Text: Inigo S. Roces / Photos: Yamaha | posted September 29, 2016 15:25
The Fierce Xperience to battle in street fighter segment
A new fierce riding experience awaits riders on the lookout for a new street motorcycle. Yamaha Motor Philippines Incorporated (YMPI) took the wraps off the the TFX-150 at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.
The TFX, which stands for “The Fierce Experience,” is a 150cc lightweight motorcycle, featuring naked styling, and a supermoto stance. An under cowl and side cowls give it some street fighter styling cues. It takes inspiration from its larger MT-series stablemates. Astute Yamaha fans will notice it looks very similar to the MT-Slaz 125 just recently launched in Thailand.
Like the MT-Slaz, the TFX is built upon the Deltabox frame. Unique to the TFX-150 is the single cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC engine with EFI. It produces 16hp at 8,500rpm and 14.3Nm of torque at 7,500rpm for maximum torque. Keeping it afloat over bumps are 37mm inverted forks in front and linked-type monocross single shock in the rear. A six-speed transmission delivers power, via an aliuminum swing arm to the rear wheel. It's brought to a stop with disc brakes in front and behind.
The TFX also brings with it features typically found in a higher class of motorcycle, such as a full LED headlamp cluster, full LCD inverted display, and wider 110 and 130 mm front and rear tires.
The bike's much awaited launch was met with much fanfare, featuring performances, a stunt show featuring the TFX-150, and test ride of TFX 150 motorbike at SM By The Bay Central Park.
The TFX-150 is offered in Silver and Matte Yellowish Gray (pictured above) at P139,000 in all authorized Yamaha dealers.