Meet the Crosser 150, Yamaha’s new small-displacement adventure bike

It looks like an economical everyday ADV
by Matthew Galang for TopBikes.ph | Dec 22, 2021
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Yamaha has entered the small-displacement adventure-bike arena with the Crosser 150: A lightweight motorcycle that offers the versatility of a larger ADV machine in a more affordable package.

Headlining the Crosser’s look are a tall stance, high-mounted exhaust, and front beak—all hallmarks of adventure bike design. Minimal fairings keep the bike simple, while decals bearing the letters ‘XTZ’ designate the Crosser as one of Yamaha’s off-road-ready models.

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Standard equipment include 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels shod in Metzeler Tourance dual-purpose tires, a long-travel telescopic front fork and rear monoshock, and single disc brakes with ABS.

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A combination digital and analog instrument cluster displays the usual things you’d expect to find in a modern dash: A speedometer, tachometer, neutral indicator, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, ABS indicator, and more.

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Powering the Crosser is a 149cc single-cylinder engine with 12.2hp and 12.74Nm of torque on tap. Mated to the engine is a five-speed manual gearbox that transmits power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. As a neat party trick, the Crosser’s mill can run on both gasoline and ethanol, which makes it ideal for countries where the latter is more affordable.

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This bike earns some extra adventure touring cred thanks to a wide seat, a height-adjustable handlebar, and an included rear cargo rack.

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The Crosser comes in S and Z trims, with the latter featuring different colors, decals, and a larger front beak. The S is available in Black Eclipse and Sports White, both priced at 15,590 Brazilian Reals, or about P136,500. The Z trim can be had for 15,790 Brazilian Reals, which is approximately P138,000, in either Competition Blue or Dakar Sand.

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Unfortunately for us, the Crosser has only been launched in Brazil so far. Here’s hoping Yamaha Motor Philippines gives us something similar in the near future.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edis have been made.

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