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PIX: The spanking new Yamaha R15

Last updated on: September 12, 2011 12:58 IST

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Amit Changnani

Here's taking a look at the recently launched Yamaha R15: how it fares in the features and performance department.

Yamaha Motor India have launched the refreshed R15 recently and christened it the R15 Version 2.0. The bike has been priced at Rs 1.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in three colours -- Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colours.

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The bike comes with a new Engine Control unit (ECU), a new  drive-train unit, a long aluminium swing arm, wider front and rear tires with split seating.

Watch out for the LED taillights and an R15 branding on the exhaust can.

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The new Yamaha R15 comes with improved aerodynamics, has a sportier riding posture and is less 'commuterish' than the previous version.

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The new seat design enhances seat grip while the bike is bent over while a more rigid clutch axle shaft than the existing type has been adopted, for better gear shift feel.

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The new Yamaha R15 also has a better throttle response, a wider 130mm radial rear tire and 90 mm front tire and a larger 220mm rear disc brake.

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New five-spoke alloy wheels with a new design for the mudguard and saree guard gives this an interesting look and feel.

The new version is also 5 kilos heavier than the previous bike and weighs 136kg.

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Available across 400 main dealers and 100 sub-dealers the new Yamaha R15's technical specs are as follows:

  • Overall Length Width Height: 1,970mm x 670mm 1,070mm
  • Seat height: 800mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,345mm
  • Minimum ground clearance: 160mm
  • Kerb weight: 136Kg
  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
  • Cylinder layout: Single cylinder
  • Displacement: 149.8cc
  • Bore stroke: 57x58.7mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.4:1
  • Maximum output: 17 PS/ 8,500rpm
  • Maximum torque: 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
  • Starting method: Electric Start
  • Lubrication type: Wet sump
  • Fuel tank volume: 12 liters
  • Ignition type: TCI
  • Battery: 12V, 3.5Ah (10H)
  • Head light: Lo beam -- 12V/35W X1; Hi beam: 12V/35W X2
  • Primary/secondary reduction ratio: 3.042 / 3.133
  • Clutch type: Wet Multiple-disc
  • Transmission type: Return type 6-speed
  • Gear ratios: 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd=1.364, 4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84
  • Frame type: Delta box
  • Caster/trail: 26 / 98mm
  • Brake type (Front/ Rear): Hydraulic, Single disc (Front / Rear)
  • Suspension (Front/ Rear): Telescopic / Linked type Mono

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