Malaysian police crack down on Yamaha Y15ZR mods


Ever popular amongst younger Malaysian motorcycle riders is the Yamaha Y15ZR, better known as the “Y Suku.” However, Malaysian police are taking a dim view of illegally modified Y15ZRs, citing the danger it poses to both the rider and the road using public.

This was said by Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) deputy director Datuk Mohd Nadzri Hussain during a press conference after a police operation on commercial vehicles at the Duta toll plaza on the weekend. In a report, JSPT officers have been instructed to focus on this trend of modifying Y15ZRs.

“According to current JPJ rules, any modification that is not approved by JPJ is an offence and can be penalised, including confiscation, regardless if the owner is a well known celebrity or an ordinary citizen,” said Nadzri. “This trend of modifications will be continuously monitored by police as well as JPJ through road blocks to detect illegal modifications,” he said.

“For example, if a motorcycle is sold with a specified top speed of 110 km/h, don’t modify the engine to reach 140 km/h,” Nadzri strongly asserted. “This is against the law and the motorcycle may not be capable of handling the increased top speed, leading to a rise in fatal road accidents,” he continued.

During the six day operation on commercial vehicles, a total of 1,384 summons was issued for a variety of offences committed by commercial drivers. Further to that, 18 drivers aged between 30 and 40 of buses and lorries were held after testing positive for drug use, with Nadzri saying police will not compromise on offences committed by commercial drivers with a strong suggestion for commercial transport companies to conduct constant testing and monitoring of their drivers.


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