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Big shoutout to .anshuman for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

The Yamaha stall looked a bit crowded...
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...perhaps it was due to the R15 v3 launch:
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Also on display were a bunch of helmets and other accessories:
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The Yamaha M-Slaz Concept

The concept bike is finished in a black and grey paint scheme with red highlights:
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Yamaha calls it their 'ultimate extreme street' bike concept:
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The rear end looks sharp - there is a big gap between the underside of the seat and the wheel. No mud guard, but the rear tyre gets a small hugger at the front:
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The placard:
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MT-09 Tracer

The MT-09 gets an 850cc 3-cylinder motor:
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Blue shocks and wheel rims add a contrast to the white and grey body:
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Also attached were these aerodynamic looking side boxes:
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The bike has a fat rear tyre; gets clear lens tail lamp and indicators:
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Short under body exhaust opens on the right side:
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The Yamaha MT-10

Futuristic looking MT-10 gets neon yellow rims:
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Tank, front mudguard and the side panels are finished in a cement grey shade:
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Rear end looks more subtle than the front:
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The bike gets a low mounted digital console:
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The chassis of the bike is 60% same as the one of R1, with the stiffness changed to suit this unfaired bike:
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The Yamaha MT-09

The MT-09 gets a dual-LED headlamp up front:
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Looks like a regular bike from this angle, nothing funky to grab attention:
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F-A-T rear tyre. The pillion (if you manage to convince someone) gets only a small strap to hold on to:
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It gets a 3-cylinder 650cc engine:
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The Yamaha FZ-S FI

First up is the FZ-S Dark Knight edition:
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It gets a matte grey colour with gloss black mudguards and headlamp cowl:
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The seats are split in two, with the one for the pillion located higher; split grab handle is finished in a silver shade:
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A black stripe runs in the middle of the tank:
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The bike gets a digital console and a straight handlebar:
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The FZ-S (rear disk brake version) is displayed in a dark matte blue shade:
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Changes are limited to the rear disk brake and a slightly revised rear mudguard (It houses 2 circular orange reflectors):
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The Yamaha FZ25 & Fazer 25

The FZ25 gets a striking shade of blue:
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It gets a single cylinder 249cc engine good for 20 BHP and @ 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm @ 6,000 rpm:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1135412304x1728.jpg

The Fazer 25 is the fully faired version of the FZ25:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1136142304x1728.jpg

The display bike is finished in a matte red shade:
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The rear gets clear lens tail lamps and indicators:
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The Yamaha Fascino

On display was this funky Fascino. It had chrome mudguard and front cowl, light moss green body panels and bits of gold and silver highlights:
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It also had matching seat and handlebar grips:
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A more conservative looking Fascino:
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Two more shades of the same scooter:
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The Yamaha Ray ZR

The Ray ZR was displayed in many shades. Here it is in a green and grey combo:
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And a matter grey and gloss black combo:
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However, the blue shade looks the sticking of them all:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1137192304x1728.jpg

Also on display was the Street Rally edition:
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It gets a black, red and grey livery, coloured brake callipers and gold rims:
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The Yamaha R1

The company's flagship bike was also displayed:
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The Yamaha R6

The new R6 was also showcased. It is expected to be launched later this year. It gets a 600cc inline 4-cylinder engine.

The R6 gets many bits from its elder sibling - the R1. It gets a KYB 43mm fork, larger diameter front axle, more powerful front brakes, ABS, an adjustable rear shock and the tail section:
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The bike gets a restyled front end with LED lights, integrated indicators, a 50mm taller windscreen and a new aluminium fuel tank:
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Yamaha claims that this is their most aerodynamic offering:
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The redesigned seat improves ergonomics and helps eliminate wind noise when the rider is tucked down:
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The console consists of an analogue tacho with a 16,500 rpm redline and a digital speedometer:
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The KYB suspension offers easy preload, rebound and damping adjustments. Also notice the left hand side switch marked TCS - it allows on-the-fly adjustments to the 6-level traction control settings:
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The 6-speed gearbox gets a slipper clutch and an optional quick-shifter in the international markets:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1145562304x1728.jpg

The rear section is borrowed from the R1 as well. Suspension duties are handled by a fully adjustable, linkage-assisted KYB piggyback shock.
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The Yamaha R15 v3

The company has launched the new gen R15 for the Indian market at a price of Rs. 1,25,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike will be available in 2 shades - Racing Blue and Thunder Grey. Yamaha will also be selling a “Racing kit” of Metzeler tyres, Daytona muffler and frame sliders with the bike.

It borrows design cues from the R1:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1138442304x1728.jpg

The piano black cowl gets a windscreen attached to it:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1139201728x2304.jpg

The new YZF-R15 is built around a Deltabox frame:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1139082304x1728.jpg

The bike gets a new 155cc motor that puts out 19 BHP @ 10,000 rpm a torque of 15 Nm @ 8,500 rpm:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1138472304x1728.jpg

The engine also gets variable valve actuation. There are two intake cams - one each for the low-mid rpm and high rpm levels:
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It gets a dual LED headlight setup at the front:
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The bike gets an all-digital console with shift lights:
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It gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch:
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Rear tyre measures 140/70R17 and gets a hugger on the rear:
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The red and grey bike was also displayed:
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The Yamaha R3

The company has launched the updated R3 at a price of Rs. 3,48,000 (ex-Delhi). The bike will be available in two colours - Racing Blue and Magma Black. The bike now gets dual-channel ABS as standard.

The parallel twin 300cc engine puts out 41.4 BHP @ 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm @ 9,000 rpm:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-r3.jpg

The bike is more or less similar to the previous one except for the standard dual-channel ABS and Metzeler radial tyres:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-image-2.png

Yamaha also displayed a couple of their motorsport bikes

This is Johann Zarco's #5 Moto GP bike:
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No 46, The Doctor needs no introduction:
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The Moto GP bike of Valentino Rossi looks to be from the 2014 season. It was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo as well:
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The bike gets slick racing tyres:
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Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1141112304x1728.jpg

No headlight, just a vent at the front:
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All digital display sits in a carbon fibre housing:
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Only the absolutely necessary buttons makes their way to the handlebars:
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It gets an Akrapovic exhaust. Also notice the carbon fibre bits:
Yamaha @ Auto Expo 2018-img_20180208_1143222304x1728.jpg

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Not at all impressed with Yamaha here.

The R3 ABS seems like the only saving grace for them. The R15 v 3.0 is a disappointment.

Expecting 1.25 lakhs for a 150cc motorcycle? I never got the idea of 150cc sports bikes, but had high hopes from the R15 v3.0, especially considering the fan following it has garnered. But this is plain stupid by Yamaha.

I don't see a reason as to why anyone would buy an R15 over the FZ-25. You get 100cc more and more torque as well. Its only the looks of the R15 that give it the upper hand.

Additionally, the international R15 gets ABS, USD forks and the likes. Conveniently missing on the Indian Version.

Yamaha has lost focus here. Taking the Indian market for granted is going to cost them dearly.

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I don't see a reason as to why anyone would buy an R15 over the FZ-25.
R15 is a proper riding machine and among one only two available in the mass market. Its not a commuter bike anyways, although people used to buy it for that reason when it was the only proper faired bike available.

FZ25 is a totally different machine. More VFM commuter and more for everyones taste yes - but not a direct comparison between these two.

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Yamaha has lost focus here.
Isn't the bike more focussed than ever before with the addition of a slipper clutch? Should make it fun around corners.

Not that ABS and USD forks is available on FZ25 as well anyways.

PS - Not a Yamaha fan though. I just find all of their bikes rather soul less. Personal quirk.

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R15 is a proper riding machine and among one only two available in the mass market. Its not a commuter bike anyways, although people used to buy it for that reason when it was the only proper faired bike available.

FZ25 is a totally different machine. More VFM commuter and more for everyones taste yes - but not a direct comparison between these two.

For example -


Isn't the bike more focussed than ever before with the addition of a slipper clutch? Should make it fun around corners.

Not that ABS and USD forks is available on FZ25 as well anyways.
I partly agree with you. Comparing the two bikes might not be the best thing to do.

But think about it this way, if the R15 is the ultimate riding machine, something that even I feel it "deserves" to be, then why not go the whole hog and throw in everything you have. Things like USD forks should have been standard especially considering that the pricing is not something anyone would call competitive.

Guess Yamaha is just lacking behind now. The KTM Duke 200 has taken riding pleasure to an all new level IMHO although it has its own flaws. (lacks ABS, short 6th gear etc.)

Even I am not a Yamaha or KTM fanboy. Don't own either of these.

As i mentioned before, 150cc sports bikes are beyond me.

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Whatever happened to the Aerox 155 that was caught in the spy pics in Jan? Is Yamaha holding back?
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I don't see a reason as to why anyone would buy an R15 over the FZ-25.

The R15 is a track oriented bike. Offers so much more on the track than what an FZ-25 can. The masses may not buy it for the track, but it offers significantly more poser value than the FZ25 as well.
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Whatever happened to the Aerox 155 that was caught in the spy pics in Jan? Is Yamaha holding back?
I was wondering the same. Was it not displayed at the expo?
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I don't know what is VFM if Yamaha R15 is not. What else do you expect for that price? That chassis/suspension combo is as good as it gets, is not as bland as Hondas usually are and looks very good I must say.

I recall a saddle sore attempt [finished successfully] where the R15 rider finished an hour ahead of an R1 rider, so comparing a 650 dual sports bikes to an R3 isn't going anywhere, you get what you pay for.

I don't think a 650cc rider will disappear [on our Indian highways] and an R3/RC-390/Ninja-300/400 rider will struggle even on straights. Need I mention why those riders got themselves those diminutive machines and not the all conquering 650's?

I like bikes which excel at one purpose and is more focused and involving rather than doing all things at once, jack of all trades one bike maybe, but it sure is master of none. Sure, it is different strokes for different folks, so dropping it here.
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Why would they not launch R15 with ABS given that the regulations are going to kick in soon? I want to choose between FZ25 and R15 but both do not have ABS. I can't wait till the regulations to kick in. Disappointed.
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I like bikes which excel at one purpose and is more focused and involving rather than doing all things at once, jack of all trades one bike maybe, but it sure is master of none. Sure, it is different strokes for different folks, so dropping it here.
And what does the R3 excel in?

Comparing to the likes of an RR310/ RC390 for instance, and taking the prices into consideration?

R15 yes - it is a motor cycle made to corner. I think they got it right once again. Cant expect more because already people are questioning the price.

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Why would they not launch R15 with ABS given that the regulations are going to kick in soon?
They have time till April 2019.

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