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Yamaha has launched the new NMax Turbo in Indonesia. And yes, before you think a lot about the ‘Turbo’ suffix, it is not a turbocharged version of the Japanese bikemaker’s 155cc engine, but it brings some interesting features.

For starters, the engine now gets Yamaha Electric CVT (YECVT) which is claimed to give the experience of a turbo. So, the NMax comes with two riding modes: T Mode for commuting and S Mode for sports touring and with these, there’s a Turbo Y-Shift that provides ‘acceleration experience’ in three levels: low, medium and high. The switch needs to be pressed when accelerating. Quite nifty for overtaking or riding uphill, right?

Furthermore, this variant also comes with ABS, traction control, Y-Connect and navigation system from Garmin StreetCross which can be used on the new TFT dash. And yes, along with these upgrades, Yamaha has made a few design changes, too.

The entire front-end design is new with a butterfly-shaped LED headlight and the floating windscreen. Complementing that is the new split tail lights with integrated indicators. Of course, to further distinguish it from the other variants, it gets a distinctive paint scheme.

However, there are no mechanical changes to the Yamaha NMax Turbo and it continues to make 15 bhp and 1.44 kgm. Other bits like the brakes and suspension hardware are unchanged, too.

The NMax Turbo is priced at an equivalent of Rs 2.30 lakh for the Tech Max Ultimate variant while standard Turbo version demands an equivalent of Rs 1.97 lakh. These variants come at a premium of Rs 20,000 onwards over the standard NMax. It would be interesting to see if the Aerox 155, too, gets the ‘Turbo’ treatment, wouldn’t it?