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2012 Yamaha YZF R15

We are tired of posting news of the upcoming Yamaha R15. Tired because the new bike has been long due and prospective buyers are frustrated waiting for it. Now Vaibhav Saigal has managed to spot the bike yet again in the NCR. The latest image showcases the R15 in red colour and looks similar to the ones spotted before. Now its almost certain the new Yamaha R15 will be getting a significant power boost, otherwise Yamaha won’t test the bike for so long to ensure engine reliability. There is a fat chance that the new Yamaha R15 could get a boost in displacement to 165cc (similar to the big bore kit offered as part of Yamaha Racing Parts). Another school of though suggests that Yamaha is adopting a new 250cc motor, bringing the R25 to our shores. However with no concrete information available from the Japanese motorcycle maker, we will have to continue to wait, watch and get all the more frustrated.


The new Yamaha R15 was expected to be long ago but now rumours suggest a 2012 Auto Expo debut, pushing back the launch way further. Power is expected to be around 22 PS, which along with the light body of the R15 will make it a rocket on our roads, literally. The new tail section will make the R15 more appealing, with split seats and LED brake lights. What waits to be seen is how Yamaha plan to position the facelifted R15 vis-a-vis its biggest competitor, the Honda CBR250R. Will the company play the value game or offer more power, better handling and R6 looks to woo the buyers away from Honda camp?

2012 Yamaha YZF-R15

Edit – Video Added

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  • bharath

    hope the final product is worth all the wait. 22 ps on a 131 kg bike is awesome.!

  • bharath

    and who is this vaibhav saigal? how does he get to spot the new r15 again and again?

    • ninu

      Gud question Bharat. even i am curious how only he cud manage to capture spy pics again and again.

    • Anish

      lol!!! May be he keeps waiting on the streets of NCR for the glimpse of the bike!! :P

  • Dinesh

    Already we saw the current R15 performance in the track with the increase in the performance it will really rock the Indian roads.

  • anindya bhattacharjee

    the bike is confirmed to show up in 2012.but who is vaibhab saigal.evry tme he is thr whnevr the r15 shows up.ths is suspcs.either he knows an inner pesn or he is jst pretndng to be da 1 who always cme on da way of da r15. if u hv sme thng informtve thn disclse,coz pple are countng on u

  • vijay
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