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Old 6th January 2012, 14:14   #1
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Default R-One-Five v2.0 gets me back to two wheels (Yamaha R15)

It was a car which got me into team-bhp.com. Been 5 years from then and now it's time to get back into Biking.

Scene 1 : I am an avid follower of Yamaha Bikes. 8 Years back when I had to buy a bike I went to straight to the Yamaha showroom and saw there were not much options other than the Yamaha Fazer with those bug eyes. Yes, those were the first to go out to be replaced with after market headlights. Yamaha RXZ was very enticing and it was right there to be bought but it looked like there were last few left in the stock after which they would stop selling them. Anyway, the Fazer came home and I knew it was not a performance vehicle so I went ahead making it worse by putting some alloys, thicker tyres etc. Never regretted the ride although always wished Yamaha came up with something better soon.

Scene 2 : Wedding bells rang and it was time to move on to a car to portray that family image and come out of the dating days. Glad that my membership got approved in team-bhp and I was greeted with plethora of information. Zeroed down on the Swift and that's something that still adorns my Garage gleaming even after 5 years.

Scene 3 : Yamaha launched the R15. Ah, time to get back into biking but there were things that held me back. To be specific, the designing cues. Waited for quite some time and almost convinced myself to pick up the Red and White v1.0 R15. First thing first, went to a good helmet shop and bought a red and white Cross helmet. Waited for a month hoping to see something change and Presto. Scoop images of the new R15/R125/R17/R200 etc etc. There were no end to speculations. Seeing scoops of the images I decided to go for it when it releases. Never in my distant dream that I thought that there will be a lag of around a year from scoop images to release. Mid-2011 (Guess so) came the real thing out of the wraps. I was convinced to go for it although it was a good thought again to wait for the launch for the real specs.

Scene 4 : The launch was done and it was 2 months without any major issues reported across forums. Reviews came in nice and happy although the wish for the bigger engine remained. Never the less, Late October I went and paid 1K INR as the booking about to Perfect Riders in Bangalore for the delivery in Mar2012. That's my birth month and I thought of gifting myself something for a change. I was in no hurry for the bike. The sales man was surprised and said, "This is the first time someone is asking us to delay the delivery." Nobody in the family knew about it as there would be lots of debate which I loved to duck through. My wife whom I really wanted to surprise as she is more interested in bikes than cars got to know about it as she saw a message from me to a friend asking about the v2.0. Well, when I said family; I meant her Once she knew, it was in the open.

Scene 5 : Late Dec2011 I got a call from the showroom saying that as per priority list, my bike was ready for delivery on 5Jan2012. Would I u be interested to take it or should we assign it to someone else, was the question. Suddenly gifting myself on my birthday and all started sounding so very stupid. Yes was the answer. Went to the showroom, made the payment and was all ready to take the delivery on 5Jan2012. Being a lucky day because of a festival celebrated in South, my in laws were very happy with the date. My parents being aligned to the number 5 were also happy. Having both sides happy is a rare things hence it suddenly made so much sense to collect it on that date itself. My wife had a requirement of the numbers to be added to 9 and for that there was some extra payment. We hope to get the number quite similar to the car.

5Jan2011 : The night before I took out my long forgotten Cramster Jacket, Cramster Gloves and the Helmet which was destined to be used sometime soon. And now is the time. I went for work in the morning and asked my wife to pick me up at around 1600 hrs to take me to the showroom because the delivery was expected at 1630 hrs. All was set till I got a call from the showroom saying that the bike is ready to be delivered by 1400 hrs itself. I could pick it up anytime from then. If I could pre-pone the buy couple of months before, why not few hours too. Asked my wife to come over earlier, went to the showroom and there it was. I had seen v2.0 in the Red and White shade before but it was the first time for my wife to see this in flesh. She was thrilled and I thought I was the only person excited. My 22 month young son was all excited too. He wanted to sit in the bike and once he sat, he just did not want to come down. Ah, so a biker he is too While the fit and finish always allured me to this bike, this time the design cues also helped. The look alike carbon fiber tags were a good addition too.

The bike was delivered, the pre-delivery check list extracted from various sites was checked and I was now ready to hop on. Wife left with my son while it was now time for just me and the bike. The moment that I was waiting for. Hopped on the bike and I was greeted with quality all over. Glad I stick to Yamaha. Put the key to ignition position and there came the self check. Can't be more happy to get a delivery with 0.0 kms on the Odo. Pressed the thumb to give life to the engine and there it was. No major fiasco and it sounded just how a 17 bhp engine should. Being a Yamaha user it did not take time to get used to the gear pattern. 1Down-5Up. I moved ahead and was continuously being reminded of the fact that I was running on 1 ltr of petrol. I had marked a Shell Petrol pump on the way and that was my next stop. On the way I realized that this bike still has the "new bike" on the street feel. I could not save myself off the question, "Kitna deti hain". I had to politely reply that I just bought it and I hope I do not finish off the only liter of petrol in the bike to really know the mileage. Reached the Shell petrol pump and was greeted Namaste followed by the question of Super or not. Super it is and a tankful never sounded better with a 800 INR bill. Being away from bikes for so long the first mistake I was doing is to stop the indicator after the turn. Abhishek, it does not have a cancellor. Realize that. What I loved was no A-Pillar, B-Pillar or C-Pillar. What you see is where you see. Carried on my return to home and it was so very difficult to keep it within 4K RPM. Although it is allowed to 5K RPM within the first 500 km I kept myself to 4K RPM which gave me a max speed of 55km/hr in the 6th gear. This sure is a high revving engine. I had heard this many a times and now I am facing it. Whatever change these guys have done to the ECU, you can really ride without missing out the torque in a traffic oriented Bangalore too. Enough to spring out and slow down. Ah, yes. Slow down; the breaks are immaculate. Spot on is the word. Somehow as a package this bike gives you a lot of confidence on riding. The gear was sharp with no mistakes in slotting in. The neutral is easy to achieve as is with most of the Yamaha bikes. Yes, I know, I am biased to this brand.

Enjoy the pics for now and I promise a detailed review to follow. For now it is a long painful run to 1000 km after which I can ride it as it is supposed to be ridden. Before I sign off for now, let me quickly tell you that this bike is a riders bike and not really for the pillion.

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A perfect 0. Could not have been a better sight on delivery

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If only he had longer legs and arms, I am sure he would have flicked it out

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The badge that makes it look really smart

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And this is how version changes are done

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Streamlined

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This might see projector lights

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As I said before, Quality rules all over

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Love the look alike carbon fiber touch ups

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God bless my bike

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Yeah checked, I am all good

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Old 6th January 2012, 14:24   #2
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Yalaa sabaa Abhishek

It is destiny that perhaps I am the first one to congratulate you on your dream come true to be a biker again. Do drop in sometime to show your "PRIZE" ( the added incentive is that I get to ride your machine )
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Old 6th January 2012, 14:30   #3
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Yalaa sabaa Abhishek

It is destiny that perhaps I am the first one to congratulate you on your dream come true to be a biker again. Do drop in sometime to show your "PRIZE" ( the added incentive is that I get to ride your machine )
Consider it done. Buying the bike was the first step to getting back to the groove. Riding it as it should be will be the next step
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Congrats on your acquisition Abhishek. Looks good in this shade of red and white. Now with the fatter rear tyre and changed designing at the rear, it looks even more killer!! All the best and wishing you many happy miles with the bike!

PS: Is the rear tire a low profile radial like the one on the FZ?
EDIT: Dont see the saree guard in the pics. Did it come off on the day of delivery itself? (mine did when i was taking delivery of the FZ as well as the RTR180)

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Old 6th January 2012, 15:08   #5
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Congrats on your acquisition Abhishek. Looks good in this shade of red and white. Now with the fatter rear tyre and changed designing at the rear, it looks even more killer!! All the best and wishing you many happy miles with the bike!
Thank you Abhinav. I agree, while performance for a 150 cc was never questioned, this version has also silenced the critics on the design cues.

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PS: Is the rear tire a low profile radial like the one on the FZ?
EDIT: Dont see the saree guard in the pics. Did it come off on the day of delivery itself? (mine did when i was taking delivery of the FZ as well as the RTR180)
No the rear tyre is not a low profile one like the one on the FZ.

The saree guard, now that you pointed it out, it never was delivered with the bike Guess they knew it's not going to stay on for long.
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No the rear tyre is not a low profile one like the one on the FZ.
That is a good move as it can take the potholed roads as well a little bit of stony roads without an issue. With the FZ it was always a problem as the fear of punctures or bent rim were very high.

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The saree guard, now that you pointed it out, it never was delivered with the bike Guess they knew it's not going to stay on for long.
Well that's surprising. Wonder how they got it registered without it as its a requirement by law to register the bike (though it wont stay on for long on the bikes )
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This is the only bike whenever I see it I always want to own it so badly - I just want a 250cc so badly - why doesn't Yamaha bring out a bike which is 250cc !! They make such beautiful bikes.

I love this red / white version. Beautiful.
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Congrats mate! The bike looks so rich and magnificent. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in flesh a few months ago and found nothing really to dislike. Its quite perfectly proportioned and a perfect tool for the track. Do take it to the tracks and enjoy!

Ride safe! Hope you invested in a good set of riding gear.
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Hearty congratulations to you abhisheksircar. Paint the town red and ride safe. Have fun and keep updating us on your experience. All the best
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EDIT: Dont see the saree guard in the pics. Did it come off on the day of delivery itself? (mine did when i was taking delivery of the FZ as well as the RTR180)
Could not make it out in the pics but saw it in flesh, the saree guard is in place nicely camouflaged.

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This is the only bike whenever I see it I always want to own it so badly - I just want a 250cc so badly - why doesn't Yamaha bring out a bike which is 250cc !! They make such beautiful bikes.

I love this red / white version. Beautiful.
Thank you. I totally agree about a 250 cc in this one. This frame truly deserves a 250 cc.

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Congrats mate! The bike looks so rich and magnificent. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it in flesh a few months ago and found nothing really to dislike. Its quite perfectly proportioned and a perfect tool for the track. Do take it to the tracks and enjoy!

Ride safe! Hope you invested in a good set of riding gear.
I agree, it looks much better in flesh than in pictures. Proportionate is the right word.

I plan to take it to Chennai sometime later. My riding gear is a legacy one coming from Cramster used in my riding days. The Cross helmet is something I bought more than a year before I bought the bike Details in the loooooooong post.

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Hearty congratulations to you abhisheksircar. Paint the town red and ride safe. Have fun and keep updating us on your experience. All the best
Thank you. With this bike, it is indeed possible to paint the town red ! Will surely keep you all updated on the experience.
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The bike looks hawt Abhishek!!!! A 250 cc engine would have been more appropriate for its stance and style



And those tyres look yummy. Can you have a look and tell what is the model name of the front and rear tyre?
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Took me a while to figure out which bike it was from title, finally did! Congrats on the bike! It looks absolutely stunning! Ride safe.

PS: Is there a way to shorten that rear mudguard which covers almost half the rear wheel and looks a little out of place on the otherwise stunner of a bike ?
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Beautiful write up and indeed an amazing machine. All the best with you new love. Expecting a lot more from you in terms of riding experience.
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Your bike looks really hot Congratulations on the same. I saw a Black R15 the other day and I was smitten. It looks brilliant with the full front fairing. Going with the majority in here, Yamaha should focus on plonking in the 250cc in it and price it along with CBR. I, for one, would have definitely went with this one.
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The bike looks hawt Abhishek!!!! A 250 cc engine would have been more appropriate for its stance and style

And those tyres look yummy. Can you have a look and tell what is the model name of the front and rear tyre?
Thank you. The tyre specs,

Front : MRF Nylogrip Zapper FY1 90/80-R17
Rear : MRF REVZ-S 130/70-R17

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Took me a while to figure out which bike it was from title, finally did! Congrats on the bike! It looks absolutely stunning! Ride safe.

PS: Is there a way to shorten that rear mudguard which covers almost half the rear wheel and looks a little out of place on the otherwise stunner of a bike ?
Thank you. There is a way out to shorten but it involves the crude way of cutting it off. No unbolting and all. Somebody has already tried this and the pic is available on the net.

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Beautiful write up and indeed an amazing machine. All the best with you new love. Expecting a lot more from you in terms of riding experience.
Thanks man. A write up is something that I can surely promise. Will keep the forum updated on the progress. As of now, it is 120 km on the odo with no real effort to burn miles. Usual usage. This weekend I plan to go out for a short 100 km ride to just get the feel of it on the high way.

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Your bike looks really hot Congratulations on the same. I saw a Black R15 the other day and I was smitten. It looks brilliant with the full front fairing. Going with the majority in here, Yamaha should focus on plonking in the 250cc in it and price it along with CBR. I, for one, would have definitely went with this one.
Totally agree, a 250 on this one priced around 2 lakhs would have definitely lured me to move up from the 150 cc.
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