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Yamaha Y16ZR Specs

Engine 155 cc
Power 17.7 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS No
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Digital

Y16ZR Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on Mei 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 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

The feature list of Y16ZR includes Pass Switch, Engine Immobilizer, Side Reflectors, Street Riding Modes, Engine Check Warning and Shutter Lock in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include 245 mm Suspension Travel(Front), Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Mono Shock Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Side Wings, Backbone Body Frame Type, Steel Body Frame Material and Dual Stepped Seat Type.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer, Display Screen, Tripmeter and Digital Speedometer.

Yamaha Y16ZR Competitors

The Y16ZR Competitors are: Yamaha Y15ZR, Yamaha MT-15, Honda RS150R, Yamaha YZF-R15 and Sym VF3i 185.

Yamaha Y16ZR 2021 Price List

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

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Yamaha Y16ZR Colors

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

Yamaha Y16ZR Review

By Abhishek Katariya on Mei 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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