Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) has pulled the wraps off the new Yamaha YZF-R15M.
- two variants available, with the R15M features the most upgrades.
- traction control and quickshifter fitted as standard.
After the bike was caught testing on the streets in Malaysia, HLYM officially launched the R15M for a recommended retail price of RM14,998.
Inspired by the Japanese marquee YZF-R1M superbike, the R15M features the same paint job and gets its own “R15M” badge.
However, the biggest upgrade carried out on the new R15M is the electronic package that now features traction control as quick-shifter as standard, complementing the dual-channel ABS.
The R15M also gets new bodywork, including the tank and side panels, which mimic the R1 and R7 design language.
However, the R15M retains the same single-cylinder SOCH, VVA 155cc engine capable of producing 18hp @ 10,000rpm and 14.2Nm @ 7,500rpm. Power is delivered to the rear wheel via a final chain drive mated to a six-speed gearbox.
Other notable features include:
- full digital LCD instrument display
- Yamaha Y-Connect
- two display modes – Street/Track
- LED lights with DRLs
The 2022 Yamaha R15M is available in two colourway; Signature M and Monster Energy Yamaha livery.