Aug 8, 2011

4 New Yamaha R15 confirmed..!!

Another in the series of "Spy Pics".. this time confirming that it's really R15.. not R125, R17 or R25 (whatever)

"Have internet connection, have some free time, will post/blog.. whatever comes to mind."

Better styling, fatter rear tyre, beefier swingarm..

..and "experts" are expecting an altruistic price cut too?

You wish!!

That's what one mostly gets to read on those "expert sites/blogs". I am referring to the wild speculations that has been floating around the net after the "spy pics" of the new Yamaha R15 started to appear since Dec 2010.

"R125", "R17", "R25" / "125 cc", "170 cc", "250cc" / "19 Ps", "21 Ps", "22 Ps".. what not..!!

Why? Well, since Honda had launched the CBR250R therefore the "experts" think that Yamaha "HAS" to have something to counter that CBR250R!

Now for the very first time, a photo of the new bike has surfaced which clearly shows that the new bike indeed is "R15" and not "R125/R17/R25" (whatever)..!!

Photo original source: Facebook

Now since its confirmed that it's really R15 and probably with the same old 150 cc, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine; whether there really is a change in it's max power (of 17 Ps), remains to be seen.

The rear tyre is very clearly of a "fatter" variety and the swing arm too seems to be of the exotic "banana" type. With all this re-design the kerb weight on the new R15 is bound to increase. If there is no increase in the power/torque, an bigger rear sprocket with a couple of more teeth can take care of the increased weight (by improving the low end pick up). But in that case it would be interesting to see if the top speed could come down slightly.

There is also another "wild" speculation that the price of the new R15 might come DOWN..!!

Better styling, fatter rear tyre, beefier swing arm and "experts" are expecting for an altruistic price cut to be thrown into the party too?

Yeah right, you wish.

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hansel said...

great news !!!! .. keep up the good work .. really impressed with ur work :) thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info bro Payeng!
I hope it stays on 17ps. The rumors of 22ps are silly it would make the bike unusable for daily ride (except if it's upped to 250cc, which wont happen).
And most importantly, I hope they bring it to Indonesia this time!

vicky said...

but etleast they hav 2 tell the lanch date . other wise they will lost the yamaha fans

aman said...

I purchased yamaha r15 black from India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, Wakdewadi, Pune on 17/08/2011. Within 2 days i start noticing multiple problems such as rusting on various bolts, front disc break, paint removal from handle and rusting all across handle down the chesis. Over the period of time within 2 weeks I would see rear break making sharp noice, accumulation of water vapor in the techometer and multiple display section, loosing of clutch bolt, and even pronounce appearance of coppery deposits all along the handle section. To make it worse on 19th day of bike purchase i was unable to start bike (self start dint work and battery finished- i was not able to switch on headlights/display; the engine warning light poped up). I went to yamaha factory outlet next day (ironically in the next morning battery was working and i was able to start bike-strange!) and they told this is nothing but a common phenomenon during rainy season (Mr nitin who is service manager there told that it happens with every bike- on the other hand we inspected atleast 10-15 bikes parked there but not even a single such problem was apparent in all those bikes). The service manager nitin tried to mask the problems of bike saying it happens in rainy season be it rusting or malfunctioning of engine/battery ( in fact he said that it's a loose connection that battery dint work). I came back from factory outlet and To my surprise next day same thing happened " bike is not starting...self start is not working...engine trouble sign is showing up..unable to on headlights...". I as a customer feel cheated and duped because I dint get in this bike what i paid for be it finishing or smooth riding ( the engine makes some strange noise and the service guys twice washed mud/dust from rear break but again within half kilometer ride it would start making such noise). I am unable to feel the touch of a new bike. Therefore I request you to kindly look over this matter because i dont want a repaired bike, instead a bike whatever i have paid for. Now I want a replacement of the bike. This is what i feel:

1) Why should i get satisfied with a sub-stranded bike in spite of paying full money

2) Why company like yamaha with turnover almost 1000 Cr/year is afraid of taking moral responsibility and instead of replacing the bike try to repair it

3) Why service manager blindly ignored apparent problems in bike even when he compared to multiple R15 standing in the company premises (there were brand new as well as above 2000KM old bikes...even then he did not find any such problems in those bikes..rather ignored the fact)

4) Is company only charges for engine...and not for finishing/looks ( my bike is utterly bad in finishing with handle frame material is unevenly molded/cut all along the handle)

5) Is policy of Yamaha Motor India above customers satisfaction

6) Can you guys feel the agony and in fact the pain of driving such a sub-stranded bike as a passionate bike lover???????

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