The Yamaha NVX 155 has a stablemate in the NMax, which also sits in the 150 cc class of scooters – however, the NVX offers more aggressive styling with sharper lines, for starters. At RM10,500, the NVX 155 is a premium offering where scooters are concerned, and to that end it brings features such as keyless start and front ABS.

The 155 cc single-cylinder engine outputs the same 14.8 hp at 8,000 rpm and 14.4 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm on the NVX as it does on the NMax, putting power to the road via a CVT. A key difference is in braking equipment. The NVX sports a front disc brake with the aforementioned ABS and a rear drum brake, while the NMax is equipped with disc brakes front and rear, but without ABS.

Facing the rider is a fully digital instrument panel which includes a battery voltage readout – the latter an important feature, as the NVX comes with automatic stop-start. It also has remote fuel filler cap and remote seat opening, the latter with enough room to accommodate an open-shell helmet. There is also a glovebox just ahead of the rider’s left knee, which also has a 12-volt power outlet for charging accessories.

That the Yamaha NVX 155 is a scooter should bode well for its urban riding manners, but how does it fare across a broad spectrum of riding environments? Watch the video above to find out, as our man Mohan puts the NVX through its paces.

GALLERY: Yamaha NVX 155