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2022 Yamaha NMax 155 unveiled; India launch potential | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

A brand new rear monoshock and a traction management system are the crux of this replace.

Yamaha just lately launched the up to date NMax 155 scooter, which is predicated on the Aerox 155, in China. Contemplating the success of the Aerox 155 in our market, Yamaha Motor India is contemplating bringing the extra historically styled NMax 155 maxi-scooter to our shores. 

  • New preload-adjustable monoshock set-up on the rear
  • Will get a Traction Management system derived from the R15 V4
  • Floor clearance decrease than that of the Aerox 155

New Yamaha NMax 155: Engine and chassis

Powering the NMax is identical VVA-equipped, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 155cc engine discovered within the Aerox, making 15hp and 13.8Nm of torque. Suspension on the entrance is dealt with by a telescopic fork, however the rear will get a brand new preload-adjustable gas-charged monoshock. 

Braking duties are dealt with by a 230mm disc on the entrance in addition to the again, paired with dual-channel ABS. Floor clearance, at 125mm, is considerably decrease in comparison with the 145mm on the Aerox 155. Wheel sizes are smaller, too, at 13 inches on the NMax, in comparison with the 14-inch items discovered on the Aerox. 

Whereas underseat storage capacities are comparable on the 2, the NMax will get the choice of including a big 39-litre high field accent. With the 7.1-litre (5.5 litres on the Aerox) gasoline tank stuffed, the NMax ideas the dimensions at 131kg, making it 4kg heavier than the Aerox.

Yamaha NMax 155: options

The largest addition to the options checklist is the introduction of a Traction Management system which is more likely to be much like the system on the R15 V4 as they each share the identical engine. Whereas some may debate its performance on a 15hp scooter, there isn’t any discounting that it’ll nonetheless be a pleasant security function to have. 

The brand new Yamaha NMax will get an LED headlamp with twin low beam chambers flanked by LED DRLs with a separate housing for the excessive beam. The tail-lamp is an LED unit as properly, however the indicators are conventional halogen bulbs. The NMax additionally will get a totally digital instrument cluster with MyRide app performance in addition to Bluetooth connectivity displaying e-mail, name and textual content alerts along with the battery stage in your smartphone. 

Contained in the entrance apron, you will see a weatherproof pocket with a USB socket that means that you can cost your cellphone on the transfer; it might probably additionally retailer another small objects you want to shield from the weather. One other helpful function on the NMax is the Begin/Cease perform, serving to reduce down gasoline consumption by switching off the engine at visitors lights – undoubtedly will come in useful with at present’s eye-watering gasoline costs.

New Yamaha NMax 155: India launch

After we spoke to Yamaha India chairman Eishin Chihana earlier this month, he indicated that the launch of the NMax was contingent on the success the Aerox achieves in our market. Since its launch, the Aerox has been carving out a distinct segment for itself, performing constantly month after month, regardless of its restricted availability through the Blue Sq. dealerships completely. With the standard Indian scooter purchaser keen on practicality greater than the rest, the NMax may show to be match pairing practicality with stage of efficiency, type and options. 

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