Yamaha Motor Malaysia is getting ready to launch a new bike. Is it the next-gen Yamaha Y15ZR (V3) or the Yamaha NVX (V2)?
Yamaha Motor Malaysia’s latest Facebook teaser post suggests the arrival of a newer model. We think the model that’s next in line is either the next-gen Yamaha Y15ZR V3 or the Yamaha NVX V2.
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This is because the updated models of the Y15ZR and NVX have been caught testing in Malaysia a few times recently. Also, the updated models have already been launched in neighbouring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, so we think it’s now time for HLYM to launch the updated models in Malaysia. We are not sure what the models would be called. So to keep it simple, we will be referring to updated models as Y15ZR V3 and NVX V2 in this article.
Yamaha Y15ZR V3
We think the incoming next-gen 2021 Yamaha Y15ZR V3 would be very similar to the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA which was launched in Vietnam last December 2020. The Exciter 155 VVA received a tonne of design and mechanical updates and we speculate the updates to be carried forward to Malaysia as well. That being said, the incoming Y15ZR V3 would most likely get an all-new bodywork, reinforced frame and a liquid-cooled 155cc VVA engine mated to a new 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch. Besides this, we might see a few updates around braking, suspension and the electronic package as well. If you are curious to know the details of the Yamaha Exciter 155 VVA, check it out here.
Yamaha NVX V2
Moving on to the next bike, we think the next-gen 2021 Yamaha NVX V2 would be very similar to the recently launched Aero X 155 VVA Connected from Thailand and Indonesia. We speculate the next-gen NVX V2 to get an array of design and mechanical update as well. Having said that, similar to the recently launched Aero X 155 VVA Connected; we think the NVX 155 V2 would roll in with a newly updated bodywork, larger fuel tank, a liquid-cooled 155cc engine with both VVA and Blue Core technology, Yamaha Y-Connect and an updated instrument panel.
We know both these bikes are confirmed for the Malaysian market. However, it’s hard to figure out which one would be launched first. Judging from the Facebook post, the theme of the “teaser” suggests its most likely the NVX V2 that’s first in line. However, as there is not much we can pick from the poster, we really can’t put a finger on it. Speaking of the launch, we think HLYM would pull the cover off one of these bikes in the upcoming months. We think it would take around 1 to 2 months but with the going CMCO, we can’t be sure of this either. So, let’s give it some time and see what HLYM has in store!
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