There’s a new Aerox coming, bringing some much needed updates to the highly popular sporty scooter. Launched in Indonesia recently, the new scooter bears some significant aesthetic improvements. Yamaha has also worked on its functionality, adding some much need tech to how it starts and operates.
The new Aerox features larger LED headlamps, stretching farther up the front fairing. It’s turn signals have been moved further down the body. The front leg shield has also been slightly reshaped. Behind is a slimmer, reshaped rear LED taillight. It carries over the hidden grab handles from its predecessor.
The rider will notice most of the big improvements. First of all, the Aerox gets a new digital instrument cluster. It’s now taller and integrates a real-time fuel consumption meter. Some of the warning lights have been rearranged, but they still remain outside of the digital meter to make them easier to read. Going through the menus is done with a new toggle switch at the front of the left handlebar.
More additions include a hazard lamp switch on the right handlebar. The keyless start system, dial and unlock buttons have been carried over. So too is the integrated power socket and engine kill switch. Also, the underseat storage remains at 25-liters, capable of storing a helmet.
In Indonesia, the Aerox comes with Yamaha’s Y-Connect system. The enables riders to connect their smartphone to the instrument panel and see message or call notifications. It also comes with rear shocks with subtanks on the top-of-the-line model. However, the same features were removed from the Philippine-market Nmax so it’s highly unlikely they will be introduced in the Philippine Aerox.
Powering the new Aerox is a 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) and Blue Core technology. Like all new Yamaha models, the engine block is constructed with Yamaha’s trademarked DiASil (Die-cast Aluminum Silicon) technology and uses forged pistons. The It makes 15.4 Ps at 8,000 rpm and 13.9 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, which are an improvement over the current Aerox. It also comes with a larger 5.5-liter fuel tank for longer rides.
The new Yamaha Aerox is already available in Indonesia in non-ABS and ABS versions in a choice of six colors. It’s priced at IDR25,500,000 and IDR29,000,000 respectively. Of course, expect prices to be higher once it hits the Philippines. It’s likely that Yamaha Philippines will offer these at either the same price or slightly more than the current SRPs of PhP102,900 and PhP122,900 respectively.