Hong Leong Yamaha Motor, the authorised distributor of Yamaha two-wheelers in Malaysia, has launched the 2018 Yamaha Y15ZR SE GP Edition in the country at RM 8,891 (inclusive of GST). Road tax, insurance and licence plate charges are extra.
The Y15ZR SE GP edition was launched in celebration of the upcoming Shell Malaysia MotoGP, which will take place from October 27 to 29, at Sepang. The bike features special Yamaha Movistar MotoGP livery. Apart from the paint scheme, the mechanical underpinnings is the same as the standard Y15ZR. The GP Edition is RM 530 more expensive than the standard variant and will reach the dealerships next week. The standard version comes in Black, Blue, and Red colours.
The Yamaha Y15ZR SE GP Edition employs a 150 cc single cylinder SOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The powerplant produces 15.3 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine pairs with a 5-speed transmission.
For suspension, the Y15ZR uses a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. It uses discs on both wheels for braking. Notable features include LED DRL’s, LED tail light and an analogue-digital combo cluster. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 70-section Duro rubber at the front and 120-section at the rear. The fuel tank can hold 4.2 litres of juice, and the weight stands at 115 kg. The Y15ZR rivals the Benelli RFS 150i and the Honda RS 150R in the country.