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Yamaha YZF-R15

Ticket to ride

Test by Penzo. Pics by Lou Martin.

a special deal being by Yamaha you can get aboard this little performer for $19.81 per – probably cheaper than peoples’ weekly bus tickets. from the small Virago didn’t really have in this category and now they’ve the void with something is really going to take it up to the which obviously is machines the Honda CBR125 and 250 and Ninja 250 as as many of the other options from mainly Asian

The bikes are built in India by Motor India, a Yamaha not a partnership with a local The quality control is obviously as as you would expect in any Yamaha. In it’s so good that the popularity and proliferation of this in India is such that is even a race series for bike, the R15 Race Series.

The Indian market is a tough one to and, anecdotal evidence if your bike won’t run for at three years without a going near it, then simply not going to survive.

On the

The new R15 has a very stylish and sporty about it while incorporating practical features such as the riding position for both and pillion and useful pillion rails either side. The looks nice and the mirrors are placed. The 17-inch wheels five-spoke mags that it a modern look.

Instrumentation is to read and features an analogue with a digital speedo to its which also incorporates other functions including meters, fuel status

The R-series style Deltabox boasts a linked monocross which makes for a great and that goes for the pillion as The rear mudguard hangs pretty low so there’s plenty of protection, though it wouldn’t much effort to cut it off short below the number plate if you aesthetics to commuting practicalities.

On the road

Our day started at the Deus Ex temple of enthusiasm in Camperdown we did a quick trip around nearby waterfront suburbs. it was up Parramatta Road in some traffic and, in parts, road surfaces. This is you appreciate the Deltabox frame Yamaha has optimised the longitudinal, and torsional rigidity which the little R15 a comfortable but solid

It is a very agile bike, and as a bike that is a big plus. We the nimble R15s through traffic then peeled off one of the motorways on our way to the Eastern Creek track. That was probably my surprise. After having all kinds of commuter bikes in size range I can say I was pretty with the R15s capacity to cruise at or slightly above with obvious room to a little more.

At those speeds the engine is not its head off. It’s a quiet, comfortable ride. The monocross suspension cushions the and that makes the suspension prone to bottom out, without adjustment options.

Our day at Creek threatened rain a few but the track was dry for most of the session, just a light sprinkle the end of the day that invited a little caution. The tight configuration of the track gave us a real to put the little R15 through its paces. A responsive throttle, good and good suspension made for a little bike to punt

The six-speed transmission is smooth and to use, as you’d expect a Yamaha and the single disc front and back are more up to the task on the R15.

Yamaha YZF-R15

The 12-litre fuel tank is and a claimed 45km/litre is believable. A height of 790mm is not going to be an for most people while a ground clearance of 160mm is A total weight of 131kg, fuel, will not daunt We also got a chance to punt a slightly hotted up version as in the Indian R15 race series.

The kit featured race pipe, camshaft, fuel controller, disc and two less teeth on the sprocket. Although Yamaha is considering whether to make kit generally available in Oz.

Inside the

At the heart of our little sporty is a 150cc liquid-cooled, four-…, four-valve engine. The single R15 features a forged aluminium running in an all aluminium DiASil which offers light great heat dissipation, oil consumption and excellent wear The heat dissipation and light come from the 20 per cent content in the DiASil cylinder, a very hard, reliable surface that makes iron sleeves obsolete.

The thin and light aluminium is the same type as used in Supersport bikes with a mass about 20 per cent than an engine of the same carrying a conventional cast piston. The lightweight fuel system has four sensors info to a small 26-pin ECU as as the fuel pump, modularised and filter and a small six-hole injector.

A large three-litre air provides plenty of clean air mix the intake duct area the engine to breathe well. A lightweight aluminium radiator to keep everything cool.

On the

This little sports/commuter is a that Yamaha really to fill a gap in its line-up. It will appeal to maybe those R1 and R6 who might decide that commuting is going to be more fun and on the R15 which shares their cues and even heritage. And will also make it to the first timer, learner/beginner.

With 12 months unlimited parts and labour warranty its retail price is $3999, GST, which, with special finance deal is to make it $19.81 per week for – hmmm, bus ticket? R15? No really.

Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
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