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Yamaha Y16ZR Specs

Engine 155 cc
Power 17.7 hp
Start Option Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Digital

Yamaha Y16ZR Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on May 23, 2021
Things We Like in Y16ZR

Powerful engine

Stylish looks

Top-line features

Things We Dont Like in Y16ZR

Missing ABS

Recent Updates of Yamaha Y16ZR

The 2021 Y16ZR was launched recently in the month of March and comes with a sleek design and stylish colour schemes which include – Phantom Grey, Arrow Blue and Raging Yellow. The Y16ZR is powered by a single-cylinder, 155cc liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) that makes 17.7 hp of power at 9500 rpm and 14.4 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. The suspension setup consists of conventional telescopic forks on the front and preload-adjustable mono-shock on the rear. Modern features include an LCD panel, kill switch and 12-Volt charging socket in the front cowl. The Y16ZR proves to be a tough competition to the Honda RS150R and is sold at RM 10,888.

Yamaha Y16ZR Variants

There are 1 variants available of Y16ZR: Standard.

Yamaha Y16ZR Power-trains

The Y16ZR is powered by a Liquid Cooled Fuel Injection 155 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 17.7hp of power at 9500 rpm and 14.4 Nm Torque at 8000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The Front Tyre size is 90/80 R17 & Rear Tyre size is 120/70 R17.

Yamaha Y16ZR Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Mono Shock Rear Suspension, 245 mm Suspension Travel(Front), Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Steel Body Frame Material, Dual Stepped Seat Type, Side Wings and Backbone Body Frame Type.
Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer, Display Screen, Digital Speedometer and Tripmeter.

Yamaha Y16ZR Competitors

The Y16ZR Competitors are: Yamaha Y15ZR, Honda RS-X, Yamaha YZF-R15, Yamaha MT-15 and Honda RS150R.

Yamaha Y16ZR 2022 Price List

Variant   Specifications  
Yamaha Y16ZR Standard    155 cc, 17.7 hp, Electric, Petrol

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Yamaha Y16ZR Colors

Yamaha Y16ZR is available in 3 different colors - Blue, Grey and Yellow.

Yamaha Y16ZR Review

By Abhishek Katariya on May 23, 2021
  • Y16ZR Overview
  • Yamaha Y16ZR Design
  • Y16ZR Ride & Handling
  • Yamaha Y16ZR Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Y16ZR Braking & Safety
  • Yamaha Y16ZR Verdict

Y16ZR Overview

The much-awaited 2021 variant of the Yamaha Y16ZR was finally launched in Malaysia in March 2021. Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) finally introduced the third generation “Yaisuku” in the Malaysian market following its launch in Vietnam, where it sells under the name of the Yamaha Exciter. This latest 2021 variant is said to be the most powerful motorcycle in its class, owing to the 155cc engine. The 5-speed manual gearbox on the Y15ZR now makes way for the 6-speed manual gearbox on the Y16ZR. The new model boasts a beautiful, sleek design and enhanced handling capabilities. Inspired by the brand’s big boys like the Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R6, the new Y16ZR is much sportier, modern, and aggressive. The biggest highlight of the motorcycle is its new front LED headlight setup, with the front lighting split into LED DRLs and separate high and low beams. Other notable features include a new LCD screen, 12-volt charging socket, a 5.4-litre fuel tank, 17-inch wheels, telescopic front fork, rear mono-shock, hydraulic disc brakes, smart key system, and more. All Hong Leong Yamaha Motor authorized dealers will be selling the new 2021 Yamaha Y16ZR at RM10,888 (excluding insurance, road tax, and registration). Customers can choose between the three available colour options - Phantom Grey, Arrow Blue, and Raging Yellow. In Malaysia, the Y16ZR stands against the likes of the Honda RS150R, the Sym VF3i 185, and the Honda RS150R. 

Yamaha Y16ZR Design

The Yamaha Y16ZR has a striking design, featuring an indicator-mounted front apron, a stepped-up seat, a pillion grab rail, and an upswept exhaust. Everything gets a brand-new contemporary design - from the lights to the fairings and seats, all have been revised. At the front, the new Y16ZR gets a re-designed two-part headlamp unit, where the high beam is placed at the bottom, and the low beam is positioned on top. In addition, a pair of air ducts make the all-new Yamaha Y16ZR look more sporty and aggressive. Towards the rear, the model gets a revamped taillight. It now features a smoother R1-style LED taillamp unit enfolded nicely in the narrow tail section. Furthermore, the license plate holder and seat have also been re-designed. An LCD panel displays all the important information; a shift indicator and a tachometer and gear indicator are also available. The Y16ZR comes with a kill switch on the right and passing light on the left on the handlebar pods; a 12-Volt charging socket is located inside the front cowl. There are three colours to choose from - Phantom Grey, Arrow Blue, and Raging Yellow.

Y16ZR Ride & Handling

The suspension setup on the Y16ZR is conventional telescopic forks that are 10 mm taller in front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back. Underneath, the 2021 Yamaha Y16ZR is built around an all-new frame, which is 4.5 mm thicker, that has been revised to fit the new 155cc VVA engine. It also features a Y-Shaped reinforcement collar. According to Yamaha, the new chassis has been optimised for enhanced cornering performance and improved ride stability, especially at high speeds.

Yamaha Y16ZR Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Y16ZR is one of the most potent moped in its class with the latest upgraded 155cc engine. The 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled mill fed by EFI and equipped with variable valve actuation (VVA) produces max power of 17.7 hp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.4 Nm at 8,000 rpm. Unlike the Y15ZR, the 2021 Y16ZR is now equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox to transmit power to the wheels. It is also equipped with an assist and slipper clutch that decreases lever effort and prevents the rear wheel from hopping. As part of Yamaha’s VVA system, two separate cams control the intake valve. One cam controls the low- mid-rpm range and the other is set for the high rpm range. High-speed intake valves have longer opening times, thereby increasing the intake air efficiency and overall capacity. VVA operates at 7,400 rpm and above.

Y16ZR Braking & Safety

Braking has also been upgraded over the Y15ZR, with the Y16ZR equipped with a two-piston brake caliper and 245 mm hydraulic disc brakes at both ends. There’s no ABS on the Y16ZR, but the brakes still perform very well in bringing the moped to a halt. The 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 90/80 R17 tyres at the front and 120/70 R17 at the rear provide a better on-road grip and traction.

Yamaha Y16ZR Verdict

The Yamaha Y16ZR is an excellent motorcycle in its class. With the new, improved engine, it is one of the most powerful options you can get, and it does pose a pleasing design as well. The 6-speed gearbox now makes it stand against its prime competitor, the Honda RS 150R, and is an option worth every penny.

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    Trevin May 12, 2022 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    This mover is so beautiful that it never goes without grabbing the eyes of the heads on the road. I love traveling places with this sturdy scooter that has been bestowed with top conducting machinery. I never got the chance of riding a scooter before this as I was always a bike enthusiast. But honestly, the elementary fittings of this Read More

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    Galwish Apr 18, 2022 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    The Yamaha Y 16ZR is a different breed of offering with its dynamic design and reliable handling! This 155cc offering brings you a direct R15 feeling, less all the fairing of the bike, making it more practical and convenient in its approach. My opinion of the bike is that it gives out the best of both practicality and comfort with Read More

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    Galwish Jan 06, 2022 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    I was comparing quite a few scooters before I finally bought the Yamaha Y16ZR. It would sound foolish but the decision was completely based on the styling and distinctive appearance of the scooter. The scooter is definitely unique and features a sporty design with some really cool styling elements that set it apart from the rest. I have not been Read More

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    Kechik Dec 14, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    What is it? To me, it looks like some form of a hybrid or a vehicle that wanted to be a scooter but gave up and became a motorcycle. I don’t know it really makes me uncomfortable. I was in the market to buy a new motorcycle and some friends suggested this model to me. I went to the dealership Read More

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    Lachie Dec 09, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    This bike is very modern in terms of looks as it gets a sharp front end that never fails to create an impression on the crowd. The LCD panel is also very neat and displays all the important elements. The seat is very comfortable and the suspension unit does a good job of absorbing the bumps on the road. As Read More

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    Andrew Aug 16, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    I was planning to buy a good scooter for my daily commute between my college and residence. This is when I came across the amazing Yamaha Y16ZR, so I went forward for a test ride and instantly fell in love with the machine. The sheer comfort offered by the scooter made it the perfect two-wheeler for riding on city roads Read More

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    Charles Aug 11, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    Sports mopeds are very much in today’s automobile scenario. Thus, after hearing a lot of positive aspects about those, I finally went to check out one model from the Yamaha showroom. The staff pointed at a best seller out there, Yamaha y16zr. Hilarious part is I was unable to make out what this mini commuter is all about when I Read More

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    Aizat Jul 05, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    I don’t own the Yamaha Y16ZR, but I have used it for over three months. And while I would say that this moped is great in terms of performance and design, I feel it is a little off purpose. The moped is fun to ride, it can go very fast and has around 17 horsepower, more than even bikes. However, Read More

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    Thivyan Jun 29, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    I have been thinking about investing in a good scooter as my daily commuter between college and home. My friends suggested buying the Yamaha Y16ZR and after the test drive, I decided to go for the scooter. What attracted me the most is the sheer comfort of the scooter. I was pleasantly surprised by how soft the seats and wide Read More

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    "Muzakir " May 10, 2021 for Yamaha Y16ZR

    I was looking for an affordable and decent performing commuter for my daily traveling purpose, which is when I found about this moped while searching one, as per needs. Although it is a little early to judge the moped since it has been only a week, I have been riding it. I have to say that this whole week with Read More

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