Yamaha will reportedly introduce the earlier showcased MT-15 Tracer and the retro-styled XSR155 in Thailand. The Tracer will be a touring motorcycle.
Reports from the International media suggest that Yamaha is planning to bring some new motorcycles in Thailand soon. The list includes two popular showcased bikes – the MT-15 Tracer and XSR155 retro motorcycle.
Reports say that the Yamaha MT-15 Tracer and XSR155 will be launched in the Thai market soon. Both the bikes use the same 155cc from the R15 V3, but are completely different in the riding purpose. While the Tracer is a touring motorcycle, the XSR155 is a retro-styled roadster.
The 155cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine for both the motorcycles produces 19.1 BHP and 14.7 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In case of the MT-15 Tracer, Yamaha might offer longer gear ratios and for the XSR155, there will be more torque available at the low and mid-range.
The Tracer is a touring motorcycle with semi-faired styling, a tall windscreen, a high-set single-piece handlebar and a bit beefed up appearance. It’s design will be inspired by the bigger MT-09 Tracer. Further, you get a comfortable split seat but not high-placed as the naked MT-15.
As for the XSR155, it will be a retro-styled roadster. You get the round headlamps, a neat shaped fuel tank, a round fully digital speedometer and the low-placed single piece handlebar for slightly aggressive riding posture.
Both the bikes will get USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the back. In the Thai market, even R15 V3 and MT-15 comes with USD forks. In the Indian market, you get conventional telescopic forks for cost reduction.
Both of them will come with disc brakes at bot the ends with dual-channel ABS. As for the XSR155, it will be a single-seat like the one that comes on the MT-15. The characteristics of both these bikes will be different since MT-15 is a naked streetfighter.
As of now, there is no speculation about its India launch. However, both the bikes might look a good addition to the manufacturer’s lineup here. Could we see both of them at the 2020 Auto Expo? Stay tuned to know the answer.