Published on July 1st, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Yamaha YZF-R15M arrives in Malaysia for RM14,998
Hong Leong Yamaha Motor, the official distributor for Yamaha in Malaysia have launched the latest Yamaha YZF-R15M. This new model is available at an attractive price of RM14,998 (not including registration fees and insurance) at any authorized dealers. All owners of this new model will also get a complimentary M-CRU mystery gift box and a safety disc lock. The Yamaha YZF-R15M is offered in The Signature M and Monster Energy Edition colours.
The Yamaha YZF-R15M comes with a powerful 155cc liquid cooled Single Overhead Cam fuel injection engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission. Its powertrain delivers a maximum power output of 19hp at 10,000rpm as well as 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. Fuel tank capacity is good for 11-litres.
The Yamaha YZF-R15M is also equipped with a traction control system, assist and slipper clutch, and a YZR-M1 inspired upper triple clamp design to provide excellent balance of strength and rigidity. It is also the first single-cylinder Yamaha to have a quick shifter.
For safety, the R15M comes with a built-in side stand engine cut-off switch, along with the introduction of dual channel ABS for precise braking even at high speeds. The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) under the Malaysian Motorcycle Assessment Programme (MyMAP) gave the YZF-R15M a five-star rating for its safety features.
In terms of styling, the Yamaha YZF-R15M is designed with new highly dynamic fairings where its slim profile and small frontal projection area work well with the M1-styled bubble windscreen to help prevent oncoming wind from being drawn around the rider when in a racing tuck. In order to enhance its already sporty looks, a compact bi-functional LED headlight was introduced together with a new LCD instrument panel that displays both Street Mode and Track Mode.
Dato’ Dr. Jim Khor, Group Managing Director of Hong Leong Industries Berhad said, “The R15M is born out of Yamaha’s racing DNA that shaped legends like the M1, The R1M and the Rseries. The R15M inherits the DNA of Yamaha’s flagship YZF-R1M & YZR-M1 and takes the racing quotient to next level while constantly pushing the limits and improve on riding pleasure.”