Nov 2, 2008

11 Yamaha launches the YZF R15, follows it with a R15 Championship

Yamaha India launches one of the most waited motorcycles of 2008 in India, the YZF R15


This post (and a few more in the coming days) is meant to chronicle the launch of motorcycle(s) in India between May-Oct 2008 (the period during which "The Bike Chronicles of India" was briefly inactive)..


On June 12 2008, Yamaha India launched its premium Supersport Motorcycle for India, the YZF R15.


Yamaha YZF R15

Yamaha YZF R15 Wallpaper


Till June 12'th the Maximum Power Output of the R15 was a closely guarded secret..


The max power of the R15's liquid cooled engine eventually turned out as 17PS (16.8 bhp). Following its first public unveiling at the Jan 2008 Auto Expo, there were speculations abuzz regarding the max power of the R15.

Thanks to the chatrooms - discussion forums, blogs on the internet and also to a large part, the Automobile related publications.. the Max Power of the R15 was earlier speculated to be around 20-22 bhp.

The official launch of the R15 was done at the race track in Chennai. Yamaha India has followed the launch of the R15 with a "R15 Championship", (an event sponsored by Yamaha India) in which R15 riders can race their motorcycles at "Irungattukottai Race Track" Chennai. Starting September 2008, races will be held each month with the Grand Finale race in December 2008.

R15 Championship, Chennai

I'd say that it is an innovative way of promoting its product by Yamaha India.

To know more about the "R15 Championship" click here...




Colors:

The R15 is currently available in the following colors.
  • Blue

  • Black

  • Red



Price:

The R15 is priced at Rs.97,425 (Ex-Showroom) across the country. The On-Road price would vary according to the state in which the bike is being sold.



Technical Specifications of the YZF R15:

Engine:
  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve

  • Cylinder arrangement: Single cylinder

  • Displacement: 149 .8cc

  • Bore x Stroke: 57×58.7mm

  • Compression ratio: 10.4:1


  • Maximum power: 17PS / 8,500rpm

  • Maximum torque: 15 N.m / 7,500rpm

  • Starting system: Electric Start

  • Lubrication: wet sump

  • Engine oil capacity: 1.0 liters

  • Fuel tank capacity: 12 liters

  • Fuel supply system: Electronic fuel injection

  • Ignition system: T.C.I


  • Primary / Secondary reduction ratio: 3.042 / 3.000

  • Clutch type: Constant-mesh wet multi-plate

  • Transmission type: Return type 6-speed

  • Gear ratios: 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd:=1.364,
    4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84


Chassis
  • Frame type: Deltabox Frame

  • Caster / Trail: 26° / 100mm

  • Tire size (Front / Rear): 80/90-17 / 100/80-17

  • Brake type (Front / Rear): Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)

  • Suspension type (Front / Rear): Telescopic / Linked type Monocross

  • Headlight: 12V35W / 35W+35W



Dimensions:

  • Overall length x width x height: 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
  • Seat height: 790mm

  • Wheelbase: 1,290mm

  • Minimum ground clearance: 160mm

  • Dry weight / Curb weight: 120kg / 131kg



Tech specs and R15 wallpaper source: Yamaha India Website
R15 Championship Photo: Courtesy Santoosh


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11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to see you return back Sir!

Sajal said...

I did recieved the mails for your re-publishing...

Welcome back dude!!!

I still remember the day when you wrote your last post and take it from me I still can't forget that day (that day kicked my butt real hard)

WELCOME BACK

Epiphany said...

welcome back buddy..I see the disclaimer will resolve the issue with you maintaining this site :)..btw ANY news on the ninja?? :(

Payeng said...

Hi epiphany.. good to see you too bro. The latest rumour about the Ninja 250 launch is early 2009.. but then lets wait and see.

michael said...

Thank u r information

ashu said...

ASHISH SATI.........

OHHHHHHHH
WHAT A COOL BIKE YAAR I LIKE IT VERY MUCH.ITS COOL FOR LONG DRIVE. IF YOU R LOOKING FOR BIKES I SUGGEST U THE R15

ravi chandra said...

r15 means 'the racing bike'

ravi chandra said...

it is a very great sucess to YAMAHA
I like it very much

ravi chandra said...

it is a very great sucess to YAMAHA
I like it very much

Payeng said...

Hi epiphany.. good to see you too bro. The latest rumour about the Ninja 250 launch is early 2009.. but then lets wait and see.

Sajal said...

I did recieved the mails for your re-publishing...

Welcome back dude!!!

I still remember the day when you wrote your last post and take it from me I still can't forget that day (that day kicked my butt real hard)

WELCOME BACK

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