Yamaha YZF R15 Review

Yamaha launched its R15 sports bike last year and put an end to all the speculation. The new YZF-R15 has been developed around a contemporary design that gives the bike a sporty image keeping the YZF-R series trend alive. The vehicle guarantees to be performance oriented and features high-level balance while riding on wriggly roads too. Yamaha YZF-R15 also scores second place in being a 6- geared vehicle. The bike in most ways is similar to Yamaha R1 and it is intentionally made so, but it has exceptional features that set it apart from the previous bikes.

No big deal! But how does the Yamaha YZF R15 look like?
The bike has upheld its characteristic trait- visual expression of performance or the “R design”. The bike displays a strong bodyline that is set straight from the rear axle to the pivot leading to the head pipe. This forms a visual depiction of alignment of the Deltabox frame, which adds up to the solid frame.

Yamaha R15

The surface of the tank and the side panel looks as if the central weight is shifted to the front tire and this gives us an idea of how the tire can hold a strong grip on the road. To improve radiator capability the shape of the cowling was engineered in a way to optimise the air intake area and rear outlet area from where the air emits. The outlet and mid-cowl areas are devised by using 3D or three-dimensional effect to give an impression of volume. But if you take a glance at the bike from front the volume looks greater than the 150cc engine. Overall the bike is a combination of image and performance.

Ok! Then what’s the engine power and performance of Yamaha YZF R15?

Yamaha YZF R15 engine

The bike fully loaded with a 150cc, 4-stroke, SOHC and a single cylinder fuel-injected engine that features liquid cooling, which enables steady performance, decreases vibration and gives a comfortable ride. The maximum power delivery is 17 bhp at 8500 rpm and the torque can touch up to 15 Nm at 7500 rpm.

The DiASil cylinder and forged piston are entirely aluminium built that is a typical trait of all Yamaha sports bike. This feature facilitates heat dissipation, lowers the risk of engine power loss and makes it fuel-efficient. The piston undergoes a forging process to achieve a lightweight design. The DiASil cylinder has a specially designed surface that helps increase oil consumption and reduce oil evaporation.

Handling of YZF R15
The Deltabox frame offers solid rigidity and great balance that gives you a comfortable riding experience. The linked type monocross suspension delivers dextrous handling, turning and avoids bottoming out. The new suspension is a mechanism that is aligned between the rear arm and cushion unit that alters the lever ratio in accordance to lever effect. This alteration in the lever ration enables you to have a comfortable and a smooth ride.

Price
The Yamaha YZF R15 is priced between Rs 90,000-1 lakh, and the bike is available in loveable Yamaha Blue and the graphite colors.

Final say
The bike definitely is at the top of the list for youngsters when compared to Pulsar and the Karizma. And the ride seems to be blissful on YZF R15 when you accelerate at 120/kmph. So ready for a Yamaha drive?

Latest Comments. Share Your Opinion

  1. Chris

    Performance wise if u see the engine has the best features in all ways compared to honda,bajaj,tvs bikes.But the main draw back is the look of the bike agreed it is 150cc,being a racing bike the company should have worked more on the looks like the silencer,the rear fender and most of all the tyres,these three things are so very much useless in the bike really has made the bike look off.Re design these three things in the bike surely the bike will do very well.Replace it with the tyres of the FZ,the look changes look smore sporty and strong,WHO WANTS MILEAGE WHEN U R RIDING A SPORTS AND A RACING BIKE,I have a 88 model RX honestly saying i never checked the average unless i went on long drives with full gas in it.If u want average please drive HERO HONDA to satisfy u r pocket.Yamaha is known for power and performance and not average.

  2. aravind

    ur 100% right.. The design of fender and tyres has to be reworkedout…

  3. g.s

    yes i agree with that ,some parts of the bike has to be reworkedout. as per my opinon silencer and rear fender including tail light needs to be redesigned, because these two things are not suiting with designe, how ever tyre can be replaced in the local market if company has some technical issue with dat, and i strongly feel these two changes can increase d sale of the bike,

  4. Dev

    This is the only bike in India which will give competiton to other countrys bike the engineer is master mind.

  5. zharif

    hye..this bike so nice design from yamaha india..i like it’s..
    but i want to ask,why the only bike in India???
    how can i get the YZF R15 in Malaysia???

  6. Wakizashi

    Ya, it surely have a nice design, but you should check out the YZF-R125, specifically designed for the European market, it had much better design I think. Anyway, we can still get this bike in Malaysia from the CBU fully imported one.

    http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/products/motorcycles/supersport/yzf-r125.jsp?view=techspecs

    CHeers!

    • RYAN LIM

      HI….im very interest with R15, so may I know how am I going to import this bike from CBU ?

  7. david

    R15 is a very nice design sport,i hope the new yamaha motor will come soon to malaysia…Now at the malaysia market FZ150i not very good selling,better change to this R15,i think will gave very good response on new beginner and young driver…of course in lower price…

    Now on Malaysia market is very less choice for 150 cc,and also250cc.for kawasaki ninja 150,honda cbr150,yamaha FZ150i….only this few model in market really hope the yamaha R15 will coming soon to malaysia

  8. Rahul Mamtani

    bekaar bike atleast aisi bike banani chaheye ki sports bike lage tyre are not broad and sound is so waste sitting is best i think bt looks to thode sahi karta its looks like a mouse atleast make a heavy look and give broad tyre”s like FZ-S and sound should be like sports bike ( example check honda CBR 250rr its a 250cc bike and yamaha shud launch a 250cc bike in a look like yamaha r6 in price between 2.5 to 3 lakh so that yamaha can maintain his respect

    • alchemist.nmit

      Know ANYTHING about bike? this bike is 150 cc, what do u expect from a 150 cc cylinder??any idea how much is 150 cc?? THIS BIKE IS THE BEST IN 150 CC CLASS NOT IN INDIA BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD.tHE TYRE IS NOT BROAD FOR A REASON,THATS THE RESULT OF LOTS OF RSEARCH,THEY JUST SIMPLY CANT PUT TYRE JUST BECAUSE THEY LOOKS GOOD. gROW UP. This bike is meant for the beginners just give them an opportunity to get used to sports bike and same time good economy.Its a superb collaboration between Performance and Economy. i AM SURE YOU ARE NOT EVEN AN ENGINEER,HOW COME PEOPLE LIKE YOU COMMENT ON WHAT SHOULD BE OR SHOULD BE NOT,IF YOU DO NOT LIKE A PRODUCT JUST DONOT BUY IT OR AT BEST LEAVE A SUGGESTION DO NOT TEACH THOSE SCIENTIST HOW TO DO THEIR JOB. and you better learn to THINK LOGICALLY,ATLEAST DO NOT COMPARE BETWEEN 150 CC AND 250 CC BIKE,tHOUGH I BELIEVE THIS BIKE HAS POTENTIAL TO DESTROY 250 CC BIKE MARKET FOR BEGINNERS.

  9. samkrish (sheku)

    R15 is a very nice design sport,i hope the new yamaha motor will come soon to malaysia…Now at the malaysia market FZ150i not very good selling,better change to this R15,i think will gave very good response on new beginner and young driver…of course in lower price…

    Now on Malaysia market is very less choice for 150 cc,and also250cc.for kawasaki ninja 150,honda cbr150,yamaha FZ150i….only this few model in market really hope the yamaha R15 will coming soon to malaysia

  10. theja

    YeH. . yo people r ryt. .d company hav 2 work ot vd d fender n yeh tyres obviously. .150cc???

  11. RYAN LIM

    HI…Im very interest on R15…does anyone know that how am i going to imported the R15 to Malaysia??

    • raj

      tak boleh dapat la kat msia….

  12. ALISHA

    I LOVE DIS BIKE UUUUUUUUMMMMMMMAAAAAAHHHH

  13. pawandeep singh

    i love this bike i drive it more than year its awesome bike ever

  14. pyanchino

    better buy this bike rather than converting fz150 to r15. Less money less energy n less time.

  15. Ganapathi coimbatore

    super raching bike i love bilke romba pidikum

  16. venkata satyanarayana achakala

    I like this bike .i buy today only r 15 v 2.0 new model .its good and amazing .

  17. haslam

    yamaha fz150i like yamaha yzf r150.. Engine system same?

  18. sam

    hye….i gt intrest Yamaha R15….i gt relative at india ….but i dont knw hw to import that…cn any1 help me??

  19. praneeth

    the byk is oosm evrybody knew it. .but in case not al persns had satisified on riding it it satisifs only the slim prsns n case of stout prns it casuse some dificulty is their any sol 4 it. .for my self

  20. praneeth

    it means not al conditions may on only in long rides

  21. chucky

    yes the angine exactly the same..fz150 totally the same to yzfr15 but..in malaysia we just have fz..so lammmeee.

  22. abhinav

    hiiiiii i like this bike lot but can anyone tel me how much is the capacity of reserve fuel tank

  23. dev rexwal

    I love r15 bike because it’s loking so bumper

  24. takeshikeneshiro

    yamaha malaysia is a suck company always won’t import R15 into malaysia for many years.Talk because about FZ150 no good selling!!! f++k that ugly FZ150 how can get good selling in market ???

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