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Old 14th June 2008, 23:52   #526
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Its going to be fantastic on the track for sure. But the main worrying factor for me is the high rpms in which both power and torque peak.

Wonder how the performance will be in normal spirited driving in the city?
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Correct! The indian road conditions can make any vehicle plying on it, a mess.


@balenopower:
Yamaha does manage to produce bikes with high build quality but then what about A.S & S ? What about the spare parts availability and cost ?

At crazy driver its perfectly geared which makes good for city driving as well as highways.

@ aaggoswami - Can you imagine how much i paid for the brake pads for my Karizma? i paid Rs 1400 for brake pads on a bike which is being produced since the last 5 years.And even after paying that kind of atrocious amount i get to here " Not in stock". This is with a famed company like Hero Honda.

yamaha is going to come out with a lot more Service centeres.With them getting the R1 and the MT-01 which are going to be serviced here as well i dont see a problem servicing the R15.Agreed it might take some time but with a company like HH still struggling with the zma, i can def give yamaha that much time.
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Old 15th June 2008, 00:43   #527
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Launched today at a price of 97K as seen here
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Old 15th June 2008, 00:45   #528
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@ aaggoswami - Can you imagine how much i paid for the brake pads for my Karizma? i paid Rs 1400 for brake pads on a bike which is being produced since the last 5 years.And even after paying that kind of atrocious amount i get to here " Not in stock". This is with a famed company like Hero Honda.

yamaha is going to come out with a lot more Service centeres.With them getting the R1 and the MT-01 which are going to be serviced here as well i dont see a problem servicing the R15.Agreed it might take some time but with a company like HH still struggling with the zma, i can def give yamaha that much time.

Agreed to your point. I had to come to blows with bajaj service center.
Thats why went in for Suzuki bike. They are excellent.

Your point is valid that we must give more time to Yamaha. Problem is that in case of HH's main bread-and-butter models, you wont get the reply " Not in Stock " generally. But Yamaha is aiming at these r 15 bikes as their main stream bikes for india.

You didtn like whey you were informed that brake pads were not in stock,well then image what will be the plight of Yamaha r15 owner when he hears this.

I am not against it, but first they should have built a better backbone for supporting their customers. HH is one of the better examples. You atleast will have more than one dealer if experience is bad with one of them.


EDIT: Thanks m-Power.

97K showroom price means more than that on the road. P220 now has some serious competetion!

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Launched today at a price of 97K as seen here
Thanks Mpower,

So now all we need to is wait for the first ownership report as all speculations on price have ended.

Thankfully Yamaha has atleast been able to judge that the Indian market does have psychological barrier at Rs 1 lakh.
I believe the price would cross the barrier "on road".

Wishing Yamaha all the very best for this bike.

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Old 15th June 2008, 01:21   #530
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A rather dumb question!

Why is this bike touted as ZMA and Pulsar 220 killer? Is it really that fast? At least the specs don't scream so. It probably handles much better, but what makes it fast? Or, faster than ZMA and Pulsar 220?
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All due respects to your seniority on this forum RX sir Do you still have that RX135 with you.
If yes you already know the answer. Yamaha can do it.
In case its no, Dont you miss your RX???
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i paid Rs 1400 for brake pads on a bike which is being produced since the last 5 years.
Arent the brake pads " Nissin " made in Japan?? The same brand which you find on the CBRs. Atleast the OE on CBZ is.
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sir,

two things. Nissin etyadi all make in india, and def not the same one on the CEEBEER! afaik that is.
and FWIW, in cost of an OEM disk pad, you can put an ASK brand one (75% life, 15% cost) and live happily ever after. Add a SS braided brake line and you're way ahead!
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hey guys..

for all thoose who missed it on tv.. here's the review from cnbc



cheers!
Very nice review.

Gurus - What does "This bike is 4/10ths quicker to the quarter mile than its nearest competitor" mean?
And is the P 220 its nearest competitor? Or is it the ZMA?
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I saw the bike review on Overdrive show and Car and Bike show etc.

The company claims the bike to be faster than other bikes belonging to the category above it, owing to the lesser power to weight ratio and the superior technology. The handling is claimed to the best in class.

I do not like the big front fairing and huge fuel tank, little overdone. The front tyres look puny. I plan to go for a bike at the end of this year and this bike is a main contender.
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A rather dumb question!

Why is this bike touted as ZMA and Pulsar 220 killer? Is it really that fast? At least the specs don't scream so. It probably handles much better, but what makes it fast? Or, faster than ZMA and Pulsar 220?
16.8 bhp with a 120 kgs kerb weight..Do the maths buddy
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Very nice review.

Gurus - What does "This bike is 4/10ths quicker to the quarter mile than its nearest competitor" mean?
And is the P 220 its nearest competitor? Or is it the ZMA?
i guess it means in a quater mile drag race the R-one five will beat the zmz/220 by .4 of a second... is that correct guruji's?
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16.8 bhp with a 120 kgs kerb weight..Do the maths buddy
AFIK, 120kgs is dry weight and not kerb weight.
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AFIK, 120kgs is dry weight and not kerb weight.
Yes, its 131 kgs. 120 kgs is the dry weight!
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I do not like the big front fairing and huge fuel tank, little overdone. The front tyres look puny. I plan to go for a bike at the end of this year and this bike is a main contender.
R15 styling is too good but those tyres are too skinny! cost cutting? or to extract better mileage perhaps! I would surely get fatter rear tyres on.
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