The Yamaha Aerox 155 is a scooter that stands out. It looks like it should be in the MotoGP pits, ready to take Valentino Rossi to meet his fans.
There is a huge set of split LED headlights in front with LED DRLs as brows above them. This set-up works well to light up the road in front of you at night.
Like on the R15 V4, the turn signals are traditional bulbs on the sharply designed side panels.
The Aerox is different from other scooters on the market in how the floorboard is made. Instead of a flat floorboard, a column in the middle holds the fuel tank and divides the two footwells. But the lower fuel tank helps the bike handle better because the centre of gravity is lower.
The intelligent design of the scooter continues on the back, with a neatly built-in LED tail light and a nice, chunky 140-section tire.
Unlike a typical Indian scooter, the scooter gets a two-level seat, and the two-level seat keeps both the rider and the passenger steady and comfortable.
Yamaha Aerox 155 comes in 4 colour options. They are:
- Metallic Black
- Racing Blue
- Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition
- Grey Vermillion.
Yamaha Aerox 155 is available in just one variant.
The Aerox 155 has a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected, VVA, 155cc, 4-valve, 4-valve, fuel-injected, VVA engine that can produce up to 15.0PS at 8000rpm and 13.9N.m (1.4kgf.m) at 6500rpm.
The engine lost 3.3bhp and 0.3Nm of power and torque when the bike got a CVT gearbox added to make it a good fit for a scooter.
The Aerox 155 is a scooter that has a lot of features. It has buttons that let you open the storage under the seat or the fuel filler cap—no need to struggle to figure out whether to push or pull on the key to turn it.
When it comes to the gas filler cap, it’s also in a good place- on the column on the floorboard. The space under the seat is 24.5 litres, and Yamaha says it can hold one XL full-face helmet and other things. It can, as long as the top of the helmet is facing down.
The scooter offers a feature to charge a phone, which will be tight for the bigger phones that are so common these days.
Both ends of this scooter have LED lights. Then there is a nice-looking LCD screen with a lot of information, like a tachometer, trip meters, VVA indicator, fuel gauge/consumption and battery status.
The instrument cluster also has Bluetooth and shows incoming call and text alerts, app alerts, and the phone’s battery status.
The Y-connect app lets you do many things, like make phone calls, track your location, get alerts when something goes wrong, track how much fuel you use, and see engine data on your phone screen through the “Revs dashboard.”
Even though the Aerox 155 has all of this, it doesn’t have turn-by-turn navigation, a feature cheaper scooters have.
The Aerox 155 has the exact Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) 155 cc engine as the R15. A CVT transmission gets paired with the motor.
The 26mm forks take care of the front suspension, and the back suspension is taken care of by twin shocks. Overall, the ride is pretty stiff, but it’s never too stiff to be uncomfortable. It, along with the thick tires on the 110-section front and 140-section rear 14-inch wheels, makes for a very motorcycle-like ride.
A 230mm disc handles the front brakes and has a single-channel ABS system. But the rear brake is a 130mm drum brake, which is a little disappointing. The force on the front brake is very sharp and straight.
The ABS system is also well-tuned. But the rear brakes aren’t as good as they could be and feel a bit spongy.