2023 Yamaha EZ115: First impression

2023 Yamaha EZ115: First impression

Motorcycles are a big part of our lives and a large chunk of Malaysian riders own underbone motorcycles, which are also known as Kapchai. Well, this segment has just received a new entry in the form of the all-new Yamaha EZ115, but at the cost of the Lagenda 115Z. Yes, that’s right. The official distributor of Yamaha bikes in Malaysia, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor has launched the EZ115 as a replacement model for the Lagenda 115Z.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the 2023 Yamaha EZ115 cost?

    The 2023 Yamaha EZ115 is priced at RM 5,598 (excluding registration charges and insurance) in Malaysia.
  • What colour options are available for the 2023 Yamaha EZ115?

    Hong Leong Yamaha Motor offers the new EZ115 in three colour options – Red, Cyan and Blue.
  • The 2023 Yamaha EZ115 retails at RM 5,598 (excluding road tax, insurance or registration), which makes it almost RM 400 dearer than the outgoing motorcycle. Included in the price are a two-year or 20,000 km warranty against manufacturing defects and a complimentary disc key.

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    So, what does the new Yamaha EZ115 offer at this price point, let’s explore -

    2023 Yamaha EZ115 features

    The new Yamaha bike features a sporty appearance with brighter headlights offering a clearer vision to the rider and alerts to other road users. The analogue speedometer displays speed, fuel, and gear position, along with the odometer. It also features an ECO Indicator light for better use of fuel and a battery Indicator Light for battery life monitoring.

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    The bike has an ergonomic and non-fatiguing sitting position, which is very comfortable for all-day riding

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    Also part of the kit is -

    • Turn signal lights and brake lights 
    • An easy access lock to open the fuel tank and under-seat storage easily. The latter has sufficient capacity to accommodate one half-face helmet

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    • Kick Type & Electric Starters offers an easy startup with a system 'kick-start' option or by simply pressing a switch

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    2023 Yamaha EZ115 dimensions 

    Length x Width x Height 

    1,940 mm x 715 mm x 1,090 mm

    Seat height

    775 mm

    Fuel tank

    3.9 litres

    Ground clearance 

    155 mm

    Weight

    98 kg

    Wheels

    17-inch alloy wheels with 70/90 (front) and 80/90 (rear) tyres

    2023 Yamaha EZ1152023 Yamaha EZ115 colours

    Hong Leong Yamaha Motor offers the new underbone motorcycle in three different colours viz. Red, Blue and Cyan. 

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    2023 Yamaha EZ115 engine specifications 

    Powering the new Yamaha EZ115 is a 115-cc SOHC air-cooled fuel-injected engine that complies with the Euro 4 emission standards. The said mull generates a maximum power of 8.7 PS at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 9.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The power is sent to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic clutch gearbox which comes with a multi-plate wet clutch.

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    When it comes to acceleration and fuel efficiency, the motorcycle promises a steady acceleration and more efficient use of fuel thanks to the lightweight backbone type frame. The automaker is quite confident about the bike’s performance and also planning to hold a one-make race series to show its potential.

    “To demonstrate the exemplary performance and capabilities of the Yamaha EZ115, we will be having a one-make-race with this model in the 2023 Malaysian CubPrix race. We hope to show everyone the potential of this new motorcycle, and what Yamaha’s new model can do,” said Dato Dr Jim Khor, Group Managing Director, Hong Leong Industries Berhad.

    2023 Yamaha EZ115

    2023 Yamaha EZ115 suspension & braking 

    The suspension setup of the bike uses telescopic forks at the front and preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers at the back, which ensures smooth ride and handling. On the braking front also, Yamaha did not compromise as it kitted the front axle of the bike with a single hydraulic disc and the rear axle with a mechanical drum brake.

    Summing up

    Yamaha is one of the most reputed names in the industry, and just like its other models, the new EZ115 also looks promising with the right amount of performance and utility features. If you are looking for an affordable, reliable, and enjoyable ride, consider giving this new Japanese Kapchai a try! 

    You can check out the 2023 Yamaha EZ115 in person at your nearest authorised Yamaha dealerships where the bike is now available for viewing and sale.

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