To commemorate Yamaha’s long involvement in MotoGP and racing at the top level, Malaysian distributor Hong Leong Yamaha Motors (HLYM) has released the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 Monster limited edition. Priced at RM12,618, the YZF-R15 Monster features the Race Blu and black colour scheme similar to the race livery worn on the YZF-M1 Moto GP race bikes ridden by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales in the 2019 racing season.

This compares against the RM11,988 price of the base model Yamaha YZF-R15. Additionally, every YZF-R15 Monster purchased will come with a Certificate of Ownership inscribed with engine and chassis details.

Powered by a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) displacing 155 cc. The YZF-R15 to produce a claimed 19.3 hp and 15 Nm of torque, using a six-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch for power transmission.

Front suspension is with non-adjustable upside-down forks and pre-load only adjustable monoshock at the back. Braking is done with a single hydraulic 282 mm diameter disc in front clamped by a two-piston calliper with a 220 mm diameter disc with single-piston calliper at the back.

LED lighting is used all-round, with an LCD digital instrument panel displaying the usual information found inside the cockpit. Rolling on 17-inch wheels shod in 100/80-17 rubber in front and 140/70-17 at the back, braking on the YZF-R15 comes with a 282 mm diameter front brake disc and 220 disc in the rear.