The Yamaha M-Slaz has made its way to the Bangladeshi market. Launched at a price of 4.45 lakh Bangladeshi Taka, the M-Slaz is being imported as a completely-built-up (CBU) unit by Karnaphuli Industries – authorised importer of Yamaha motorcycles.
Known as the Xabre in the Bangladeshi market, it’ll be imported from the Indonesian facility. The bike looks really good and Yamaha has made sure to keep the aggressive lines like most of the products in its line-up. The sharp and aggressive headlamp design looks fantastic and to top it up, it gets a full LED headlight. Yamaha has equipped the tail light with LEDs as well, making it the first bike in the segment to do so. Yamaha has equipped the bike with upside-down forks in the front, which is a major addition to the 150cc platform.
Powering this motorcycle is a 150cc single-cylinder liquid cooled engine that produces 16.1bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 14.3Nm at 7500rpm. The gearbox is six-speed. The M-Slaz tips the scale at 135kg which makes it one of the lightest in the segment. Like we mentioned in our previous article, there’s a market for the M-Slaz in the Indian market and can sit between the FZ series and the YZF-R15.
Currently, Yamaha has a gap between these two bikes and a bike like the M-Slaz makes perfect sense. It has the right design, features and could be priced well too and interestingly, there’s just the TVS Apache RTR 200V and the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 in that segment. We’re sure Yamaha has figured this out and we hope to hear something soon from them.