20 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on YAMAHA YZF-R15

Overview YZF-R15

Following the predecessor Yamaha YZF-R125, R-15 is the most powerful Yamaha model in the line of motorcycles with a displacement of less than 200 cc, according to AutoPro.

Introduced to the market as a “successor” to Yamaha YZF-R125 model which was considered as the world’s “peak” bike model, Yamaha R-15 is a blending of sportive style which is common in the racing bikes with 125cc two-stroke engine and endurance and reliability of a 4-stroke engine.

Inspired by the super sportbike Yamaha R1, R-15 is designed with modern style, angular lines and the perfect “curves” which look boldly sportive and create a powerful and luxurious style.


The handlebars are flexibly designed which helps easily steer, and system of central control panel is quite compact and gives a slim looks to the front end. The “cat’s eyes” headlights with 2 halogen bulbs give a specific feature and feeling that the bike runs rather fast upon operating.

R-15 is fitted with bodywork, chassis, and the swingarm is made of Deltabox’s advanced aluminum alloy with high hardness, well compressive strength and high reliability which help reduce the bike’s weight and make riders feel balanced, safe and confident upon operating at high speed and cornering.


Press the starter, R-15 is not as noisy as other high displacement bikes, but it still delivers a feeling of “excitement” to the rider by Yamaha engine’s particular sound. Gently twist the throttle grip, the bike is slowly running and has the ability to accelerate quickly, but still gives the rider a feeling of softness and smoothness upon riding.


R-15 is equipped with “sharp” and “aggressive” alloy rims; both tires are quite “slim” of which the front is 80/90/R17 and rear is 100/80 / R17, but still deliver a reliable feeling and offer a good grip. Brakes, handle and accelerator are very gentle, easy to handle, and possibly of the most excellently designed parts on R-15.

Yamaha YZF-R15

Yamaha R-15 has a total weight of 131kg and the fuel tank has a capacity of up to 12 liters. R-15 is equipped with 149.8 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC. single cylinder engine which is capable of producing a maximum power of 17 hp and maximum torque of 15 Nm at 8500 rpm and 7500 rpm respectively.


Performance of R-15 is good, design is friendly and its weight is not heavy which help rider handle easily. Upon cornering, R-15delivers balance to the riser. Inspite of being capable of rapidly accelerating, the bike is not suddenly “shaken up” upon releasing the brake and the suspension system has a capability of well damping which make riding more stable and offer a sense of security when running in the crowded streets or poor roads.

However, when riding at high speed, the front handlebar is still slightly vibrated.

Sportive gearbox and 6-speed hand clutch, which is optimized to operate, help R-15 run smoothly and be able to achieve the maximum speed at 135km/h. Yamaha says the car can run 45-50km per 1 liter of gasoline on the street and 50-55km per liter of gasoline on the highway. R-15 has an overall length of 1,995mm and the seat height is 790mm and adjustable.

In addition, R-15 is also equipped with advanced electronic fuel injection system.

Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15

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