Yamaha XSR155-rivaling Zontes ZT155G Retro Scrambler Bike Unveiled

Modified On Dec 8, 2021 02:56 PM By Punya Sharma

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The ZT155G’s attention-to-detail may just be what it needs to stand its ground against the XSR155

  • Powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder engine putting out 18.8PS and 16Nm.
  • Has an impressive fuel tank capacity of 20 litres and dry weight of just 117kg.
  • Comes with two riding modes: Eco and Sport.

Zontes, a Chinese brand popular for its radical bikes and scooters, has taken the wraps off the 2022 ZT155G, its latest neo-retro scrambler offering, priced at the equivalent of Rs 1.73 lakh (excluding Indian taxes) in Malaysia . Let’s take a look at it.

One look at the Zontes ZT155G and its neo-retro roots become apparent, courtesy of its circular LED headlight, indented fuel tank (with a massive 20-litre capacity), and a sporty single-piece seat. Meanwhile, the whole package is made more premium with copper-finished USD forks, brake/clutch levers, handlebar, brake calipers, and even the exhaust. You also get bar-end mirrors and clutch/brake lever protectors, usually unseen on bikes in this category.

There are several features on offer too. And the list includes all-LED illumination, an LCD instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS, disc brakes at both ends, a multifunction key slot, and a dedicated button for unlocking the seat.  As for practical bits, you get a USB charging port and tubular crash protectors on the sides.

Coming to the engine, the Zontes ZT155G is powered by a 155c, single-cylinder motor putting out 18.8PS and 16Nm. There are two riding modes too -- Eco and Sport -- but there’s not much detail as to how these alter the performance. Compared to the Yamaha XSR155, the ZT155G makes 0.5PS less and misses out on Variable Valve Actuation (VVA).

All this is topped off by the bike’s low dry weight of 117kg, which is even less than some 160cc scooters. Besides, the bike rolls on block-pattern tyres, to give it a scrambler-ish vibe.

Lastly, from an Indian point of view, the Zontes ZT155G is rather suitable for our market, considering the recent popularity of modern classic bikes here. Though chances of the Z155GT coming to India are somewhat bleak, however we did spot the Zontes 310X recently, hence we can't dismiss the possibility entirely. So remember to keep your fingers crossed folks!

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