Recently, there were some rumours about the naked streetfighter Yamaha M Slaz launching in India. It is basically a naked version of the R15, as it takes mechanical as well as some cosmetic underpinnings for R15. However, the M Slaz is not going to launch in the Indian markets. In this article, we explain why.
Yamaha has been giving some quick accelerating performance bikes for a long time. Even under a price of 2 Lakhs, it has the R15, Fazer 25 and the FZ25. These bikes offer great riding quality, better than some of its rivals. Some rumours about the Yamaha M Slaz launching in India were circulated. While the bike was launched 2 years back in the Thailand markets, it still has not come to India. We assume that the bike is currently not going to come to the Indian markets. The M-Slaz is the entry level bike of the MT series, which is famous globally for its naked street bikes. It uses R15’s styling elements with its 155cc SOHC engine. Features of the bike include LED headlamps and tail lamps, MT Ignition switch in place of push-button start, Front and Rear Disc Brake, Gold finish on front forks and an LCD Instrument console.
Yamaha M Slaz Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 1.30 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 1.40 Lakh|
The Yamaha M-Slaz is available in Thailand at TBH 89,500 which is around Rs 1.67 Lakhs. The R15 Version 3.0 retails for a little less than that amount. However, keeping R15’s price in mind, it could price around Rs 1.4 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
If it was launched In India, the Yamaha M-Slaz would be a direct rival to the Gixxer, Apache RTR 160 4V and Hornet 160R. If compared in terms of price, its direct rival would be KTM Duke 200.
Yamaha M Slaz Specifications
|Engine||149cc, Fuel-injected, Single-Cylinder, Liquid Cooled|
|Max. Power||16.09 Bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14.3 NM @ 7500 rpm|
|Front Suspension||37 mm inverted telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-link rear suspension with monoshock|
|Brakes||Front and rear disc brakes (No ABS)|
|Kerb Weight||135 KGs|
|Seat Height||805 mm|
|Dimensions (LWB)||795 x 1,955 x 1,065 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.2-litres|
|Ground Clearance||164 mm|
|0-100 KMPH||13 Seconds|
|Top Speed||130 KMPH|
|Mileage||40 KMPL (Overall)|
Powering the Yamaha M-Slaz is the same engine as the R15. This means that this bike is powered by a 149cc four-stroke single cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The M-Slaz enjoys a maximum power output of 16.09 BHP at 8,500 RPM and a peak torque of 14.3 Nm at 7,500 RPM. The M-Slaz has a true top speed of around 124 KMPH.
Yamaha M Slaz Mileage
The Yamaha M Slaz is expected to offer a mileage of 40 KMPL out on the highways. Easily expect the bike to return around 35 KMPL in city riding conditions.
Yamaha M Slaz Design & Features
The design of the M-Slaz has been inspired by other bikes from Yamaha’s MT range of streetfighter motorcycles. An aggressive stance, sharp lines and striking details round off the exteriors of the MT-15.
- LED Headlamps
- LED Taillamps
- MT Ignition switch in place of push-button start
- Rear Disc Brake
- Gold finish on front forks
- LCD Instrument console
Colour options – Matte Black, Red-Black, Blue-white, Silver Green
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