Yamaha Sniper 150 - Key highlights

Yamaha Sniper 150 - Key highlights

Known as one of the most coveted sport bikes in the local motorcycle scene, the Yamaha Sniper 150 is dubbed as a Track Leader and a Road Ruler. It is bred to provide fascinating design while also putting out a top calibre riding performance for both race tracks and thoroughfares.

Japanese automaker Yamaha’s premium underbone in the 150 cc segment was fashioned to impress not just the daily commuters but also the motorsport racers. It boasts an aggressive frontal view that accentuates its edgy appeal and premium stance.

Yamaha Sniper 150 side

This underbone was manufactured in 2015 and is known in different names across South East Asia. It is called Exciter 150 in Thailand and Vietnam, Jupiter MX/MX King 150 in Indonesia, Y15ZR in Malaysia, and Sniper 150 MXi in Singapore and the Philippines. When it comes to the dimensions, this sport bike is quite long with a length of 1970 mm, width of 670 mm and height of 1080 mm. 

Its wheelbase is 1290 mm with a seat height of 780 mm and ground clearance of 135 mm. As for the tires, the Sniper 150 employs a 17-inch wheel with wide 70/90 38P for the front tires and 120/70 58P for the rear.

Available in one standard trim, Yamaha Sniper 150 color options include Race Blu, Matte Green, Yellow Hornet, and Black Raven as color options.

Key highlights of the Yamaha Sniper 150

Since this premium motorbike has caught the attention of many, including Italian professional motorcycle road racer Valentino Rossi, let us take a look at the things that make it a crowd favorite.

Engine and riding performance

Yamaha Sniper 150 specs sheet features a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC gasoline engine that fires up to 15.4 horsepower at 8500 rpm and 13.8 Nm torque at 7000 rpm. Because of this power output, the Yamaha Sniper 150 becomes the most powerful cub class bike in its class. The engine partners with a five-speed constant-mesh manual transmission with the wet-multiple disc as a clutch.

Yamaha Sniper 150 engine

Here are the technical specifications of this motorcycle:

Engine

Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve

Displacement

150 cc

Starting System

Electric starter and kickstarter

Lubrication System

Wet Sump

Full Tank Capacity

4.2 liters

Frame Type

Backbone

Bore X Stroke

57.0 mm x 58.7 mm

Front/Rear Suspension

Telescopic Fork/ Swingarm

Front Tire

90/80-17M/C 46P Tubeless

Rear Tire

120/70-17M/C 58P Tubeless

Front/Rear Brake

Hydraulic single disc brake

Sniper 150’s power plant employs a liquid-cooled system and the latest advancement in technology to provide a powerful driving performance. 

Yamaha Sniper 150 front

Comfortable and convenient

The step-through frame design of the Yamaha Sniper 150 makes it easy to handle and ride on a daily basis. Its saddle can provide more comfortable rides and there's ample space for your thighs and knees because of the absence of an embedded gas tank. The middle cowl design was made to be aerodynamic so it also reduces the drag as you ride the motorcycle.

It also adapts to the average height of Filipinos through its 31.2 inches seat height. Since it is a sports motorcycle, it is equipped with rear-set foot pegs and narrow handlebars. Worried about the riding position, don’t fret! In spite of its sporty nature, this bike was not cramped and the handlebars are placed just adequately enough in terms of distance so your wrist and back won’t suffer while enjoying the ride.

Yamaha Sniper 150

Unique features

You will be surprised with the other features included in this wondrous motorcycle. The daytime running light is a major plus as it amplifies the premium stance of the motorbike together with the Triple Lamp LED headlight and LED position lights that can provide you with better illumination for a clearer view of the road especially when raining or at night.

The full LCD meter panel is also something to be excited for this sporty bike with a gear indicator that was also placed in the digital panel to let you know what gear you’re in during rides. Included in the package are the hazard indicator for emergencies and engine skill switch that lets you switch off your engine easily and instantly when needed.

Yamaha Sniper 150 features

Pricing

Yamaha Sniper 150 price stands at PHP 102,900, which is definitely more affordable than its closest competitors like the Honda CRF150L. Apart from the impressive driving performance, comfort, and unique features, this motorcycle also boasts a fuel efficiency of 35 kmpl in the city and 46 kmpl on highways. 

Impressed by the all-new 2020 Yamaha Sniper 150? Get a test ride now at your nearest Yamaha dealer store and be amazed by its crafted exhilaration, signature speed, and utmost riding performance.

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