Yamaha is gearing up to launch their next motorcycle – the M-Slaz, which is basically a naked version of the YZF-R15.
The prototype versions of this bike have been spied in Indonesia. However, most of the time, the bikes were camouflaged leaving us with hardly any details. These new images reveal quite a lot of information on the production version.
While the overall design of the M-Slaz looks pretty good and fresh, a lot of components are shared with its fully-faired sibling – the YZF-R15. To start with, the M-Slaz gets the same Deltabox frame like the R15 and is powered by the same 150cc liquid-cooled mill. This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
In order to make the M-Slaz more appealing, the Japanese manufacturer has equipped this naked 150cc motorcycle with upside-down front forks and attractive decals. The headlamp design is inspired from the MT family. The tail section reminds us of the fully-faired sibling, but has been redesigned slightly to accommodate the naked design. On the other hand, the instrument cluster has a fresh design that sports a large rectangular LCD display with blue backlight.
As per the teaser, Yamaha will unveil the M-Slaz at the Thailand Motor Show that will begin tomorrow. Talking about the India launch, there is very little chance of this bike making its way to India, as the FZ16 is doing pretty well for the company. Also, Yamaha doesn’t have any concrete plans for the MT Series.