Yamaha XSR 155: Bridging Modern Performance with Retro Style

Yamaha unveiled the XSR 155 in Thailand based on the MT-15 platform. It is expected to be launched in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, priced around Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom price). The bike features a retro design with round LED lights, a single-piece seat and a tear-drop fuel tank. Available in four colors, it combines nostalgic styling with modern MT-15 technology for urban riders who want classic looks and performance.

Yamaha XSR 155: Design

The Yamaha XSR 155 features a classic design reminiscent of its elder siblings, particularly inspired by the Yamaha XSR700. The front features a round LED headlamp housed within a delta box frame shared with its counterparts. The bike features a one-piece seat with premium upholstery for comfort. The XSR series reflects its heritage with a teardrop tank, premium covers, LED lights and a vintage-style speedometer. The XSR 155 also features dual-purpose tyres with a distinctive tread pattern, along with new additions such as a headlamp bracket, a sump guard and an exhaust plate that features a retro-inspired knuckle-like pattern.


Engine cc (Displacement)155.1 cc
Maximum Power19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque14.7 NM @ 8500 rpm
Number of Cylinders1
Number of Gears6
Seat Height810 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Kerb Weight134 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity10 litres

Yamaha XSR 155: Features

The Thai-spec XSR155 features a round digital instrument cluster, which could be retained for the Indian market. It also features LED headlamps, LED taillamps and side-stand engine inhibitors for convenience. However, to make it more affordable in India, some of the premium elements could be replaced with cost-effective options.

Stylistically, the XSR155 gives off a retro and classic vibe, reminiscent of the iconic RX100, with a retro-looking round headlamp, vintage-style seat cover, and several vintage design elements that somewhat reflect the charm of Yamaha’s classic RX series. This motorcycle combines contemporary functionality with nostalgic design elements to attract riders looking for a unique and fashionable urban riding experience.

Yamaha XSR155 Price and competition

The Yamaha XSR155 will feature a BS6-compliant engine that will produce the same power output as the R15 V3 2.0 and MT15 available in India. It is priced around Rs 1.3 lakh ex-showroom and will enter the market competing directly with the Hero XPulse 200T.

This positioning puts the XSR155 in a competitive segment for urban and adventure-oriented riders, offering modern performance with a retro-inspired design. With its BS6 compliance and competitive pricing, Yamaha aims to attract enthusiasts looking for a stylish and capable motorcycle in this segment.

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