Yamaha Hyper Slaz Concept – Auto Expo 2018 Live
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Yamaha Motor India has showcased a radical-looking motorcycle, the Yamaha Hyper Slaz Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Here are the bike’s live images from the show.
The Yamaha Hyper Slaz Concept takes the already aggressive naked street design of the M-Slaz a notch higher. Draped in black bodywork with red accents, the motorcycle indeed sports a lean, mean look. The sharp bodywork on the tank complements the extremely raked-out subframe which holds the fang-like LED tail lamp. The headlamp sports an action camera to record the ride. The single seat features a uniquely-designed back support as well.
The front end employs an upside-down fork with red finish, and the rear comes with an Ohlins monoshock with remote reservoir. The alloy wheels are shod with sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres. Brakes include petal discs on both ends.
The Yamaha Hyper Slaz Concept also sports a stubby angular exhaust in place of the stock unit. It is unlikely that the Japanese brand will bring the production variant in India. In Thailand, the M-Slaz Limited Edition costs THB 105,500, and the standard bike costs THB 89,500. Both prices are MSRP. The Limited Edition bike also comes with an Ohlins rear monoshock unlike the normal variant which uses standard monoshock unit.