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  • 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

    The R25 is still some time away (and the Indian spec R25 may not have the international parallel twin setup to keep costs low), Yamaha is working hard to bring to market a new R15 V3.Yamaha has only rolled out one significant update in the entire history of the R15 and we believe 2014 is when the second update comes. We believe that there will be updated styling and bits but the significant update will be a change to the the ECU which will bring most likely a smoother, fatter torque curve and perhaps a minor rise in power. There is no official word on this motorcycle’s launch plan, but we believe Yamaha will have this on sale before the festive season this year.


    Yamaha is also working on an update for the FZ and contrary to the rumours of a 250cc FZ, what we are likely to get is some styling updates – see the FZ concept images for the sort of look we are talking about and a larger engine, perhaps 165-170cc for more torque and power. If Yamaha rolls this out at the same or similar price tag, then the FZ, which is a popular motorcycle in the 150cc segment, should see its popularity reignited.

    Source: SCOOP: Yamaha Preparing R15 Version 3 And A Big FZ Update For India - Overdrive

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    News Approved

    Title was confusing as the title read the R15 V3 is to be launched but the press says Yammy is contemplating for the same. Make sure, the news title is right.

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      oh no, V1, V2 and now V3 ...
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        re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

        Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
        News Approved

        Title was confusing as the title read the R15 V3 is to be launched but the press says Yammy is contemplating for the same. Make sure, the news title is right.

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        Thanks But you did not include "..and FZ upgrade" in the title
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          R15 V1, V2, now V3, guess it goes like that until they reach V150 . . . Anyways, had heard the news from Motorbeam.com a few days ago, he was quite sure about the launch of a 250cc FZ in the making and will hit our shores by this year end, however, on asking further as to the source, he just said that he got the news from insiders and that no source. . . We want a big change from them and not something like V1, V2, V3, blah blah blah. . .

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            How far this news is true? Its ok about the FZ . But I dont think an R15 v3 is coming. They have already released new colours and theres not a way to get an update in 2014 atleast
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                re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                There is nothing wrong in updating R15 to v3. In fact, its a very good move. But this move alone is not favorable & it should be properly supplemented by other launches like:

                1. A street legal kit based on R15 v3 for existing R15 v2 and v1 owners too, so that their R15 doesn't feel slower than the new one. If at all there's a serious gain possible from minimal changes, all should enjoy it, and not just the new owners.

                2. And, one bigger bike atleast, (like YZF R25) should be launched soon too, and in the double cylinder setup only. They shouldn't stop new launches just because they update old bikes a lot.


                A new FZ 170 might not be alongside FZ16 as that would be copying Pulsars by incrementing 20cc's. So instead, they might abandon the 153cc engine altogether, and make it 160-169cc, aptly deserving of the name "FZ 16".

                Because the way I see it, even in the domestic market, FZ16 is losing its steam in performance. Even Suzuki is getting Gixxer, which is similarly focused and Honda Trigger is still there. FZ16 can compete against new bikes too, but the FZ16 gives a mileage of around 40-45 kmpl, and the power isn't too high either for this low figure. While it handles very well & has comfortably sporty riding position, it is getting crowded, and losing its USP gradually...

                Let's hope Yamaha implements this plan of changes well. Their past record is flawless, it seems they test their changes well before launching.
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                  LOL. here we go again. some more nonsense news! R15v3?whoever came up with this idea is nuts. been seeing so many news about r25 being single cyl for india, and this ones comes in. not sure why is this thread still running.
                  [MENTION=24386]Samarth[/MENTION], you are right about that nothing wrong in having v3, but it does not make sense at all form yamahas point of view. v2 came just 2 years back, i dont think anything is needed to change in it. its just perfect for what it is. as far as Fz series is concerned maybe they will give a little design change and play around with power and torque figures.

                  the news of r25 coming is stronger than news of fz250 coming. yamaha might even surprise with 250cc fz alongside r25 while launching, you never know until yamaha themselves tell it.
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                    re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                    Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
                    There is nothing wrong in updating R15 to v3. In fact, its a very good move. But this move alone is not favorable & it should be properly supplemented by other launches like:

                    1. A street legal kit based on R15 v3 for existing R15 v2 and v1 owners too, so that their R15 doesn't feel slower than the new one. If at all there's a serious gain possible from minimal changes, all should enjoy it, and not just the new owners.

                    2. And, one bigger bike atleast, (like YZF R25) should be launched soon too, and in the double cylinder setup only. They shouldn't stop new launches just because they update old bikes a lot.


                    A new FZ 170 might not be alongside FZ16 as that would be copying Pulsars by incrementing 20cc's. So instead, they might abandon the 153cc engine altogether, and make it 160-169cc, aptly deserving of the name "FZ 16".

                    Because the way I see it, even in the domestic market, FZ16 is losing its steam in performance. Even Suzuki is getting Gixxer, which is similarly focused and Honda Trigger is still there. FZ16 can compete against new bikes too, but the FZ16 gives a mileage of around 40-45 kmpl, and the power isn't too high either for this low figure. While it handles very well & has comfortably sporty riding position, it is getting crowded, and losing its USP gradually...

                    Let's hope Yamaha implements this plan of changes well. Their past record is flawless, it seems they test their changes well before launching.
                    A R15V3 definitely isn't a good thing to welcome, at least not now, mainly because there are other performance bikes which have more power and close to this in handling, people will go for that instead of this. . .

                    1. A street legal kit, mmmmh yes, they sure need to bring that, with best performance and not like the present one which costs a bomb and only gives 4 or so bhp of more power.

                    2. They got to first focus on launching random new products, not just R25 but at least they should have some more bikes from their stables, . . Enough of these color schemes already. . .

                    3. A FZ 170 , what's the need for it here. . ? Just 10 or so cc more. . ? It doesn't seem well, moreover with more cc comes more pricing, so I don't think they will price it equally and also FZ will be removed after it will be launched, they might keep both, selling side by side, there will be a little difference between the two. . . Personally, I would like to move away from these sub 200cc category totally and leave these bikes like as it is, give some visual changes and a little more power, keeping the cc same and start bringing in 1/4 L and above models, expecting a FZ250, Fazer250, R25, etc., and any good stuff they can give. . .

                    If they keep delaying their launches, as I had said previously in some other forum, by the time they launch their bikes here, there will be still better products from our Indian manufacturers with less pricing as well which would kill these bikes sales, . . The should concentrate now on launching new products and getting the maximum share they can, cos later on it won't be the same. . .

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                      re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                      Originally posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
                      A R15V3 definitely isn't a good thing to welcome, at least not now, mainly because there are other performance bikes which have more power and close to this in handling, people will go for that instead of this. . .
                      People decide on a lot more factors than just power & handling, means factors like reliability perception, looks, seating position, price, etc. also matter a lot.
                      Even the 150cc sports segment must have contenders. I think it would be easy to revamp the R15's ECU/ exhaust and keep milking the reliable and performing platform, instead of creating an altogether new bike.

                      If R15 can step up its power curve in face of competition like CBR 150R, then its a good thing for customers as the competition is increasing.

                      2. They got to first focus on launching random new products, not just R25 but at least they should have some more bikes from their stables, . . Enough of these color schemes already. . .
                      Agree. 100%. Color schemes have come a long way, and while they're good way to boost sales once in a while, the overuse of the same won't be called custom culture, just because each color is rare.

                      Reg. new random bikes, most of them will take a lot of time getting launched, OR they will be CBU imports. Both are bad news for most bikers.

                      3. A FZ 170 , what's the need for it here. . ? Just 10 or so cc more. . ? It doesn't seem well, moreover with more cc comes more pricing, so I don't think they will price it equally and also FZ will be removed after it will be launched, they might keep both, selling side by side, there will be a little difference between the two. . . Personally, I would like to move away from these sub 200cc category totally and leave these bikes like as it is, give some visual changes and a little more power, keeping the cc same and start bringing in 1/4 L and above models, expecting a FZ250, Fazer250, R25, etc., and any good stuff they can give. . .
                      If they keep delaying their launches, as I had said previously in some other forum, by the time they launch their bikes here, there will be still better products from our Indian manufacturers with less pricing as well which would kill these bikes sales, . . The should concentrate now on launching new products and getting the maximum share they can, cos later on it won't be the same. . .
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                      170 would be 17cc's more. Anyways, if Yamaha wants, they can just rebore the existing engine and then, the costs won't increase much. I know they rarely do this, but this way, they'll give it a big marketing boost.
                      A 6th gear on top (without changing existing ratios) alongwith a gear indicator in console would also do great to the FZ16's overall setup, including mileage, power, performance, etc.

                      My point is that, FZ is getting dated and losing its selling points in front of competition like Gixxer & Trigger. I don't mind 250cc bikes, they are welcome too, like I said. Its just that I believe that if you leave FZ16 as it is, it might just disappear from the market in a few years...

                      [MENTION=37022]Ron Syl[/MENTION]: You're right. Even I'm wondering what the upgrade can be, given that v2 is almost exactly what we dreamt for. But you see, it maybe an upgrade as small as an ECU and exhaust upgrade, just for low end torque, which is an ok upgrade even after 2 years as the market is changing fast.
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                        re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                        Originally posted by Samarth 619 View Post
                        @Ron Syl: You're right. Even I'm wondering what the upgrade can be, given that v2 is almost exactly what we dreamt for. But you see, it maybe an upgrade as small as an ECU and exhaust upgrade, just for low end torque, which is an ok upgrade even after 2 years as the market is changing fast.
                        that makes sense. but i think r15v3 is a hoax.
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                          re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                          Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
                          LOL. here we go again. some more nonsense news! R15v3?whoever came up with this idea is nuts. been seeing so many news about r25 being single cyl for india, and this ones comes in. not sure why is this thread still running.
                          Originally posted by Ron Syl View Post
                          that makes sense. but i think r15v3 is a hoax.
                          People are not fools to put up any random hearsay as news in this section. And if you look properly you will find the thread's source i.e the Overdrive and the Zigwheels website. If these people are saying this then there might be some truth in that through which we can speculate. I believe it is the moderator's call to keep any thread running or not.

                          Just because you feel a move by a certain manufacturer is total BS, it does'nt mean it ain't going to happen.

                          P.S : News are posted for information and reporting purposes. These are not the poster's personal opinions.
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                            re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                            Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
                            People are not fools to put up any random hearsay as news in this section. And if you look properly you will find the thread's source i.e the Overdrive and the Zigwheels website. If these people are saying this then there might be some truth in that through which we can speculate. I believe it is the moderator's call to keep any thread running or not.

                            Just because you feel a move by a certain manufacturer is total BS, it does'nt mean it ain't going to happen.

                            P.S : News are posted for information and reporting purposes. These are not the poster's personal opinions.
                            the whole article they said "we believe" "we think" "we understand" " There is no official word on this motorcycle’s launch plan, but we believe Yamaha will have this on sale before the festive season this year." " If Yamaha rolls this out at the same or similar price tag, then the FZ, which is a popular motorcycle in the 150cc segment, should see its popularity reignited" and these stuffs have been quoted by other websites.

                            all these lines are form article. it takes more than these things to make a news true. its not just me who feels its hoax there are many others, i just replied whereas few didnt. lately i also have been reading certain people telling the certain moves by certain
                            manufacturer is BS. its a common thing in india, one website says a thing to keep viewers traffic increasing and the rest follow that race.
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                              re: 2017 Yamaha R15 launched in Indonesia

                              Hmm..Hope this is not media speculation alone. [MENTION=9328]yamaha[/MENTION]: I don't care what bike you launch..But do launch something new before it's too late!
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