Is it? Yes, if the rumors are to be believed.
Young bike enthusiasts couldn't have asked for more from the popular bike maker, Yamaha. R15 is up for a relaunch, says market rumors.
Power and sporty looks is what the young riders eye on and Yamaha heard their pleas and seems to be in the pleasing mode.
The bike major has been doing pretty decent in the last few years and its R15 powered by 4-stroke, 4-valved one cylinder SOHC engine of 149.8 cc which is married to 6-speed gearbox with oodles of stylish and sporty looks had invoked interest in every other biker.
The owners of the R15 keep raving about the wolf-eyed bike at every opportunity and Yamaha wants to tap in more from the successful model and has been working on tweaking the R15 to appeal to more crowds.
If rumors are to be taken seriously true there is a new Yamaha R15 in the pipeline ready for January 2011 launch. In fact, according to a popular bike portal the date for the new Yamaha R15 launch is set to January 25, 2011.
When we asked avid bikers what they wanted to see in the new R15 they have had a list of features:
- More power
- Single seat instead of split one
- Tweaked headlamps (maybe projector)
- Changed bodywork and change in some aesthetics
- Wider tyres with alloy wheels
- LED Tail lamps
- Fuel efficiency
What comes even more a surprise is that the new Yamaha R15 price will almost be the same. The bike will come in two color options of Yamaha blue and graphite. So now all those who have putting the R15 buy on a hold, time you are good to go for it.
How can the new Yamaha R15 affect bike market?
Now the new Yamaha R15 will give Honda CBR 250, Pulsar 200 and Apache RTR 180 a serious competition will be in serious trouble because the Yamaha R15 boasts of advanced features than the Honda. The DiASil cylinder with forged piston technology is something new on the market and the technology aids in improving engine efficacy.
Besides, the bike features electronic sequential port FI system and the Delta Box frame and also disc brakes all give the bike a love-me-for-all-reasons tag. Wonder what the guys at Yamaha must have added to this beauty.
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