A traction control system (TCS) is an important safety feature usually available in cars and some high-end two-wheelers. However, automakers like Yamaha have now started offering this feature in their mass-market motorcycles and scooters as well. In this article, we have listed the top 5 most affordable two-wheelers with traction control in India.
What is a traction control system (TCS)?
Before we begin with the listicle, let us quickly explain what is a traction control system and how exactly it works. TCS is a safety feature in vehicles that helps prevent loss of traction between the wheels and the road surface. It uses sensors to detect when a wheel is losing traction and then automatically adjusts the power output or braking force to that wheel in order to regain traction and maintain the vehicle’s stability.
Most affordable two-wheelers with traction control:
Yamaha FZ-S V4
Price: Rs 1.28 lakh
Yamaha FZ-S V4 is the most affordable motorcycle in India with a traction control system. While a motorcycle in the 150cc commuter segment doesn’t really need a TCS, it’s always a welcome addition. The FZ-S is powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that develops 12.2 bhp and 13.3 Nm, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is priced from Rs 1.28 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Price: Rs 1.36 lakh
The Yamaha FZ-X is priced from Rs 1.36 lakh, ex-showroom. It shares mechanicals with the FZ-S V3 and gets a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that churns out 12.2 bhp and 13.3 Nm of peak torque, paired with a 5-speed gearbox. We recently rode the updated Yamaha FZ-X in Jaipur. Click HERE to watch our review of the same.
Yamaha Aerox 155
Price: Rs 1.43 lakh
Yamaha Aerox 155 is the most affordable scooter in India with a traction control system (TCS). The Aerox 155 was recently updated to comply with the OBD-2 norms. It is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that churns out 14.79 bhp and 13.9 Nm of peak torque, paired with a CVT.
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Yamaha MT-15 V2
Price: Rs 1.65 lakh
Next, we have the MT-15 V2 on the list. The Yamaha MT-15 V2 is priced from Rs 1.65 lakh, ex-showroom. Powering this motorcycle is a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that pumps out 18.1 bhp and 14.1 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Yamaha R15 V4
Price: Rs 1.81 lakh
Finally, the last motorcycle in this listicle is the Yamaha R15 V4. Apart from the traction control system, the R15 V4 even gets a uni-directional quick-shifter for up-shifts. It is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that churns out 18.1 bhp and 14.1 Nm of peak torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The R15 V4 is priced from Rs 1.81 lakh, ex-showroom.
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