- Yamaha launches the new MX King 155 moped in Vietnam
- Showcases the F155 concept at the launch event
- Production model won’t come to India
Yamaha recently launched the new MX King 155 VVA moped in Vietnam. Notably, this was not just another conventional launch event as the Japanese bike maker also surprised its viewers by taking the wraps off the gorgeous F155 moped concept. Just like the MX King 155, the F155 is also based on the YZF R15 V3 fully-faired motorcycle.
The Yamaha F155 is a moped, unlike anything we have ever seen before. Most of its bodywork is inspired by Yamaha’s litre-class sportsbike, the YZF R1. The front apron of the concept closely resembles the front fascia of the R1 with a puny centre air intake flanked by tiny LED headlamps that look menacing. The sharp and geometric styling continues to the side panels and up to the floating and pointed tail section.
Underpinning the F155 concept is the Deltabox perimeter frame which is identical to that seen on the YZF R15 V3. Even the engine is the same 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which is equipped with VVA (variable valve actuation) technology. As for the cycle parts, the F155 features 17-inch alloy wheels which are suspended by upside down forks and a monoshock.
The F155, being a concept, boasts a host of superfluous elements that will definitely be shaved off once it turns into a production model in the future. It reportedly gives a glimpse of the forthcoming version of the MX King 155 sold in Vietnam. And for better or worse, it won’t come to India, at least not anytime soon.