Yamaha teases R15 scooter, Hyosung introduces tiny cruiser | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 22, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:10 PM, January 22, 2021

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Yamaha teases R15 scooter, Hyosung introduces tiny cruiser

Ever looked at a Yamaha R15 and thought it would be an awesome scooter? Well, the designers at Yamaha did, as evident by this bike. The Yamaha F-155 Concept is a prototype the merges the 155cc liquid-cooled engine from the Exciter 155 VVA scooter with styling cues taken from the R15 and R1 sports bike.  The result is a scooter with a functional ram air intake, twin underbelly exhaust system, and a MotoGP seating position, but no obvious place to store your groceries or rest your feet.  Yamaha didn't make any comment about putting it into production, but the sheer impracticality of the design in its intended use pretty much makes the answer redundant. 

The Korean-based Hyosung isn't as popular in Bangladesh compared to other brands, but they do sell bikes here. The company has recently rolled out the Aquila GV125S, the scaled-down cruiser bike powered by a tiny 125cc liquid-cooled, six-valve 60-degree V-twin engine generating 14 Hp and 7 lb-ft of torque. Besides having the correct engine, the bike also adopts the bobber aesthetic well with its blacked-out components, trimmed rear fender, fork gaiters, and low handlebars. Hyosung has yet to offer this tiny cruiser in Bangladesh, but the size of the engine makes it an ideal substitute for those of us who always wanted a Harley. The $4,620 sticker price remains an issue though.  

 

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