2016 Yamaha R-15 Indonesia

Yamaha Indonesia has just launched the 2016 R-15, with a retail price of 29.8 million rupiah (RM9,000). Mechanically unchanged from the previous year’s model, this year’s edition of the R-15 comes in three new colour schemes – Speed Grey, Racing Blue and Supernova White.

Using a 149 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled power-plant with 16.8 hp and 15 Nm of torque, the 2016 Yamaha R-15 seems to be a place-holder till the release of the 2017 model. Popular in Indonesia with the younger crowd, the R-15 features a variation of the Deltabox frame, with front and rear discs, but no ABS.

The Speed Grey and Supernova white models come with black cast-alloy wheels, while the Racing Blue R-15 gets colour-coded hoops in blue. For a limited time, Yamaha Indonesia is offering a special edition 2016 R-15 with Ohlins rear suspension, available for order from their website.

No word if the 2016 Yamaha R-15 will ever come to Malaysia. The equivalent capacity local Yamaha model is the FZ-150i streetbike which retails for RM9,156 including GST, without road tax and insurance.