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Detailed Report: New YZF R15 Version 2.0 Launched : Delhi Ex-showroom price 107,000

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  • Detailed Report: New YZF R15 Version 2.0 Launched : Delhi Ex-showroom price 107,000

    September 6, 2011: Yamaha today launched the much-awaited 'upgraded' version of its flagship model, the R15. xBhp was present at the venue to cover the event. Here are some highlights.
    • The New YZF R15 Version 2.0 Launched today in Delhi at a Ex-showroom price of 107000.
    • Colors available - Racing Blue, Midnight Black and Sunset Red
    • 220 mm rear disc, 130 rear tyre, 90 front
    • Yamaha also expanding its dealer network to boost sales. Also introducing CS Desk concept in all YAMAHA dealerships.
    • The new bike is good 5 kg heavier than the previous version.
    • Engine remains the same.
    • There is no significant improvement in the performance except a slightly better top-end.


    The New colors available


    Racing Blue


    Sunset Red


    Midnight Black


    Rear two-third


    Full Frontal


    Full rear view



    New pipe cover


    side front view


    split seat


    The bigger rear disk


    The console


    Backlit console



    Exhaust pipe


    exhaust pipe with R15 logo


    The new swingarm


    The tank


    New alloys


    New alloys


    sitting posture


    Pillion sitting posture


    The spec sheet


    Official Press Release

    India Yamaha Motor today launched the YZF-R15 version 2.0 – a 150cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke fuel injected bike. The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is a new model that has been developed under the concept of a “Graded Up R15.” While maintaining the proven ease of handling of the existing R15, the R15 version 2.0 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements are borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The new bike is priced at Rs. 1,07,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available in Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colors.

    Yamaha zips ahead with the launch of the YZF-R15 version 2.0

    New Delhi, 6th September, 2011: Cementing its foothold in the premium segment, India Yamaha Motor today launched the YZF-R15 version 2.0 – a 150cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke fuel injected bike. The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is a new model that has been developed under the concept of a “Graded Up R15.” While maintaining the proven ease of handling of the existing R15, the R15 version 2.0 boasts of spruced up looks and better performance in circuit riding. The design elements are borrowed from the supersport model YZF-R1 that is adapted from YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. The new bike is priced at Rs. 1,07,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available in Racing Blue, Midnight Black & Sunset Red colors.

    The R15 version 2.0 has undergone changes as compared to the present YZF-R15 in the specs of the Engine Control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, a long aluminum swing arm, wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear), split seat, LED taillights and new-design middle cowl & tail cowl.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, CEO & Managing Director, India Yamaha Motor, said, “Having witnessed the tremendous fan following received by the existing YZF-R15, we are very excited about the launch of the YZF-R15 version 2.0 which promises to deliver greater performance and enhanced features. Seeing the trend, the market for premium bikes in India offers immense scope as this segment consists of people who are looking for performance characteristics.”

    “The YZF-R15 version 2.0 is an upgraded version of our flagship bike YZF-R15 and is designed keeping in mind the comfort as well as the thrill of a sports ride. The YZF-R15 has been continuously gaining ranks in the hotly contested premium segment since its launch 3 years ago and we are sure to repeat the same feat for the new version too. With the festive season round the corner, we expect the new model to be an instant hit amongst biking enthusiasts”, he added.

    Based on the “Graded Up R15” concept, the development focused on the two main areas of body styling and sporty performance, and an array of optimum features were adopted throughout the machine to make sure that customers enjoy the thrill of a refined and impressive body styling in the supersport image with the newly designed middle cowl, tail cowl, split seat, LED taillights, new exhaust pipe & silencer specs. The newly designed middle cowl features improved aerodynamic performance at higher speeds - the aerodynamic resistance value is 4% better than that of the existing YZF-R15.

    The R15 version 2.0 also sports the first aluminum swing arm in the 150cc segment in the Indian market and has a truss structure that enables greater rigidity while improving handling in the turns. The new seat design enables a better feeling of seat grip in sporty riding. Also, “low front, high tail” design enables a riding posture that is well suited to both sporty riding and everyday riding around town.

    The new ECU control and drivetrain unit specs ensure that riders enjoy improved off-the-line acceleration and high speed performance. The silencer protector has also been newly designed in a way that adds cadence to overall styling. It adopts a carbon-look pattern on the surface as well as a model nameplate to add to the high-performance image and the feeling of quality. To improve the feeling of clutch operation, a more rigid clutch axle shaft than the existing type has been adopted. Furthermore, the pulley that serves as a medium between the throttle wire and throttle valve has been changed to a perfect circular type to improve the linearity of the throttle action and thereby achieve better response. The wider 130mm radial rear tire and 90 mm front tire impart reduced roll resistance, high-speed cornering stability and improved handling performance. A larger 220mm diameter rear disc brake has been adopted to achieve a better balance with the new rear tire size and ensure good braking power.

    Another interesting aspect of the bike is the mud guard and sari guard attached to the swing arm which enhances the exterior design product value. The new design of 5-spoke cast wheels achieves the necessary strength balance while creating a sense of lightness at the same time.





    Last edited by sunilg; 09-06-2011, 05:43 PM.
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  • #2
    Please upload the pics from the launch, i cant access the web launch site

    P.S Nice clicks
    Last edited by jacob; 09-06-2011, 11:07 PM. Reason: Updated coments
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    • #3
      Spec differences

      Hi guys,

      The differences I see in the spec sheet:

      1. Torque now shows 15 Nm @ 7500rpm from 14.4 Nm earlier

      2. Wheelbase is up from 1290mm to 1345mm

      3. Seat height up from 790mm to 800mm

      4. Primary/secondary reduction ratio is now 3.042/3.133 from 3.042/3.000

      5. Obviously the tyres and tail. (did anyone notice the rear tyre is 130/70
      A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover!

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      • #4
        https://www.facebook.com/harishtheboss

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        • #5
          Mental note to self - Need complete rear end assembly.. Just what my bike was missing!!!


          My offerings to the gods of speed -

          - KTM Duke 200
          - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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          • #6
            Finally, good sticky tires for Pulsars that look proportionate
            200 | 300 | 1200 BOXER

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jd666 View Post
              Mental note to self - Need complete rear end assembly.. Just what my bike was missing!!!
              I guess we can't change the rear panels right ? Cause of the frame differences ?
              The only thing standing in your way, the ONLY thing you can count on, at any given time.. Is YOU

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              • #8
                Same power output. I bet P220 and CBR250R owners must have taken a sigh of relief.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by neoakshay View Post
                  Hi guys,

                  The differences I see in the spec sheet:

                  1. Torque now shows 15 Nm @ 7500rpm from 14.4 Nm earlier
                  The torque was 15Nm earlier as well

                  Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                  Mental note to self - Need complete rear end assembly.. Just what my bike was missing!!!
                  They have changed the mid & the rear.. You will need new fairings as it is linked to the mid & rear section.
                  Sounds like too much of an investment.

                  My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

                  The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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                  • #10
                    More pics please!
                    sigpic

                    Riding the 2K11
                    RTR 180 ABS and loving it.

                    Die Hard Bike Fanatic. Period.

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                    • #11
                      What's CS Desk Concept?

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                      • #12
                        CS desk concept - "customer service desk"
                        what they mean is they will setup service desk centers for customers within the showrooms to address your inquiries, complaints or maybe feedback.
                        there are a few car showrooms which have this concept.

                        Nice with regards to the specs (ironically),

                        atleast I know my bike is just missing the looks(that too from the rear) and nothing in the performance
                        Last edited by R-series; 09-06-2011, 02:30 PM.
                        Just because you haven't seen it doesnt mean its impossible...expect the unexpected.

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                        • #13
                          What a disaster as far as tech spec are concerned. Man yamaha is going the HH way now. This is really bad. Though I would now wait for the real life comparo between the old and the new yamaha and also how good these new tyres are.

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                          • #14
                            First Aluminum swingarm in India that would reduce the weight further
                            Last edited by worrisomebear; 09-06-2011, 02:19 PM.
                            M3:15

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                            • #15
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