Yamaha Aerox launch in India is still a question mark!
Earlier, Yamaha’s Aerox was spotted in India at some company’s service facility prior to the Auto Expo in February. The spy pics shared by a Motoroids‘ reader (blue version on this page) featured a matte blue dual coloured scooter with all the badges and a plastic-wrapped seat. In a latest update, the scooter has been kept on display at a company’s authorised dealership in Vizag. Vaishnavi Automobile, the dealer has updated the pic on Facebook with a clear message that this has been imported from Indonesia and it is ‘NOT FOR SALE’.
Yamaha Aerox 155 is a sports scooter sold in markets like Indonesia. It is powered by the same 155 cc VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) liquid cooled, fuel injected, Bluecore engine which propels the R15 v3 the world over. It produces 15 PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 13.8 Nm of max torque at 6250 rpm.
Yamaha Aerox 155 comes with 14 inch fat tyres (rear is 140 mm equal to FZ and Gixxer in width) and a front disc brake. ABS is also on offer and you have a 5.8 inch LCD display along with LED headlamp and tail lamp. It also has, what appears to be, a very usable 25 liters of underseat storage.
Yamaha Aerox Launch
Its presence in India is still a point of conjecture at this point and we have no clue if Yamaha intends to introduce it here in India.
But since it gets propelled by the same motor (and probably some other parts as well) which the new R15 v3 sports, there is a possibility that Yamaha may consider it for our market. This will help Yamaha increase economies of scale and what better way if they can have the same engine on a scooter (a segment which is fast growing here) apart from the very versatile motorcycle!
Nonetheless, if there is some substance to it, we do not think Yamaha will do it anytime soon since they have been followers in the scooter space rather than first movers…