Apart from launching the XSR 155 in Thailand, Yamaha also showcased three custom motorcycles - cafe racer, scrambler and a tracker - at the event. All three variants get a massive visual overhaul.
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XSR155 Cafe Racer
The retro-style cafe racer gets a matte silver paint finish that is complemented by various chrome bits for a proper old-school look. The front benefits from a cafe racer style fairing design while the ergonomics gets more aggressive with clip-on style handlebars with a lower position than the standard XSR155. The fuel tank gets pronounced recesses while the stock filler cap has been traded for a retro-style chrome unit.
The custom-built cafe-racer drops the pillion seat set up for a cowl at the back. The cowl holds the new taillight and blinkers. Meanwhile, the rider seat gets a diamond pattern stitch for a more premium look. The exhaust outlet is also shorter on the cafe racer for a cleaner, minimalistic view from the sides.
The alloy wheels get a chrome finish that gives the cafe racer an even more appealing look. The wheels are wrapped in slick tyres to add a pinch of sportiness to the package.
The Scrambler version, as the name suggests, is made for the beaten path, and thus it packs features like a tall-set front fender and a high position for the exhaust. The headlight retains the round shape at the front although its size is smaller than the stock unit. The fuel tank features a tyre mark graphic to enhance its rugged looks while a chrome filler cap adds a retro-look to the package.
The pillion footrest setup has been eliminated from the scrambler. Meanwhile, the compact, rider-only seat gets a ribbed pattern and a brown cover. The custom rear fender holds the aftermarket taillight. The XSR155 Scrambler uses knobby tyres for better traction over loose surfaces. A metal bash plate and aftermarket crash guards enhance the protection to the engine.
The flat-track motorcycle-inspired XSR155 Tracker misses road-legal bits like headlight, taillight and blinkers. Instead, it features a competition-style number plate on the front fascia. The handlebar benefits from a sleek lever protection setup. The fuel tank features flat sides and a compact filler cap. The sides hold a flat track motorcycle-style competition number plate.
The front fender has been eliminated from the XSR155 Tracker while the stock tyres have been traded for wider section, flat track-oriented rubber. The bike also gets twin-pod exhaust pipes.
All three motorcycles retain stock hardware such as inverted telescopic front forks, rear monoshock and disc brakes on both wheels. The braking setup on all three custom bikes includes Brembo sourced callipers. The cafe racer features petal-type discs on both wheels.
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These are custom-built bikes that are for showcase purpose only. While none of the models mentioned above will reach mass production, Yamaha is reportedly working on a 155 cc dual-purpose motorcycle. Leaked documents suggest that the new model will be available in two variants - WR155 and WR155R. The new bike will share its underpinnings and engine with the YZF-R15 V3.0.
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