Sunday, September 11, 2011

Welcome the new R15 version 2.0

Yamaha Motor India has launched the new YZF R15 Version 2.0 at a price of INR 1.07 Lakhs. Few years back Yamaha India struggled to climb the sales chart and it was in the year 2008, Yamaha introduced the little super machine R15. And this did wonders for Yamaha.

Coming to the R15 v2.0, the bike has undergone only cosmetic changes with addition of wider tyres. Yamaha India claims that all these upgrades are done after customer’s feedback. Now let us quickly list down the upgrades:

  1. New styling – more cues from R1 and R6
  2. Split seats with raised rear
  3. LED tail lamps
  4. New middle cowl (Engine fairing)
  5. Wider tyres
  6. New tyre hugger concept at the rear – as seen on Pulsar 135
  7. New design for the muffler - adopts a carbon-look pattern
  8. 5 spoke alloy wheels – recently HH CBZ X-treme implemented the same.
  9. First bike in India to execute aluminum swing-arm
  10. Dual Horn

The new R15 is available in 3 colours. Racing Blue, Midnight Black and Sunset Red. Later Yamaha may introduce limited version and other colours as well.

We Like
  1. Good looks
  2. Improved aerodynamics
  3. Good low end torque 

We Hate
  1. No rear grab rails 
  2. Increase in weight 
  3. No increase in power 
  4. Flat seats

 The R15 v2.0 is purely track oriented. In other words, the bike is not suitable for bad and broken roads. Finally, it’s a good news for people who primarily wish for the looks and for the performance geeks, its really a disappointment. Overall the new version looks really good and Yamaha has learn't to design according to the customers likes. Hope that other manufacturers will also follow what Yamaha did.

Yamaha R15 2.0
Ex-showroom (Delhi) Price - INR 1,07,000

Note: Price may vary or differ without any prior information.
Images source - Yamaha

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