YAMAHA AEROX 155
Overdrive|December 2021
Just when you thought the scooter segment in India was getting very intense, serious and slightly boring, Yamaha comes along with a bundle of joy
CHRISTOPHER CHAVES

Type 155cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC

Max torque 13.9Nm@6,500rpm

Fuel tank 5.5-litres

Road presence, performance, handling, storage

Suspension Telescopic fork (f); Unit swing (r)

Price 1.29 lakh (ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Leg room, waiting period

Max power 15PS@8,000rpm

In India there’s been a lot of flurry surrounding the electric scooter segment, but when it comes to IC-engine scooters and the premium performance-oriented scooter space, in particular, there’s not a lot that’s gone on. Yamaha caught us all by surprise earlier this year, when it took on this issue, with the Aerox 155. A glance at the scooter’s spec sheet reveals it to be the most powerful scooter in its class in our country. A Yamaha scooter powered by the R15 engine… sounds like fun, doesn’t it? And it is! Just how much fun? Let’s find out.

Design

With any premium two wheeler, looks play an important factor and that’s something the Aerox 155 definitely has going for it. Now this scooter is very aggressively styled. It’s got a very aggressively shaped front end as you can see from the design, the front apron protrudes and it has a split head lamp unit with very menacing looking DRLs. Also this paint scheme is the grey vermillion paint scheme which is one of the three colour options that you can have the scooter in. This one in particular comes with orange 14-inch alloy wheels which include a 110/80 front and chunky 140/80 section rear tyre and this adds to the imposing stance of the scooter.

Now move behind the apron and this is the section that really sets the Aerox apart from any other scooter currently sold in India. This is a maxi-style scooter so what that means you have a spine in the center which basically implies that you cannot mount the scooter as you would a normal conventional scooter, so you’ll really have to swing your leg over this one to get on. And it has a heavily contoured knee recess area, foot space is at a premium because the fuel tank is in between your feet. And this will stop you from ferrying stuff like, say, a gas cylinder across town for a refill. Also if you have a niece or nephew who’d like to go for a spin standing up in front, well, this scooter isn’t going to help you there.

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