The Indian two-wheeler market has recently got the much-acclaimed Aerox 155 maxi-scooter after a long anticipation. However, the other markets have already started getting updated derivatives of it. Say hello to the new Yamaha Force 2.0, the facelifted version of the already-on-sale Aerox-based Yamaha Force in Thailand.
Yamaha Force 2.0: Price and Variants
Yamaha has brought in the updated Force 2.0 in the two-wheeler market of Thailand at a price of TWD 99,000 (around Rs 2.66 lakh). This makes it substantially affordable than the pre-facelift version of the Yamaha Force, which was priced at TWD 123,900 (around Rs 3.34 lakh).
Yamaha Force 2.0: Design and Features
Compared to the Aerox 155 on which it is based, the new Yamaha Force 2.0 looks slightly smaller and slimmer. However, it retains its maxi-scooter stance and looks, with a large and beefy looking front apron. This apron comes with dual tucked-in halogen headlamps at its lower part, while the upper part gets a body-coloured visor. The turn indicators are mounted on the side edges of the A-shaped side panels, while the handlebar here is a single-piece tubular unit just like on a motorcycle.
Unlike the Aerox 155, the Yamaha Force 2.0 ditches the split floorboard for a more practical flat floor. The raked side body panels of the scooter get contrast-looking A-shaped panels over them, which integrate faux air vents within them. At the back, the scooter gets a sleek-looking LED tail lamp and split pillion grab rails. The scooter gets a rectangular 5.1-inch LCD instrument console, however, it misses out on Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone compatibility, which is there in the Aerox 155.
Yamaha Force 2.0: Engine
The Yamaha Force 2.0 retains the single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 155cc engine from the version which it has replaced. This is the same engine that powers the Aerox 155 as well, and while Yamaha hasn’t revealed the output figures, it is expected to pump out similar figures of 15 PS of maximum power and 13.9 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is bestowed with technologies like variable valve actuation (VVA), silent starter and traction control. The fuel efficiency figure of the engine has gone up from 36.8 kmpl to 44.9 kmpl.
Yamaha Force 2.0: Dimensions
It’s not just the styling of the Yamaha Force 2.0 which has been altered, for the fact that Yamaha has played with the dimensions as well. The scooter now gets a shorter wheelbase of 1340mm, as compared to 1405mm of its earlier version. Also, the seat height of the scooter has increased from 805mm to 815mm.
Yamaha Force 2.0: Suspension and Brakes
Sitting on a frame that is 27 per cent lighter than that of the previous model, the new Yamaha Force 2.0 gets the same front suspension of telescopic forks. However, the mono-shock of the previous model is now replaced with a more cost-effective setup of twin preload-adjustable coil springs.
The scooter now rides on 13-inch wheels with tubeless tyres from Maxxis, while the raking setup is a combination of a 267mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear. The scooter gets dual-channel ABS and traction control in the name of safety.