Yamaha Nmax Turbo: This Yamaha Aerox 155-based Maxi-scooter Comes With A Turbo Mode!

  • Jun 19, 2024
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Well, it doesn’t get a turbocharger, but this Anniversary edition Nmax Turbo does get a Turbo mode and a new electric transmission from Yamaha

Quick Highlights

  • Yamaha Nmax Turbo launched

  • Gets a turbo mode, and two ride modes

  • Equipped with Yamaha’s new electric CVT gearbox

Yamaha Indonesia has launched the Yamaha Nmax Turbo, a new variant of the 155cc maxi-scooter, in Indonesia to mark its 50th anniversary. The Nmax maxi-scooter has been on sale in the international markets since 2015; this year, the Japanese manufacturer has added “Turbo” to its name, indicating new performance upgrades but not an actual turbocharger.

The Yamaha Nmax Turbo is powered by a single-cylinder liquid-cooled 155cc engine that makes 15.3PS at 8000rpm and 14.2Nm at 6500rpm. Now this motor is borrowed from Yamaha R15 V4, but unlike the supersport, on the scooter, it comes paired to a new automatic transmission system called ‘Yamaha Electric Continuously Variable Transmission’ or YECVT. With this, the scooter also comes equipped with two ride modes which alter the acceleration of the bike:

  • T Mode: Town Commuting, for riding around in the city 

  • S Mode: Sport Touring, for faster acceleration while taking it on open highways or for overtaking

In addition to the new transmission, the scooter now comes with a Y-Shift (turbo) feature that provides three riding levels: Low, Medium, and High, which alter the acceleration levels and give a sort of a turbo sensation and also can be used for engine braking. These levels can be switched via the operation button on the handlebar.

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Yamaha has equipped the Nmax Turbo with an aggressive LED lighting setup - dual projectors in the front and split taillights with integrated turn signals at the back. 

The scooter is packed with features like traction control, dual-channel ABS, keyless ignition, and a USB C port. The scooter comes packed with a TFT console, with Yamaha Y-connect for call/SMS alerts, Bluetooth connectivity, full-fledged navigation powered by the Garmin Street Cross-App and a small LCD speedometer. 

The scooter features a telescopic front fork and gas-charged twin shock absorber suspension suspension setup, which should offer the comfort of a maxi-scooter. It also comes with wide tubeless tyres wrapped on 13-inch wheels on both ends.

While Yamaha is unlikely to launch the Nmax Turbo scooter in the Indian market, we have the Yamaha Aerox 155 with a similar spec sheet. Interestingly, Yamaha had originally planned to launch the Nmax in India, but finally launched the Aerox 155, to cater to the Indian audience better. 

After all that is said and done, one might think that there is a possibility of the Aerox 155 getting a Turbo variant here in India. Sadly, that is very unlikely as the Aerox 155 current price of Rs 1,47,600 (ex-showroom Delhi), is already pretty expensive, and adding this tech would only make it costlier.

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