Did you ever imagine the Yamaha YZF-R15 as a feisty scooter? You won’t have to anymore as the new Yamaha Majesty S 155cc maxi-scooter for its home market. As you may have guessed it, the Majesty S 155 uses the same motor as the R15 V3.0 that’s adapted for the workings on a scooter and comes with an extremely sporty design language. The Yamaha Majesty S is already a popular scooter in Japan and the new version is priced at 3.45 lakh Yen (around Rs. 2.4 lakh in India). That’s a steep price for a scooter, but the model certainly looks worth the extra and packs in a number of features to justify the high price tag.
Yamaha Majesty S 155cc gets a sharp design language with an imposing apron at the front with an all-LED headlamp unit with projector-lens and LED DRLs. The LED treatment also extends to the taillights and turn indicators. Given the maxi-scooter design, the Majesty S looks tall and gets a step-up seat with a high-rise tail section. The blacked-out exhaust looks sporty and adds a nice flair to the scooter’s appearance. The handlebar remains high as well and the overall riding position will be comfortable on the maxi-scooter.
On the equipment front, the new Yamaha Majesty S gets a three-part semi-digital instrument console with all the essential information. There’s a front pocket, along with a 12V charging point and a large 32-litre under-seat storage. The fuel tank capacity stands at 7.4-litres on the maxi-scooter, while the kerb weight measures 145 kg.
The new Majesty S draws power from the familiar 155 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor that powers the R15 as well. On the maxi-scooter, the engine has been detuned to produce 15 PS and 14 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a CVT automatic gearbox. Yamaha claims a fuel efficiency figure of 37.4 km/l (WMTC). Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear, while braking performance comes from a 267mm disc at the front and a 245mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered standard on the model. Yamaha is offering the Majesty S in three colours including black, yellow and grey.
Yamaha says it will begin deliveries for the new Majesty S 155 in Japan around April this year. The maxi-scooter will also go on sale in other parts of Asia including the Philippines, Malaysia, and possibly Thailand. In India though, Yamaha has no plans of introducing the Majesty S just yet. The company, however, we hear, has been evaluating introducing a 150 cc and above scooter in India. Meanwhile, Yamaha Motor India currently retails the Fascino FI and the Ray-ZR FI scooters in the 125 cc segment, and that will remain the company’s focus area for now.
Would we like to see the Yamaha Majesty S 155 in India? Absolutely! A locally developed model that not only is priced better but also build for Indian sensibilities will be a good addition to the brand’s line-up. The maxi-scooter segment is touted to be the next big market in the scooter space. Aprilia is already set to enter this space with the SXR 160 that was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. We do hope Honda and Suzuki too take note of the growing popularity and bring newer products in this space.
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