Yamaha R15 V2

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,18,838
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

USER OPINION

QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Yamaha R15 Version 2.0
Current Status Discontinued
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Yamaha R15 V2 was priced at INR 1,18,838 before being discontinued in India (ex-showroom).
Shades Revving Blue, Adrenaline Red, Sparky Green
Official Tagline Racing Instinct
Warranty in India 2 Years or 30,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview R15 is India's favorite sport bike in 150cc segment, as even after 8 years of launch. The bike carries an influential design and carries all of the advanced engine technologies like liquid cooling and electronic fuel injection. Yamaha R15 V2.0 generates 16.8 BHP and 15 Nm of torque. It competes against Honda CBR150R primarily. Due to its high price, it is even compared to Bajaj Pulsar RS200 very often.
MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT
Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features Powerful Engine, Fuel Injection, Deltabox frame
Should You Buy It? If you are a die-hard Yamaha race bike fan, R15 is the best motorcycle one could currently buy with a 150 cc engine.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Fuel System 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
Emission Standard BS4
Ignition T.C.I
Lubrication Wet Sump
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Bore 57 mm
Stroke 58.7 mm
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Number of Gears 6
Gearbox Type Return Type, Chain Drive
Clutch Wet Multiple-disc
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 3.133
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake 267mm Hydraulic Single Disc
Rear Brake 220mm Hydraulic Single Disc
ABS
Front Tyre 90/80-17
Rear Tyre 130/70-R17
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Linked Type Monocross
Frame Deltabox Frame
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 1970 mm
Overall Width 670 mm
Overall Height 1070 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1345 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 136 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.2 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Distance To Empty Indicator
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 3.5Ah (10H)
Voltage 12V
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage 35-45 kmpl (Approx.)
Top Speed 131 kmph
0-60 kmph 4.89 secs
0-100 kmph 13.07 secs
60-0 kmph 18.25 mtrs
Range 500 kms
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Stand Alarm
Engine Kill Switch
LIGHTING
Head Light Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W X2
Tail Light LED Tail Light
Turn Signal Light (Front) Crystal
Turn Signal Light (Rear) Crystal
Position Lamp
Head Light Type Dual
Projector Head Light
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Miscellaneous Information
Handle Bar Clip On Handle Bar
Caster Angle 26 Degree
Trail 98mm

Yamaha R15 V2 Review

16 Jan, 2019 05:20 PM

Overview

Yamaha R15 was the first affordable sports bike in India which shared most of the styling bits with Yamaha’s much expensive bikes from R series. The looks and performance of this bike made it famous instantly and looking at its popularity and rising competition. In comparison to R15 Version 1.0, R15 Version 2 features an all-new design for engine fairing, new design for alloy wheels, split seat which is now better cushioned, new graphics and decals, fatter rear tyre - 130/70 – R17. The bike now comes with a bigger 220mm rear disc for better braking, all-new LED tail lamp which looks much better than 2010 model of YZF-R15, new ECU mapping for better pick-up and fuel efficiency, weight increased by 5kgs (now it weighs 136kgs), new design for saree guard and mudguard plus new design for the silencer/exhaust pipe. Yamaha has made some noticeable changes in R15 Version 2.0 but if you are searching for them at its front then you will be disappointed.

Apart from the wider front tyre and darker visor, there is nothing else which differentiates it with the earlier version. Only when you move to the side of this bike then you can notice the major changes which make this bike look extremely cool and sporty than before. The middle cowl in the full-size fairing has been redesigned to improve the aerodynamics of this bike which also manages to impress you visually. Moreover, you can notice the aluminium swing arm at the back which is first in any Indian bike. The bike also gets new silencer with carbon finishing and a nameplate on it. The rear section of the bike is much improved and looks much sporty than any of its competitor. The fatty rear tyre (130/70) is a welcome feature which was needed desperately in this bike. It features new split seat, saree guard and mudguard.

However, the triangular LED tail light could have been better. The new tail cowl is also appealing and comes without any kind of grab rail. Yamaha R15 V2 is powered by a liquid cooled 4-stroke 149.8cc engine. It’s a mono cylinder, 4-Valve; SOHC engine which is designed to pump out a power of 16.8 bhp at 8500 rpm with utmost torque production of 15 Nm available at 7500 rpmThis engine is equipped with a six-speed gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern. More or less, the feel and throttle response of this engine are the same to that of the outgoing model. Yamaha has slightly tweaked the engine which is hardly noticeable due to its additional weight of around 4kgs. The initial gear ratios make it perfect for daily usage. It's only when you go pass 6000rpm then you can notice the slow behaviour of this engine.

However, there are no vibrations till 8500rpm and the refinement level is also very satisfactory but the high-end performance of the engine indicates at its lower displacement. The bike has become faster than before and does 0-100km/hour in just above 13 seconds. One can reach the top speed of 130km/hour with this bike but while doing so, it may not feel as eager as most of its competitors. The high-end performance is nowhere near to Bajaj Pulsar 220 and Honda CBR 250R. R15 V2 shares its instrument console with the R15 Version 1. It has a round pod for its analogue tachometer while it features a digital speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer with other LED indicators. The blue backlight looks funky at night but could have been darker in colour.

Yamaha R15 is known for its sporty stance which was never offered before in any premium bike in India. The aerodynamic design of the bike allows the rider to bend forward with knees rolled back in perfect position. With its low seating, one can easily find a firm hold on this bike which gives you the confidence to rule the road which is absent on bikes like Pulsar and Hero Karizma ZMR. The new seat is also very comfortable with foot pegs being placed much behind than normal. The clips on the handle are nice and convenient to hold and the overall feel, while you drive this bike, is magnificent. Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 has the same telescopic forks at its front with linked type mono-shocker at its back. The bike takes most of the bumps with ease and feels free to cross most of the speed breakers and potholes without any complaint. The suspension system confirms that the high seated pillion rider also get stress free and comfortable ride.

The braking system of this bike has been upgraded with bigger discs on its both wheels. The bike has a 267mm disc brake at its front while the rear disc brake is of 220mm. The bigger discs have resulted in more precise and safe barking which confirms you a safe ride. With extended wheelbase (1345mm), fatty tyres and aluminium swing arm at the back, the new R15 Version 2.0 feels more confident and eager to go. The bike now holds the road firmly and with its flawless suspension and ground clearance of 160mm, the bike offers you a very pleasant ride.

Light and accurate handling of this bike are the biggest USP of it and the new bike retains this quality. The bike feels sharp and fast around corners. R15 V2 looks sportier than ever and with bigger tyres and discs, it’s fun to drive this bike. Nothing goes wrong for this bike except for its less powerful engine. The ride and handling of this bike prompt you to push it hard but its underpowered engine is a let-down. Despite its smaller engine, the bike is priced really well and it's a good package from Yamaha and it’s certainly worth to buy this bike.

User Reviews for Yamaha R15 (OLD)

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Best 150cc bike ever.

Ravi raj | Updated 26 days ago
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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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