155 cc
Fuel Capacity:
5.4 L
Seat Height:
795 mm
Wet Weight:
119 kg
Final Drive:
6-Speed Manual

Yamaha Y16ZR

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Yamaha Y16ZR

The Ultimate Moped Bike for the Modern Rider

Yamaha Y16ZR Overview

The Yamaha Y16ZR is a premium motorcycle that was launched in Malaysia by Hong Leong Yamaha Motor(HLYM). It is a high-performance bike that combines Yamaha’s DNA of Performance, Style, and Innovation. The bike is built from sports engineering and technology and comes with great performance and handling features as well as advanced and stylish design features that make it the most powerful and high-performance motorcycle in its class.

The bike comes with a 155cc liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Transmission (VVA) and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) that produces 17.7 horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 14.4 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. It also features a six-speed gearbox with individual ignition mapping for each gear, which results in a smooth gear shift and excellent acceleration. The bike has a lightweight frame with a new Y-shaped reinforcement collar and a 4.5mm thicker engine mount that provides excellent stability and optimum cornering performance even at high speeds.

The Yamaha Y16ZR has undergone several updates since its launch. 

  • In March 2021, the bike was launched with a new LCD screen, 12-volt charging socket, a 5.4-litre fuel tank, telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, hydraulic disc brakes, smart key system, plus many more. 
  • In April 2022, the Yamaha Y16ZR World GP 60th Anniversary edition was launched in Malaysia with only 5,000 units available.
  • In 2023, the bike received three new colors for the Malaysian market: Glacier White, Phantom Neon & Flaming Silver.
  • Yamaha Y16ZR Doxou ‘Tech Art’ edition was launched in Malaysia by Hong Leong Yamaha Motor in May 2023. It is a limited edition model with only 5,000 units availableThe bike comes with a unique color option that combines blue and purple color options and all-blue rims.
  • In Jan 2024, Yamaha Y16ZR received an update with a more aggressive and sporty new look with new front fairing and front visor. It is equipped with the new Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a bigger disc brake on its front, providing better control and braking power for confident handling

Fun Facts about Yamaha Y16ZR

  • The Yamaha Y16ZR is the first supercub in Malaysia to feature a smart key system, which allows the rider to start the engine with just a twist of a knob, without inserting a key. The smart key system also has a call back function, which can help the rider locate the bike by sounding the horn and flashing the lights.
  • The Yamaha Y16ZR has a new LCD screen that displays various information such as speed, rpm, fuel level, gear position, odometer, trip meter, clock, and VVA indicator. The LCD screen also has an adjustable brightness level and a shift light that can be customized according to the rider’s preference.
  • The Yamaha Y16ZR has a 12-volt charging socket under the seat, which can be used to charge devices such as smartphones and power banks. The charging socket is protected by a rubber cover to prevent water and dust from entering.

Top Features of Yamaha Y16ZR

Some of the top features and specifications of Yamaha Y16ZR that is available in Malaysia market are:

  • Powered by 155 cc liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) that produces 17.7 hp of power and 14.4 Nm of torque.
  • 6-speed gearbox with an ‘assist & slipper’ clutch that reduces the clutch lever force and prevents rear wheel lock-up during downshifts.
  • Installed with an all new light framework made of solid steel that provides rigidity and stability.
  • Comes with a new 5.4 liter fuel tank that increases the riding range and reduces the need for frequent refueling.
  • It has a new 2-pot calipers front disc brake and a single hydraulic disc brake at the rear that offer effective braking performance.
  • New style separate type seat that is comfortable and ergonomic for both the rider and the pillion.
  • Separate high and low LED headlights that provide better visibility and illumination at night.
  • It has a dark base LCD digital meter that displays the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, gear indicator, VVA indicator, and other information.
  • New LED backlight that enhances the appearance and visibility of the bike.
  • Comes with a smartkey system that allows the rider to start the engine, unlock the seat, and open the fuel cap without using a key.
  • It has a 12V DC power socket that can be used to charge mobile devices or other accessories.
  • New engine stop switch that can be used to turn off the engine quickly in case of emergency

Yamaha Y16ZR All New VVA 155CC Liquid-cooled Engine

Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Why You Should Get a Yamaha Y16ZR?

The Yamaha Y16ZR is a great choice for riders in Malaysia who are looking for a motorcycle that offers a thrilling and exhilarating ride, while also providing safety, comfort, and convenience. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider getting this bike:


  • Engine & Performance: The Yamaha Y16ZR is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 17.7 hp of power and 14.4 Nm of torque. This makes it one of the most potent and responsive mopeds in its class, capable of accelerating quickly and reaching high speeds. The engine also features Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which optimizes the valve timing for different rpm ranges, resulting in better fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Fuel Economy: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a 5.4-litre fuel tank that can provide an estimated travel range of 256km on full tank without frequent refuelling. The engine’s VVA system also helps to reduce fuel consumption by adjusting the valve timing according to the throttle position. The Yamaha Y16ZR is therefore a fuel-efficient and economical choice for the rider who wants to save money and time on fuel.
  • Transmission: The Yamaha Y16ZR is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission that offers smooth and precise gear shifts. The transmission also has an assist and slipper clutch that reduces the clutch lever effort and prevents rear wheel hop during aggressive downshifts. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s transmission gives the rider more control and stability over the bike’s performance and handling.



Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Handling & Safety

  • Brakes & Handling: The Yamaha Y16ZR has hydraulic disc brakes on both front and rear wheels that provide strong and consistent braking power in all conditions. The bike also has a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock swingarm absorber that offer a comfortable and balanced ride over different road surfaces. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s brakes and suspension ensure the rider’s safety and confidence while riding.
  • Safety: The Yamaha Y16ZR has several safety features that enhance the rider’s visibility and security. The bike has a smart key system that allows the rider to start the engine, unlock the seat, and open the fuel cap without using a physical key. The bike also has an engine check warning light that alerts the rider of any potential problems with the engine. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s safety features protect the rider from theft and engine damage.

Yamaha Y16ZR 2024 - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)


Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Design & Technology

  • Design & Style: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a stylish and sporty design that reflects its performance and personality. The bike has a sharp and aerodynamic bodywork with LED headlights, taillights, and indicators that give it a modern and aggressive look. The bike also has a dual-stepped seat that provides a comfortable riding position for both the rider and the pillion. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s design and style make it a head-turner on the road.
  • Technology: The Yamaha Y16ZR has several technological features that enhance its performance and convenience. The bike has an LCD screen that displays all the essential information such as speed, rpm, fuel level, gear position, odometer, trip meter, clock, and VVA indicator. The bike also has an adjustable headlight that allows the rider to adjust the beam angle according to the riding situation. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s technology features make it a smart and user-friendly bike.
  • Infotainment & Connectivity: The Yamaha Y16ZR has an accessory outlet that allows the rider to charge their mobile devices while riding. The bike also has a pass switch that enables the rider to signal other road users when overtaking or changing lanes. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s infotainment and connectivity features make it a convenient and communicative bike.

Yamaha Y16ZR 2024 - New Front Fairing and Visor

Yamaha Y16ZR Compact, Negative-faced LCD Multi-function Digital Panel

Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Comfort & Convenience

  • Comfort: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a comfortable and ergonomic design that suits different riders. The bike has a low seat height of 795 mm that makes it easy to mount and dismount. The bike also has a lightweight chassis of 118 kg that makes it easy to maneuver and park. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s comfort features make it a friendly and accessible bike.
  • Convenience: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a convenient and practical design that meets the rider’s needs. The bike has a large under-seat storage space that can fit a full-face helmet or other items. The bike also has a side reflector that increases the bike’s visibility at night or in low-light conditions. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s convenience features make it a versatile and useful bike.

YAMAHA Y16ZR Dual-Stepped Seat and Low Seat Height


Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Value & Durability

  • Value: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a value-for-money price that matches its quality and performance. The bike is affordable and competitive in its segment. The bike also has a high resale value due to its popularity and demand in the market. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s value features make it a worthwhile and profitable bike.
  • Durability: The Yamaha Y16ZR has a durable and reliable design that lasts for a long time. The bike has a solid steel backbone-type frame that can withstand stress and impact. The bike also has a liquid-cooled engine that prevents overheating and maintains optimal performance. The Yamaha Y16ZR’s durability features make it a strong and dependable bike.

Yamaha Y16ZR New Solid Steel Lightweight Frame

Image credit: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM)

Yamaha Y16ZR Variants and Other Names

  1. Yamaha Y16ZR (Standard) 
  2. Yamaha Y16ZR (World GP 60th Anniversary Special Edition)
  3. Yamaha Y16ZR DOXOU (Special Edition)

What are the differences?

The Yamaha Y16ZR (Standard), Yamaha Y16ZR (World GP 60th Anniversary Special Edition), and Yamaha Y16ZR DOXOU (Special Edition) have the same specifications and features. The only difference between them is their design and graphics. The World GP 60th Anniversary Special Edition comes with a unique racing-inspired design and graphics that pay homage to Yamaha’s racing heritage . The DOXOU Edition features a unique color scheme with contrasting wheel colors in the front and back .

Other Names of Yamaha Y16ZR: Y16ZR, Y16ZR World GP, Yamaha y16, y16 Yamaha, Motor y16, Y16ZR Malaysia

The Yamaha Y16ZR is the official name of the motorcycle in Malaysia. However, in the neighbouring countries, it is known by different names. In Vietnam and Thailand, it is commonly referred to as the “Exciter 155”. In the Philippines and Singapore, it is called the “Sniper 150 MXi”. In Indonesia, it is known as the “Jupiter MX King”.

These common names are used interchangeably by riders in Malaysia when referring to the Yamaha Y16ZR.

The Yamaha Y16ZR is the ultimate moped for riders who want to experience the thrill of speed, the comfort of convenience, and the pride of ownership. The Yamaha Y16ZR is not just a moped, it is a statement of your personality and your passion. Whether you are cruising on the highway, zipping through the city, or exploring new roads, the Yamaha Y16ZR will always deliver a smooth and exhilarating ride. The Yamaha Y16ZR is more than just a good choice, it is the right decision for you. Don’t wait any longer, get your Yamaha Y16ZR today and unleash your true potential. The Yamaha Y16ZR is waiting for you. Are you ready?

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Brand Yamaha
Condition New
Monthly Payment RM 101 - 200
Body Type Moped
Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC Liquid Cooled
Fuel Tank (L) 5.4 L
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Displacement (class) 155 cc
Displacement (cc) 155 cc
Engine Oil Capacity 1.10 L
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Clutch Type Wet, Multiplate
Starting System Electric
Ignition System TCI
Maximum Power 17.7 hp / 13.2 kW @9,500rpm
Maximum Torque 14.4Nm @8,000rpm
Driving System Chain
Frame Type Backbone
Battery 12V 3.5Ah
Front Brake Hydraulic Single Disc (ABS)
Rear Brake Hydraulic Single Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Monoshock cradle arm
Front Tyre 90/80-17M/C (46P)
Rear Tyre 120/70-17M/C (58P)
Seat Height (mm) 795 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 150 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1290 mm
Dimension (L x W x H) 1975 mm x 665 mm x 1085 mm
Wet Weight (kg) 119 kg