R15 2018 carries 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine and variable valve actuation (VVA) system, generating max power of 19hp at 10,000rpm and max torque of 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. Power is transmitted to wheels via six-speed gearbox, slipper clutch and chain-drive system. The engine is located in Deltabox framework with aluminum swingarm.
The front suspension system uses unadjustable upside-down shock absorber, while the rear is equipped with a adjustable monoshock. Braking system includes front disc brake of 282 mm diameter with two clamping pistons and rear single disc brake of 220 mm diameter with 1 piston.
Both headlight and taillight are LED lights. In addition, there is an emergency botton which allows user to switch on all four indicators simultaneously. The instrument panel gets digital LCD screen. Yamaha YZF R15 2018 is available in 3 color versions including navy blue, black and yellow.
The vehicle is under warranty for one year or 10,000 km (depending on which comes first). Yamaha YZF R15 2018 will be released by authorized dealers of Hong Leong Yamaha in late August at starting price of RM11,988 (equivalent to USD 3,000) with 0% of goods and services tax (GST).