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Yamaha R15 V2 Launched At Rs 1.07 Lakhs – Live From Event [Updated]


New Yamaha R15 - Red Colour

Yamaha India has finally launched the new YZF-R15. Dubbed as the R15 Version 2.0, the bike uses the same 150 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, fuel injected engine which produces 17 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 15 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM. The Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 gets a slight price hike and is priced at Rs. 1,07,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). The engine is mated to the same 6-speed manual gearbox and the bike will be available in Midnight Black, Racing Blue and a Sunset Red colours. The new Yamaha R15 has the mud guard and sari guard attached to the swing arm while the 5-spoke cast wheels get a new design. The new R15 weighs 136 kgs, which is 5 kgs more than the old bike. The front sports 90/80-17 tyres, while the rear now sports wider 130/70/17 tyres. The old R15 had 80 and 100 section tyres at the front and rear respectively.

New Yamaha R15 - Midnight Black

The Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 features newly designed middle cowl, tail cowl, split seat, LED taillights, new exhaust pipe, new silencer specs and dual horn. The ECU control and drivetrain unit are claimed to be new and Yamaha says it gives better off the line acceleration and high speed performance. The newly designed middle cowl features improved aerodynamic performance at higher speeds (the aerodynamic resistance value is 4% better than that of the old bike) The new R15 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.

New Yamaha R15 - Racing Blue

The silencer protector has also been newly designed and adopts a carbon-look pattern on the surface as well as a model nameplate. A more rigid clutch axle shaft than the existing type has been adopted to improve clutch action. 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. A larger 220 mm diameter rear disc brake has been adopted to achieve a better balance with the new rear tire size and ensure good braking power. Yamaha claims the new tyres have low rolling resistance, so till we don’t test the bike we reserve our judgement on its performance. You can checkout the official website of the Yamaha R15 Version 2 here.

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Many were expecting an upgrade in the engine power but Yamaha decided to keep the similar engine for fuel efficiency reasons. Apart from that, some styling changes have been made to the bike which are very evident. For example, the side fairings have got slots for additional cooling of the engine. The incorporation of split seats give it a more sporty look. The rear tail-lights are LED, another welcome change. Also, the exhaust profile is a bit different from the old one adding to the dynamism. Overall, good cosmetic changes but Yamaha claims this to be a completely new bike which we feel is a bit overstated.

Are you happy with the R15 Version 2? Please post your comments considering prices have not increased significantly and nor has the power.

- Joy Chatterjee
Special Correspondent

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  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    The front looks exactly the same, and not those R6 types headlamps that were doing rounds on the internet. Same power, heavier, thicker tyres…means slight drop in performance.

    • fas

      Yes, but they have not increased the price much so I guess many people will still choose it comfortable over the Honda CBR250R.

      • Prasadh S

        @fas: Even though the price has not been increased, so is the power. so i guess u cant compare R15 as a Rival to CBR250R. More weight, broad tires leads to further drop in mileage..

        • fas

          Prasadh, whether me, you or any of us compare the R15 to the CBR250R or not, Yamaha is clearly positioning the R15 in the CBRs segment. See the pictures from the launch and you will see the same.

      • bikks

        price does matters to r15 fans i dont think so just matters is d power delivery and style ….fans know dat there is style but now they will know dat there is no power and no speed ….

        • http://www.starwalketzz.webs.com Roy Xavier

          u are rite….CBR takes the lead….The new R15 isnt any rival for CBR…but the true rival is coming closer and closer to CBR…. ya itz the all new PULSAR 250…..

        • fas

          Bikks, price matter yes. But if Yamaha had increased price by more then Rs. 10,000/- also with power increase, Yamaha fans would have accepted it with joy.

  • viswa

    same bhp with increased weight is really bad

    • fas

      Viswa, totally agree. 5 kgs in a bike is alot.

  • Sachin

    If it was just the cosmatic changes & ECU twicks than why was it taking YAMAHA so long to bring it to market?disappointed with this launch as we had high expectations.& what happed to ABS?

    • fas

      Sachin, no ABS at all. Not even as an option.

  • smijo

    YAMAHA BROKEN MA HOPES AN EXTRA PERFORMANCE IN BHP WOULD HAVE HELPED THEM :(

    NEW BROAD TYRES WILL MAKE DIFFERENCE IN MILEAGE

    VERY BAD THOUGHT BY YAMAHA

    AERODYNAMICS WILL BE GOOD BUT THE REAR SECTION WAT THEY HAVE SELECTED FOR INDIAN ROADS IS SOME WHAT 50-50 AND FRONT SCOOP IS SAME AS OLD WITH SLIGHT DIFFERENCE EITH THE COMBINATION OF FAZER

    I AM NOT SATISFIED V R EXPECTING MORE LIKE 250 R MORE THAN THAT BY YAMAHA :)

    • fas

      Smijo, your not alone, many are disappointed. Yamaha could have done so much more.

      • smijo

        HI FAS, I AM OWNING A CBR250R ,I WAS WAITING FOR 2012R15 MORE THAN 1 YEAR B4 THE NEW R15 SPECULATION HAVE STARTED

        THEN I GOT THE NEWS OF CBR WHICH HAS A RELLAY GOOD ENGINE AND A DECENT POWER . BUIYING A CBR FOR 1,60,00 IS REAL VALUE FOR MONEY FOR AN 250CC WHILE COMPARING WITH R15 :)

        I AM HAPPI WITH MA CBR :)

        AFTER THE LAUNCH OF R15 I AM THINKING THAT I HAD DONE A GOOD JOB BY BUYING MA “HONDA CBR 250R” :)

        • fas

          Yes Smijo, a very good decision made. Actually there were huge expectations from new R15.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    Expected Fireworks in Engine , but really disappointed. i watched the live telecast , they mentioned the new r15 will be top of Honda CBR250R.but most people will perfer honda CBR250 , instead of R15 v2. Onroad it will come around 1.27L.

    CBR250R – 1.60L
    But R15 v2 has the sexy look , that no other bike has in india.

    • fas

      k72, front wise it looks the same. Slight change in side design.

  • Hritik

    If this was the long awaited upgrade or we d say cosmetic update instead
    then I m really disappointed
    the power figures r exactly the same…all those tweaking of swingarm n ecu are nullified by increased weight so not some outright advantage over the old version
    May b they have improved low end responce but that’s not a big positive at all

    design is definitely a step up ,…..the bike now looks sportier n that wide rear is surely delight for poser boys (not sure abt the grip of that though coz old is phenomenal in grip even with skinny tyres n I think new one may hav sacrificed grip for looks)… I really like the Saree guard placement so thumbs up to that design time

    n ofcourse some points which i can’t overlook are-

    increased weight = less mileage (petrol prices r all time high n soaring constantly which i can’t overlook),
    the bike ‘s rear seat doesn’t seem practical to me (no offence my personal opinion) seats like cbr would better for pillion comfort

    • fas

      Hritik, what is the point in tweaking the swingarm, people want power not that much of handling.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    One more point , they should have this machine before itself. created more expectation ,but atlast no fireworks. the price comes around 1.13L sorry about that.

  • http://www.torqueinduction.com Pavan

    Everything except power has disappointed me. Thought there will be increase in power, but according to me because of new ECU there will be increase in mileage I guess.

    • fas

      Pavan, increase in mileage likely but weight might nullify it.

  • Hritik

    Also there was buzz that bike will b cheaper since most parts r locally sourced now n that benifit wud b passed on to customer…
    But they didnt …this was primary reason why i choose old model coz i wantd best quality parts in my byk n that brembo brake ( sam brand used in pulsar ) replacing nissin is downright silly
    i agree cost cutting cud b da reason but then why increasin price wen their is no perfmnce boost
    so in all i m happy tht i choose old model evn though i was aware tht new one is cmin
    the old one is proven model n is da best for indian road conditions
    i cant comment much abt usability of new model without riding it but one thing is 4 sure ,this is not da upgrade i was hoping for
    :(

    • fas

      Hritik, all rumours, Yamaha is trying to utilize the savings in cost to add to their profits.

  • bikks

    Yamaha just did a wrong not really happy with r15 v2 there was much needed torque and some increase in power but really disappointed from Yamaha i too had a r15 and was willing to buy r15 v2 for more power but Yamaha price had a no point of issue but really needed was d power Yamaha pls listen to people wat they want ……

    • fas

      Bikks, I guess they want to sell their racing kits.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    @fas: Come up with your comments … we are waiting …!

    • fas

      k72, what do I say. I am thoroughly disappointed. No increase in power, then why where they testing it so long and creating so much excitement in the minds of the enthusiasts. A person who buys the R15 rarely cares about mileage. The people who did not wait and bought the old one did a good thing. But more was expected specially when the KTM Duke 200 is expected soon.

  • Rayan

    I am really disappointed with the looks and specifications. I must say R15 old is better than this ****. I hate this extended mud guard as well. A total waste of time for me. I was waiting for this bike from start of this year. A total scrap bike and bikers will reject it. Go or CBR250R. Price does not matter when it comes look and performance.

    • http://www.starwalketzz.webs.com Roy Xavier

      U r rite… even i wasted ma time looking for this…

    • fas

      Rayan, on the positive, we know now they will launch a different 250cc bike :)

  • JD

    Yamaha played a cool game …and kept it’s both old and new customers happy by not adding any extra power for this new version as there were hardly any drawbacks of the older version …Even old r15 can be easily modified for this new looks …not disappointed at all the overall looks are awesome I am going for this one.

    • fas

      JD, looks are never the question. It is the power. Anyways congrats on your decision on buying the new R15.

      • JD

        Thanks fas !!some where you have to compromise

        • fas

          JD, I guess so. You can have the cake and eat it too :(

  • sid

    Not a very good upgrade because:
    – prices went up
    – mileage will go down due to fatter tyre
    – more aggressive styling mean more trouble for pillion riders, specially females

    I would still go for the old R15 and they should keep it for sometime to compare performance of both. R15 with a reduced prices to make a 10k apart segments would be a nice move.

    • fas

      Sid, they cant sell both bikes as the new version is cheaper to manufacture than the old one.

  • gokul

    there are some modifications in ECV….what will be the the modification????is it just a remap of program to take that extra 5 kg???/or anythig else????

    • fas

      Gokul, I think the modifications to ECU are to take care of weight and heavier rolling resistance of fatter tyres.

  • gokul

    please any reply…..fas are u there????

    • fas

      Gokul, I am here :) Replying to all your comments.

  • http://www.starwalketzz.webs.com Roy Xavier

    Why Why u did this to me….R15..I loved you so much and hoping for better and bigger results but but…..u failed me…

    It CBR ….I think better …. and up coming PULSAR 250….

    • fas

      Roy, it can be the KTM Duke 200 too for you.

      • http://www.starwalketzz.webs.com Roy Xavier

        u r rite….but how long…so for time been CBR rules….

        • fas

          Roy, I guess the upcoming 2012 Auto Expo.

  • Rohit

    Very disappointing!! No increase in power and torque figures. Also, v2.0 is available in three shades, yellow shade discontinued!!

    • fas

      Rohit, they have to reserve something for later, right?

  • Rohit

    Also, the price has been increased, it was expected that price will be less as the company has increased the localization.

    • fas

      Rohit, clearly Yamaha has chosen to add the savings in cost to its profit. Also, good thing for old R15 owners as their bikes resale won’t be affected.

  • Dnyanesh

    D mud guard and d price(if its 1.2k) has failed dis bike if price on road is 1.2k den i go 4 cbr 250 in 1.3k without abs.

    • fas

      Dnyanesh, CBR250R is Rs. 1.3 lakhs on-road? WherE?

      • abhisek

        Wel fas theres a union territory called Pondicherry where cbr retails for 1.34lakhs on road and 35-36k cheaper to on road cost in Bangalore.

        About this bike, the rear looks good but the big rear mudguard is a complete eyesore. Split seats do not look comfortable as alot of body parts seems to touch the thighs. Backlight is beautiful. No power output has crushed our expectations but we should not be overexpecting always.

        I have driven both cbr 250r and r15 and comparing them is complete unfair. cbr is a clear segment higher, 100ccs, 9PS more. Has better console, quality, engine sound, drive feeling. R15 just has better handling for nice roads and better FE. I strongly believe people will still but R15 becz of its FE advantage over CBR250R otherwise theres no comparision of this Honda now (unless Kawasaki reduces their price of baby 250R.Lovely bike).

        • fas

          Abhisek, I am aware of prices in Pondicherry. So won’t the R15 be cheaper there?

          • abhisek

            yes any bike is damn cheaper there. I didn’t read dnyanesh’s reply properly and just answered ur question.

  • http://www.motorbeam.com Joy Chatterjee

    @gokul:
    the modifications to the ECU are mainly to improve the mileage figures.

  • Adi

    Kerizma to ZMR, NO PERFORMANCE UPGRADE. ONLY CHANGE LOOKS. Same thing, old R15 to new R15(2.0) NO EXTRA POWER. WHAT EXTRA???? EXTAR 5 KG WEIGHT, EXTRA FRONT90AND REAR130 TYRE. ALSO EXTRA MONEY……UUUFFF HEART BREAK.

    • fas

      Adi, Karizma had a slight performance upgrade with the addition of FI. Also Karizma had addition of vital features.

  • vipul

    i am really not happy wid R15 2.0 becoz many were expexting a gain in power of 22 bhp..
    but the company has given the same power 17 ps
    i think many people will be unhappy becoz dey have lost there expectations
    y the company is focusing on mileage in these days becoz now a days guys are not seeing the mileage they want a good performance…
    i own and honda CBR 250R and expected R15 2.0 will be a nice competitor…
    but now no words to say…….!!!

    • fas

      Vipul, yeah many are very upset with no increase in power. I guess Yamaha has better plans with a 250 cc machine.

  • ed

    So many comments on the bike LOL good going guyz. BTW price is competitive if u compare quality & build both have their own pros & cons apart from the higher Cc for that matter a Karisma would be a better choice for the price it comes or a P220 even better ;) so does not really make a difference if you are satisfied with your purchase and what matters most is the JOY OF RIDING :)

    ALL THE BEST ….KEEP RIDING

    • fas

      Very well said Ed. It is indeed the joy of riding which matters most. All bikes can put a smile on your face as long as your an enthusiast who has a bonding with your machine.

  • Franzie

    tyre hugger is a disappointment.shld hav been removable 1. the one on old r15 looks better..it resembles pulsar 135

    • fas

      Franzie, I am sure you can remove the tyre hugger. It looks horrible.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    Rightly said fas… the hunger looks horrible.

    My perspective:

    *Overall look at the rear is skinny.
    *If the rider has Girl friend , he will be happy about it. Since no rear handle to hold on :-).
    *Good news for racing in track.
    *Mileage drop.
    *Sexy look in front and side.
    *Atleast change in Speedometer , will worth to money for new one.

    Overall na na na…… Old one rockzz…….

    • fas

      So true k72. The new one is nothing above the old one, atleast on the paper. Even the power to weight has gone down.

  • Maximum

    Hey Guyz, really disappointed with Yamaha for not increasing the horse power. I thought that they will launch a bike with atleast 19.5 to 20 bhp as its competitor the new CBR150R which has 19.5 bhp which is being sold abroad. Honda can now launch CBR150R bike with a very competitive price in India & be the segment leader. Now what we can do is wait for Yamaha to launch version 3.0 or maybe even 4.0 to get a power increase & that would be to late. Very disappointed in Yamaha.

    • fas

      Maximum, atleast 2 bhp they should have increased the power of the new R15.

  • Ignatius

    Hi guys …

    How u determine the bike as not per expectaion .. by mere looks .. initial comments of old R15 also the same ..
    But when u ride the old R15 .. then only u will feel the difference from the other bikes,.,..

    Same applies .. here too .. with modified tyres and revamped ECU .. we have to test the bike and then only we can come to conculsion for this bike …
    I request FAS .. please give us a Test ride review for this new R15 .. in a true sport mode…

    • fas

      Ignatius, we are trying to get hold of the bike and will give you the review asap.

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    The R15 was too high of a benchmark for its class….so high that even the bigger machines couldn’t match it in specific departments. Well I would agree with Ignatius about being too premature on the comments without having ridden one, though on the other hand I would agree with others too, coz even I feel that the final product didn’t justify the hype- at least the power front. Good rubber is a welcome addition- the earlier tyre looked too punny for this bike. At lesser or a similar price- people buying the new version can be happy with the improvements and as for the junta already riding the earlier version can also be happy as the power figures remain nearly the same- at least on paper ;)

    On the new design- it somehow wasn’t easy on my eye- as they have kept the front design the same and the rear has suddenly changed and shot skywards…the link breaks somewhere in between and the two ends somehow don’t gel well with each other from the side view.

    Anyways in the end, a good test review would showcase what leaps has the new version taken over the earlier one.

    @Fas: Fantastic reading and great pics…thanks for bringing all this to us.

    • fas

      Thanks Deepak for the kind words. The pictures were snapped by Joy, who attended the launch in Delhi.

  • fireandice

    see guys i never liked cbr250 looks ..yamaha r15 looks many times better than cbr250 ..
    1st of all i dont think u guys buy this bike for racing purpose .. looks ..gud mileage .. n sporty feel .. thts all is imp ..

    MY MAIN QUESTION CAN I UPGRADE MY OLD R15 TO NEW R15 .. IF YES WHT WILL IT COST .. N IS IT GOOD ? R THR ANY DRAWBACKS UPGRADING IT ??? PLZ PLZ PLZ REPLY ..

    • fas

      Fireandice, you can upgrade your old R15 to the new one but why do you want to add 5 kgs of weight?

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    ^^^I would suggest stick to your bike.

    As far as the looks go- I would say the CBR has a nice flowing design till the tail…look at it from any angle and it looks a big bike- thats not the case with the R15. I own neither- but I would say that the CBR looks like a small BIG bike, on the other hand the R15 tries to look like a big bike but suffers in proportions. But a great bike nonetheless!

    • abhisek

      very well said. CBR looks like a complete small sports bike. Just having twin headlamps and full body fairing doesn’t make a sports bike. Old R15 looks very small. New R15 looks bigger though.

      • fas

        Abhishek, I feel the new and old R15 look quite similar.

    • fas

      Deepak, the CBR looks big in pictures but the exact opposite in real.

  • gokul

    guys\
    i think ….. we have to wait for a test ride report before commence anything about the performence ….

    • fas

      Gokul, rightly said. A test ride should solve all problems.

  • gokul

    on paper it looks like no performance improvement …. but there are chances
    to get some ipmrovement with new ecu…and also yamaha claims samething about that as u can see on second para of this report{this page}

    • fas

      Gokul, on paper everything looks the same. Lets see how it is on the road.

  • http://www.motorbeam.com Joy Chatterjee

    @all:
    I will come up with the test ride report very soon for you all… :)

  • fireandice

    MY MAIN QUESTION CAN I UPGRADE MY OLD R15 TO NEW R15 .. IF YES WHT WILL IT COST .. N IS IT GOOD ? R THR ANY DRAWBACKS UPGRADING IT ??? PLZ PLZ PLZ REPLY ..

    • fas

      Fireandice, it will cost quite a bit. Around Rs. 20,000/- easily.

  • Mahindra

    Looks overall modified… Biggest con of rear wheel appearance to bike’s body now boast heavy wheel…. its good choice but price bit higher… anyways it will live up!!

    • fas

      Mahindra, people always wanted a heavy appearance at the rear.

  • Dinesh

    The looks of the bikes are good but no change in the power is something where all the Yamaha fans are disappointed. But the bikes new look is great and the aerodynamics have played well. But increase in the power would have put the bike right in the slot where people think value for money

    • fas

      Dinesh, I think Yamaha did not increase the power because it would decrease mileage and fuel prices have increased quite a bit recently.

  • GTX

    Though Yamaha being a Pioneer in racing, they are still doubtful about their performance machines being accepted in the Indian market ! Whereas TVS and Bajaj though being amateurs compared to Yamaha managed to start and compete new segments with their RTR and pulsar series. However expectations are always ruined for performance enthusiasts like us on Indian soil. Will have to further wait for Duke 200/RTR 250/Pulsar 250/GW 250/comet 250 ??

    • fas

      GTX, Yamaha might want to keep the R15 price intact and instead launch an all new 250cc machine.

      • GTX

        I hope that comes out with VTR 250

  • TARUN KUKREJA

    Yo..We are happy from the launch of YZF R- VERSION 2.0..Isure t will make the VTOOOOOMM..in the deluxe segment…or in the market..and guys we have to complete the ONE MISSION ONE MILLION…YAMAHA ROCKS…

    • fas

      Agreed Tarun but more power won’t hurt, right :p

  • k 72 Racing Team

    @fas: Start a post for the next wanted machine…. Great job to you and your team for updating the New R15.

    • fas

      Thanks k72. Will do so soon. I think something quick is coming soon, but not from Yamaha.

      • k 72 Racing team

        great to here this Fas…..Which company is in pipeline

        • fas

          k72, can’t really disclose yet as its not confirmed. However as soon as confirmation happens will let you know.

  • Anthony

    ECU can be tuned for either power or mileage or a blend of both.The old R15 was tuned for better mileage but the new R15 is tuned for quick accelaration right from the word go. This will help in better 0-60 speeds as well as better speeds when we are exiting from the conner in 3rd or 4th gear so that’s what they mean by circut riding.

    • fas

      Anthony, I hope so, because the way Yamaha is claiming the mileage of the R15 Version 2.0, it looks otherwise.

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    Fas, the CBR might look bigger in pictures than real, but in flesh too though it looks compact, it still has that huge appearance. The P220 and the ZMA might look bigger- but park it side by side and the CBR might seem compact and low- but real chunky :)

    • fas

      Deepak, Karizma looks much bigger, Infact it is indeed longer but the rear section of the ZMR looks tiny. The CBR has good proportions overall.

  • http://www.picasaweb.google.com/pulsurge Deepak Dongre

    Just to add, try to strip off the fairing of the CBR and still see how huge it looks, rather it looks so awesome. The diamond frame looks like a trellis…and it still retains that bulge look. I would say the CBR with a round headlight and minus the fairing would look a deadly naked bike. Whereas the R15 looks bare bones ones its stripped of its clothes.

    • fas

      Deepak, there are a few people in Thailand who have done that to their CBR.

  • GTX

    Fas, Any news about Mojo or Honda VTR 250 ??

    • fas

      GTX, VTR is expected but Mojo is completely out. It might never be launched. Mahindra is not able to cope up with Stallio, what they will do to Mojo-jojo.

      • GTX

        You are right really cant figure out what is up with Stallio ? but the specifications and details of Mojo with a good design really deserved a new segment altogether.

        • GTX

          Fas any new models expected in 250 cc category ??

          Apache, Pulsar, Suzuki, comet ??

          • fas

            GTX, Bajaj, Suzuki and Hyosung all to launch 250cc machines.

  • Jay

    Hello everyone….was wondering whether R15 V1 is still availble in market to buy since unhappy with R15 V2.

    • fas

      Jay, get in touch with your dealer. He might be having a few left.

      • Jay

        Thanks for reply jas, have already done that but was told r15 v1 has been replaced with new version and was told i would not be able to get old one in market anymore!!!

        • fas

          Jay, some dealers might not have cleared the stock of the old one, so you can get it from them.

          • Jay

            Thx fas fr reply….will try my luck if nt will hav to go with new one

          • Jay

            PThx fas fr reply….will try my luck if nt will hav to go with new one

    • Sanj

      nahi milega brthr mein ne bhi bht koshish ki pr khi se bhi old r15 nahi mila dats wy i bought p220

      • Vish

        Hey Sanj,

        I am planning to sell my old R15 pls let me know if you are interested…u can contact me on 9819980307..

        • ninu

          for how much… just give a brief info about your bike,,, like kilometers done, registration no.(at least first half), registration date & color.

  • JD

    Awesome modifications yar and ofcourse its the most powerful in the 150 segment & CBR costs you 50k more not a joke that is …but my concern is both have the same down payment that is 53k ….so a bit confused.

  • JD

    Awesome modifications yar and of course its the most powerful in the 150 segment & CBR costs you 50k more not a joke that is …but my concern is both have the same down payment that is 53k ….so a bit confused.

  • JD

    Awesome modifications guys and of course its the most powerful in the 150 segment & CBR costs you 50k more not a joke that is …but my concern is both have the same down payment that is 53k ….so a bit confused.

  • Jay

    Thx fas fr reply….will try my luck if nt will hav to go with new 1

  • Anthony

    This bike still doesn’t have a main stand.

    • fas

      Anthony, you can put your own main stand. We do a post which carried pics of someone adding a main stand on his R15.

  • Anthony

    Yamaha R15 2.0 bike still doesn’t have a main stand.

  • SARATH

    OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE

    • fas

      Sarath, everyone does it? Don’t they?

      • Sarath

        Yes Dude for some cosmetic make up we are paying heavily and they are making good money and make us look like fools dont think otherwise its only my opinion

        • ninu

          dear sarath, others are asking good money for their not so good bikes & even for pasting new stickers on age old bikes, they ask more money claiming it a whole new bike(read Hero Honda).. LOL…i think you got my point

  • http://www.bikeratheart.in Bikeratheart

    I am very much disappointed. Too many hopes I had bundled for the New R15’s engine (not only the shape).. I didn’t liked Yamaha’s idea for the new R15. I have now started waiting for the New Pulsar 250.. Else, I should better go for the Honda CBR now…

    • fas

      Bkeratheart, you can put the racing kit and fly.

    • Sarath

      Dude dont go for Bajaj instead go for CBR. Bajaj Bikes Sucks

      • ninu

        Bajaj bikes sucks only air, but other so called indian sports bikes sucks too much money from your pocket as well as in form of petrol also. compare apples to apples.

  • http://www.parinamika.org Adoksh

    When would deliveries begin in Bangalore?

    • fas

      Adoksh, by the 20th of this month.

  • Vish

    Hey Guys, I have the old R15 n planning to replace the old with the new version…Fas…what do u suggest should I go for the new one or should I stick to the old one…
    Further I have replaced the old exhaust pipe with exhaust used in circuit & drag race…got it couriered from Bangalore…with these exhaust the average has increased it gives me more than 35 kpl average and the tope speed so far touched is 147…

    • fas

      Vish, if you get a good discount on the old one, get the old one.

      • Vish

        hey fas,
        I didnt get you on teh below statement… (if you get a good discount on the old one, get the old one).

        So in the above do u mean if I get good discount I should replace it or not…

        and further if you compare R15 old nand new version which one is better performance wise…..

  • gokul

    bad news guys ……
    u cannot remove that extra mudgaurd like thing which attached with the saree gaurd coz it is molded with the rear mudgaurd…….check out this..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELPmegsE20

    • fas

      Gokul, that is really bad.

      • ninu

        Fas i think it is good for the riders behind you on our mud filled roads.

        • fas

          Ninu, I think the Impulse will be the only good bike for pillions.

          • ninu

            Fas, i m saying that removing the mudguard is not good for the other bikeriders who are driving behind you on the road because of our mud filled roads as tyres will splash all the mud, stones, water and dust behind.

          • fas

            Ninu, you are right but how many bikers tail gate other bikes?

    • yatesh

      so what if u can’t remove the rear mudguard….just take a saw and chop it off

  • Bob

    I’ve heard that R15 can be Upgraded,but the question is if it costs anything extra for the same!? And I’d like to know the EMI for CBR250r as well! Thanks!

    • fas

      Bob, EMI depends on your down payment. Anything can be upgraded but at what price is the question.

  • khan

    This time the r15 look is good but the bhp they supose to…..
    All things r good but my friend is n’t satisfy with this…bze his weight is to high he can’t check the speed.he was rdy to by the new r15.in the net it was fake that r15 got 22 bhp.my frd very happy:……..
    When it lunch my frd heart b……………………..
    But he is going to buy cbr250r nd I know that this bike can tolerate.
    His feeling about r15 is…………

    • fas

      Khan, he can modify the R15 for more power.

  • kumar

    watz de r15 v2 roadprice in bangalore ?

  • sandy

    iam 5.3″ can i look good on this bike. i love the new version of r15

  • Jay

    Hello
    I have seen r15 version 2 here at hyderabad yamaha showroom today and have to say its really the collest bike in terms of look. Regarding performance i cant comment without a ride on it.
    One big drawback i found is pillion seat which is positioned extremely high. I dinn find myself comfortable when i tried climbing on the pillion seat. But compromised within myself with its looks.
    Fat rear tyre adds new charishma to this version.
    Approx price on road @hyd is 1.20 L

  • http://www.motorbeam.com Joy Chatterjee

    @Jay:
    we will b coming up soon with the test ride report of this bike..

  • Karthik

    fas i m tall of abt 6ft.. wud this R15 b suited for taller people unlike the older one…?? and any news abt pulsar 250??

    • fas

      Karthik, no, the new and old R15 are similar for riders as before. So if you were uncomfortable on the old one, you definitely will be uncomfortable on the new one.

  • sandy

    hey fas whay about short people like me about 5.3ft

    • fas

      Sandy, the Yamaha R15 is well suited for short people.

  • Vish

    Hi Fas,

    Could you pls confirm me the resale value of my R15 (Blue), which is exactly 2 year old, purchase on 22Sep2009 and has completed 33000 Km.

    The bike is service on every 3000 km from the Yamaha factory Shop malad (W).
    Pls confirm the resale value that these bike wld hold as of date.

    • fas

      Vish, around Rs. 80000/- but depends on the condition.

  • Sharkie

    Hey .. i would like to know when the r15 v2 deliveries start in chennai and what would likely be the on road price of this bike ? Thanks :)

    • fas

      Sharkie, deliveries start by the end of the month.

  • Vish

    Hi Fas,

    I would like to know when the r15 v2 deliveries start in Mumbai…

    • fas

      Vish, by the end of the month.

  • k 72 Racing Team

    Hi fas…. any updates from bajaj pulsar side

    • fas

      k72, no updates yet but something is surely coming.

      • k 72 Racing Team

        Hi fas ,
        We have almost dicussed about the New one and old one in this post. Can you post a comparison post between these two and some tips on maintenance. Which would be helpful for new people and maintaining the bike.

        • faisal

          k72, we will do a review soon and do the necessary comparison as well. As far as maintenance tips goes, we will do an article on that as well,

  • Gitz

    Hei can i upgrade my old r15 to new r15 v2. If yes then which part & what will be the cost?

  • Vish

    Hey Fas,

    Any idea why the Indian Bike Company like Bajaj and Hero….do not manufacture bike in the segment of 1000 cc…Is it that they dont have the tec hnology or raw material to produce so or is it that they think they are not capable of producing Superbikes in Competition with Honda, Yamaha, Kawaski etc…
    In abroad the superbike can be bought at a half the price of what we pay here India..so why cant they produce superbikes considering the people who are below the High Income group…people who can afford a to buy a 650 cc superbike can aboviously bike the Indian Superbikes if it cost around 6 to 7 lacs

    • fas

      Vish, because Hero and Bajaj don’t have the expertise to manufacture a 500 cc bike, let alone a 1000 cc one.

      • ninu

        Fas, i think they can import the completely built engines & manufacture chasis here as it needs no rocket science in making chasis if you have the design.Tyres, brakes, chain, alloys, plastic parts, rubber parts can be easily made in India at very cheap rates as there are very good manufacturers here.or at least they can go Hyosung way, who used to manufacture suzuki bikes on licence and after that they started to make their own bikes which are not bad. Just imagine having 1000cc bikes at 5-6 lakhs in India.

  • Vamshi

    Hi Guys,
    I’m planning to buy a new bike within a month from now and have the options as CBZ Xtreme new or Karizma or Yamaha R15V1/V2 or Apache 160/180ABS.. Im looking for a gr8 look, with good speed and better mileage on hyderabad roads.. Can someone suggest me???

    • Vishnu

      Hi Vamshi,

      I am a proud owner of Yamaha R15 and would suggest the same to you also. If an R15 is well maintained and taken care it gives a mileage of around 40 kmpl and the top speed that it wld reach is more than 135 km.

      Further Yamaha R15 is the only bike for which raceing kit is available which will give you more power and more speed.

  • http://R15 Vamshi

    Hi Vishnu,
    Thanks for Ur response and I want to ask you that what did u mean to say “WELL MAINTAINED”??
    aa do u meant that we should go slow? or rash driving is fine until you get the servicing and stuff on time??
    and the other Q is do have the version2 or V1
    Is the V2 comfortable for the people who are sitting behind the driver?
    (u know I’m talking about my mom)

    • http://www.indiarcclub.org Jason

      Hi Vamshi… i dont think it will be comfortable for your mom to sit in the back. I suggest you take her to the showroom and let her see the bike and than you decide…hope this helps..cheers Jason

  • k 72 Racing Team

    @ fas : In Chennai , the new r15 is kept in hold for registration. As per the RTO comments , this machine has no safety for pillion riders and we will provide RC with Single seater. and it seems it has been convyed to yamaha india also. The bike is ready in showroom , but they are not delivering it. Whether u have any update on the same issue….?

    • faisal

      k72, I am not aware but I guess the lack of grab rails is the issue.

  • http://www.indiarcclub.org arif

    Hi everyone, I have a R15 V1 (blue color) just bought in May 2011. The bike has ran only 1000kms. I was not so happy when the v2 was released as I just bought my bike recently and suddenly my bike has became a older model now. But now looking at the new V2 as a V1 owner, I am happy that my V1 is better than the v2 because both the bikes has the same performance and my bike is much safer for a pillion rider unlike the v2 which is too high for a pillion rider. The only good thing about V2 is that it has a wider tire but I could easily change my tire to 130 size but I am happier that my 100 on the rear which gives a good grip. Overall this bike is not good for someone who owns a V1 and wants to go for V2 but it is good to buy if you are a first time buyer or you want to buy this V2 as a single rider.

    P.S. My friend just purchased a v2 and tells me that there is no difference between v1 and v2 in performance but low torque pull is little better because of the gear ratio change but the top speed remains the same but he is not happy that his pillion riders are not comfortable sitting in the V2 as they could not hold to anything… image what could happen in the Indian bumpy road…so I suggest before you buy test ride the bike and if you plan to take pillion rider than ask someone to sit on the back….all the best

    A happy V1 owner

  • Jason

    Hi everyone.. I totally agree that this bike is not safe for the pillion rider. Buy this bike if you plan to ride alone only. No way you can take ladies with you who would site on the sideways as it is simply too high for them to sit…otherwise this bike is the best in the 150cc. For the v1 owner…be happy you have a bike that your pillion can site safely on the back and hold to the provided hand bars. I think Yamaha should do something about it as safety should be the most important issue for the v2 than looks.think before you buy…take a test ride which you will never regret but make someone sit in the back and ask him/her how confortable & safe they feels….all the best..cheers Jason

  • http://google vamshi

    Hi jason,
    Thanks for ur response…

    Guys any idea about this bluddy single seat registration from RTA???

  • http://www.gmail.com brijesh

    its looks awosome but what is the different between fazer & R15. both looks lightly same………………..

  • vinay

    hi all…

    i m planning to but R15 v2..but i m still confused in R15 and CBR 150r .it is also looking very promising but not launched yet.can anyone help me which one is best in all respect…i m also looking milage factor b/w two.can anyone provide me comparission b/w above two.
    thanx

    • Faisal

      Vinay, we can only talk about CBR150R’s mileage and performance after its launched.

  • jayakumar

    still now i don’t like r15 v2.0, see that seat and tail, there is no holder for rear rider, if my mom give 1,24000/- for this stupid bike, i cant ride with my mom , i love v1.0 still now, i m waiting for all new r15 2013 model, in that bike i hope yamaha keep straight seat with comfortable

    • Faisal

      Jayakumar, Yamaha won’t launch any new version of the R15 before 2014.

  • sachin kohar

    i love this bike and its my dream

  • Aryan

    i want to buy yamaha r15 V 2.0 and i am
    ready to pay 30000 down payment
    will i get the bike in noida?? and also tell me the emi which i have to pay???…