Yamaha WR 155 R

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A deep-dive into the Ja­panese brand’s en­try-level dual-sport

Story: Aza­man Chothia

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Yamaha

The Yamaha WR 155 R gets its de­sign and styling cues from the WR se­ries, mainly the WR250R that is sold in other in­ter­na­tional mar­kets. A semi-dou­ble-cra­dle frame sup­ports the en­gine and sports min­i­mal­is­tic body­work just like a mo­tocross to keep it as light­weight as pos­si­ble. The bike gets a nar­row 8.1-litre fuel tank, an up­swept ex­haust, and the fea­ture of us­ing the in­di­ca­tors as a hazard lamp to sup­port its du­al­sport na­ture. The kerb-weight of the mo­tor­cy­cle is just 134 kg.

The sus­pen­sion set-up con­sists of a 41-mm te­le­scopic fork at the front while the rear has been equipped with a gas-as­sisted, linked-type monoshock with ad­justable preload. The Yamaha WR 155 R gets a 240-mm wave disc at the front and a 220-mm wave disc at the rear.

The bike has been fit­ted with a mul­ti­func­tion LCD dis­play. The dis­play is small and min­i­mal­is­tic but shows a va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion. Apart from a speedome­ter and a tachome­ter, it dis­plays cru­cial in­for­ma­tion such as fu­ellevel, gear-po­si­tion in­di­ca­tor, time, trip­me­ter and av­er­age fuel con­sump­tion.

The en­gine is the same unit seen on the YZF-R15 V3, but tuned dif­fer­ently to suit the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Yamaha WR 155 R. The 155-cc, liq­uid-cooled, fu­elin­jected unit is tuned to pro­duce 16.5 hp at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.3 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The en­gine is mated to a six-speed trans­mis­sion and Yamaha have also given the en­gine VVA (Vari­able Valve Ac­tu­a­tion) tech­nol­ogy that they say in­creases per­for­mance.

The two colour op­tions for the Yamaha WR 155 R are ‘Yamaha Blue’ and ‘Yamaha Black’. There is also a range of ac­ces­sories ar­riv­ing soon for the bike for per­son­al­iza­tion.

The Yamaha WR 155 R is priced at Rp 36,900,000 in In­done­sia (Rs 1.82 lakh ap­prox). No word on an In­dia launch yet but since Yamaha in In­dia have had so much suc­cess with the YZF-R15 we ex­pect the WR 155 R to make its way here as well by the end of the year and also be priced more ag­gres­sively. When launched it will go up pri­mar­ily against the likes of the Hero Xpulse 200.

The front wheel is 21 inches in di­am­e­ter and the rear is 18 inches. The Yamaha WR 155 R makes use of spoked wheels and dual-sport tyres as standard. We still have no word on which brand of tyres the bike is us­ing but we will have to wait to find out.

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