Another updated underbone machine from Malaysian Yamaha distributors Hong Leong Yamaha Motorcycles (HLYM), this time the 2019 Yamaha 135LC SE, which comes in a new colour – Knight Blu – and graphics. Pricing is set at RM7,118 excluding road tax insurance and registration which is up RM250 from the base model Yamaha 135LC at RM6,868.

Differences from the 135LC SE and the 135LC are cosmetic, apart from the earlier mentioned new graphics, the SE model comes with racing stripes with the model name on the wheel edges. Carried over from the 2019 135LC released in June 135LC is a front cowl horn cover, side panel air scoops, new engine protection cover and revised instrument panel.

Carrying a 134 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC liquid-cooled engine, the 135LC SE produces 12 hp at 8,500 rpm and 11.79 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. A four-speed rotary automatic gearbox and chain final drive gets power to the ground with the engin being fed by carburettor.

Braking is done with a single brake disc on the front wheel, clamped by a single-piston calliper while the rear wheel uses a drum brake. The front comes with conventional telescopic forks while the back end is propped up with a monoshock with preload adjustment.

The 135LC SE has a claimed dry weight of 105 kg and seat height 775 mm off the ground. Expected to arrive in authorised HLYM dealers beginning September 21, every 135LC SE purchased also comes with a brake disc lock worth RM100.