The Yamaha WR 155R dual-sport motorcycle is under consideration for India. Yamaha had launched the WR 155R in Indonesia first, in December last year, and is now interested in bringing it to our market.
The demand for dual-sport motorcycles in India has seen a hike in the last few years. At present, the Hero XPulse 200 is one of the most affordable dual-sport motorcycles available in the market. Another one is the Royal Enfield Himalayan but it comes with a higher price tag. Perhaps, the growing demand for such motorcycles and the fact that there’s a huge void between the XPulse 200 and Himalayan, is why Yamaha is seeing a potential for the WR 155R in India.
Yamaha WR 155R - Key Features
- 41 mm long-travel telescopic front forks
- Linked-type monocross gas shock absorber with adjustable pre-load at the rear
- Dual-purpose tyres
- 21-inch front and 18-inch rear aluminium wheels
- 240 mm front and 220 mm rear petal disc
- Small LCD instrument cluster
- Hazard lights
- 8.1-litre fuel tank
Yamaha WR 155R Specs
Powering the WR 155R is the same 155 cc single-cylinder engine which handles duties in the Yamaha R15 V3. It is indeed a very capable mill. However, the liquid-cooled engine has been slightly detuned for the WR 155R to suit its character. It produces 16.7 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and 14.3 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The WR 155R has a ground clearance of 245 mm and a seat height of 880 mm. The bike weighs just 134 kg. It has minimal bodywork and a single-piece handlebar for ease of riding.
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Yamaha is currently studying the Indian market. If it receives positive response for the WR 155R, it could launch the motorcycle in the country sometime next year. The company sells it in Indonesia for IDR 36,900,000 (INR 1.82 lakh). It is available in two colour options - Blue and Black.