Yamaha R15 V1

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 97,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

USER OPINION

QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Yamaha R15 V1
Current Status Discontinued
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Yamaha R15 V1 was priced at INR 97,000 before being discontinued in India (ex-showroom).
Shades Impact Yellow, Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Blue
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.
MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Standout Features Fuel Injection, Rear Disc Brake, Liquid Cooling, Lightweight, Low Seat Height, Dual Headlights
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 149.8 cc
Maximum Power 16.8 Bhp @ 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
BRAKES & TYRES
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
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Linked type Monocross
Frame Deltabox Frame
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
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
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (approx.)
Top Speed 130 kmph
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Pillion Grabrail
Engine Kill Switch
LIGHTING
Head Light 12V35W / 35W+35W
Miscellaneous Information
Caster Angle 26°
Trail 100mm

Yamaha R15 V1 Review

31 Jan, 2019 03:33 PM

Overview

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.

User Reviews for Yamaha R15 (OLD)

Reviews Submitted by Maxabout Community

Best 150cc bike ever.

Ravi raj | Updated 17 hours ago
Reviews for Yamaha R15 V2
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(6 users found this helpful)

Even 250cc bikes don't match up to its quality of acceleration and braking. ... read more

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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My review after 20,000 Kms ... read more

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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