– Yamaha Crosser 150 ABS launched in Brazil
– Available in two variants and four color options
– India launch unlikely
Yamaha has expanded its portfolio in Brazil with the launch of the small adventure motorcycle, the Crosser 150 ABS. It is available in two variants (S and Z) and four color options with prices starting at R$15,590 (about Rs 2.09 lakh).
Typical of an adventure motorcycle, the Crosser has a high stance with minimalist body panels. Up front, the S variant gets a shorter bill, while the Z trim gets longer bill and wishbones. Both variants get a small headlight with a fly screen, fuel tank extensions with air intakes and a side-mounted high-slung exhaust. It’s pretty basic in terms of features with a conventional bulb-type lighting setup and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
True to its adventure theme, it gets a 19-17-inch spoked wheel combination shod with dual-purpose Metzeler Tourance tires. To deal with undulations, there is a long-travel suspension at both ends and a single disc with ABS at both ends for shedding speed. The motorcycle is powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 12.2 horsepower and 12.74 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox and runs on both petrol and ethanol.
As a total package, the Crosser 150 comes across as an ideal proposition for the Indian market that is rapidly moving towards adventure motorcycles. While it’s unlikely Yamaha will bring the Crosser in particular, it could bring another ADV to our shores in the future.