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Will The XSR 155 Come To India This Festive Season?



XSR 155

The XSR 155 is the most awaited Yamaha offering among youngsters and died-hard Japanese-tech heads ever since its launch in Thailand last year.

Why? , India has been known for its love For retro motorcycles. The Royal Enfield Lineup is an example, later on, the Jawa Lineup came matching the same pricepoint. Also, the RD’s and Rx’s lineup always had a Place in our hearts.

So when the JapaneseTitan offers a new retro or to be more precise. A “neo-retro” motorcycle, it’s sure it will get the welcome it deserves. If that doesn’t work for you may be the tech specs will. Yamaha’s 155cc lineup.

The track built R15 and the street-fighter legend MT-15 has a well-proven engine which is currently one of the most provenEngineswhich gives out the right power without recommending you to buy an entire gas station. Also, the Japanese offer better build quality which has been proven over the years.

XSR 155 – Power Delivery

Power Delivery XSR 155
Power Delivery XSR 155

So the XSR is built exactly the same as its brothers; the same liquid-cooled Single-cylinder 4-stroke(58mm-stroke) 4-valve fuel-injected bs6 SOHC 155cc engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox(Wet multi-plate clutch) which has a slipper-clutch and clutch-assist feature, and that’s not all it also comes with a VVA (variable valve actuation) feature, so on paper, it gives out a peak power of 19.3ps power @10000rpm and 14.7Nm torque@8500rpm. Which as per the ThailandReviews gives enough juice for whatever you throw at it and you can keep up with the traffic even without much down-shifting.

Moreover, it’s said to have given upto48Kmplin real-life use and a max speed of 130Kmph.So slightly more than the MT-15owing to the Lighter body. Even though the engine is the Same, the performance comes down to the tuning and weight of the whole bike.

Though it’s a café-racer kind of design, the real place where the XSR shines over its brothers is the Rough roads, Unlike its brothers, the XSR comes with dual-purpose tubeless tires ( 100/80-17 front and 140/70-17rear), and probably the same sprocket from the MT-15Which has extra 4 teeth which enables the instant power delivery.

XSR 155 – Design and Constrains

Yamaha XSR 155 Bike
Yamaha XSR 155 Bike

Underneath that retro skin and the slight performance difference, it still shares the same aluminium delta-box frame. Even the alloy wheels (431.8mm front,431.8mm rear) and disc-brakes(282mm front220mm rear) are similar. Further into the details, yes, it’s a self-start (TCI) only. And unlike the Thailand version Indian version will probably get single-channel abs in the front(or maybe a dual-channel one, after all, Yamaha had disclosed the dual-channel option in the updated MT-15version) and box-type aluminium swing arm (single shock) in the back and also conventional telescopic forks in the front.

But comparing with the other 155 lineup Its quite similar. Coming to the electricals powered by a (Maintenance-free ETZ-5 12V 4Ah battery, it has an all-LEDsetup.Owing to the retro style you will get Circular headlamps and taillamps. The head-lamps (which is obviously not a projector-type)feature semi-circular all LED DRL, the headlight itself is split into two halves .

The top area hosting the low beam and the lower part hosting the high beam and pass light, which is quite similar to the one you see in the current Hasqvarna 250 lineup. Also, it includes a circular digital negative display speedometer Console which also includes an odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, low fuel warning, trip meter, clock, and low-oil indicator.

XSR 155’s Chassis

Coming to the chassis itself its 2000mm in length 805mm in width 1080mm in overall height and 810mmin seat height1330mm wheelbase 170mm ground clearance 2200mm turn radius. The bike offers a decent 10L fuel tank andThe entire bike just weighs about 134kg And is pretty small and nimble to handle. Also due to slightly lesser aggressive seating Position, long rides are easier achievable, still, the footpegs are slightly positioned to the back

Colours for XSR 155

Coming to the colors, it comes in one glossy Red-White color and three matte shades(Elegant Black, Premium-grey, and Olive Green)Out of which the Premium-grey comes with the one-piece brownish leather ribbed seats, others have similarly designed black seats.Which is overall comfortable even with a passenger in the pillion. Pillion foot-rests are also available and owing to the lesser aggressive seat position compared to the MT-15, the pillion also gets a comfortable ride.

Price and Availability ( India )

XSR 155 - 2020
XSR 155 – 2020

So, this whole package would be priced around 1.4lk or similar to the MT-15 price-tag Which sounds quite expensive for that segment, but overall you get a well-built light-weight motorcycle with good refinement and ergonomics with higher-capacity motorcycle features like VVA Moreover it’s a retro-styled motorcycle with quality perfectioned design which Yamaha itself is advertising as “Timeless Quality Impression”. After all, it has to live up to its predecessor 1960’s original XSR from where it derives its “sport heritage” stamp or it’ll have to at least live up to its bigger siblings like XSR 700 and XSR 900

Currently, due to the rising covid cases, the manufacturer is facing labor-related issues and the current manufacturing plants are far behind 50% in production. But the Yamaha sales have increased by as far as 17% his September and considering XSR is brought to more and more regions, last launched in Phillippines using the internet media platform, Yamaha could launch it in India.

This festive season, if not next year ( which is kind of a long wait, after all it was delayed thrice ie; last December, auto expo this February, and bs6 shift this April )

Jyothir Adithya is a Full-Time Mechanical Engineer who works and studies about Automobiles and their Technologies. He now Helps in writing about Automobile Technologies at The Tech Vamps.

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Home Improvement Ideas for 2021



Home Automation Systems

With most people in the world spending vastly more time at home than before, change is inevitable. Spending lots of time at home allows people to examine their surroundings and want to make modifications.

2021 is an excellent year to brush up on your passions, and home improvement is no exception. With a little innovation and dedication, you can quickly transform your house into a home. With the rapid advancement and growth of technology, smart homes have become irresistible.

Home improvement ideas have to embrace technology to keep up with the global home automation trend. Here are home improvement ideas you should contemplate.

1. Entertainment

Home entertainment and entertaining visitors will most likely be a spotlight of home improvement ideas for 2021. With entertainment outlets such as pubs, restaurants, and cinemas closed to the public, you could host get-togethers with loved ones in your own home.

1. Home Audio

Enjoy the sounds of a live music festival from the comfort of your home. Music lovers can savor music in their house or their backyard. You will need to contact a professional integrator to install a comprehensive distributed home audio system that includes both indoor and outdoor speakers.

It is worth noting that professional installers usually use in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for distributed audio. This will keep your home aesthetically appealing without disarraying your spaces with wireless speakers.

2. Wi-Fi

Almost every home entertainment system in this century is dependent on coherent, dependable Wi-Fi. If you live in a bigger house or if your internet connection is prone to irritating dead zones, it will greatly impair your streaming experience. The glaring solution is to upgrade your conventional router-based Wi-Fi to a mesh Wi-Fi system.

Since Advanced Network Assist technology is in-built, the mesh network is optimized in the background without the need for user intervention. Besides, with its family controls, mesh Wi-Fi allows you to monitor and manage your children’s Internet activity, which is a classy bonus.

2. Security

Home security has to be the epitome of home improvement ideas for 2021. A smart security system can do more than just alerting you whenever a burglar attempts to enter your home. It connects entry sensors and sirens to devices such as smart door locks, smart thermostats, and smart lighting through your Wi-Fi network.

These are the key features your smart home system can entail.

1. A Home Alarm Security System

Your first step in protecting your home will be to install a smart security system. Have a smart system to protect your entry points and inner levels of your home such as the hallway. Also have at least one smoke detector which can be in the kitchen or hallway. If you reside in an apartment complex, have at least a smoke detector on every level.

2. Smart Lighting

Additionally, lighting will deter intruders. Getting lights that are programmed to turn on and off at odd intervals each day will help to protect your house while you are away. Better yet, you can opt for security lights with surveillance cameras. As a result, anytime someone approaches your home, the camera lens will record a video of the person. This will assist you in either taking precautionary measures or later viewing the footage.

3. Cleaning Devices

We all know that a clean environment leads to healthier, happier, and more productive residents. Nevertheless, cleaning can be stressful at times. Most, if not all, of the work, can be done by a variety of tools and devices. Although some of them may require some initial configuration and getting used to, they will save you time and effort in the long run, and you will recognize the difference.

1. Robot Mop

Hard flooring, such as stone, hardwood, and tile requires mopping. A robot mop will penetrate the difficult-to-reach areas such as beneath shelves and around toilets and sinks, ensuring that every inch of your house is spotless.

Based on the type of pad you connect to it, the mop will automatically select the ideal cleansing method be it wet mopping, damp sweeping, or dry sweeping.

2. Toilet Bowl Cleaning System

Forget the days of routinely scrubbing your toilet. Contrary to bleach tablets dropped into the tank which can damage your septic system, the toilet bowl cleaning system directs a cleaning solution into the overflow tube of the flush valve, ensuring that no contaminants ever come into contact with the fill valve.

3. Automatic Carpet Cleaner

A carpet stains easily and is generally strenuous to clean. This mobile carpet cleaner is especially popular among pet owners for saving the day after an unexpected accident. With the push of a button, it instantly sprays, brushes, and suctions to eliminate all surface and set-in pet and tough stains.


Indeed, with the modern home increasingly becoming automated, you need to adopt the best home automation systems to monitor and control components of the home such as lighting, entertainment systems, and other devices.

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PRINCE2 Project Management Terminology




Project management terminology is unique to the IT profession and consists in a rather complicated set of terms and phrases that are only now coming to the fore.  Although project management can be grouped together with the rest of the IT profession, for example in the management of project investment, project management refers to a particular type of activity in an organisation, usually distinct from the rest of the organisation.  

This characteristic was first brought to light through the study of activity theory used to describe the work of a group of specialists in the area of information systems.  An activity is an activity performed in the course of carrying out the activity goal. As outlined on a prince2 training online course.

As this activity is carried out, the activity goal is the result of the activity (the activity goal).  When an activity element is realized, the activity goal is the result of building up from past experience, usually made known as feedback to the activity element.

KnowledgeTree PRINCE2
KnowledgeTree PRINCE2

An activity element may have a past consideration as an input, for example, the fact of a technical issue, the task completed, or a general understanding in the use of the deliverable.  This feedback is interpreted amongst the activity element and the activity goal is the accepted version.  Through this interpretation of feedback, the work of the activity element is the derivative of the principal idea of the activity goal.

The way the activity element is written is that of a pecul THAT accumulates over the whole of the life cycle of the project.  For each element, the activity goal is identified.  These project deliverables are then passed into the next available activity element to complete the task set out for the process.

The first use of project management terminology was by Martin Lazzarini and is followed today, by the Institute of Project Management in the UK (we can thank Tom Philips for this).  The project management body, the Institute of Project Management, has aiconic style of presentation which is still used today.  

This is somewhat Toyota style and reflects the way that concepts are brought to life.  I’ve known more than one individual from a company who has used this style of presentation and is seen as a good way to pass on some project ideas.

When I first learnt about this method, the acronym was developed by some people including?”, coaching some on how to do it better” and ” providing detailed, structured methods for its use”.  It was more speaking than writing and came about as a result of the work ofettes Palmer (ewaterfall) and David superficially (re Whereas a project is defined means that an infinite number of those are possible outcome).

PRINCE2 Project
PRINCE2 Project

The system developed by the Institute of Project Management was based on the activity of the first project manager called, “Projects – short work and actions”.  This was a method used to establish a method for the interpretation of input of project feedback, which lead to sentence, for people who saw no further option, to realise the role of project and manager (the project)  So the terms project management and project planning were born.

And all these terms are here to stay, because we’re always in some project or thinking whether that’s approaching a project or even developing skills to reach the next realisation.

Project management is the process of directing a designated group of people with defined activities to deal with or manage the project at a specific point in time and develop appropriate procedures to deliver successful outcomes in a bigger more comprehensive scheme.

Project planning is the process of determining the activities needed, along with any time a better approach would bring forward an effective total outcome (traffic) for the project.

Project management skills are those which are required for accomplishing the speech of use (THS).  It’s in the project plan that you specify all the activities and stipulate how they will bring into poor the project outcomes.

The project plan should predict exactly how to get to the end results expected.  The plan should also encompass these items.  The project plan and project put in detail is the purpose of selecting a project master and the Project board.  

The project plan will be used to provide a business case for funds, in funding processes, and as the basis of the implementation plan for everyone involved.

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