Known as Yamaha M-Slaz in Thailand and Yamaha Xabre in Indonesia, this new 150 cc bike sits above the company’s existing flagship – R15 Ver 2.0 where price is concerned. Powered by the same 150 cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine, which is rated at 17 PS and 15 Nm, Yamaha M-Slaz is all-set to make India debut at the upcoming Auto Expo next week.
Based on a new chassis, which is expected to under-pin the next gen Yamaha R15, new M-Slaz is widely known as R15’s naked sibling. Though a sibling to R15, M-Slaz gets state of the art new features like LED headlight, LED taillight, upside-down front forks, rear monoshock, new handle bar, new tank design, tank cowls, engine cover, split seats, rear seat raised, but not as much as seen on board the R15 Ver 2.0, and a new digital instrument cluster.
Other features on offer includes new alloys wrapped in 110/70-17 M/C 54s in the front and 130/70-17 M/C 62s at the rear. Braking is via single disc brake in the front and rear, though there is no ABS on offer.
Launched in Thailand a few months ago as M-Slaz, the same bike was launched in Indonesia earlier this week at the hands of Valentino Rossi. But in Indonesia, the bike has been named as Xabre.
Speaking about price, in Thailand, Yamaha M-Slaz is priced from THB 89,500 (or INR 1.66 lakh) while in Indonesia the price of M-Slaz starts from 29.8 million Indonesian rupiah (INR 1.46 lakhs).
Though it is not yet confirmed whether the Yamaha M-Slaz will be launched in India or not, if it does get launched, expect it to be priced at about INR 1.3 lakh, ex-showroom.
More details about the Yamaha M-Slaz and other motorcycles from the Yamaha pavilion at 2016 Auto Expo will be shared on 3rd Feb. Stay tuned to Rushlane as we cover the Auto Expo LIVE.