2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 Review —

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Yamaha YZF-R15

Small displacement sportbike a makeover

Small-displacement sportbikes are more attention as the world continues to struggle. The 150cc YZF-R15 was the first sportbike in India back in 2008, and the model now receives a host of and is offered to the Australian, New Zealand and markets. Read the below and let us know if such a small could be successful in North

Yamaha ’s YZF-R15 has offered the ultimate sportbike in its 150cc managing to retain the unadulterated of its legendary mentors, the supersports and R1.

Powering around a set of corners at the Motorsports track, India, the Version 2.0 feels every bit as as Yamaha’s “Racing Instinct” suggests. Just how much is the R15 V2.0, and can it reignite the passion sport bikers as did the original?

The list of changes is extensive. the aggressive twin-headlights remain there’s a beefier mid-fairing now with slotted vents Yamaha claim improve the aerodynamic efficiency by 4 percent. A new mock carbon fiber looks a part of the frame, V 2.0 also boasts an extensively steeply angled and waspish split-seat.

At the rear you spot a YZF-R6 inspired LED tail-lamp. this sits a smartly alloy number plate and indicator mount. The exhaust is far looking, more aggressively and you can’t miss the elaborate new wheel hugger which really fit in well on a sportbike this.

Look closer and finer are apparent; the still compact R15 longer than its predecessor, as its has extended 55mm (nearly 2 thanks to a new alloy swingarm, for this class of motorcycle. A 130/70 section radial tire completes the muscular rear. The front disc enjoys a larger carrier, the rear disc is now slightly at 220mm.

The ECU has modified tuning for improved response, and the throttle operating cam is for more linear response. has sadly failed to add power to the new and enthusiasts are sure to feel let when noticing the unchanged hp at 8500 rpm peak power What’s more, the V2.0 the scales at 5kg (11 lbs) more the original R15.

It now claims a curb weight.

Sling a leg the YZF-R15 V2.0, and you immediately how the riding position is so much track focused, with its forward-set stance. A light, buzz from the 150cc, single-cylinder powerplant is familiar as I my way around the track on a cautious lap.

What’s immediately apparent is how the deliver has improved. Unlike R15’s that had to be wound up to get going, the V2.0 is clearly responsive, with a healthier in the bottom and mid-range of its powerband. The revs cleanly to its 10,000-rpm This more user-friendly vastly improves the R15’s road abilities, which was a point on the earlier motorcycle.

As increase, it’s clear fears of any significant drop in are unfounded. Pleasantly, our tests the new Yamaha as faster, the V2.0 100 kph (62.5 mph) from half a second quicker managed by us on the older motorcycle, in seconds.

Yamaha’s steel Deltabox is the magic wand that the R15 rock-solid poise around and an almost feline-like affinity for direction changes. It’s a of the best getting better, the alloy swingarm and improved significantly improving stability. A big is palpable when attacking with some negligible to flickability, but a newfound stability for the asking in a corner.

The R15 V2.0 is forgiving, and prods you to ride and faster. The sportier riding and heavier front weight provide a more connected, feel, which experienced will exploit to extract pace.


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