Yamaha R15 Version 2.0: Official images, details and complete lowdown

| September 6, 2011 | 199 Comments

 

Coverage and images: Nitin Gupta

Yamaha Motor India have launched the refreshed R15 today and christened it the R15 Version 2.0. The bike has been priced at Rs 1.07 lakh and is available in three colours. Stay tuned as we bring to you dozens of more pictures and a lot of other data in this post. Here we have listed the salient features of the R15 version 2.0, followed by the official images and then the official press release. Keep refreshing as we keep adding more images and other elements.

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•    Priced at Rs. 1,07,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
•    Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colors
•    New Engine Control unit (ECU)
•    New  drivetrain unit
•    Long aluminum swing arm
•    wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear)
•    split seat
•    LED taillights
•    new-design middle cowl & tail cowl
•    R15 branding on the Exhaust can
•    New exhaust pipe
•    Improved aerodynamics (4% better)
•    Sportier riding posture, less commuterish than the previous version
•    New seat design enhances seat grip while the bike is bent over
•    A more rigid clutch axle shaft than the existing type has been adopted, for better gear shift feel
•    Better throttle response
•    The wider 130mm radial rear tire and 90 mm front tire
•    Larger 220mm rear disc brake
•    New 5 spoke alloy wheels
•    New design for the mudguard and saree guard
•    5 Kg heavier than the previous bike, weighs 136kg
•    ?Avalaible across 400 main dealers and 100 sub dealers
•    Pillion seat a lot more comfortable according to Yamaha
•    Torque is up to 15 Nm @ 7500rpm from 14.4 Nm earlier
•    Wheelbase increased from 1290mm to 1345mm
•    Seat height increased from 790mm to 800mm

Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 technical specs:

 Yamaha YZF-R15 version 2.0
Overall Length × Width × Height 1,970mm x 670mm × 1,070mm
Seat height 800mm
Wheelbase 1,345mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Kerb Weight 136Kg
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder layout Single cylinder
Displacement 149.8cc
Bore × stroke 57 × 58.7mm
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Maximum output 17 PS/ 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting method Electric Start
Lubrication type Wet Sump
Fuel tank volume 12 liters
Fuel supply Fuel Injection
Ignition type T.C.I.
Battery 12V, 3.5Ah (10H)
Head light Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W X2
Primary / secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.133
Clutch type Wet Multiple-disc
Transmission type Return type 6-speed
Gear ratios 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd=1.364,
4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84
Frame type Delta box
Caster / trail 26° / 98mm
Tyre size (Front/ Rear) 90/80-17 / 130/70-R17
Brake type (Front/ Rear) Hydraulic, Single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension (Front/ Rear) Telescopic / Linked type Monocross

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Press release:

India Yamaha Motor today launched the YZF-R15 version 2.0 – a 150cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke fuel injected bike. The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is a new model that has been developed under the concept of a “Graded Up R15.” While maintaining the proven ease of handling of the existing R15, the R15 version 2.0 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements are borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The new bike is priced at Rs. 1,07,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available in Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colors.

Yamaha zips ahead with the launch of the YZF-R15 version 2.0

New Delhi, 6th September, 2011: Cementing its foothold in the premium segment, India Yamaha Motor today launched the YZF-R15 version 2.0 – a 150cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke fuel injected bike. The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is a new model that has been developed under the concept of a “Graded Up R15.” While maintaining the proven ease of handling of the existing R15, the R15 version 2.0 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements are borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The new bike is priced at Rs. 1,07,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available in Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colors.

The R15 version 2.0 has undergone changes as compared to the present YZF-R15 in the specs of the Engine Control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, a long aluminum swing arm, wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear), split seat, LED taillights and new-design middle cowl & tail cowl.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, CEO & Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor, said, “Having witnessed the tremendous fan following received by the existing YZF-R15, we are very excited about the launch of the YZF-R15 version 2.0 which promises to deliver greater performance and enhanced features. Seeing the trend, the market for premium bikes in India offers immense scope as this segment consists of people who are looking for performance characteristics.”

“The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is an upgraded version of our flagship bike YZF-R15 and is designed keeping in mind the comfort as well as the thrill of a sports ride. The YZF-R15 has been continuously gaining ranks in the hotly contested premium segment since its launch 3 years ago and we are sure to repeat the same feat for the new version too. With the festive season round the corner, we expect the new model to be an instant hit amongst biking enthusiasts”, he added.

Based on the “Graded Up R15” concept, the development focused on the two main areas of body styling and sporty performance, and an array of optimum features were adopted throughout the machine to make sure that customers enjoy the thrill of a refined and impressive body styling in the supersport image with the newly designed middle cowl, tail cowl, split seat, LED taillights, new exhaust pipe & silencer specs. The newly designed middle cowl features improved aerodynamic performance at higher speeds – the aerodynamic resistance value is 4% better than that of the existing YZF-R15.

The R15 version 2.0 also sports the first aluminum swing arm in the 150cc segment in the Indian market and has a truss structure that enables greater rigidity while improving handling in the turns. The new seat design enables a better feeling of seat grip in sporty riding. Also, “low front, high tail” design enables a riding posture that is well suited to both sporty riding and everyday riding around town.

The new ECU control and drivetrain unit specs ensure that riders enjoy improved off-the-line acceleration and high speed performance. The silencer protector has also been newly designed in a way that adds cadence to overall styling. It adopts a carbon-look pattern on the surface as well as a model nameplate to add to the high-performance image and the feeling of quality. To improve the feeling of clutch operation, a more rigid clutch axle shaft than the existing type has been adopted. Furthermore, the pulley that serves as a medium between the throttle wire and throttle valve has been changed to a perfect circular type to improve the linearity of the throttle action and thereby achieve better response. The wider 130mm radial rear tire and 90 mm front tire impart reduced roll resistance, high-speed cornering stability and improved handling performance. A larger 220mm diameter rear disc brake has been adopted to achieve a better balance with the new rear tire size and ensure good braking power.

Another interesting aspect of the bike is the mud guard and sari guard attached to the swing arm which enhances the exterior design product value. The new design of 5-spoke cast wheels achieves the necessary strength balance while creating a sense of lightness at the same time.

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  1. Satyaveer Gurjar says:

    yamaha r15 is rockzzz…

  2. yamaha r15 new verson very attractive…

  3. Buenas cuando llega a colombia esta maravilla..

  4. Te están ignorando faca jejejejeje!!

  5. Jeet Das says:

    I like r15.I am buying a R15.

  6. Aman Chawla says:

    awusm bike yes yamaha……………..

  7. Samuel Raj says:

    its really owesome.

  8. Jawad Sultan Bapy says:

    ki re kinbi naki.

  9. its jus awesummmmmmmm.

  10. Lungwa Thuley says:

    people say version 2 is goin to be banned in nepal.. but that doesnot matter with me.. coz I love riding limited edition bikes.. when I got blue one I was supposed to be fond of red one but now a days I love my own blue colour…

  11. Shashank Yadav says:

    so sexyy

  12. iiiiiiiiiii likeeeeeeeeeeeee itttttttttttttttt.

  13. Next week Its you Baby.

  14. Oieh Shahab Jih …Yeh toh Ekkkdummm Zhaaka hai :D

  15. Nice bike acordng to INDIA……….
    Nd m also gong to buy it vry soon………..

  16. Kishan Adhikari says:

    muji dami cha.
    bike ta

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  18. Athul Baiju says:

    mesmarsing

  19. Superb! I will buy it soon…

  20. suprb………………………..

  21. Mahi Jat says:

    the best & best blance.

  22. Rich Peace says:

    the best bike in india.

  23. have a plan too buy this ride.

  24. this bike is very powerfull. I like this bike.

  25. Athul K Raj says:

    nxt itz u darling.

  26. Akash Raj says:

    This is my dream Biike…..yaaaaaaaaa.

  27. Vivek Thakur says:

    jst decided to buy it in june month…….g888 byke….

  28. 2nd Choice After Fazer :)

  29. Alok Jyoti Bal says:

    ooooooooooooooooooooooo

  30. Aayan Thakur says:

    I lov e dis bike.

  31. best bike to take a girl on ride.

  32. Jose Gregorio Aponte Perez says:

    bonita moto

  33. Addy Prince says:

    i, ll get it soon.

  34. Chetna Dhurve says:

    awesum……………………

  35. but in view if performence and milage the credits goes to HONDA CBR 150R………ONLY LOOK AND GOES TO YAMAHA R15 VER 2.0…….

  36. ultimate bike yes yamaha.

  37. Rajesh Jha says:

    tu nahi manayga salay

  38. superb bike dude……………… I already buy ths one nly awesome…….

  39. Madhu Sunchu says:

    myy favvv r15…..

  40. Kushal Sinha says:

    lukin she…………………amazin byk wit great perfomncel.

  41. Tanushree Nayak says:

    Add a comment…

  42. awesm bike 4 me….

  43. I got atleast in june 2012…

  44. Jai Deep U says:

    black colour yamaha pakka bike.i do nt miss it'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''.

  45. Prank Brayn says:

    r125 is too gud..then r15 2.0…..

  46. Amit Gautam says:

    real bike

  47. Yousuf Jamil says:

    My dream…………………:)

  48. I'l be riding her very soon…

  49. Must be Dream Bike for almost e/one.

  50. Fazer Fz says:

    hola. quiero el precio en Peru para comprarla.

  51. eso es lo que yo tambien espero

  52. my fevorite bike suppop.

  53. Karthi Keyan says:

    MY DREAM BIKE RI5V2.

  54. Yes Yamaha…….. best bike, I will get it soon……..

  55. Ummer Farooq says:

    nice bike, nice look, awesum bike………………………………………………………….. and the best bike.

  56. I like it this I wl get it soon.

  57. Raghib Arfi says:

    awesome bike…

  58. Aman Verma says:

    nice bike

  59. Sadakat Khan says:

    looks very attractive.

  60. I like this bike aweusm.

  61. Tanmay Patil says:

    Finally got my dream bike… awesome bike. :D

  62. is awesum….. BYk..n ilove my byk r15….

  63. Vishal Nanda says:

    chup be o …..dekhi humne teri gadi .. har 3rd day garaje par lagi rehti hai ….

  64. chup be sale vo tumhare vajese kabhi kabhi vobhi tum log sale grate ho isiliiye

  65. kay re teko yamaha ne advtise ke bhe pise diye hai kya .

  66. Vishal Nanda says:

    toh hum kya haath andar dalkar parts nikalte kya. jo tere gadi k andar k parts sab tute huye hai…..

  67. Vishal Nanda says:

    iskiliye bolte pure paise bharkar gadi liya karo..

  68. ha na plastic ke gadi saleeee……….

  69. Arush Once says:

    So costly

  70. Abhijit Banerjee says:

    superbbbbbbb……

  71. Sahil Gupta says:

    I love it.

  72. Sahil Gupta says:

    soon …. i will have this one .

  73. Kumar Jack says:

    Lovely byk, I will get this,

  74. Vicky Cool says:

    tz week.im getting my new R15.

  75. amazin byk wit great perfomncel.

  76. Sahil Gupta says:

    I luv itttt.

  77. next month…bike urs and key ll be with me..!!!!

  78. Kiran Hegde says:

    another one with me…….;)

  79. petrol by sharath…!!!!

  80. Vineel Gautham says:

    my r15 ver2.0 rockzzz.

  81. RAJU DA YOUR LOOK IS A SALMAN KHAN

  82. Anonymous says:

    Yamaha R15 iz best bike

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