At the recently concluded Thailand Motor Expo, Yamaha showcased a limited edition, custom-built version of the XSR 155. The motorcycle has been customized by Thailand-based Zeus Customs and is being sold in association with Yamaha Thailand. Only 100 units of this special version of the Yamaha XSR 155 were listed for sale in Thailand. However, all the 100 units were sold off within a few hours.
For this limited edition model, Zeus Customs completely transformed the look of the Yamaha XSR 155. The neo-retro roadster design of the motorcycle has been swapped for a cooler-looking café racer. The body panels, including the fuel tank and side body cowls, have been retained in the custom model. However, the rounded headlamp sits a bit lower to give it a hunkered stance. The fuel tank and the rear mudguard get a matte grey paint scheme, with the former getting knee grips finished in black. The side body cowls and the triangular clamps behind them are finished in a glossy black finish.
The motorcycle comes with narrower clip-on handlebars, which are finished in a theme of black and come with bar-end rounded rearview mirrors, just like how a typical café racer usually gets. While the front fender in this customized version has a chopped-off design, the rear fender has been given a miss and the motorcycle has a tail tidy kit in place. The rear turn indicators are mounted just on the tip of the rear mudguard below the new café racer style seat with a hump for the pillion.
Apart from all these visual and ergonomic changes which the Yamaha XSR 155 Limited Edition has received, there are no mechanical changes whatsoever. The four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 155cc engine of the motorcycle continues to make a maximum power output of 19 bhp and a maximum torque output of 14.7 Nm. A 6-speed gearbox and a slip-and-assist clutch are paired to the engine.
The Yamaha XSR 155 Limited Edition gets the same set of 17-inch spoke wheels and the suspension combination of inverted telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear from the standard version. Even the chunky looking side-mounted exhaust pipe and disc brakes at the front and rear are retained from the regular XSR 155.
The Yamaha XSR 155 is a popular 150cc motorcycle in many global markets, especially South-East Asian countries. It is one of the smallest versions of the XSR lineup of retro-themed modern roadsters. The motorcycle was speculated to come to the Indian shores, given that it is based on the YZF-R15 and MT-15, both of which are already available in India. Instead, the Indian market got the FZ-X, which is a retro-looking version of the humbler 150cc FZ. Since the regular version of the Yamaha XSR 155 is not available in India, this limited edition version will also be not available for Indian customers.