Yamaha Thailand has released a behind the scenes video of the making of its 2016 M-Slaz commercial, featuring Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith of the Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP satellite team. The 2016 Yamaha M-Slaz, launched in Thailand last year, and in Indonesia in January as the Xabre, is a naked sportsbike that follows the styling of its bigger stable-mates, the MT-07 and MT-09.

The M-Slaz uses the same 150 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as the Yamaha R-15 and the Malaysian-market FZ150i that puts out 16.8 hp and 15 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The humped 10.5 litre tank gives the M-Slaz a hulking look, in keeping with its motard/streetfighter styling, with LED lighting throughout.

Retailing in Thailand for a reported price of 89,900 Thai baht (RM10,200), the 2016 M-Slaz is targetted at beginners, as well as young riders who want to upgrade to a sports bike. The M-Slaz comes in four colours – silver-green, blue-white, red-black and matte black.