Feb 25, 2008

25 More Pics/Photos of the Yamaha R15 clicked at the "Yamaha Bike Station"

More pics/Photos of the 150 cc Yamaha YZF-R15 from the "Yamaha Bike Station" at MGF Mall, Saket, New Delhi..

Last Saturday, I met Sajal (Regular reader of “The Bike Chronicles of India”) and both of us went to MGF Mall at Saket, New Delhi. The mission was to visit the Yamaha “Bike Station” to see the Yamaha YZF-R15 which was kept there on display and also click a few photographs.

Posted below are the Pics/Photos of the Yamaha YZF-R15 clicked by us.


Yamaha YZF-R15 @ Bike Station

Sajal, checking out the Yamaha YZF-R15



Yamaha YZF-R15 @ Bike Station

Yamaha branded Biking Gear on display (& for sale) along with the Yamaha YZF-R15



Clips ons and Digital Speedometer of the Yamaha YZF-R15

Clip on handlebars, new set of switches, digital speedometers



Digital Speedometer of the Yamaha YZF-R15

Close up of the Digital Speedometer of the Yamaha YZF-R15
(check out the 11,000-12,000 redline..!! This will a high revving bike..!!)



Windscreen/Visor of the Yamaha YZF-R15

The extended visor on the front fairing

The design of the windscreen/visor doesn't quite gell with the rest of the fairing.. also a tinted visor instead of the colorless one would have looked better.



Rear Tyre of the Yamaha YZF-R15

The (100/90 section) rear tyre

The rear tyre on the Yamaha R15 is also quite curved, resulting in very little contact patch with the road. Less contact patch with the road means "rolling resistance" and therefore should help in achieving High Speeds..the curved portion should come into play while cornering.



Tail Light of the Yamaha YZF-R15

The cheap looking rear tail light of the Yamaha YZF-R15

The rear light assembly on the Yamaha R15 looks like it has been bought from one of the after market shops. Even if the rear lights doesn't feature LED's, a better design wouldn't have gone amiss.



Sajal Checking out The Bike Chronicles of India @ Yamaha Bike Station

You can even browse the Internet at Yamaha Bike station



Payeng on the Yamaha YZF-R15

Thank God..!! I am not 6 ft tall..!!

The Knee Recess on the tank of the R15, makes for a perfect fit for my size (5 ft 5)..!! Looks like "The Best things in life comes in Small packages..!!"







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25 Comments:

Gary said...

@payeng: Thats cool bro.....:D Fits you a lot....:D

Payeng said...

@Gary bro..


But I still like the "Big Bike" feel of my Pulsar 220.. it's like riding (my Pulsar 220) a Stallion..!!

Sajal Chakraborty said...

Payeng Dude!!

Really, we should try out with the test ride of this bike under Indian conditions..........not to judge the performance and comfort of the bike (can't question that from Yamaha) but from the stability and safety perspective.

Siddharth Soni said...

thanks for the pictures... especially the bike as contrasted with an average Indian human body :). will put my ideas forth on my blog soon.

Payeng said...

True Sajal..

Can't wait for its test ride.

@ Siddharth,

You are welcome bro..

ashes_dad said...

@Payeng
ya for sure,good things come in small packages.

but all of us are forgetting FZ-150,is it a SMALL BIKE too??????

Payeng said...

The FZ150 shown at the Auto Expo 2008 was a prototype.. So can't really comment what the Final product might look like.

Anurag Rekhde. said...

i have no doubt about yamaha credebility of the engine and chasis and everything else it nice.

i am still dissapointed. this is supposed to be the fastest bike in india. and should look the meanest and the coolest.

the tyres sticky or whatever are the biggest tunroffs for me and no Led lamps at rear. comeon!!

i think this bike is fast at riding but looks wierd at looks department.

its just not right somethings are missing in the package.

if you guys wanna pay 100,000 RS for this congratulations. i will wait for a ninja 250r. it may cost double but atleast it looks like a proper sports bike. not a half hearted effort.

i really feel sad having to write these harsh words but its ture aint it !!.

Siddharth Soni said...

Thank you for your comments on my posts yesterday. On a really serious note, I am keen to get in touch with the TVS folks. Am sure these guys know what they are doing and they are reading our blogs too perhaps :). And yet, they seem so inadequate in the way they play out this game. It evades the top guys at the helm of affairs I guess, but there are certain things which we can see so very obviously, so very blatantly.

Anonymous said...

Payeng,
Thanks for the cool pics and updates on R15.

Wht abt the on-road price of r15? Proposed nation wide launch date? any clues?

Saji.

gearhead said...

hello sir. listen i have borrowed the paint scheme (the tricolour) for my blog logo for the images from yours...:D

don't mind...sorry i should have asked you before posting them.

ashes_dad_1991 said...

@payeng

i know that its techs\specs are not out yet as it it a prototype and changes can be made to it but i just want to know that is the prototype BIGGER than YZF-R15.can it suit a +6foot guy.

Payeng said...

@Ashes,

The FZ150 did look bigger than the R15 at the Auto Expo.. But we will have to wait and see what the final product is going to be like.


@Saji,

the launch date for the R15 should be around mid 2008 (i.e June-July 2008).. Price though not final.. is estimated to be around Rs. 90,000


@Gearhead,

its cool bro.. even I have borrowed the paint scheme from out TriColor.



@Siddharth,

Yes bro, I believe that some of the corporates do read blog like ours.. hope they take us seriously

Anonymous said...

I work at TVS and we are working on 2 new apaches.
1. RTR160 eFi (may 2008)
2. X-1 (full front fairing and full engine cowl) and is 209cc
completely different cues from this bike http://tyga-performance.com/MC22_CBR250RR/mc22leftrear.jpg (honda cbr 250rr)
also it has testerossa type sides that look very cool (oct 2008)

Anonymous said...

Man can't wait for this bike from TVS then.Hope it's not a small one.

Anonymous said...

Payeng,

Some cool high res photos of R15 from clikr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/praveen_p_sathaye/sets/72157603768379821/

Thanks to Praveen who took these photos.

Saji.

Siddharth Soni said...

Payeng, you've read two articles on TVS. Just wrote part-3 "TVS, where dost thou go?", so thought I would solicit your comments.

Do check it out. Thanks.

Lohit said...

What is the authenticity of the TVS 209 cc launch...?

Lohit said...

Any idea guys... when does the booking start.. ?

Payeng said...

@Lohit..

There is no confirmed report on any 209 cc bike from TVS.. Only an "Anonymous" comment on my blog.

I don't believe anything till I get some confirmed news/reports.

bikerboy_2008 said...

can you guys find out more about apache rtr 160 efi? and apache 200cc.

i asked a tvs dealer he said its gonna come in 2 months. march- april. but can anyone confirm this?

Anonymous said...

how i want to buy set fairing R15...who any sell a part this...

bikerboy_2008 said...

can you guys find out more about apache rtr 160 efi? and apache 200cc.

i asked a tvs dealer he said its gonna come in 2 months. march- april. but can anyone confirm this?

Lohit said...

What is the authenticity of the TVS 209 cc launch...?

Anonymous said...

Payeng,
Thanks for the cool pics and updates on R15.

Wht abt the on-road price of r15? Proposed nation wide launch date? any clues?

Saji.

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