Yamaha R15 V1

Yamaha R15 V1


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The Yamaha R15 Version 1 was discontinued because it did not meet the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission norms that were implemented in India in 2017. The bike was powered by a 149.8cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that did not comply with the new emission regulation

Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant Yamaha R15 V1
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Sports
Latest Price in India Yamaha R15 V1 price was Rs 97,000 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Impact Yellow, Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Blue
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Vehicle 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.
Engine Details Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 149 cc
Maximum Power 17 HP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Ignition T.C.I
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Bore 57 mm
Stroke 58.7 mm
Number 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
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Front Brake Hydraulic, single disc
Rear Brake Hydraulic, single disc
Front Tyre 80/90-17
Rear Tyre 100/80-17
Wheel Type Alloy Wheels
Alloy Wheels
Key Features Fuel Injection, Rear Disc Brake, Liquid Cooling, Lightweight, Low Seat Height, Dual Headlights
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Linked type Monocross
Frame (Chassis) Deltabox Frame
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 Weight 131 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Engine Oil Capacity 1.0 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Head Light 12V35W / 35W+35W
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
Miscellaneous Information
Caster 26°
Trail 100mm

Yamaha R15 V1 Review

21 Dec, 2021 03:42 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Yamaha introduced the pure lightweight sports 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 sports 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 with 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 the 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 sports bike category.

The R15 V2 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 across DNA resemblance to both the versions but retails as an independent variant. It carries the ease of version 1.0 with the technical update of the second version.

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Yamaha R15 V1

Avirup Das | 8 months ago
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I had Yamaha R15 V1. It is running around one lakh 45 thousands km according to the calculation of 2nd speedometer and complete 13 years, and still in perfect condition. I touched 145 at long stretch highway. Am the first owner, it was dream sports bike at that time. And many more km to clock on it. It was a best motorcycle in motorcycle history. Yamaha is always my favorite brand. Because my father had rx100 Rajdoot edition it's was completed 47 years still in condition and one kick start. I wish again R15 V1 model launch in market with more power, more modern technology with high cc engine.

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Best 150cc bike ever.

Ravi raj | 4 years ago
helpful 7

Even the stock tyres are excellent on the R15. You won't feel like something is missing from this package.

Best Features: Brakes and agility to switch in tight corners.

Pros: Agility, Aerodynamic, Progressive brake bite, R series delta box frame.

Cons: From my opinion, there are no cons

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Most powerful 150cc bike

RANJITH - | 4 years ago
helpful 2

Some people says that this bike has poor mileage and high maintenance. Yamaha has given everything that one can expect in a 150cc bike. It will cost more because you get fuel injection, 6 gears, deltabox frame, liquid cooled engine and much more than standard 150cc bikes.

Best Features: High & Low end Torque, Responsive yet Refined engine

Pros: Best in class build quality, performance

Cons: Headlight, Pillion seat

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Sexiest 150cc bike in india

Sharoan Satyajith | 5 years ago
helpful 1

Initial pick up is great but the end performance is not up to mark. The only drawback is the headlight which is attractive but not effective during the night. It is an eye-catcher on the road.

Best Features: Aerodynamic and low end torque!!

Pros: Low end torque, aerodynamic fairing and built quality.

Cons: Not comfortable, worst headlights

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Yamaha R15 is best product that your money can buy

devendra doi | 6 years ago
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I was confused between RS200 and R15. Then took test drive of both bikes. RS 200 is very comfortable in sitting and seat comfort. The only downside of this bike is engine reliability and harshness. Front visor of RS200 starts rattling after sometime which is very annoying.

Best Features: No vibrations at all throughout the rev range

Pros: Styling, engine refinement

Cons: Rear seat is a challenge for pillion rider

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Yamaha R15 V1 Comments

User Comments
Navin Nadar
4 years ago

I want new r15 v1 or v2

Leo irudayaraj
8 years ago

I want a new R15 version 1.0

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