If you want to indulge your inner Valentino Rossi or Maverick Vinales, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has released the 2018 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition, priced at RM8,588, excluding GST, insurance, road tax and registration. Decked out in Movistar Yamaha MotoGP colours, the Y15ZR GP Edition also comes with limited edition items – a scale model of the bike and fitness wristband – available only with the purchase of this specific supercub.

The Y15ZR produces a claimed 15.1 hp at 8,500 rpm, and torque is rated at 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm from its 150 cc four-valve, four-stroke, liquid-cooled single cylinder engine. Fed by EFI, the Y15ZR gets power to the ground with a wet multi-plate clutch five-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

Braking is done with single discs mounted on five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, clamped by single-piston callipers, front and rear. Suspension on the Y15ZR GP Edition uses a conventional telescopic fork in front and preload-adjustable monoshock at the back.

Weighing in at 115 kg, the Y15ZR carries fuel in a 4.2-litre tank and seat height is set at 780 mm. A large analogue speedometer on the left shows speed and the LCD display on the right contains the odometer and fuel gauge.

Local competition for the 2018 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition includes the Honda RS150R, priced at RM7,998, with the base edition of the Y15ZR priced at RM7,888. The Y15ZR GP Edition will be in authorised Hong Leong Yamaha dealer showrooms from the middle of July, 2018.