Yamaha WR155R carries R15’s engine but it is an off-road dual-purpose motorcycle which comes with a semi double cradle frame…
In a big surprising move, Yamaha has officially unveiled another all-new motorcycle based on the immensely popular 155 platform which also spawns products like the R15 and the MT15. The motorcycle called as WR155 R is Yamaha’s smallest dual sport motorcycle in the ‘WR’ range which has products like the WR250 and others.
Yamaha WR155R is more of an off-road dual sport rather than an adventure traveller. It is powered by the same 155cc VVA-equipped, liquid cooled, SOHC engine which is good for 12.3 KW (16.73 PS) of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 14.3 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. It continues with a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is mounted on a semi double cradle frame.
Off-road traits include dual purpose, knobby tyres – front is a 21 incher whereas the rear is an 18 incher; mounted on aluminium spoke rims. Unlike the R15, the WR155 does not come with upside down front forks but the travel is higher. The rear is a linked type monocross with Gas, Oil and adjustable pre-load.
Another difference is the usage of petal disc brakes – both at the front (240 mm) and rear (220 mm). WR155 weighs 134 kg kerb and has a fuel tank capacity of 8.1 liters.
WR155 R has been priced at Rp 36,900,000 (1.88 Lakh INR) on road in Jakarta, Indonesia which is very slightly higher than the Rp 36,075 (1.84 Lakh INR) of YZF R15. It is on offer in two colours of blue and black.
Now, this is an interesting development from Yamaha and since we do not have a very big off-road spec motorcycle market in India, and that this one will cost almost 1.60+ Lakh in INR, should we get a chance?