Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 1.0

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 97,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Overview Yamaha R15 Version 1.0 was the first Indian motorcycle to carry a super sport design and affordable price tag. As Bajaj Pulsar is credited with the tag of bringing performance motorcycle in the affordable segment, Yamaha R15 version 1.0 proudly makes itself proud by refining the performance figures at its launch time. It carries the impressive Deltabox frame, powerful 149 cc engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, 131 kg of kerb weight and a claimed top speed of 130 kmph. It was priced at INR 97,000 at its time while all time rival for the same is Honda CBR150R.
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Type Sports
Status Discontinued
Shades Impact Yellow, Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Blue
Frame/Chassis Deltabox Frame
Displacement 149.8 cc
Maximum Power 16.8 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Ignition T.C.I
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Bore 57 mm
Stroke 58.7 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Fuel Type Petrol
No. of Gears 6
Clutch Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
Gear Ratios 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd:=1.364, 4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.042
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.000
Front Brake Hydraulic, single disc
Rear Brake Hydraulic, single disc
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Linked type Monocross
Front Tyre 80/90-17
Rear Tyre 100/80-17
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Overall Length 1995 mm
Overall Width 670 mm
Overall Height 1070 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1290 mm
Dry Weight 120 kg
Kerb/Wet Weight 131 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Oil tank capacity 1.0 litres
Top Speed 130 kmph
Mileage (City) 35 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 45 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 40 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Caster Angle 26°
Trail 100mm
Head Light 12V35W / 35W+35W

Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 1.0 Review

11 Dec, 2015 10:44 AM


Yamaha has introduced the pure lightweight sport bike experience through its R15 in India. The feel is so different that no other bike can even be compared to this R series DNA and from its launch date to the present time, it is simply unbeatable. The first generation of R15 was the most loved version of the sport bike, balancing the practicality and performance on a single platform.

YZF-R15, as the company named it, is a 149.8 cc, 1-cylinder, liquid cooled and fuel injected machine producing 16.8 BHP @ 8500 rpm and 15 NM @ 7500 rpm. At its time of launch, 150 cc machines were supposed to produce 12-13 BHP and fuel injection was a dream for Indian bikes. The bike came with a 6-speed transmission, which too was a fascination on an Indian made bike till that time.

The R15 version 1.0 comes with a fully faired design and uses a twin headlight structure at the front. It is one of the best looking designs in India and this tag is carried with it even in its current generation. It gets a perfect aerodynamic design with a single, long seat for comfortable 2-person ride. The rear end gets a stretched mudguard and it comes in eye catching bright as well as dark and mature shades. The semi digital instrument console can be considered as the best of its time and the first generation of R15 was a true example of 'India first' engineering by Yamaha.

Yamaha retails the second generation named R15 version 2.0 for its lightweight sport bike category. It gets split seats, new exhaust system and a tyre hugger for the rear wheel. It looks sportier and comes with a premium track bike essence. Recently, R15S has been launched in the Indian automobile market. The bike carries a cross DNA resemblance to both the versions but retails as an independent variant. It carries the ease of version 1.0 with the technical updation of the second version.

R15 when first launched was retailed for INR 97,000 and the introduction of second version took the same to INR 1,07,000. Currently, it gets a price tag of INR 1,14,241-1,17,373.

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(2 users found this helpful)

i loved it very much and it gives a awesome driving experience. It giver 35-40kmpl in city only ... read more

Best Features: disc break, fast riding, awesome power

Pros: loved the style and driving comfort.......

Cons: head light at night time

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1. My R15 v2 gets it mono shock damage in only 5000 km. 2. In the engine oil shield is also poor quality engine oil lick... ... read more

Best Features: I think honda cbr is best in its class ..

Pros: Nothing special in this bike u all should go for Thunderbird or honda cbr .plzz frnds dont buy it.

Cons: Its sitting condition is very dump ur hands n back get pain after riding 50km only

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