Yamaha Vixion, the faithful commuter, is a 4-stroke naked bike that was the first motorcycle by Yamaha Motor Company using fuel-injection technology system letting go off the most used trend of carburettor injection. The motorcycle is available in 5 different colours that include Red Lightning, Black Bolt, Purple Strike, White Flash and MotoGP Livery Special Edition.
The Yamaha Motor Company that has been a renowned motorcycle manufacturer praised all over the globe had introduced the Yamaha Vixion first in the year 2007. The Yamaha Motor Corporation Indonesia has manufactured the motorcycle to compete in motor sport 150 cc class. The Yamaha Vixion's 1st generation was based on the Yamaha Jupiter MX. The motorcycle has been in high demand in the Indonesian market since its debut and has been revived in many generations since then.
The bike from Yamaha combines an impressive sporty styling with the practicality of a commuter. The sporty styling is further demonstrated with the use of coloured Mono-cross rear suspension. The bike features newly designed headlamps that allows maximum light to add to your convenience and view. The manly shaped cowl and visor further adds to the appeal of the front look. Coming over to the rear design of the bike, it flaunts a slip and sporty rear design with a long rear fender. The bike uses a single seat body that is raised at the rear fetching a good height for the bike. The sporty motorcycle has exterior dimensions that read – 1925 mm x 720 mm x 1030 mm (L x W x H) and a short wheelbase of 1300mm while the weight of the bike is 131 kg.
The power mill that injects life down the veins of the motorcycle is a 150cc 4-valve SOHC engine that employs liquid cooling. This engine of the bike is precisely-engineered to pump a power output of 16.59 PS at 8500 rpm coupled to a maximum torque output of 14.5 Nm at 7500 rpm. This engine mates a 5-speed transmission that promises brisk-smooth gear transitions and in coordination with the engine allows the bike to establish 60km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
The driving dynamics of the bike is precisely calibrated to display some definite handling proportions. The slim and sporty body of the bike further accentuates the handling parameters and the makes it easy for the rider to cut through dense market places with a worth-cherishing ease. The bike is built upon a rigid steel body featuring a diamond frame construction that gives a dependable stiffness. The bike features an upright sitting posture that makes it comfortable for long rides. Yamaha Vixion is further equipped with wide tires that help the rider to graciously eat sharp corners and the considerably long wheelbase of 1300 mm that further fetches stability.
The rigid steel body of the bike is supported dependently on a supportable suspension system consisting of telescopic type front suspension and the rear body supported on Swing Arm type suspension. With this, the bike is equipped with an efficient braking system consisting of single disc brake on the front wheel as well as the rear wheel.
Yamaha Vixion owing to its stylish and sporty design, precise handling and dependable braking assistance surely has a great appeal amongst the youth. However, the styling of the bike may not appeal to the superbike enthusiasts, who crave a more impressive styling and power.