Upcoming Yamaha NMax 155 Patent Images Leaked
Expect the maxi-styled scooter to be launched in India towards the end of 2019
- The 2019 NMax features a revised design, LED lighting at both ends, additional storage space and more.
- It’s powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled motor that produces 14.8PS and 14.4Nm of torque.
- It’s likely to be BSVI ready.
So what’s this got to do with India? A lot actually.
We had earlier reported that Yamaha has plans to change its market approach for India. Essentially, the brand would focus on the performance-oriented segment in India rather than competing with well-established brands in the small-capacity commuter segment. Sources close to the company suggested that the company had intentions of stepping into the 150cc scooter space with the Yamaha NMax 155. And the leaked patent images of the 2019 scooter reinforces this speculation.
The images suggest that the scooter gets revised styling for the upcoming year coupled with a few nifty features over the current model. To begin with, the overall design seems a lot sleeker than before. Aside from this, the front headlight is sharper and features LED lights with LED DRLs. The turn signals up front have been repositioned and sit lower than before while the windscreen gets a slight redesign and features a small kink towards the top. The rear tail section flows well with the new LED tail light design compared to the boxy rear section of the current model.
The next-gen NMax also features some useful storage spaces behind the front apron and on the floorboard hump which could be used to store essentials like your smartphone and wallet. Other notable changes include a full-digital instrument console, redesigned panels on the handlebar and a revised exhaust shield design. Apart from these updates, the scooter seems to be unchanged.
Powering the international-spec NMax is a 155cc, liquid-cooled motor that belts out 14.8PS at 8,000rpm and 14.4Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Interestingly, it’s the same unit powering the Yamaha R15 V3 and the MT-15, with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). That said, it’s unknown if the feature will make it to the India-spec model. Although, the scooter is likely to be BS-VI ready considering the upcoming government safety norms.
On the mechanical front, the NMax gets telescopic forks and a monoshock for suspension duties. Its braking setup comprises of disc brakes at both ends aided by dual-channel ABS. Given that Yamaha India tends to cut some premium features on its products sold here, the India-spec version may just get single-channel ABS and a drum brake at the rear to cut costs.
Currently, the 150cc scooter space is occupied by the Aprilia SR 150 and the Vespa 150 scooter range. If Yamaha does introduce the NMax 150 in India it’ll most likely be priced slightly higher than its competition, say a little over Rs 1 lakh. However, the NMax 155 offers a big scooter look and lot more kit for the money. We could expect the Yamaha NMax to be launched towards the end of this year. For updates, stay tuned to BikeDekho.
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