Here is a quick comparison between the Yamaha Y15ZR và the new Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA.
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In this article, we will be doing a full A-Z comparison between the Yamaha Y15ZR V2 and the newly launched Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA. Lớn keep the comparison fair, we will be using the Malaysia-spec 2020 Yamaha Y15ZR V2 và the newly launched Vietnam-spec Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA.
Before we begin, there is something you should know. Yamaha’s Y15ZR range of sports moped from the Malaysian market is equivalent to lớn Vietnam’s Yamaha Exciter, Philippines’s Sniper và Indonesia’s Jupiter/MX King model ranges. Although they all follow the same sports moped concept, each model is distinctive & market-specific.
The first-generation Yamaha Y15ZR (V1) was launched in Malaysia back in August 2015. Almost 4 years later, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Malaysia launched the (ongoing) second-generation facelifted Y15ZR V2 in March 2019.
On the other hand, the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA is the updated mã sản phẩm of the Yamaha Exciter 150 ( Y15ZR V2 equivalent) for the Vietnam market. The Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA is fairly new. In fact, it was just launched in Vietnam last December 2020.
Although the name isn’t confirmed, according lớn recent reports, the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA is expected to be launched in Malaysia to replace the current Yamaha Y15ZR V2. In fact, the mã sản phẩm was spotted a few times undergoing road testing. In case you missed this buzz, check it out here.
Starting with the kiến thiết being sports cubs, the Y15ZR và Exciter 155 VVA get sporty fairings over their backbone frame. The design of the Exciter 155 VVA is a bit more modern and aggressive compared khổng lồ the Y15ZR. This is because the new Exciter 155 VVA is Yamaha’s latest take on its sports moped. Having said that, it looks a lot more appealing than the Y15ZR V2 which has remained fairly unchanged for a few years.
Upfront both the bikes get a three-piece LED headlamp unit with 3 parts (2 low on the sides and 1 high in the centre) and turn signal on further ends. However, the headlamp designs are different from each other.
At the rear, the Y15ZR & Exciter 155 VVA get LED taillights. The taillight design on the Y15ZR is very similar lớn the YZF-R25. On the other hand, the Exciter 155 VVA’s taillight follows the svelte design of the Yamaha YZF-R15.
In the case of seating both the bikes get a single piece two-up seat design. Besides this, being a newer model, the design of components lượt thích the seat, mudguards and side mirrors on the Exciter 155 are more defined, modern & sleek.
Chassis và wheels
Underneath, both the bikes are built around a steel kim cương backbone frame & feature box type swing arm. However, compared to Y15ZR / Exciter 150’s chassis, the frame on the Exciter 155 VVA is slightly different. The Exciter 155 VVA frame features a Y-Shaped reinforcement collar & a thicker 4.5mm engine mount. Yamaha says the new chassis has been optimised for enhanced cornering performance at high speeds.
Both the models get a pair of 17-inch wheels và the wheel designs are very similar. The Y15ZR and Exciter 155 VVA both feature a 90/80 front tyre & a wider 120/70 rear tyre.
Suspension & brakes
Suspension duties are taken care of by a telescopic front fork and a mono-shock at the rear on both the bikes. Yamaha says, compared lớn the previous-gen Yamaha Exciter, the front suspension travel has been increased from 90mm to 100mm while incorporating micro-tuning for better damping efficiency.
In the case of braking, the Y15ZR và Exciter 155 VVA bởi vì not get ABS và they both make use of hydraulic disc brakes at the front & rear. Braking duties on the Yamaha Y15ZR & the standard Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA are taken care of by a 245mm disc with a single-piston calliper upfront & a 203mm disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear. However, Yamaha offers the premium variant of the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA with a 2 piston front calliper.
One of the most noticeable difference is the engine. The Yamaha Y15ZR is powered by a 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke SOHC engine. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the Y15ZR V2 makes 15.1hp
8,500 rpm & a peak torque of 13.8Nm
On the other hand, the newer Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA is powered by a liquid-cooled 155cc 4-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC, VVA engine (Similar to lớn the one from the YZF-R15 and MT-15). Mated khổng lồ a 6-speed gearbox with assist và slipper clutch, the 2021 Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA pushes 17.7 hp
9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.4 Nm
If you are curious, these are the updates that the new Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA gets around the powertrain:
In the case of electronics, both the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA & the Y15ZR get LED lighting và a multifunctional LCD instrument panel. Speaking of the instrument clusters, although they both feature negative LCD panel, the instrument panel designs are different from each other.
On the other hand, the premium variant of the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA gets Yamaha smart lock (keyless) which comes with an integrated “answer-back” function to determine the bike’s position. Moreover, the premium variant gets a 12V charging socket for charging smart devices.
Dimension wise the Exciter 155 VVA measures 1,975 milimet × 665 mm × 1,085 milimet (LXWXH). The new Exciter rolls in with a seat height of 795 mm, ground clearance of 150mm & weighs 121 kilogam (wet). Engine oil capacity is 1.10 litre & fuel is contained in a 5.4-litre tank.
Meanwhile, the Yamaha Y15ZR measures 1960mm X 670mm X 1080mm, rolls in with a seat height of 780mm and weighs 117kg. Engine oil capacity is 1.15 litre & fuel is contained in a smaller 4.2-litre tank.
Pricing & colour options
Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA colour options và pricing ( in Vietnam)Premium version (Smart key, integrated 12V power nguồn socket, 2-piston brake) – blue GP, suggested retail price: 50,490,000 VND – Approx. MYR 8,853Deluxe edition – black Rough, Rough Red, Red White, suggested retail price: 49,990,000 VND – Approx. MYR 8,765
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