Yamaha Sniper for sale in the Philippines
The Yamaha Sniper is a moped motorcycle with what its manufacturer calls as “blade design”. The Sniper is an easy-to-own motorbike equipped with Yamaha’s latest scientific advancements which they called as Neo technologies.
Released in 2005, this motorcycle is primarily marketed in South East Asian nations such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Recently, the Japanese brand has also included a new variant called the Yamaha Sniper MX, which has been equipped with upscale features.
Why buy a Yamaha Sniper?
Performance and engine specs
The Yamaha Sniper is equipped with a liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve gasoline engine which pours in 11.3 horsepower and 11.65 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, the Sniper can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in 8 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 kph. Under the same driving conditions, this motorbike was rated to have a fuel efficiency of up to 40 km/L.
Design of the Sniper
This underbone motorcycle sports an innovative and edgy exterior fitted in a diamond-type frame. This is mated with a telescopic front suspension and a swingarm on its rear. Scaling in at only 103 kilograms in dry weight, the lightweight Sniper runs on a constant mesh 4-speed transmission and comes with a multiple-disc clutch.
It is currently available in four color schemes: black metallic, blue metallic, deep red metallic and a deep purplish blue metallic.
What are the standout features of the Sniper?
The Sniper’s blade design allows it to perform better through improved aerodynamics which Yamaha dubs as “an expression of a slicing motion.” It is coupled with a hydraulic single disc front brake and drum-type in its rear.
Staying true its definition of refinement, the Sniper has impressive features such as a 3D instrument panel with gear position lamp, a rubber mount seat which offers low vibration and fine cushioning, a 5-light front mask design for better illumination and a rear combination tail lamp which Yamaha says was inspired by a jewellery box design.
Yamaha Sniper price and availability
A brand new Yamaha Sniper is valued at P94,200 and a used or second hand unit can be bought for P70,000 and below for 2010 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Yamaha Sniper offers more than its competitors in terms of power, acceleration and styling. It is also one of the most customizable motorbikes thanks to its sporty body design. Locally, it competes with other nameplates such as the Kawasaki Fury, the Honda Wave Dash and the Suzuki Shogun.
In general, motorcycle enthusiasts looking for a top-performing moped will short-list the Yamaha Sniper for its:
- Powerful engine
- Fast acceleration
- Aerodynamic body
- Low maintenance cost
Interesting facts about the Sniper
The Sniper is more prominently known as the Yamaha T135 platform. It is known under many other names in the Asean region such as the Spark 135 in Thailand, the Exciter in Vietnam and the Jupiter MX in Indonesia.