This Yamaha YZF-R15-powered Scooter Has More Features Than The Bike Itself!

It is called the Yamaha NVX and it has just been updated for 2021

In India, Yamaha’s 155cc motor is only found on the YZF R15 V3 and the MT 15. But in other Asian markets, the Japanese giant uses this engine in some rather interesting two-wheelers. Case in point, the Yamaha NVX scooter, that was recently updated for 2021 and launched in Malaysia. 

It comes in two variants -- Standard and ABS -- retailing at RM 8,998 (Rs 1.61 lakh) and RM 10,998 (Rs 1.97 lakh). What do you get for the money, you ask?

An excellent looking scooter for sure. The NVX was always a handsome scooter, thanks to its edgy side panels, swanky graphics, and a radical start-to-finish design. For 2021, all styling bits have been carried forward and in addition, it gets four new colours. The STD variant of the NVX is available in Red and Cyan, while the ABS variant is offered in Platinum SE and GP Blue finishes. The latter also gets coloured alloy wheels making it a more premium offering. 

Then we have the features. The NVX gets top notch features like LED lighting, integrated indicators, 12V charging port, hazard light switch, and a digital LCD instrument cluster, displaying more details than the India-spec YZF R15. To up the ante even more, Yamaha has also thrown in keyless ignition, an idle start-stop system, and connectivity features including last parked location, service interval reminder, fuel consumption, call notification and battery voltage through Yamaha’s Y-connect app.

Coming to its heart, the NVX is powered by the same 155cc, single-cylinder motor with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) as seen on the R15 and MT-15 but in a detuned and gearless trim, producing 15.4PS and 13.9Nm. These figures are 0.6PS more than the NVX’s outgoing model. It also gets a 5.5-litre fuel tank for 2021 with a claimed range of about 200km.

For suspension duties, the NVX employs a telescopic fork and adjustable twin shock absorbers while a front disc and a rear drum brake perform braking duties. Its STD variant tips the scale at 122kg while the ABS variant weighs 3kg more. Seat height for the NVX is set at 790 mm with 149 mm of ground clearance. 

All in all, the Yamaha NVX scooter is surely one of those offerings that we wish to see in India at some point. That said, at about Rs 2 lakh (for the ABS variant), it is a pricey affair and would only make sense if Yamaha manages to bring it down to about Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a premium scooter in India, check out our comprehensive review of the Aprilia SXR 160.


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