2021 Yamaha Y16ZR now in Malaysia priced at RM10,888 – six-speed gearbox, 17.7 hp, 14.4 Nm

2021 Yamaha Y16ZR now in Malaysia priced at RM10,888 – six-speed gearbox, 17.7 hp, 14.4 Nm

After launching in Vietnam the previous December as the new Yamaha Exciter, the 2021 Yamaha Y16ZR is now in Malaysia, priced at RM10,888, excluding road tax, insurance and registration. To be sold in Malaysia alongside the Yamaha Y15ZR (RM8,168), the Y16ZR is an upgrade over the Y15ZR, carrying the engine from the Yamaha YZF-R15 and the Yamaha MT-15.

In the engine room is a single-cylinder, 155 cc, liquid-cooled mill fed by EFI and equipped with variable valve actuation (VVA), producing 17.7 hp at 9,500 rpm and 14.4 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. This compares against the R15 which gets 19 hp and 14.7 Nm torque and the Y15ZR which claims 15.4 hp and 13.8 Nm of torque from a similar displacement.

The Y16ZR now matches its market rival, the Honda RS150R (RM8,199) with a six-speed gearbox – the Y15ZR comes with five speeds – that is also equipped with an assist and slipper clutch that reduces lever effort and prevents rear wheel hop. Braking sees a similar upgrade over the Y15ZR, with the Y16ZR coming with a two-piston brake calliper and 245 mm brake disc.

A new, lighter frame is said to be stiffer, with 4.5 mm thicker frame members providing increased ride stability at speed. Suspension on the Y16ZR is done with conventional telescopic forks that are 10 mm taller in front and a preload-adjustable mono shock at the back.

Inside the cockpit, an LCD panel displays all the necessary information, and a shift indicator is provided as well as tachometer and gear indicator. On the handlebar pods, the Y16ZR comes with a kill switch on the right and passing light on the left and a 12-Volt charging socket is located inside the front cowl.

Fuel capacity for the Y16ZR is now 5.4-litres, compared to the 4.2-litres of the Y15ZR. Weight is listed at 119 kg and seat height is set at 795 mm while LED lighting is used throughout.

Styling on the Y16ZR follows the looks of Yamaha super and sports bike designs, with the front lighting split into LED DRLs and separate high and low beams. The front turn signals are integrated into the cowl, giving the Y16Zr a sleek appearance from the front while the rear lighting arrangement follows the style of the Yamaha YZF-R1 super bike.

There are three colour options for the Yamaha Y16ZR – Phantom Grey, Arrow Blue and Raging Yellow – and the first 5,000 purchasers of the Y16Zr will receive a Royal Selangor Y16ZR key pouch which can be personalised to the owner’s name. In a departure from Yamaha’s usual practice, Malaysia receives the Y16ZR ahead of ASEAN neighbours Thailand and Indonesia.


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Mohan K Ramanujam

Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.

 

Comments

  • pakaiselipar on Mar 19, 2021 at 10:44 am

    slipper clutch nie, rider tukar gear sebab die pakai sliper jepun ke?

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  • Donno on Mar 19, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    So it is to be sold alongside the Y15, and not replacing it?

    That is quite a strange. So the Yamaha lineup will have the LC135, Y15 and Y16 now?

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    • Limtat on Mar 19, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      Yes. Why not? Its not the same displacement.

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    • casual rider on Mar 19, 2021 at 3:26 pm

      also R15 and MT15, to different kind of riding but still closely pricing

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  • Bohaw on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Alongside y15zr rm8168, yamaha said.
    Rm9500-9800 body only for y15zr, what motorcycle dealers said.

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  • ABS Maner? on Mar 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Haih… Slipper clutch, but no ABS?

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  • Jascha on Mar 19, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I suggest Mr Mohan having a shoot out between this Y16ZR and RS150R, see who’s the truly king of moped in M’sia.

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  • In a departure from Yamaha’s usual practice, Malaysia receives the Y16ZR ahead of ASEAN neighbours Thailand and Indonesia.

    THANKS i-sinar !!!

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  • kedai jual 13k. gov must regulate standard price for these market. kedai untung gila gila

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    • dah tahu mahal, toksah beli. sebab korang la kedai markup harga

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    • It is like GTX3060 MSRP $400 but selling for $800 in the market. Crazy! World UN Govt must regulate electronics standard prices for the world.

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  • Regulate and control the pricing at all shops.

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  • nothing2say on Mar 20, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    The price is still yahudi…

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  • my vf3i v1 masih tetap di hadapan…standard kilang jer

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  • Abdul Alim on Mar 21, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Less handsome than Y15ZR, and even less handsome than the most handsome moped, the LC135

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  • Ayer Nipah Dawun Khartoum on Mar 21, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Hang Tuak said rempit will never disappeared from soil. Tenkyu yamaha

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  • Rakyat Biasa Biasa on Mar 21, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Pengguna juga yang jadi mangsa. Harga motor mahal giler.

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  • Masih lagi antara Yang terendah di rantau ini.

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  • Iriz R3 on Mar 24, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Yeahhhh right RM10,888. Try la go kedai tanya berapa harga????

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  • Penunggang Sejati on Apr 02, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Try tanya kedai klau cash 13k chokk.. Klau loan mau x nye 18k++.. Gilerr boleh beli ysuku 2 biji

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  • irizneo on Apr 07, 2021 at 11:48 am

    harga luar jual rm 7k smpai malaysia jadi 13k pelik

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  • Sharan kumat on May 30, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    How many month must wait to took booking

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  • Johari bin Mohd taib on Jul 31, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Mcm mane nk order y16

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  • Peminat Kapcai on Aug 04, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Y16ZR tiada sambutan..bukan sbb x cantik..sbb mahal..setskat motor cub better harga bawah 10k..ni spi belas2 saper laa nk beli..YHL x pandai tilik keadaan kaa..skrg dgn pandemik lagi saper nk kuar bajet belas2 K utk kapcai….

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