Yamaha Motor Co has launched the new 150cc sports model, the M-Slaz motorcycle in Thailand. According to the bikemaker, the M-Slaz fits with global trends by featuring its extreme sports feel design balanced in harmony with around-town practicality. Manufacture and sales of this new edition are to be carried out by the Thai Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. The company aims to sell around 50,000 units of this bike in a year.
The M-Slaz was developed based on the concept of ‘Just Size Ultimate Fashion Street Extreme’. The bike’s engine and chassis have been developed off the platform of the YZF-R15 sports model which has seen popularity in the Asia region.
The key highlights of the M-Slaz are high-rigidity inverted front suspension for a superior riding performance, fun-focused upright riding position for urban use, and an LED headlight with an advanced and minimalist presence.
The popularity of sports models has continued to increase in the ASEAN region in recent times, with the Company introducing the YZF-R15, YZF-R3, and MT-03 one after another expanding its lineup. While the M-SLAZ incorporates a sports-model style, it is a motorcycle that aims for an easy-riding experience for beginners, as well as being a model targeted for sales expansion to young riders who yearn for a sports bike.