The facelifted Yamaha Xabre has been spied testing in Indonesia. It is slated to come in with some design updates and new mechanics while a price hike is also on the cards. 2019 Yamaha Xabre was seen with a dragon line headlamp cluster and LED mail beam. It also sports LED pilot lamps above the headlight, redesigned tank shrouds, a new tail segment and new engine cowl.
Feature updates also include a single piece saddle as against a split seat seen in its earlier counterpart, dual tone finish on exhausts with brushed aluminum tips and clear covers for tail lamp and blinkers.
2019 Yamaha Xabre is a naked roadster. It weighs a total of 135 kgs and has a 10.2 liter fuel tank. Its seat height is at 805mm while ground clearance is at 164mm. It receives 37mm upside down forks in the front and adjustable monoshock at the rear while disc brakes measure 267mm front and 220 mm rear with radially mounted calipers.
The new Xabre sits on 17” lightweight 10 spoke alloy wheels and gets 110 section front and 130 section rear tubeless tyres. Engine specifications on the 2019 Yamaha Xabre includes a 149cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine offering 16 bhp power at 8,500 rpm and 14.3 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission.
The 2019 Yamaha M-Slaz will get a 155cc engine from the Yamaha R15 V3.0 with slipper clutch and Variable Valve Actuation. While the current Yamaha Xabre is priced at IDR 30.70 million (Rs 1,47,542) in Indonesia, it remains to be seen how the 2019 model will be priced.
It is not clear if this new and updated naked bike from Yamaha will be launched in India or not. If launched here, it could launch the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer which is due for launch next year. The new Gixxer is expected to come with a huge improvement in design as well as engine.