- New WR155 R dual-purpose bike unveiled
- Gets engine from YZF-R15
- Unlikely to come to India anytime soon
Yamaha has just unveiled its new off-road motorcycle. Called the WR 155 R, this dual-purpose motorcycle has been launched in Indonesia.
A few months ago, we told about this bike which gets its powerplant from the YZF-R15. However, it has been tuned differently to meet the off-roading nature of the motorcycle. The WR155 R is built around a semi-double cradle frame that houses that 155cc motor. This motor, however, is less powerful than the one seen on the YZF-R15. It now makes around 16.5bhp but its peak torque of 14.3Nm arrives 2000rpm earlier. This motor is mate to a six-speed gearbox.
The suspension duties on this Yamaha is taken care of by long-travel 41mm forks at the front and a gas-charged monoshock with preload adjustment at the rear. The bike rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels respectively. The braking duties are taken care of by 240mm single-disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Unfortunately, the WR155 R isn’t equipped with ABS.
This is such a perfect motorcycle for the Indian market. But knowing Yamaha, the WR155 R won’t come to India anytime soon as the company is mainly focus on products that will bring in volumes. We hope there’s a change of heart at Yamaha, and the WR155 R comes to India soon.