Yamaha has launched its much anticipated M-Slaz, (termed Xabre for Indonesia). The launch happened at the hands of Valentino Rossi and the motorcycle is priced at Indonesian Rupiah 29.8million, which is equivalent to almost INR 1.5 lakh. This naked version of the R15 is slated for an India launch too, along with a rumoured higher capacity, higher powered version too.
The Yamaha M-Slaz or the Xabre is powered by a 150 cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine with 16.32 PS of power produced at 8,500 rpm and 14.30 Nm of torque delivered at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed transmission.
Available in three colours – black dagger, Gunmetal Katana and Silver Clarent, the motorcycle looks aggressive and has some mention worthy features too. Topping the list of these features is a full-LED headlight system, which makes the motorcycle look great and offers fantastic illumination. Upside down front forks are also on offer. The bike comes with 110/70-17M C 54 front and 130/70-17M C 62 rear tyre.
Using a diamond frame, a snazzy looking fully digital instrument console and a monoshock rear suspension, the motorcycle is highly anticipated in India with an impending unveil at the 2016 Auto Expo. The motorcycle was launched alongside the Yamaha Aerox 125, Yamaha MIO-Z and the Yamaha Mio Fino 125.
Positioned between the Vixion and the Yamaha R15 in terms of price in Indonesia, the M-Slaz has a kerb weight of 135 kg and 1350mm of wheelbase which is slightly (5mm) longer than the R15. The 164 mm of ground clearance is also 4mm more than the fully faired R15.
Check out the tech specs of the motorcycle below, followed by a launch video and an image gallery
Engine : 4 stroke, single cyl, liquid-cooled, SOHC
Bore x stroke: 57.0 x 58.7 mm
Compression ratio: 10.4: 1
Power: 12.0 kw / 8500 rpm
Torque: 14.3 nm / 7500 rpm
System starter: electric starter
Lubrication system: wet
Engine oil capacity: total = 1.15 l; periodically = 0.95 l; replace oil filter = 1.00 l
Fuel system: fuel injection
Clutch type: wet, clutch manual, multipleplatform
Transmission type: constant mesh 6-speed
Pattern operation of transmission: 1-n-2-3-4-5-6
Ground clearance: 164mm
Seat height: 805mm
Kerb Weight: 135 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 10.2 l
Frame type: diamond
Front suspension: telescopic
Rear suspension: swingarm monoshock
Front tires: 110 / 70-17m / c 54s
Rear tires: 130 / 70-17m / c 62s
Front brake: single disc brake
Rear brake: single disc brake
Ignition system: TCi
Spark plug: NGK / CR9e