“TAIKO! OF THE STREETS” ALL-NEW YAMAHA Y16ZR LAUNCHED AND WE TRACK TESTED IT!

“TAIKO! OF THE STREETS” ALL-NEW YAMAHA Y16ZR LAUNCHED AND WE TRACK TESTED IT!

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor today unveiled the much-anticipated, all-new high-performance Yamaha Y16ZR, the most powerful 155cc motorcycle in its class.
“The All-New Yamaha Y16ZR comes with a string of new special features and stays true to Yamaha’s DNA which is synonymous to Performance, Style and Innovation”

First launched in 2005 up to now, Yamaha Y Series has always affirmed its pioneering position as a symbol and the leading choice in the sports moped segment with outstanding sales growth. 

In 15 years of shaping and developing, with significant upgrades and improvements from auto clutch gears to manual clutch, from 100cc Y100 to 150cc and now 155cc, the Y16 has conquered a large number of followers and fans who are passionate about sports and speed. The Y-Series versions are always ahead of the trend and make big splashes, thanks to Yamaha’s advanced engine power, powerful sporty design, modern features, and breakthrough technology for the ultimate city riding and commuting experience.

With the effort and goal of bringing an outstanding version of Y-Series to the rider who truly feels excited when fully mastering the ultimate acceleration, the all-new Y16ZR will be the “Taiko! of the Streets”, the new Y16ZR  meets all the elements to become the most modern compact sports mopeds from Yamaha Motor. This is also the first model, pioneering a new development trend in the sports moped segment in the market.

Developed with the sporty DNA orientation of legendary large displacement cars, the Y16ZR  has been upgraded and changed with completely new details based on the technologies being applied in the YZF-R1 super sports bike. But still ensuring the stability, flexibility, everyday performance of a small displacement sports bike.

The clutch A&S (Assist & Slipper) 

  • Assist: Increases clutch grip, anti-slip clutch
  • Slipper: anti-lock wheel after stacking at high speed
  • In addition, the new clutch handle is 10mm shorter than the 150cc version for better feel.

Engine

155cc VVA engine developed on the R15 engine platform

Maximum capacity of 17.7 horsepower, 17% more powerful than the 150cc version

The powerful engine block increasing the engine power by 17% with the 150cc version  offers an excellent driving experience for all conditions of use, from daily commuting in the city to long distance travel.

  • 155cc engine, 4 valve, SOHC, electronic fuel injection, liquid cooling.
  • Diameter and stroke of the piston are 58.0 x 58.7 mm, respectively
  • The compression ratio of 10.5: 1 creates a maximum capacity of 17.7 horsepower at 9,500 rpm rev / min.
  • Maximum torque of 14.4 Nm at 8,000 rpm.
  • 6-speed gearbox
  • Reduced engine feeling when operating at high intensity, reduced noise, better fuel economy when running long journeys.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motors announce the basic selling price is RM10,888.00.

 

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