A fresh release from Yamaha in the Vietnam market is the 2019 Yamaha Exciter 150, priced at 47.49 million Vietnamese Dong (RM8,290). Known to Malaysians as the Yamaha Y15ZR, the updated supercub is slightly different from the model sold locally.

Most obvious difference between the Y15ZR and the Exciter 150 is the three-element LED headlight with the different cowl. Aside from that, the Exciter 150 uses the same chassis as the Y15ZR, down to the engine and five-speed gearbox.

The Exciter 150 carries a 150 cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder power plant that puts out 15.4 PS at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. This puts to rest rumours the new Y15ZR would be coming with the variable valve actuation 155 cc engine used in the Yamaha NVX155.

Another big change is front tyre size, with the Exciter 150 using 90/80-17 rubber and the fender modified to suit. The different handlebar cowl also houses a full LCD instrument panel, from the Y15ZR’s combination analogue/digital gauge, which is complemented by a passing light switch, engine kill switch and alarm fob.

Changes have also been made in terms of the overall dimensions of the Exciter 155, possibly to accomodate the wider front tyre. Overall length and width has increased by 15 mm and 20 mm, respectively, and weight has gone up by 2 kg from the Y15ZR’s 115 kg.

All other dimensions and specification remain the same as the Y15ZR, with the 2019 Yamaha Exciter 150 carrying fuel in a 4.2-litre tank. In Vietnam, the Exciter 150 comes with a 3-year or 30,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.