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Old 29th May 2008, 03:12   #346
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power & pricing have been a big let down, to the expectations not Yamaha!
Yamaha is Yamaha, its gonna be a out of the crowd kind bike for sure.
I dont think i'd buy it though, would have if it were 20 BHP & 80K. I was seriously considering it before.

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Old 29th May 2008, 10:21   #347
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Same here. It was on the radar till the news about power output has come out. Will wait to hear in more detail about the specs before making a final call. Maybe even wait for a full road test by the auto mags and guage the initial response.

For now, it does look like a dampener.
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Old 29th May 2008, 10:34   #348
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Check Motoring India. They dissected the R15 pointing out some slick engine/cooling/suspension features first time on a 150 cc in India. After that I agree that this bike is sheer value for money at 80k. esp when you consider pulsar/kartizma prices.

OT - By the way how come there isnt a good thread on the Kwacker 250?
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With 1lakh price tag, its out of my budget. maybe they would reduce later.
I am looking a like in around 80k


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Old 29th May 2008, 11:34   #350
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OT - By the way how come there isnt a good thread on the Kwacker 250?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-ktm-duke.html (Bajaj to launch Ninja 250 and KTM Duke).

Not a dedicated Kwacker 250 thread but it is discussed here.
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Old 29th May 2008, 15:21   #351
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wow i just saw people curse 17bhp for 1lakh. last time i checked the karizma churned out 17bhp from a 223cc engine and was priced at around a lakh. last time i checked there were plenty of zmas on the road too!

now 150cc 17bhp doesn't sound like a lot, but bhp isn't the only thing that matters - it's bhp/ton which is more important and i've a strong feeling that this yam will take on zmas and P220s quite easily on that front. also there are other factors like how much of that 17 bhp is at the wheel (some is lost BTW) in comparison to the other 2 bikes. then there's engine refinement. i'd like to test ride her first, before i pass a judgement saying that she's under powered.
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Old 29th May 2008, 17:27   #352
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Forget everything else, the R15's *looks* deserve more than 17 BHP. Disappointing to see such a low power output on what is one of the best looking 1 lakh rupee bikes.
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A big letdown. More than Ek Peti for a 17bhp bike is not good news. I too was expecting it to be a minimum of 20bhp and the price would have been justified to some extent.

I was keen to swap my pulsar for this one had it been priced in vicinity of 90K and ofcourse with 20bhp of power
please dont comment by the bhp!!!
if you all know about CBR 150, it has similar numbers as the R1-5 / R15.

@Avi, you should have thought about swaping after having a look at the puny R1-5/R15.

BTW, the CBR 150 if assembled in India would cost around one lakh and I remember reading some where ( i think in a auto magazine) that its the bike which should be available in India.

Yamaha R1-5:(source xtorq.com)
Yamaha R15 get ready india! EDIT...now launched at 97K-tabs5cri5.jpg

Honda CBR150:(source asiatradingonline.com)
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while both of them are good lookers, i feel the R15 looks better than CBR150. (but if both are available in India, i would prefer the Honda, also i feel the CBR150 has a comfortable riding posture; i am a bit tall at 6'2'')

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Old 29th May 2008, 18:07   #353
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^ @kkr2k2..
The 1st pic is not of R15.. It is the R125..
R15 is made for India and looks much simpler than the R125.
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^ @kkr2k2..
The 1st pic is not of R15.. It is the R125..
R15 is made for India and looks much simpler than the R125.
yes sir you are right, i didnt see the the label on the bike so keenly and mistook it for R15.

SORRY FOR THE GOOF UP.

Here is the correct image of R15:
Yamaha R15 get ready india! EDIT...now launched at 97K-bikes4sale.in_yzfr152.jpg
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Visited Yamaha lifestyle store today in Pune. They don't yet have R 15 on display, no publicity material either. Guy out there told me that it will e launched on 20th June in Pune. The booking might start around 14-25 June though. Interestingly, though he didn't reveal BHP figure he mentions that it *will be* higher than 18 BHP. He argued that P220 can reach top sped of 135 and is 20BHP and R15 will reach top speed of 145 - so for 6 speed transmission and 4 valve engine, it has to be more powerful - that' his hypothesis. Again, we are speculating...but I am happy that way because that means (hopefully) it will be around 20-22 BHP. Let's keep our fingers crossed! Don't from where that Chennai guy got 17 BHP figure!

- Manish

BTW, the store did have R-1 and MT-01 on display, MT-01 looks damn sexy man!!! Wow!! They also have some nice riding gear..but lady there told me that it s not yet for sale. :(
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Well, with the replacement of their ex-CEO (I guess his name was Tomotaka Ishikawa, he was moved suddenly overnight because Yamaha thought he committed a blunder by making it public that Yamaha had lost their plot in India by running after 100cc commuter machines), the one who had devised all these 'India needs true blue Yamahas' launches, expect anything.
India Yamaha Motors (er... whatever!), has once again shown to move to its wrong roadways by once again reviewing Alba and G5. Or lets hope that this was an 'J-I-T' move to stay abreast of the market competition.

Anyways, I wouldn't be now surprised to see a 17bhp, or rather, a not-expected underperforming Yamaha R-One-Five. I'd be the first one to be dejected like hell though!

Just prayin that Yamaha don't go astray again...
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Well, with the replacement of their ex-CEO (I guess his name was Tomotaka Ishikawa, the one who had devised all these 'India needs true blue Yamahas' launches, expect anything.
Guess what he is doing right now?

He is a full time adviser to Bajaj India! Hoping for Ninja 250 comes out earlier than they mentioned.
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He is a full time adviser to Bajaj India!
Yup!
Also, very few is known about what the hand shakes between Yamaha and Bajaj was all about...
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only if the rear tyre was not so gay i would have got one too
Does it need a wider rear at all, even if it does then its not too difficult to fit a wider tire.

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Visited Yamaha lifestyle store today in Pune. They don't yet have R 15 on display, no publicity material either. Guy out there told me that it will e launched on 20th June in Pune. The booking might start around 14-25 June though. Interestingly, though he didn't reveal BHP figure he mentions that it *will be* higher than 18 BHP. He argued that P220 can reach top sped of 135 and is 20BHP and R15 will reach top speed of 145 - so for 6 speed transmission and 4 valve engine, it has to be more powerful - that' his hypothesis. Again, we are speculating...but I am happy that way because that means (hopefully) it will be around 20-22 BHP. Let's keep our fingers crossed! Don't from where that Chennai guy got 17 BHP figure!

- Manish

BTW, the store did have R-1 and MT-01 on display, MT-01 looks damn sexy man!!! Wow!! They also have some nice riding gear..but lady there told me that it s not yet for sale. :(

Tht MT - 01 is already sold to a certain Mr.Darukhanawala
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