Recently launched in Bali and in the presence of Valentino Rossi, the 2016 Xabre was on prominent display on the Yamaha stand at the Indonesia International motor show 2016 (IIMS). Part of Yamaha’s three-bike 150 cc range in Indonesia – the other two being the V-Ixion and the R-15 – the Xabre is a naked street-bike that borrows heavy styling cues from Yamaha’s MT-series bikes.

Known in Thailand as the M-Slaz, the Xabre uses a 150 cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC single-cylinder, driving a six-speed gearbox. The same engine is used in other bikes in Yamaha’s 150 cc stable, such as the Yamaha R-15. The Xabre is rated at 16 hp and 14.3 Nm of torque.

Running a single brake disc front and rear, the Xabre rolls on 110 and 130 tyres, all held together with a Yamaha Deltabox frame. The 2016 Yamaha Xabre has a 10.2 litre fuel tank and weighs 135 kg, with up-side down forks as standard.

Lighting for the 2016 Yamaha Xabre is with full LED headlights, and a full LCD instrument cluster fills the cockpit. Coming in three colours – Black Dagger, Gunmetal Katana and Silver Clarent – the Xabre retails in Indonesia for 29.8 million rupiah (RM8,842).