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Old 9th July 2008, 23:56   #1
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There i was !! standing on the gates of a Yamaha dealership in New Delhi , of course it was a B E A U tiful day for me as a sparkling new blue color R15 was getting readied for me , this dealership was Almost 160 kms away from my home in Muzaffarnagar in UP , and i was equally happy and worried as i was alone for this trip back home , soon the bike was ready and the dealer handed it over to me , was a moment of joy because everyone on road was staring my bike which was looked stunning in the bright sunlight.

After a small prayer in my mind both for me and my new bike , i twisted the key in ignition and watched as the tacho needle swept past 12k limit and returned back to zero ( needle and other tell tale lights looks gorgeous , especially at nights ), i removed the stand and ATLAST ! the bike was between my legs !!! I checked my overall stance, brake and gear lever positions and pressed the starter button , the smooth sound of engine filled my ears , although some might feel a bit let down by the sound at idle range , but you would surely enjoy it in the higher rpm range , more on that later , i shook hand with the yamaha guy and took off.
The big gain buying it earlier is that you are amongst the first guys on road to have such a nice bike and people keep on guessing and staring at the bike , some might even follow or come closer and shout - " Bhaisahab which bike is this ?? Have u imported it ?? Arrey !! just 150 cc?? " , i just wanted to run away from those people to a lonely road where just me and my dear bike would be there , the bike was running smoothly , here i must add that after sitting on R15 i feel it looks almost half as bulky as yamaha R1 and the front fairing and rear view mirror looks wide , lots of screws and nuts can be seen on the fairing , but the yamaha guyz have don a splendid job here , every portion on this bike is so tight fitted that leave alone any noise , i couldn't even feel any vibration in the BIG front portion of R15 , the view of rear view mirrors is brilliant and not even a mosquito can fly behind you without being spotted.

Once i got on open roads , my heart was laughing out loud , she felt so relaxed and smooth , many a times i felt i had stalled the engine , but every time i twisted my wrist to check , i got a warm reply from the bike as if it was saying ' don't worry mate ! i'm awake ' , i was advised by the yamaha guys that i should not take the tacho needle past 5k for the first 1000 kms , at first i was obeying the guidelines , but soon my heart wanted to break the rules , and i went for it , soon the tacho was touching around 7k regularly and the bike was zipping past other vehicles around at 90km/h , but to my surprise ! the bike was still so smooth , as if there was at least a 250 cc engine bolted on , i felt if i try , the bike could easily cross 100kph mark.

It took around one hour for me to cross the national capital region , and after that , i was on an open highway to muzaffarnagar , here i got extra cautious because there is absolutely no sense of traffic in UP , cars could zip past you at around 120 - 130 kph with just millimeters of gap between u and them , and u might just stop and check whether that car had ripped your jacket from the elbow or it was a narrow escape ! after riding for around two hours , i had to admit that R15 was not made for long journeys , actually on the bike, you sit on the same pose as on any big supersport bike which is not a relaxed position , many of us would admit , so just to pull the story along , i had to make three stops to cover around 165 kms , and as i reached my small city muzaffarnagar , BOY !! was i looking just like 'SHAHRUKH KHAN' ??? (LOL) !! every pair of eyes was focused on me and my bike , as it was the first in around 80kms area !! WOW !! even those sweet eyes were focusing a fool like me ( i didn't want to call myself a fool , but i'm just an ordinary guy ) , my neighbours congratulated me and asked " ye yamaha R1 hai na !! ( actually i have 4 other imported bikes upto 400 cc and i had convinced everybody that this time i'm going to purchase an R1 ! , so they got fooled , but i corrected them and the same day , as i reached home , i was caught severely by fever , which lasted for around 12 days , and my beloved bike stood waiting eagerly for me to get up on my feet , and now i'm enjoying every evening with her , as i said in the beginning, engine sound is muffled and bike is quiet at idle speed , so many of us would be disappointed , but friends , this bike revvs happily and dosen't mind at all to be in the hard range of 7 to 8k range of tachometer all the time , the engine makes a lovely sound around at 7k rpm , different from any other bike in india , apart from superbikes , so i'm a happy R15 owner and wish good luck to all 'going to be' owners of R15,
Happy Riding .
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Sajid, Congrats on your purchase. Drive safe and be very careful.

I know how the traffic in western UP can be -- I was born and grew up/lived in Meerut for 25+ years so know it very well

Do post some pics of your bike and you looking like 'Shahrukh Khan' .
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Congrats Sajid on your new bike and a nother R-15 owner.I am sure many people will get this one and do post pics and also your initial ownership report. Drive safe buddy and enjoy on your new ride.
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Congratulations Sajid for the new R-15. Enjoy the ride. Ride safe.
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thanks a lot khan bhai , sure i would take care , and will post the pics soon
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Congrats Sajid for your new bike.

Drive safe and Enjoy the ride.



BTW that had me in splits for long

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ATLAST ! the bike was between my legs !!!
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...ATLAST ! the bike was between my legs !!! I checked my overall stance, brake and gear lever positions and pressed the starter button , the smooth sound of engine filled my ears , although some might feel a bit let down by the sound at idle range , but you would surely enjoy it in the higher rpm range....
Simply_sunny, agree/ I was in splits on reading the above sentence.

Just remove the word 'bike' from the sentence and then read it again...
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sorry guys ! my bad !
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sorry guys ! my bad !

hey Sajid,that was funny but never mind,we understood what you wanted to convey.


What about some pics now ?
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Congrats! It looks like this bike is going to turn the fortunes of Yamaha in India atleast.
How about some pictures !

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After a small prayer in my mind both for me and my new bike , i twisted the key in ignition and watched as the tacho needle swept past 12k limit and returned back to zero
But what wonders me is this:
You took the engine to 12K on the first day ?!
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But what wonders me is this:
You took the engine to 12K on the first day ?!
Like the P-220 or any other sportsbike, the bike performs a check of all the electricals during start, during which the tacho needle goes to the limit and comes back. The engine needn't be on at that time.
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Another R15! Wow! Looks like a growing breed. Congrats Sajid, and put up some nice pics.
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cheers: congrats sajid33 a.k.a Shahrukh
a very touchy write up there.have fun, ride safe..
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Congratulation Sajid for R15

Post some pics and more about the braking and handling.

Ride safe
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thank you guys ! i really feel my own real brothers are congratulating me and are advising me , i promise you all to be the nicest person on the road .

@ aaggoswami - the bike performs a routine check up of all the electricals when u first tiwst the key , it also includes the radiator fan in R15

@ maxj2005 - the braking and handline is awesome man! the really feels relaxed on the roads especially corners , even if u get around 50 or 45 degrees on the corners
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