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Old 25th March 2008, 11:01   #151
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Right...most things are not yet disclosed. June 2008 release and price around 1L is something that Yamaha representatives mentioned during Auto Expo in New Delhi.
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I gotta admit that the R15 looks awesome.....I actually thought its a superbike at first glance!! We are always talking about bigger bikes in India (600cc upward), but this is where the real action is. I applaud Yamaha for introducing premium features in a segment saturated by econo-bikes.

Show 'em the way, Yamaha.
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Old 25th March 2008, 11:22   #153
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The actual name of the bike is not R15 (R fifteen) but it is R1-5 (R one-five). Got this from some TV program covering AutoExpo.
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I gotta admit that the R15 looks awesome.....I actually thought its a superbike at first glance!! We are always talking about bigger bikes in India (600cc upward), but this is where the real action is. I applaud Yamaha for introducing premium features in a segment saturated by econo-bikes.

Show 'em the way, Yamaha.
Right!!! Just waiting for actual launch of the bike. The wait is painful man...and then there is dilemma. This one or RTR Fi, or should it be baby Ninja if it's below 2L. Decisions...decisions!!
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yeah I am also waiting for this launch!! hope comes soon.
painful long wait
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The difference in the quality of build and style is for you to see. A 125cc yzf is built so well for developed markets, whereas in India what we get is a bike designed for India.

Well Yamaha wanted to bring in 150cc bike and they did not have it in their portfolio, so what they do? Design one for India. And how do they do it? Give us R15. And how does it fair along side a bike in a lower segment for developed market(yzf-125) build wise? You know the answer.

I agree R-15 will be marginally better than the Hunks n gladiators we are getting here but is still way below world standards. And we thought Yamaha r getting serious about Indian market with giving youth what they want. In a way they are. And I am sure these bikes will sell.

But for me? I would rather save for a year more and get my hands on ninja-250 which is top notch quality wise than buying something that is made for Indian market.
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This information has no official source, i read this information on various sites
Yamaha YZF-R15
The Bike Chronicles of India: More Pics/Photos of the Yamaha R15 clicked at the "Yamaha Bike Station"
The Bike Chronicles of India: Whats so Special about the Yamaha YZF-R15..??
YAMAHA-MOTOR-INDIA

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[Update]
Official Specs
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Engine: 150cc Liquid-cooled 4 stroke Single cylinder 4 Value Fuel Injected
Tyre: F 80/90 17 inches tubeless
R 100/80 17 inches tubeless
Brakes: Front & rear disks
Fuel Tank: 12Litre
Dimensions
Wheel Base: 1290mm
Overall Width: 670mm
Overall length: 1995mm
Overall Height: 1070mm
Ground clearance: 160mm
Source :yamaha-motor-india.com


This looks like a Beast, it would surely, give other run for their money.

Great going yamaha

but isn't fuel tank small?
As the bike is not FE friendly


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The difference in the quality of build and style is for you to see. A 125cc yzf is built so well for developed markets, whereas in India what we get is a bike designed for India.

Well Yamaha wanted to bring in 150cc bike and they did not have it in their portfolio, so what they do? Design one for India. And how do they do it? Give us R15. And how does it fair along side a bike in a lower segment for developed market(yzf-125) build wise? You know the answer.

I agree R-15 will be marginally better than the Hunks n gladiators we are getting here but is still way below world standards. And we thought Yamaha r getting serious about Indian market with giving youth what they want. In a way they are. And I am sure these bikes will sell.

But for me? I would rather save for a year more and get my hands on ninja-250 which is top notch quality wise than buying something that is made for Indian market.
Very rightly said brother...I do accept that the 150cc liquid cooled Diasil single cylinder engine is a long step for mankind in Indian motorcycle scenario but as far as the design aspect of the bike is concerned there is a lot of distance to travel before one may come to compare the R15 with the likes of R125 left alone the Godly R1...The new Ninja 250 on the other hand was not specially designed for India so end of the day it turns out to be a much much better bike sans the gizmos like digital speedo, projectors, etc.

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Just read on the web that the bike will be released in June 2008 and Orion motors in front of forum mall, Bangalore have started the advance booking for yzf- r15. Can people from Bangalore please confirm?

For reference please check the web:
Autocar India Forums: when is yamaha going to launch yfz r15 & fz15 ?
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Just read on the web that the bike will be released in June 2008 and Orion motors in front of forum mall, Bangalore have started the advance booking for yzf- r15. Can people from Bangalore please confirm?

For reference please check the web:
Autocar India Forums: when is yamaha going to launch yfz r15 & fz15 ?
How can they start advance booking if price is not yet known?
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One of the drawbacks for the TVS Apache was its size, people complained it to be smaller than its 150cc counterparts.

I have seen the size comparative pics of R15 with a rider in some other forum/blog. The R15 sure is a very small package something similar what they call as beginners bike in USA. Further read that its smaller than TVS Apache. Beat that!!
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One of the drawbacks for the TVS Apache was its size, people complained it to be smaller than its 150cc counterparts.

I have seen the size comparative pics of R15 with a rider in some other forum/blog. The R15 sure is a very small package something similar what they call as beginners bike in USA. Further read that its smaller than TVS Apache. Beat that!!
its good for people with Short Heights, as average Height of India make is 5.6 appox.
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its good for people with Short Heights, as average Height of India make is 5.6 appox.
So how many in here qualify for the armed forces physical test. You all are potential buyers of R15.
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blue color looks awesome, now if someone can get a test ride?
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