Yamaha R15-based Y16ZR Doxou Edition Launched In Malaysia
The sporty underbone scooter comes with a funky colour scheme, and is limited to just 5,000 units
- The Yamaha Y16ZR Doxou Edition comes with a unique dark blue colour scheme with differently coloured wheels.
- Is powered by a 155cc VVA-equipped liquid-cooled engine with 6-speed manual transmission.
- Costs RM 800 (around Rs 14,400) more than the standard model.
Yamaha has launched the Y16ZR Doxou Edition in Malaysia. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the word ‘Doxou’ comes from the Japanese term ‘Dokusou,’ meaning ‘to be creative and be ahead of others.’ The 5,000-unit limited edition scooter is priced at RM 11,688 (around Rs 2.11 lakh) excluding taxes, making it RM 800 (around Rs 14,444) more expensive than the standard iteration. Each scooter comes with a certificate of authenticity, a complimentary coloured ring screw and a disc lock.
For the extra premium, you get a unique dark blue colour scheme with red and blue graphics on the bodywork, along with ‘Doxou’ stickers. The front alloy wheel gets a blue finish whereas the rear one comes in red. This asymmetrical colour scheme really brings out the funky nature of this special-edition scooter. Apart from the cosmetic updates, the rest of the mechanicals and underpinnings remain unchanged.
The Y16ZR Doxou Edition is powered by a Yamaha R15 V3-based 155cc single-cylinder SOHC liquid-cooled engine, making 17.94PS and 14.4Nm. It’s mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with assist and slipper clutch. In comparison, the India-spec Yamaha Aerox 155 with the automatic transmission makes 15PS and 13.9Nm.
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The Y16ZR’s engine sits inside an underbone frame linked to a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. The scooter rides on large 17-inch alloys at both ends wrapped with 90-section front and 120-section rear tubeless tyres. Both wheels feature disc brakes but there’s no ABS. Feature list includes an all-LED headlamp and tail lamp, bulb indicators, full-LCD instrument cluster, apron-mounted 12V DC socket, smart key with immobiliser, and a 5.4-litre underseat fuel tank.
Since scooters are often associated with practicality, thanks to the newbie-friendliness of their automatic transmissions. Since the Yamaha Y16ZR doesn’t score high on these fronts, this scooter or its special edition variant will not be launched in India. Moreover, we already have the Yamaha Aerox 155, which is just as capable as the Malaysian scooter, all the while offering slightly better practicality.