I’ve got my five. Bring on yours.
Style – The new R15’s styling is slick. There are no two ways about it. With stylistic references to its bigger brothers; the R1 and the R6, the new R15 is a looker. There’s even a ram air intake that nestles in the midst of those sharp LED headlamps.
The most powerful 150-cc motorcycle in production – With a heady 19 BHP from its new 155-cc engine, the R15 V 3.0 becomes the most powerful of its kind in the world. Ain’t that something to boast about? And oh, it also revs to a giddying 12,000 clicks, while featuring something called VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) that allows for an even smoother power delivery.
Slipper Clutch – The new R15 features a slipper clutch, a feature that’s unheard of in this segment. It’s clear that the new R15 doesn’t mind a track day or two, and even on the road, Yamaha wants us to ride it hard without worrying about a twitching tail while downshifting aggressively.
USD front forks – The upside down telescopic front forks should improve handling and feedback over the outgoing model.
Deltabox – The Deltabox frame that forms the skeleton of the iconic R1 and R6 models was always present on the R15. It continues to be in the V 3.0, with its unique construction making it as strong as conventional steel frames, yet lighter than them by almost 40%.
Sure, those are special things, but the current R15 is already very expensive as compared to the other options. With all the new tech, it’s only going to become more expensive. Also, with the introduction of the FZ25, Yamaha will find it all the more difficult to position the R15. I wouldn’t find anything special with that bike until Yamaha prices it aggressively, and by that I mean, less than INR 1 lakh ex-showroom. At the end of it, it’s the performance that matters and it’s simply not there as compared to what is available by spending a little more money.
Smashing motorcycle. I doubt the FZ250 will dent the sales figures of the new R15. The R15 is a completely different motorcycle altogether and will have its segment of buyers. Hope it sets new benchmarks in performance.
because its YES YAMAHA <3 #Vr46 legacy 😉
2) Power(in its segment)
3)Top notch parts(USD,deltabox)
5) True R series DNA(even more then R3
Though fz250 and R15 are in different segment ,fz250 looks staid in comparison but will reserve judgement till proper test drive of both.
Whatever you say makes complete sense to all those riders who ride in the city . For those of us who have that extra bit of cash for a track day or two would have no problem with paying a little extra for such a focused bike .
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