To celebrate the upcoming MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit this weekend, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has released the 2018 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition, priced at RM8,891 including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and number plates. Decked out in Yamaha Racing Blue complete with the livery of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, the Y15ZR has proven to be a local rider favourite in the supercub segment.

Scheduled to hit official Yamaha dealer showrooms next week, the Y15ZR carries a 150 cc four-valve, four-stroke, liquid-cooled single cylinder engine fed by EFI, with 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 for the Y15ZR is done with single discs on the front and rear wheels, grabbed by hydraulic callipers. Fuel for this supercub is carried in a 4.2-litre tank, and seat height is set at 670 mm.

Weighing in at 115 kg, the Y15ZR has 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 and fuel gauge.

The current 2017 Yamaha Y15ZR also comes in Blue, Red and Black, and is priced at RM8,361. Competition for the Y15ZR in Malaysia includes the Honda RS150R at RM8,478 and the Benelli RFS150i at RM7,407.