Yamaha Aerox 155 scooter long run possession evaluation, second report – Introduction

Removed from its picture of being a targeted scooter, the Aerox is proving to be a real jack of all trades.

It’s been an eventful couple of months for the little Aerox. Since its homecoming journey from Pune, the place I took supply, to Mumbai, it has performed greater than its fair proportion of metropolis runabouts, gotten its first service and oil change performed, impressed me on a few freeway blasts, attacked some twisties, and even partaken in a bit of little bit of racing! The one actual hiccup to date has been a shoddy service job by Dolphin Yamaha at Mumbai, which noticed the transmission oil filler cap improperly fitted, resulting in a small oil weep at that location.

CARVING IT UP: Massive wheels and grippy tyres supply assured dealing with, permitting you to push laborious within the corners.

The 155cc engine continues to be a spotlight of the scooter, and with contemporary oil, I might lastly take it as much as some correct freeway cruising speeds. Within the firm of a lot bigger, faster bikes on the way in which to the occasion at Aamby Valley, the Aerox held its personal on the open freeway, sitting fairly at 100-110kph with a bit of left in reserve. However this high-speed blast delivered to the fore one of many Aerox’s shortcomings – its slightly small 5.5-litre gasoline tank. Within the metropolis, it sips by way of its tank slightly frugally, however at sustained excessive speeds, the gasoline gauge dropped slightly rapidly, and the 100km distance to Lonavala required about half a tank.

From that time on, it was twisties all the way in which to Aamby Valley, the place as soon as once more, the Aerox was fairly joyful to go toe-to-toe with bikes which can be constructed to be nook carvers. After all, it didn’t fairly have the grunt of one thing just like the Trident 660 and even the RC 390 that have been alongside for the journey, however like a decided little ant, it was all the time clawing again floor within the twisties. The one caveat is that you want to be sure to raise your butt off the seat a bit of while you encounter mid-corner bumps – the Aerox is rarely unsettled or pushed broad by them, nevertheless it does ship the jolts by way of to you fairly sharply.

CRYING OVER SPILT OIL: Poor service job left transmission oil filler cap improperly fixed, resulting in a small oil weep.

Managing your physique weight is one thing you want to do on the freeway as effectively, as a result of the Aerox’s already sloped-forward seat has been made much more difficult by my addition of the Yamaha accent seat cowl, which has turned out to be fairly slippery (a crucial evil for the reason that cats had already begun to sink their claws into the seat). Because of this you end up sliding forwards rather a lot, particularly below braking. My workaround is to wedge my toes in opposition to the entrance of the floorboard and use my legs to carry myself in place.

What additionally robs you of a bit of confidence at excessive speeds is the underwhelming braking set-up. Preliminary chew is kind of spongy and you actually need a powerful tug on the lever to significantly shed velocity, and even then, it’s nearly ample. Fortunately, there’s a huge aftermarket for this scooter, owing to its astronomical recognition in South East Asia. A fellow Aerox proprietor lately swapped to a bigger entrance brake rotor, and there’s even the potential for changing the rear drum to a disc. Greater gasoline tanks, higher suspension – there’s an entire world of potentialities. I feel I’ll begin off with a smaller step although – extra aggressive brake pads. Watch this area to see how issues pan out.

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