As a top-selling machine in the 150 cc supercub category, the 2017 Yamaha Y15ZR comes with new colours and graphics for the current year, and its price remains unchanged from RM8,361, including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and number plates. The new 2017 colours are Blue, Red and Black, while the updated graphics give the Y15ZR a slightly “sporty” feel.

The 2017 Y15ZR carries a 150 cc four-valve, four-stroke, liquid-cooled single cylinder engine fed by EFI, with power getting to the ground via a five-speed gearbox and chain final drive. Power output is a claimed 15.1 hp at 8,500 rpm, and torque is rated at 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm.

Braking is with a single hydraulic disc in front and rear, grabbed by single-piston calipers. The under-seat tank carries 4.2-litres of fuel, with a very rider-friendly seat height of 670 mm.

Total weight for the Yamaha Y15ZR is 115 kg, and suspension is with a standard telescopic fork in front, and monoshock at the back. In the cockpit, a large analogue speedometer sits on the left side, with an LCD display on the right, showing the odometer andfuel gauge.

Availability for the 2017 Yamaha Y15ZR is immediate, from all authorised Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia dealers. The previous year’s colour and graphic schemes are now superseded.