Yamaha M SLAZ 150 Review
Yamaha M SLAZ 150 with all new features incurred and total revamped body, vibrates the road to stand in the front row to be voted as the ultimate naked sports bike. The ready to rock shape makes the world and young robust riders crave for the launch date from the Yamaha motors. Thailand takes the privilege of Yamaha M SLAZ 150’s (Xaber) first launch and the M-SLAZ fever started to attack neighboring countries especially, India.
Yamaha M SLAZ 150 Looks and design
The name Yamaha M SLAZ 150 when called, this modern fury naked bike stares to challenge the rest of the 150cc segment bikes with an Iron man mask on it. The two split like binocular head lamps looks perfect to make M SLAZ get armed, and fixed slightly lower to focus on the road to be tracked.
The lamps of M-SLAZ gives moulded like structure fixed to match the body shape along a small visor covering the digital consoles which is better comparing Yamaha FZ-Series bikes. The bike looks great with the pitch dark background to enhance the colour highlighted on M SLAZ to stand out of the mass.
The black robust engine attached with a front engine guard delivers awesome feel and protects from mud splash, while the chiselled tank holds the M SLAZ flag on the other side.
The bike is designed to get sharp tank side cowls and the metal foot pegs bouncing to the modern look. The body graphics on the tank resembles the elongated “K“on top, which spells DUKE. The upside down forks and the step seat of Yamaha M SLAZ 150 gives an equal finish to the KTM Duke style in the Indian market.
The black fender in the front with little graphics aside brings the looks of golden telescopic forks appealing and immaculate.
The design of the silencer resembles as it is functioning for Yamaha R15 and the height of the pillion seat helps the back rider to have a good view of the road.
Yamaha M SLAZ 150 Engine and performance
The 149 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke engine of the Yamaha M-SLAZ 150 produces about 16.09 Bhp @ 8500 rpm of maximum power and 14.3 NM @ 7500 rpm of peak torque, with the incorporation of 6-speed gear box.
The BHP of M-SLAZ strikes higher for about 1.5-2.5 BHP higher compared to Honda Hornet 160R and Suzuki Gixxer 155, whose engine cubic capacity is slightly higher. The induction and exhaust gases of the engine are managed by Single OverHead Cam (SOHC) with a 4-valve and fuel injection system.
Kerb weight and dimensions
The overall dimension of Yamaha M SLAZ 150 is as compared to FZS version 2.0 yet with slight changes measuring about 1955 mm in length (FZS-1990 mm), 795 mm in width (FZS -770 mm) and 1065mm in height (FZS- 1050 mm).
Similarly, Wheelbase of 1350 mm (FZS- 1330 mm), a ground clearance of 164 mm (FZS -160 mm), Weight 135 kg (FZS- 132 kg) and 10.2 litres fuel tank (FZS- 12 litres) is almost close to Yamaha FZS V2.0, making the well-built persons to rethink about the dimensions of the M-SLAZ.
The riding and corners cuttings are made smooth by the combination of upside down Telescopic suspension at the front and the rear side is made easy with a swing arm mono suspension.
The tyres of M SLAZ finds grip on the asphalt by measuring 110/70-17 M/C 54 S in the front and 130/70-17 M/C 62 S (MRF Zapper R) on rear.
Both the wheels are supported by ABS free single disk brake in the front and rear of 267mm and 220mm, respectively.
Digital consoles of M SLAZ
The Yamaha M SLAZ 150 cc gets a YTZ4V maintenance free battery of 12V with 3 Ah capacity. The digital console of the bike seems to lodge necessary riding and speed calculators.
The Speedometer, Tachometer, Trip meter, Odometer, Clock and Fuel gauge are found together as a single instrument frame.
Yamaha M SLAZ 150 Colours
The colours of the vehicle is wisely selected to make the graphics look appealing and striking on city roads. Currently, four colours are made available after the launch of Yamaha M SLAZ 150 which would be a full toned black, Yamaha Blue-white, Red shade-black and Green fluorescence-grey.