In a special video premiere held last October 25, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. launched the newest addition to their WR series of dual sport motorcycles; the new WR155R. The WR’s dual purpose design functions seamlessly for both dirt and asphalt roads for extreme versatility making them the favorite of many enduro and recreational trail riders all over the world.
The name WR was actually derived from the technical term “Wide Ratio”, which describes the gear ratios of the gearbox ideal for enduro and trail riding. This WR series is built for heavy duty excitement and total control on any surface; the dual sport excellence of the series is the pinnacle of Yamaha’s signature off-road design that enhances performance in a variety of conditions.
Powering the WR155R is a lightweight 6-speed 155cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation optimizing performance at both low and high speeds for power and control in every road condition. Lightweight aluminum rims shod with dual-purpose tires are optimised for road and off-road riding. A compact LCD instrument panel displays a tachometer, speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, clock, fuel mileage, gear position indicator, and VVA indicator.
The 8.1L Fuel Tank was designed to be slim which strikes a fine balance with the chassis design and has a large capacity for long rides. The WR stylish flat seat has a large degree of riding position that eases the movement of the rider. For optimum performance, the front suspension features a 41 mm upright front fork with coil springs and dampers. The linked type Monocross rear suspension produces a softer spring rate and excellent damping performance; its gas-charged absorber delivers consistency during long periods of riding.
For maximum rigidity and excellent balance, the WR155R is equipped with a semi double cradle frame. The Wave style disc brake provides ample stopping power on both ends of the motorcycle. This design allows the brake pads more grip on the discs which results in excellent braking control in various riding conditions. It is also equipped with a hazard lamp allowing you to signal other riders during distinct situations.
The WR155R is a 100% street-legal motorcycle that you can also use for your off road adventures. The WR155R has two color variations; Yamaha Blue and Yamaha Black, with an SRP of PhP169,000 and is available at the Yamaha Flagship Shop the YZone, and Yamaha Rev Zones nationwide.