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2008 Yamaha YZF-R15

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In the winter of 2008, a new force strikes in the sports bike world, the Yamaha YZF-R15. A unique ’no compromise’ machine for road riders ready to accept the challenge of the racetrack. A machine, like all other Yamaha R series , that comes with racing DNA and the spirit of competition living in every component.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the debut of the new “YZF-R15,” a new supersport model mounting a newly designed 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC single-cylinder, 4-valve fuel-injected engine on a Deltabox frame. It will be displayed for the first time at “9th Auto Expo – 2008” (Organizer: Confederation of Indian Industry; Venue: Pragati Maidan) in New Delhi from January 10 (Thursday.) to 17 (Thursday.).

Packed full of state-of-the-art technologies, the new YZF-R15 boasts performance worthy of a supersport model and a body design that evokes the image of the YZF-R series and gives visual expression to the quality of its ride. It is truly an embodiment of Yamaha’s desire to bring customers a model to help them “Enjoy riding”.

In Yamaha’s new medium term (3-year) management plan that begins this year and runs through 2010, rebuilding the Yamaha motorcycle business in India has been designated as one of top priorities.

The new YZF-R15 now being unveiled is an example of the objective of “introducing attractive new products” called for in Yamaha’s high value-added marketing strategy for India business, and plans call for it to be released on the market in the middle of this year.

Market background and product summary

Motorcycle demand in India has grown steadily about 8 million units. This makes it the second largest market in the world. Based on the country’s demographics and progress in development of the road system, it is expected that stable growth will continue from now on. Most of the demand (about 80%) is in the 100cc to 200cc motorcycle category, and a large part of the remainder is in the 125cc and under scooter category.

The motorcycle demand in India is driven mainly by young people in their 20s and there is an increasing trend toward European style tastes as seen in the preference for luxury products and stepping up to higher quality goods, which is reflected in growing demand in the trade-in market. Also, among the users in their 20s there is a group that say their dream bike is a 1000cc supersport model, indicating a growing interest in sport bikes.

The new YZF-R15 makes full use of the MotoGP race experience and YZF-R series supersport bike development technology and know-how acquired by Yamaha Motor over the years to create a 150cc supersport bike that offers users to truly “Enjoy riding” in a full range of situations, from around-town riding to touring on winding roads and even aggressive riding on the circuit.

A development concept was to build “a new 150cc supersport” that is the first model for the Indian market designed in the true supersport image and featuring a high-level balance of enjoyable running performance on winding roads, enjoyable performance and riding comfort with a tandem passenger and agile handling through crowded city traffic. The body has been designed to show at a glance that this is a “R series bike” and to give visual expression to technology feedback from the 10 years of YZF-R series development since the series debut in 1998. In this way, it is a direct expression of Yamaha Yamaha ’s motorcycle development ideal of “Exciting Performance & Stylish Design” in the 150cc class.

Main Features

 

  • A newly developed 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine
  • An all-aluminum “DiASil Cylinder” produced by an exclusive Yamaha casting technology
  • Eco-friendly performance that clears the next-phase Bharat 4 emissions standard
  • The “Deltabox frame” known for excellent rigidity balance
  • Impressive “2-eye” multi-reflector headlight design in the YZF-R series image



32 comments:

i was able to hit 141 Km / Hr with R15 bike was much smooth at the time.

R15.....too slow...can the manufactures modify the speed?cool outlook but no speed...sigh...so disappointed...

Vivek1725 thas good to see that you own this Yzf-125bike and it rides great.smileyThey don’t sell it were I live but I like that it has a sporty look I would like to ride it just to see how it feels.

Hello, I am a Tech Spe t in a MNC in Noida and a great byke lover, I am riding since the age of 9 and I am 29 today.
I have completed 4000 Kms on R15 and using it since a month.
I totally agree that when I first made up my mind to go for it, I thought it must be a something more powerful (when it comes to pickup).
But I would really say that its far more better than any other Indian Bike in the market.
Having used both Karizma and Pulsar .
And I will like to share my outlook;
1. I have travelled straight from Lucknow to Delhi having only two stays in between thats about 200 kms of non stop riding at a speed of 75-80 on avg. (coz of its DIasil cylinder and Forged piston, cilinder has 20% silicon which keeps it cooler than rest of the bykes.)
I dont think any other Indian Byke can do that, it will burn out and the clutch plates will cease.

2. It has given me amileage of 45 km/lt on highways and 38-40 kms/lts in City.I n which I have operated it around to 135 km/hr at times.Which means Its best in its class.
2. It has an awesome grip on roads, its not important for a bike that it goes past 130-140 what is important its that how much safer it is to go to that speed. Toy can really feel safe at speeds of 120, the byke will not skid when applying brakes as that speed.
Some people say that it has narow tyres, they were specially made for R15, having soft rubber and different raddi, complete tubeless providing 3 times better grip that Pulsar and about 2 times better that Karizma in my view.
Before riding this I loved Karizma, coz it was better than Pulsar, but those two feel to be pieces of srap of primitive machines when comapred to R15.
Dont check the speed and pickup. Ride it above 120 km/hr you will forget about the price and comparisons.

SEEN THE BIKE.DINT LIVE UP TO MY EXPECTATIONS THO...AND THE BIKE IS DEFINATELY OVERPRICED FOR 1,10,000...AND THE REAR TYRE IS PRETTY THIN THAT IS WAT KILLS THE WOLE SPRTY LOOK OF THE BIKE.OVERALL ITS A NICE BIKE BUT NOT WORTH 1,10,000 FOR SURE.

ITS LAUNCHIN ON THE 12TH OF JUNE IN CHENNAI.SHUD HIT PUNE(F U LIVE IN PUNE) BY THE 13TH OR 15TH.AND THE COST IS APPROX 1,10,000...

IT IS A COOL AND SEXEY BIKE WHICH EVERY YOUNGSTER WOULD LIKE TO RIDE

IT IS A COOL AND SEXEY BIKE WHICH EVERY YOUNGSTER WOULD LIKE TO RIDE

Guys..No doubt the looks f the bike are killing...but the engine is 150CC...so beware..If u wana see this bike..then rush 2 Kamla Nagar..Delhi!!Ths beauty in blak is waiting4u!!

superb bik

its superb bike...............or nothing.
whenever it release plz inform me.......
i like to buy it.........

vn dis sexy byk ss gng 2 launch nd vt is d cost???

vts d cost of dis sexy byk nd vn it ss gng 2 launch finally???

what will be the cost of R15?

IT DOMINATES ALL THE BIKES IN INDIA

this bikes gonna tear apart karisma limb from limb

Will post atleast a dozen pictures in some days, as I have had hands-on experience of the bike (courtesy-my dad in Yamaha Motors)...well, for all you getting hot abt this machine..lemme tell u, this machine is not that mean as its ’R’ pretends to be..will share the detailed specs soon

hey guys its gonne b released in the may end n its 22 bhp n 150cc bike cool

can u send me some images of yamaha r 15 plzzzzzzzz my id is ridhimadil@

The bike is expected to give a handy mileage of around 35 in city conditions(according to bike india).The bike will cost around 85000-90000.The bike will be a bit small for tall riders and is expected to be 125-135 kg. in weight.

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