Yamaha R15

Topics: Yamaha YZF-R1, Yamaha YZF-R6, Yamaha Motor Company Pages: 12 (2102 words) Published: January 17, 2013
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Much awaited Yamaha's YZF - R15, a 150 cc sports bike is finally out on Indian roads. The bike today announced by Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. contains true Yamaha Racing DNA. The bike, Super Sports Yamaha R15 is expected to set all new standards in design and performance in bike Industry of India. 

Machine, ie. the bike has technology percolated from R1. This new bike YZF - R15 has many firsts to its credit on Indian road including first liquid cooled engine, 4 valve fuel injected engine etc. The YZF R15 is powered by 149.8cc Fuel Injected liquid cooled engine producing 17bhp with maximum torque of 15 Nm at 7500rpm; which makes it like the most powerful bike under 200cc range. Yamaha YZF R-15 boasts 6 speed gearbox with optimized gear shift ratio so expect a smoother ride.  The bike will be priced at Rs 97,425 ex-showroom (All India).

The bike was recently showcased on Race Track on Chennai. Bike was impressive and attractive. We will now talk about various aspects of the bike one by one. 

Looks and Design

If you are not a bike enthusiast but still have some interest in bikes even then you will Yamaha YZF R15. And if you happen to be a person who is little aware about bikes around the world then you sure know that we have a DNA of Yamaha YZF- R1 on Indian roads. The bike is directly derived.. rather say inspired from R1. Just to add here, Yamaha YZF R1 is globally acclaimed Yamaha bike and has a fair respect around the world. So Yamaha, by introducing / developing a bike derived from R1 is like giving Indians what they want. Indian bike market is still in initial stage. So giving R15 is like giving taste of international standards and styling to Indians but on the cost which is in their reach. When I say that design is inspired from R1 then there is really nothing much left to say as we know about the success and design of R1 very well, however, in layman's language, bike has stunning looks. Company says that they have a "R" characteristic in their design which is adopted in R15 too.  -------------------------------------------------

From company's website explaining about their R factor : "“Harmony between rider and machine.” YAMAHA's Human Technology involves studying the form of the motorcycle actually in motion with the rider on it. The R series is the embodiment of  1) a wide frontal space that protects the rider, 

2) an easy to ride seating area that gives riders the freedom of movement and allows them to steer effectively,  3) the glamorous tail treatment that takes into account the management of airflow behind the rider, and  4) a sensual racing form that brings all 3 of these elements together in a harmonious package. "

Starting from the headlamp, the R15 dual sharp head lamps clearly reflect the yamaha R1 in it. However, it still manages to distinguish easily from R1.  -------------------------------------------------

Yamaha R15 Headlamp
Yamaha R1 Headlamp
So you may see that right from the beginning they had R1 DNA in their mind. However the R15 is not scaled down version of R1 and it is clearly distinguished from R1. The R15 has more practical design as per Indian perspective. They made sure that bike looks international as well usable in India perspective too. The bike has some good details, however they...
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