Riders have always felt a deep connection with their motorcycles, being both vehicles of leisure and transportation. Yamaha Motor Philippines hopes to fortify that bond with its latest models that allow riders to link with their motorcycles with a new smart phone app.
That app is Yamaha Motorcycle Connect (Y-Connect), and once linked, it gives riders a more detailed look at their bike’s performance, condition, and statistics. The app can telegraph the bike’s fuel consumption, tachometer reading, service reminders, error codes or mulfunctions if any, as well as parking location. It can even link with other Yamaha riders across the globe to compare fuel consumption figures and eco-riding points.
This innovative app is designed to work with two of Yamaha’s newest models, the 2021 Mio Aerox and Nmax 155 ABS. Both new models were also launched with the new app.
The new Aerox features larger LED headlamps stretching farther up the front fairing. Its turn signals have been moved further down the body. The front leg shield has also been slightly reshaped. Behind is a slimmer, reshaped rear LED taillight. It carries over the hidden grab handles from its predecessor.
To better integrate with Y-Connect, the Aerox gets a new digital instrument cluster. It’s now taller and integrates a real-time fuel consumption meter. It also displays notifications from your phone. RPM bars on both sides to add sporty style. Going through the menus is done with a new toggle switch at the front of the left handlebar, bringing up displays for the fuel gauge, voltmeter, oil trip meter and others. The connected phone, meanwhile, can be charged with a power socket on the left-hand side of the front shield.
More additions include a hazard lamp switch on the right handlebar. There’s also an integrated power socket to charge mobile devices. The underseat storage offers 24.5-liters, capable of storing a helmet.
Powering the new Aerox is a 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) and Blue Core technology. Like all new Yamaha models, the engine block is constructed with Yamaha’s trademarked DiASil (Die-cast Aluminum Silicon) technology and uses forged pistons. It makes 15.4 Ps at 8,000 rpm and 13.9 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It also comes with a larger 5.5-liter fuel tank for longer rides.
The new Yamaha Mia Aerox will be offered in two variants: standard and S. Y-Connect is compatible with both variants. The standard Mio Aerox has color choices of Race Blu, Red, and Dark Gray, priced at P112,900. The Mio Aerox S gets the additional exclusive color choice of Black Raven, priced at P132,900.
NMax 155 ABS
The Y-Connect system is offered exclusively on the Nmax 155 ABS. Besides the two-channel ABS system governming both front and rea brakes, this new model is also fitted with Traction Control and the Smart Key System. No need for a key slot. The key fob automatically sends a signal to the motorcycle. It knows when the rider is near and is turned on with the twist of a dial. There are also buttons to unlock the underseat compartment and fuel tank.
The Nmax 155 ABS is available in Sword Gray, Icon Gray, and Power Gray, priced at P144,500. The new Nmax 155 standard is also available, now with new colors like Sword Gray, Icon Gray, and Matte Red, priced at P119,900.
The new Y-Connect enabled models are available at the YZone, all Yamaha RevZones, and 3S shops nationwide.