Yamaha R15 (2010) Review
Most Advanced Bike In Its SegmentSunday, June 16, 2013
Design and Style
Yamaha R15 is the first model for the Indian market designed in the true supersport image and featuring a high-level balance of enjoyable running performance on winding roads. It is the best looking bike in its class. Packed full of state-of-the-art technologies, R15 1.0 boasts performance worthy of a supersport model and a body design that evokes the image of the YZF-R series and gives visual expression to the quality of its ride.
Fast Facts about Yamaha R15 Version 1.0
- Powered by 149.8cc Fuel Injected liquid cooled engine
- Generates maximum power of 17 bhp with maximum torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm
- Most powerful 150cc bike in its segment
- Features F 80/90 -17 inches tyres in the front and 100/80-17 inches tyres in the rear
- R15 is now available in four new colors namely “Impact Yellow”, “Midnight black”, “Sunset Red” and “Racing Blue.”
- Best looking bike in its class
Engine and Gearbox
Yamaha R15 Version 1.0 is powered by 149.8cc Fuel Injected liquid cooled engine that will be producing an almost impossible 17 bhp with maximum torque of 15 Nm at 7500rpm; which makes it like the most powerful bike under 200cc range and has a 6-speed Transmission. Yamaha is showcasing its potential for India with some real performance. R15 has India’s first 150cc 4 valve engine with forged pistons, Deltabox frame & 6 speed gear box.
Dimensions and Tyres
It’s overall length is 1995mm, overall width is 670mm and its wheelbase is 1290mm. Since sporty YZF R15 is shorter too and its height is just 1070mm. YZF R15 features F 80/90 -17 inches tyres in the front and 100/80-17 inches tyres in the rear. Both the tyres are tubeless.
Update: New Shades & Graphics For Yamaha YZF R15 Version 1.0
Yamaha have spruced up the looks of R15 Version 1.0 with introduction of new colors and body graphics. This new makeover adds a punch to the sporty looks of the bike. R15 is now available in four new colors namely “Impact Yellow”, “Midnight black”, “Sunset Red” and “Racing Blue.”
Apart from the new Yellow shade Yamaha R15 1.0, the tone of the red color has also been changed and is different from the previous red color. Similarly there is a slight difference between the black and blue colors from their previous variants. The red colored bike now also has the side flaps of the same color. The previous version had the black side flaps. The Yellow color has white colored side flaps and the paint quality is very good on it. There is a new design on the side flaps which extends to the tank of the bike. There is a new R15 sticker above the left headlamp. Yamaha has also provided the rim stripe tape in the Yellow, red and black bikes.