A few days after it formally opened a new assembly line in Batangas, Yamaha Motor Philippines unveils the locally made 2021 NMax 155 that boasts electronics once exclusive to maxi-scooters.
The latest iteration of this 155cc scooter is now fitted with traction control to make riding safer in different road conditions. The brake system is composed of identically sized 230mm discs front and rear, with dual ABS. The suspension, meanwhile, is made up of a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers.
The 2021 NMax Connect and Connect/ABS variants are fitted with a smartphone connectivity system via the Y-Connect app. The app allows the rider to access information that is not displayed on a conventional instrument panel. The data includes the degree of throttle opening, rate of acceleration, fuel-consumption tracking, recent parking location, refueling stops, and oil and battery status. It also sends malfunction notifications.
For added safety, the new NMax now sports a redesigned headlamp and taillight, although the turning lights still use the traditional bulbs. The headlight uses a six-element LED unit for improved lighting on the road: four for the low beam and two for the high beam.
The 23.3-liter under-seat compartment can swallow a full-face helmet with enough space left to accommodate the rider’s other belongings. Inside the front cowl is a USB charging port. Fuel capacity has also been increased to 7.1 liters from the previous 6.6 liters. Extra features include keyless entry, a start-stop system, and a hazard lamp.
The new NMax retains the previous 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine equipped with the variable valve actuation (VVA) technology. It produces 15.1hp at 8,000rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.
Two variants of the 2021 NMax 155 are available at launch. Check out the prices and available color schemes below:
2021 Yamaha NMax 155
- Yamaha NMax 155 Standard – P119,900 (Sword Gray, Icon Gray, Matte Red)
- Yamaha NMax 155 Connected/ABS – P144,500 (Sword Gray, Icon Gray, Power Gray)
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