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First look: Yamaha TFX-150

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 29 Sep 2016

First look: Yamaha TFX-150

Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. executives, led by President Toru Osugi, spearheaded the launch of the TFX-150 in the country.

The Fierce Experience

At the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia, Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. officially introduced to the country the Yamaha TFX-150, known as the M-Slaz in Thailand. Members of Yamaha motoring clubs, motor enthusiasts, and mall-goers got a chance to witness the grand unveiling of the latest offering from Yamaha.

A 150cc SOHC engine beats at the core of the TFX-150.

The newest addition to Yamaha’s street motorcycles comes with a 150cc liquid-cooled, six-speed SOHC engine with fuel injection, capable of generating a maximum output of 12kW per 8,500rpm and torque of 14.3Nm per 7,500rpm. The engine is protected by an undercowl that is designed to enhance cooling and prevent mud splatter.

The wide handle bar helps in encouraging an upright riding position.

The TFX-150 can hold up to 10.2L of fuel.

Inspecting the front, it is noticeable that the TFX-150 has integrated a wide handle bar. Yamaha's objective of implementing this design element is to encourage upright riding position, resulting in enhanced maneuverability. Sandwiched in the middle of the handle bar is a full inverted LCD speedometer that clearly displays riding instruments with the help of an adjustable backlight system. The face sports full LED headlights for bright and clear view, especially when it is dark.

Here's a closer look at the face of the TFX-150.

Upside down front forks promote better shock absorption.

The TFX-150 uses wide 110/70/17 tires for enhanced stability.

Making use of 37mm upside down front forks, the TFX-150's front suspension system is designed to achieve better shock absorption and adaptability to all road conditions. Meanwhile, the rear uses a monocross suspension system. The TFX-150 uses wide 110/70/17 tires for enhanced stability. Carrying a price tag of PhP 139,000, the Yamaha TFX-150 comes in two color variants: matte yellowish gray and silver. Below is a quick look at the model’s basic specifications.

Yamaha TFX-150

Yamaha TFX-150

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve cylinder

Maximum power: 12kW/8,500rpm

Maximum torque: 14.3Nm/7,500rpm

Displacement: 149.8cc

Fuel tank capacity: 10.2L

Front suspension system: Telescopic forks, 37mm diameter, upside down

Measurements: 1955 x 1065 x 795mm

Weight: 135kg

Apart from the actual launch, Yamaha also took the occasion as a perfect opportunity for them to showcase the other motorcycle models that they have in their current portfolio.

Yamaha YZF-R1

Yamaha YZF-R1

Leveraging the same technology present in the award-winning Yamaha YZR-M1, the YZF-R1 features a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit that constantly senses chassis motion in 3D, creating controllability over traction, slides, front wheel lift, braking, and launches. The YZF-R1 comes in two colors: Race Blu and Racing Red.

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke-, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves cylinder

Maximum power: 147.1kW/13,500rpm

Maximum torque: 112.4Nm/11,500rpm

Displacement: 998cc

Fuel tank capacity: 17L

Front suspension system: Telescopic forks, 43mm diameter, inverted

Measurements: 2055 x 1150 x 690mm

Weight: 199kg

Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi

Yamaha Sniper 150 MXi

Powered by a 150cc liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection, the Sniper 150 MXi comes with a customizable digital panel and a 3.5-inch wide lightweight die cast rear wheel. This model is available in three color variations: black, red, and white.

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve cylinder

Maximum power: 11.3kW/8,500rpm

Maximum torque: 13.8Nm/7,500rpm

Displacement: 149.8cc

Fuel tank capacity: 4.2L

Front suspension system: Telescopic forks, 37mm diameter, upside down

Measurements: 1970 x 1080 x 670mm

Weight: 116kg

Yamaha Ticity

Yamaha Tricity

Launched in January 2015, the Tricity highlights Yamaha's exclusive Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) mechanism, which combines two features: the Parallelogram Link and the Cantilevered Telescopic Suspension. LMW is complemented with a Unified Braking System. Priced at PhP 146,000, it is available in white and matte red variants.

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve cylinder

Maximum power: 8.1kW/9,000rpm

Maximum torque: 10.4Nm/5,500rpm

Displacement: 124.8cc

Fuel tank capacity: 6.6L

Front suspension system: Telescopic forks, unit wing

Measurements: 1905 x 1215 x 735mm

Weight: 152kg

Yamaha Mio i 125

Yamaha Mio i 125

A member of Yamaha’s renowned line of scooters, the Mio i 125 is notable because of its pronounced M-shaped front face and lighting design. With the use of Yamaha’s Blue Core engine, the result is a scooter that consumes less fuel, generates less heat, and produces optimized output. Besides black, it is also comes in blue, magenta, and yellow color variants, aiming at younger riders.   

Engine: 4-stroke, Forced Air Cooled, SOHC, 2-valve cylinder

Maximum power: 7.0kW/8,000rpm

Maximum torque: 9.6Nm/5,500rpm

Displacement: 125cc

Fuel tank capacity: 4.2L

Suspension system: Telescopic forks, unit wing

Measurements: 1870 x 1070 x 685mm

Weight: 96kg