Here is everything you need to know about the Yamaha F-155 (Concept) which was showcased during the launch of the new 2021 Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA.
Yamaha Vietnam ended the year with a bang last week with the launch of the much anticipated Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA. During the launch, alongside the production Exciter 155 VVA, Yamaha Vietnam presented the Prototype F-155 moped concept developed by Yamaha Japan.
Although it gets inspiration from the production Yamaha Exciter 150 and the new Exciter 155, the Yamaha F-155 concept is entirely different from the ground up. According to sources, Yamaha Japan spent around USD 100,000 (approximately MYR 400,800) in the development of this prototype. Given it is a moped prototype, it’s safe to say Yamaha has poured in a lot of cash in the development of this beast. So the question is, how special is it?
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Yamaha F-155 Concept [ Exciter Concept 202X]
Starting with the design, the F-155’s styling is sharp and aggressive. Upfront, it closely resembles the front fascia of the Yamaha Exciter, however, Yamaha has given the F-155 numerous added touches to make it more special.
If you look closely, the F-155 gets MotoGP inspired winglets upfront alongside a functional ram air intake in the centre.
On the inside, the F-155 features a minimalist handlebar and instrument cluster which blend in well with the sharp look of the bike.
To make it look more sporty Yamaha has added in a lot of ducts and vents on the side. The F-155 is a single-seater so it features a multilevel sporty seat.
At the rear, the F-155 features R1 inspired rear cowl and taillight design. Moreover, to make it look more muscular, Yamaha has added in a twin underbelly exhaust system as well a set of sportier alloy wheels. We personally love how the orange accent complements the stealth matte grey base colour.
On the inside, unlike the Yamaha Exciter, the F-155 is built around a delta box frame and gets an aluminium swingarm. In the case of the suspension, the F-155 features an upside-down fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. As for the brakes, the F-155 features a 2 pot calliper upfront and single-pot calliper at the rear.
In the case of the engine, Yamaha hasn’t announced any details yet. However, sources claim the model uses a 155cc liquid-cooled engine that’s found on the new Exciter 155 VVA. However, thanks to the deltabox frame, the engine looks bigger and looks a lot more packed than usual.
The purpose of the F-155
Would the F-155 ever make it into production? Well, most likely not. However, judging from the Exciter Concept 202X badge found on the side, we think Yamaha would most likely use the F-155 as the design benchmark for the next generation Exciter/Y15ZR/Sniper.