Still no word for the Philippines

Last week, we told you about Yamaha’s upcoming XSR 155 due to be launched in Indonesia in November. Much to our surprise, over the weekend, the bike was already launched in Thailand.

The XSR series is known for its neo-retro naked styling and is directly positioned against Honda’s Neo Sports Café. While in the Philippines, the Neo Sports Café only comes in CB1000R and CB650R variants, in other countries, Honda already offers a CB150R.

We’ve already mentioned that the XSR 155 will be using the 155 cc engine derived from the MT-15 and R15. It produces 19.3 Ps of power and 14.7 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission.

In addition to that, we have new details. The XSR 155 rides on telescopic forks in front and a monoshock at the back, adjustable for preload. It’s brought to a stop with a single disc in the front and rear. It rides on a 110 mm x 70 series tire in front and a 140 mm x 70 series tire in the rear, both on 17 inch wheels.

2019 Yamaha XSR 155 launched in Thailand image

It boasts of LED headlights, tail lights and turn signals. It also has a full color, digital LCD instrument panel.

For those hoping it comes to the Philippines, it should be quite accessible to those of short stature. It has a seat height of 810 mm. Yet even more impressive is its claimed wet weight of just 134 kg. With a 10-liter tank, the MT-15 should offer quite a lot of range.

2019 Yamaha XSR 155 launched in Thailand image

It’s offered in the XSR series’ signature silver and brown, white and red, matte black and military green. The XSR 155 is already available for ThB 91,500, which roughly converts to PhP155,155.

Again, we have not received word from Yamaha Philippines if it will be offered locally. However, with the attention this model is getting, they should definitely think about it.