I’ve been dreaming of Aerox 155 to be my next bike when it lands in Philippine shores. And then I saw an advertisement in Facebook that Yamaha has launched the bike, then I started saving for it. After 2 months and had enough money given that I will sell my Kawasaki Fury 125rr, it’s time to buy the Aerox 155. I am now set to buy it by cash. I even gone absent at work because of excitement to buy it. Unfortunately, upon searching the whole Cebu for this motorcycle, there’s no stock available in all Yamaha stores from Danao to Minglanilla and there’s a very long list of reservation.
I gone home sad and frustrated for a reason I have no more bike to use with my daily commute as I sold my current bike but also I haven’t been able to buy the Aerox 155.
After a few weeks I am already tired of waiting and from the long list of reservation, I decided I will just buy the NMAX or the Honda Click 150i. After checking on the reviews for both these bikes, I decided to go with the 2017 NMAX. My mind is now set to buy the NMAX when the weekend comes. And this happens:
I immediately rush to Yamaha Minglanilla and again absent at work just to buy this. I Finally have it but a lot expensive than other dealers in Cebu for 100,050 Php with only a free helmet as freebies. But it’s all worth it, I have my dream bike and haven’t settled for my second options.
Broom Broom Broom! It’s like having to break in on the spot as Yamaha Minglanilla to Consolacion (our home) had a distance of around 30km.
Happy with this new bike, below is my Yamaha Aerox 155 review:
Who loves the Sniper 150 MXi looks? If you love it, the Aerox 155 looks almost the same with the Sniper 150 MXi but it’s just made into a scooter. It’s a fresh, sporty design that is equipped with a fully digital LCD Panel (which is I love most of this bike) which has refreshing visible blue colored backlight during night time. The digital LCD panel is also an interactive one in which you can you know your current speed, RPM, time and also can be set to check on your odometer reading, current trip meter, average fuel consumption, live fuel comnsumption as well as the battery voltage. There’s also an electric socket compartment in which you can charge your devices. The Compartment also is a big plus in which it can fit a full face large helmet and other things like raincoat and more, thanks to its 25 L capacity. It has a dual LED front headlight as well as LED tail light. The tires also are super wide and it’s tubeless with a measurement of 110/80-14 and 140/70-14. If you are more into style, this is a ride that I can surely recommend. Available color variants in Philippines are: Race Blu, Black Raven and Vibrant Orange.
Warning: This review of Aerox 155 is not bias and to be honest, this bike is very head turner and don’t wonder why someone will ask you at stop light regarding the bike 😊
The Aerox 155 is equipped with blue core Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology that gives you strong torque at low speed and power at high speed. In simple term, it’s like a turbo that powers up at 6000 RPM. At rider weight of 73kgs at straight road, I got a maximum speed of 119 KPH. The “Power” review of Yamaha Aerox 155 exceeds our expectation.
This is the area of the review that Aerox 155 owners had problem with. The front and back suspension is very hard (matagtag) on bumpy roads. Personally I don’t have issues with this as I’m quite heavy at 73kgs and on bumpy roads the suspension works out well for me but to those who are not that heavy you might encounter this issue. Some recommends to counteract this issue is to lower down the tire pressure from 33 PSI at the back and 29 PSI at front to 30 PSI at back and 25 PSI at front. By using this tire pressure, some had no issues with the suspension. If ever you are still experiencing an issue, you might want to add additional fork oil in the front and add some spacer to fix it. For the back suspension, find aftermarket parts. Some suggest if you have enough money, buy the YSS Gsport which costs around 17k php and above. But if you are on a budget just buy the racing boy suspension which is 1/3 of the price of YSS Gsport and had some good reviews as well.
Overall, the handling review of Yamaha Aerox 155 is that good as expected. Through twisties and curves in TCH test, you can easily bank on the curves without an issue. Also in traffic, you can easily maneuver the bike but might want to check the distance when inserting from vehicle to vehicle as the bike is a bit wider than the normal bikes out there.
Equipped with Blue Core Engine, you can expect a good fuel consumption but not to be compared with Blue Core Mio 125i as those have lower cc compared to this. You can check your fuel economy of the motorcycle in the LCD digital panel. So far I got 36km per liter average on mix traffic and highway riding from home to office and vice versa using Shell V Power Gasoline. For long rides, you can expect a good fuel economy at around 45 – 48 km per liter at 50 km per hour speed but higher than that speed, it will be around 40 km per liter. For a 155 automatic with blue core engine, the “Fuel Economy” review of Yamaha Aerox 155 lives up to our expectation.
Overall, I’m very satisfied and had no big problem with this bike. I hope this review of Yamaha Aerox 155 helps you decide. You may check the full technical specifications and more pictures below:
Engine Type: Liquid Cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cyclinder Layout: Single Cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 58 mm x 58.7 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1
Max Power: 11.1 kW @ 8,000 rpm
Max Torque: 13.8 N.m @ 6,250 rpm
Starter System: Electric Starter
Lubrication System: Forced Feed Lubrication Wet Sump
Engine Oil Capacity: Total: 1.0L Periodical: 0.9L
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Clutch Type: Dry, Centrifugal Automatic
Transmission Type: V-belt Automatic
Length x Width x Height: 1990mm X 700mm X 1125mm
Minimum Ground Clearance: 142mm
Seat Height: 790mm
Curb Weight: 116 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.6L
Underseat Storage Capacity: 25L
Frame Type: Underbone
Front Suspension: Telescopic
Rear Suspension: Unit Swing
Front Tire: 110/80-14 C53P tubeless
Rear Tire: 140/70-14 C62P tubeless
Front Brake: Hydraulic Single Disk
Rear Brake: Mechanical Drum Brake
Meter Panel: 5.8” Fully Digital
Ignition System: TCI
Battery Type: YTZ7V
Electric Power Socket: YES