2022 Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 spotted testing in Malaysia

2022 Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 spotted testing in Malaysia

Eagle-eyed paultan.org readers Zulfahdli Amri Zainal and Ayie Azzudin sent in a couple of photos of the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 testing in Malaysia. The 2021 model of the Yamaha R15 is priced at RM11,988 in Malaysia, and has been in the local market since 2018.

The Yamaha R15 V4 was first launched in India in September 2021, while the Indonesia market got its Yamaha R15 V4 in December. As for Malaysia, what we can tell you is the R15 V4 will likely be launched in July of 2022, while pricing is expected to be a little above Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Malaysia’s current recommended retail price.

Now undergoing endurance testing, the R15 V4 will be competing directly against the Honda CBR150R, priced at RM12,499, in the Malaysian small displacement motorcycle market. While the full specifications of the R15 V4 for the Malaysian market are as yet undisclosed, the fourth version of the R15 has received substantial upgrades over the previous model.

2022 Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 spotted testing in Malaysia

From specifications for the Indonesian market version, the R15 V4 in Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbour comes with switchable traction control, two ride modes, a quickshifter and two-channel ABS, but found only in the top-of-the-line R15M model. However, based on specifications for the R15’s local competition, the CBR150R which does come with two-channel ABS, it will be likely Malaysian riders will get the same.

Rounding out the R15 V4 is a new fairing design, closely following the Yamaha R1 superbike, new LED lighting, new instrument panel and gold anodised front forks while the engine mechanicals remain the same. And the big question, when will the Yamaha R15 V4 enter the Malaysian market?

A source close to the matter tells paultan.org the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 can be expected to enter the Malaysian market “somewhere after mid-year, maybe around July or August.” What do you think, the small displacement motorcycle we deserve? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions below.

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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.



  • Ben Yap on Apr 12, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    HLYM should tweak the ECU to produce more power. now at 19hp, even suzuki raider 150 can match its performance output. for a kapchai with 5cc less and can match an entry level sportbike, it is a shame where it has all the looks but no go.

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    • Brian on Apr 12, 2022 at 11:54 pm

      Why need to go so fast for what. Later kena permabanned.

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  • alldisc on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Thr cheaper Suzuki Raider will kick its a$$ , no matter v3 or v4 and also including the bigger capacity Y16ZR Doxou – eaiting them for breakfast.

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  • Hantu Gigi on Apr 13, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Harga jualan 14k+, sampai kedai jadilah 17k.

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    • WWK 1581 on Apr 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

      Lekat sticker 46 or tulisan special edition, harga +4k⬆️

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    • Jimho on Apr 15, 2022 at 11:08 am

      Betul lah, e.g., harga recommended utk Yamaha scooter 5,500; di kedai: l/k rm8,300 – di S’ban, tempat lain, not sure

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  • EBoon on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:08 am

    When XSR155 come to Malaysia?

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  • Chris on May 11, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Can’t wait for the R15v4 (and hopefully R15M) to be release to the malaysian market as soon as possible.

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