlamps, a small flyscreen, boomerang-shaped side fairing, a short front fender, a single seat with a high mounted rear with aero ducts to improve the aero efficiency, LED taillamps and a dual-tone paint job.
The F155 is powered by a BS6/Euro5 Compliant 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and fuel injection technology that delivers 18.6 PS of power and 14.1 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The F155 is also expected to use a similar chassis as seen in the YZF R-15 but it gets upside-down front suspension along with a link-type rear monoshock mounted to a boomerang-shaped swingarm and 17-inch alloy wheels. The moped also comes with a short slash-cut mid-ship mounted exhaust system with twin outlets.
The F155 is still in the prototype form and is expected to be put into production in the coming year but it is highly unlikely that the brand will bring the futuristic moped to the Indian market anytime soon. In India, the brand has filed a new moniker – ‘FZ-X’ at the Indian Intellectual Property Office which indicates that the brand might bring a new iteration of the FZ naked roadster.