2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR
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you see it at the motorcycle shop, Yamaha Lagenda 115Z really sets it par high enough that makes other bikes seems so outdated.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.