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The New Yamaha Augur Maxi-style Scooter Is Unbelievably Cool

Modified On Dec 16, 2022 04:58 PM By Ishan Lee for Yamaha Aerox 155

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It gets stuff like cornering lights and a temperature-sensitive headlight

This topic always leaves me speechless. Why is a company like Yamaha, a forerunner at making cool bikes and scooters (globally), so laidback in India? In comparison to what it sells abroad, Yamaha’s India portfolio looks dated. Case in point is this newly unveiled maxi-style scooter called Augur, and it’s one mean looking machine.

The first and most attractive feature of this 155cc scooter is that super futuristic design. The three-pointed star headlight and DRLs alone pack enough tech to have a four-hour-long discussion. The centrally mounted LED projector gets adaptive cornering lights and can change from white to warm white (yellow) light depending on the road conditions and weather, something we don’t see even in cars! HOW COOL IS THAT? It’s such a cool yet functional feature that we all wish we had it on our poorly lit Indian roads. 

That arrowhead design really gives the Augur an aggressive and butch stance. But as you can see, it’s not exactly a maxi-scooter like the Yamaha Aerox 155, it’s missing that prominent spine around the floorboard. But if you move to the features, it’s back to bragging about maxi-scooter convenience. It gets a keyless access, 4.3-inch, full-colour TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and on-screen turn-by-turn navigation among other features. It even actively senses the road’s speed limits and displays it on the screen.

The Augur is powered by a 155cc liquid-cooled engine with variable valve tech, similar to what we find on the Aerox. While official power specs are unavailable, its power and torque should be similar to that of the Aerox - 15PS and 13.9Nm. In terms of electronics it gets traction control and ABS assisting its disc brakes at either end – 267mm front and 230mm rear. Suspension duty is managed by a telescopic fork at the front and twin coils at the rear, it weighs 132kg and gets a slightly larger 6.1-litre fuel tank than the Aerox too. 

Considering how India is always a low priority market for Yamaha when it comes to introducing cool two-wheels like these here, it’s unlikely that we will see the Augur anytime soon. Prices for the Augur are currently under wraps and we will update this section when we know more.

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