2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 now available in Malaysia – RM11,988

  • Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) has officially launched the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15.

  • The 155cc sports bike is able to produce 19hp and 14.7Nm of maximum torque.

  • The third-generation Yamaha R15 will be available at RM11,988 (basic price with 0% GST).

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) is known for introducing some of Yamaha’s very special machines here into the Malaysian market. Their latest offering which might be the most interesting one yet comes in the form of the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 and it is indeed a stunner.

The launch was officiated earlier today at the Batu Kawan Stadium, Penang in conjunction with the Yamaha Gen Blu Carnival. There are not that many 150cc sport bikes with full fairings available here in Malaysia and HLYM took this opportunity to break into the market with a very interesting bike which has been a popular choice in Indonesia and India.

The third-generation Yamaha R15 comes with an interesting 155cc single-cylinder SOHC engine further enhanced with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) which is able to produce around 19hp at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of maximum torque at 8,500rpm. All that power is transferred down to its rear wheel via a six-speed manual gearbox.

To ensure that the rideability is smooth as butter, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 is further elevated with an assist and slipper clutch which allows for easier roll-off from standstill and a more controlled stopping performance when going down through the gears for this 137kg sports bike.

Other impressive features include:

  • Upside-down front forks
  • Updated Deltabox chassis
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • All-round LED lights
  • Fully-digital speedometer
  • Updated body panels
  • Digital instrument panel with rev limiter or shift light
  • Front 282mm disc brake
  • Rear 240mm disc brake
  • 11-litre fuel tank

HLYM has priced the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 at RM11,988 (basic price with 0% GST) and it’ll come in three different colour flavours; Blue, Black, and Yellow.

A passionate individual when it comes to anything related to two wheels (or sometimes more), he enjoys the chaotic and magical world of motorsports as much as riding leisurely to the shops on his beloved Vespa. With an education-based background, he is always eager to learn and share about the poetic arts of motorcycling.

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