The long wait is over for dual-sport motorcycle fans!
After its launch in Indonesia, Yamaha Motor Philippines has finally brought the 2021 WR155 R in the country, an entry-level sport-enduro motorcycle.
Powered by a lightweight 6-speed 155cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine, the motorcycle has VVA optimizing performance at both low and high speeds for power and control in every road condition. The 8.1-liter fuel tank was designed to be slim which strikes a fine balance with the chassis design and has a large capacity for long rides.
The dual-purpose tires with aluminum rims enable you to ride on any terrain. A compact LCD instrument panel displays a tachometer, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, clock, fuel mileage, gear position indicator, and VVA indicator.
For optimum performance, the front suspension features a 41 mm upright front fork with coil springs and dampers. The linked type Monocross rear suspension produces a softer spring rate and excellent damping performance; its gas-charged absorber delivers consistency during long periods of riding.
The Yamaha WR155 R is equipped with a semi double cradle frame. The Wave style disc brake gives elite stopping power on both ends of the motorcycle. The surface design of the edges allows the brake pads more grip on the discs which results in excellent braking control in various riding conditions.
It is also equipped with a hazard lamp allowing you to signal other riders during distinct situations.
The motorcycle of choice by professional trainers
In case you are wondering why the demo site is familiar, yes, It’s the Mel Aquino Yamaha Off-Road Training Camp in Antipolo. Mr. Mel Aquino, a longtime rider and master instructor has been using Yamaha motorcycles in his tutorials in actual off road training.
The 2021 Yamaha WR155 R is available in two color variations – Yamaha Blue and Yamaha Black — and is available at PHP 169,000.
Text: Mavelle Durian