JAKARTA – The brand new Yamaha Aeroc 155 Connected has been tested on city streets and circuits to prove its performance.
The popularity of Yamaha Aerox in Indonesia is quite positive due to the features it brings. This motorcycle aimed at energetic youth is packed with the latest features, as well as a fresher look to tempt millennials in Indonesia.
Since it was first launched in 2016 In the past, Aerox has received a rather good response from consumers in the country. This scooter is said to have value Power to Weight Ratio (PWR) best in class for 150cc and 155cc scooters.
The last generation got various touchesn which makes the vehicle even more attractive. One of the most important is the connectivity feature. Owners of the brand new Aerox 155 Connected can now connect their bikes via smartphone.
Some time ago, we (Otospirit.com) had the opportunity to experience the brand new Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected ABS in person. We tested this scooter with two test methods, namely Eco Riding and Time Trial.
The Eco Riding method, as the name suggests, is a test that focuses on the vehicle’s fuel usage. The route is from Flagship Yamaha DDS1 Jakarta in Cempaka Putih area, Central Jakarta, then to Sentul Circuit, Bogor, West Java.
With rider weight reaching 96 kilograms, he was initially pessimistic that he could get the best figure in terms of eco-driving. But he still drives efficiently by minimizing the stop and go process. Drive steadily throughout the journey, be capital to test and get maximum results. The trek itself covers a distance of around 50 kilometers from Cempaka Putih to Sentul.
A motorcycle with a 155cc engine featuring Blue Core and Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology is believed to be capable of producing 15.15hp at 8,000rpm. Meanwhile, peak torque reaches 13.9Nm at 6,500rpm. This vehicle itself has a weight of 118 kilograms.
Tests at a constant speed of 50 km/h recorded fuel consumption reaching 40 km/l. On the road I try to constantly reduce the speed to 40 km/h. Incidentally, the traffic towards Sentul at the time was not too heavy. So that it can reduce the stop and go process.
At a speed of 40 km/h, the average fuel consumption indicator shows 50 km/L. Still not satisfied, the speed was slightly reduced to 37 km/h, so the average fuel consumption was 50.6 km/L. This means that the engine is quite efficient in using fuel. However, road conditions may not be the same every day, and too low a speed will make your body tired faster.
Other participants in this activity were known to get the best average fuel consumption figures of 52 to 53 km/L. This is achieved by a more ideal body weight than mine.
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In this session, all participants tested their bikes on the small Sentul circuit, also known as a karting circuit. Galang Hendra, Yamaha’s top rider in the World Supersport 600 championship, gave important indications before entering the track.
He said the nature of the circuit, which has minimal straight tracks, requires special techniques. Technically, he says you don’t have to over-speed to have fun. The rate of gas opening needs to be paid more attention so that it is maximized.
“This small circuit in Sentul, if you want to get the best time, you don’t need to open a gaspol. You just go with the flow. There’s also not too much braking here, so the riders just have to go with the pace,” Galang told Sentul, Bogor, West Java (10/11/2020).
With Galang’s aforementioned directive, Mobil123.com achieved the fastest time of 5 minutes 37 seconds. While Galang’s record best time was 4 minutes 39 seconds, the winner of this time trial session clocked 4 minutes 57 seconds.
The latest Yamaha Aerox I had a touch on the car though not specifically explained. The increased fuel tank and trunk capacity clearly add weight to the bike, but that doesn’t take away from the pleasure of Aerox-style handling. Especially in the ABS version, the rear suspension uses sub-reservoirs so that the performance is more stable.
The all new Aerox 155 Connected ABS itself is a sporty looking scooter and features the best PWR in its class. However, the choice is again down to the consumer, for the 150cc class Yamaha has the Nmax and Aerox which both have the Y-Connect feature.
The latest Aerox is priced between IDR 25 million and IDR 29 million. Meanwhile, Nmax Connected starts at IDR 29,750 million to IDR 33,750 million. This price difference makes the features of Nmax more complete than Aerox. The consumer segmentation of these two products is also said to be different. So, according to Yamaha Indonesia, there is no fear that they will eat each other. [Dew/Idr]