I have promised myself few years ago that someday I’ll buy any first model new bike that are going to be introduced by Yamaha Malaysia. It was a very long wait and now, I have bought myself a first model 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR. Even though this is a first model bike, it has less specialty than the first model Yamaha 125Z and first model Yamaha 135LC since both have many parts made in Japan. For example, the first model Yamaha 135LC engine is fully made in Japan, whereby now it is being made in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam or Thailand. It is not that the second model or the newer is not good, just that it is not as special as owning the first model with parts made in Japan. This holds true also for Yamaha 125Z and ZR whereby we can see the CDI for the first model have no cut-off and have Yamaha logo on it, but now is the M logo and CDI has been RPM/speed limited. First model Yamaha 125ZR also features the most sought out item that is the three-spoke Enkei-1 sport rim. Enkei-1 sport rim is definitely durable and can withstand strong impact from the road and much more lighter. Also after that, there are Enkei-1 samurai 6-spoke sport rim which is also durable and lightweight. I have interviewed many 125Z/ZR riders and mechanics about this and they agreed that Enkei-1 wheels are really that good. Now, there is no more Enkei-1 production wheels and most of the owner of this wheels have lost the wheels due to theft. It is common to see that Enkei-1 3-spoke and 5-spoke sport rim to reach MYR1000+ in Malaysia most popular online store that is Mudah.my. So, in my deepest thought, I know that I’m making a good decision to buy this first model Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR, even though it is not fully made in Japan. Now, let’s start my Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR review. Continue reading “My 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR 0-55km Review”
Finally, riders in Malaysia got to have their hands (feet?) on the new bike that just recently launched in Indonesia as Yamaha Jupiter Z 115 and in Thailand as Yamaha Vega Force. This new Lagenda really attracts my attention as it features unconventional head and taillight design. Also the displacement has been updated from 110cc to 115cc, which means more torque and more power. Fuel tank also increased to 4.2L. It also gets an under seat compartment at 7.0 liter of volume.
In terms of design, Yamaha said that this bike is one the most stylish bike they ever designed(I’ve forgot where I have read this, so I can’t provide a link). I agree with them. In pictures, it look beautiful and nice, but when you see it at the motorcycle shop, Yamaha Lagenda 115Z really sets it par high enough that makes other bikes seems so outdated. I have went to a workshop and see many models of bikes from many brands lined up for display, and my eyes really attracted to Yamaha Lagenda 115Z design. The fairing is very projected forward and the lamp cluster looks like an updated version of Yamaha 135LC lamp cluster.
The quality of the parts and workmanship from Yamaha for this Lagenda 115Z is as always more than what we can expect. Every original parts seems well fitted together and the original colour painted to the coversets are really glossy and high in quality. This maybe to due to Yamaha experience in making precision equipment for music component in their early days before they started making motorcycles. There are all together 7 lamps for the front lamp which can increase the safety for the rider since the bike is easily visible by oncoming vehicles. Also, the front lamp cluster make this Lagenda 115z looks like superbike when we see the light from far, which is also an addition to safety.
Yamaha really have made a very good decision to introduce this bike to Malaysia market along with The Boss (Yamaha RX-Z), King of Moped (Yamaha 135LC), Yamaha 125Z, Yamaha Lagenda 110z, Yamaha Nouvo LC and many more that are the leader in their own category. For example, Yamaha RX-Z and Yamaha 135LC are still having no contender whatsoever from any other manufacturer, so they are the leader. Another example is Yamaha Ego S, it is the number one best seller scooter or automatic bikes in Malaysia due to its cheap price, low maintainance, cute design, easy to handle, good pickup, easy to modified, easy to find spare parts and have a great impression among the riders as it is from Yamaha for its high quality.
Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR features a new addition to bike accessory like underseat compartment light. The sport rim is now in colour blue and I expect many owners of previous Lagenda 110ZR will start colouring their wheels too.
One question remains, is this Yamaha Lagenda 115Z a good buy? For me, the answer is definitely YES. With the money that you have, just spend it on this bike if you are on the market for new bike. Owning a Yamaha is like owning a legend and owning a Lagenda 115Z makes that meaning comes true.
Me myself have used (some already sold) 2 Yamaha RX-Z, 1 Yamaha 125Z, 1 Honda C70, 1 Honda iCon and 1 Modenas CT110, but my best experience is with the Yamaha. The second best is with Honda. This is my opinion, so your opinions might differ.
Why is Yamaha the best to own? I don’t how to explain this, but I just feel that Yamaha makes a bike that care for its owner. Sounds weird? I think so too.
Price is about RM4,599 (Lagenda 115Z) and RM5,260 (Lagenda ZR) not including tax, insurance etc.
Price on the road is RM4,876.15 for Lagenda 115Z (Kick) and RM5,189.60 for Lagenda 115Z (Electric Starter). While Lagenda 115ZR on the road price is RM5,504.25.
UPDATE (20/09/2010): I just bought Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR! Read my review here