Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Yamaha YZF-R15

Drawing on 10 years of YZF series development with a new fuel-injected engine and Deltabox frame The new YZF R15 invites you to “enjoy riding”.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement: Single cylinder
Displacement 149 .8cc
Bore x Stroke 57×58.7mm
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Maximum power 17PS / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting system Electric Start
Lubrication wet sump
Engine oil capacity 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity 12 liters
Fuel supply system Electronic fuel injection
Ignition system T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.000
Clutch type Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
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 Deltabox Frame
Caster / Trail 26° / 100mm
Tire size (Front / Rear) 80/90-17 / 100/80-17
Brake type (Front / Rear) Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Headlight 12V35W / 35W+35W


Overall length x width x height 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1,290mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Dry weight / Curb weight 120kg / 131kg

Official Yamaha Website : Yamaha R15

Feel of the bike:
The bike is small (Believe me, I am only 5'6" tall and yet it feels like I have the world's height to control this bike :P), sporty and gives you a very different feeling when you sit on it. The clip on handle bars are low and make you lean forward. It takes time to adjust to the bike but you can adapt to the stance very easily unless you are lean back kind of rider. The ergonomics of the bike which Yamaha proudly claims are from the state of the art R1 shows the effect as soon as you rev up the bike. The bike picks up speed smoothly and puts you in control. Braking is even better, thanks to the ergonomics, even under hard braking you would be in a great control of the bike.

Its very easy to the lean the bike and the bike won’t disappoint you in those sharp twisties too. The gears feel great and you can ride up to more than 40KMPH in the first gear itself, 2nd can be pushed to 65KMPH.

Colours available:
* Black
* Racing blue
* Red (Recently added)

PS. Don't wear jackets or Pullover while riding this bike. It gets easily scratched in the fuel tank. So better to put sticker or never wear the above apparels. :(

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