To commemorate its involvement in the MotoGP world championship with the Movistar Yamaha team and riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has released the 2016 Yamaha Y15ZR MotoGP Edition at RM8,634.76. Dubbed “the king of the streets”, the Y15ZR is a supercub that carries a single-cylinder fuel-injected engine.

Displacing 150 cc, the engine’s power output is claimed to be 15.1 hp at 8,500 rpm, while torque is rated at 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a five-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

Hydraulic discs handle braking duties front and rear, grabbed by single-piston calipers. A telescopic fork holds up the front end and a pre-load adjustable monoshock keeps the rear end upright.

Aside from the MotoGP Edition, the 2016 Yamaha Y15ZR also comes in three other colour options – grey, which was released recently, as well as red and blue.

With the 2016 Yamaha Y15ZR MotoGP edition retailing for RM8,634.76, the base Y15ZR goes for RM8,210, with all prices including GST. The Y15ZR’s closest rival is the Honda RS150R, which retails from a base price of RM8,213.94, including GST.

GALLERY: 2016 Yamaha YZ15R – Grey