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New Yamaha YZF-R15: Spied

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Almost two and a half years since its launch, Yamaha seems to be planning to apply some major cosmetic changes to their YZF- R15. What looks like a Yamaha R15 facelift has been caught testing recently.

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From the pics we can easily make out that majority of the work has been done on the rear section which till now has been accused of being very thin and disproportionate especially when compared to the front half of the bike.

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http://indianmotosblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Yamaha-R15-Facelift-thumb.jpg' target="_blank">To begin with split seats have been installed, its placed a bit higher than the existing model which I think will make it a bit difficult for the shorter pillion to to sit. This one has a newly designed tail lamp followed by a new rear fender.

The grab rails have also been changed and looks similar to the ones present on the Honda CB Twister.

The exhaust also looks totally different from the existing model. Another visible change are the alloy wheels which sport a new design. The front half remains pretty much the same.

Source: Indianmotosblog.com

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One of the ugliest tail ihave seen ever. Good alloyed wheels, muffler"s mounting angle, and especially black coloured engine body. Hope they can bring any 250cc instead, already bored of R15, pulsar220 fellas are saying that thier bikes can beat R15 with outstanding difference.yes it is truth, R15 needs to be powered a bit more high than the older versions.

 

-always the racer wins atlast-

-dinesh-

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New Yamaha R15 facelift pictures:

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As reported earlier, and visible from the pics, in its latest avatar, the R15 gets a good deal of cosmetic upgrades. Those ten spoke alloy wheels look sexy, but they appear to be a tad too fragile to handle the rigours of Indian roads. Who knows, Yamaha may probably have employed some extra strong alloy to compensate for the lost mass. They look stunning nonetheless.

Then there is the seat. Gone is the pillion friendly continuous seat. Yamaha have gone the whole hog and made the R15 a proper sports bike this time around with an elevated split-step seat. Nice to look at, much sharper than the earlier version, though practicality will be compromised.

The headlamp and tail-lamp have been duly refurbished as well. The design of the full fairing has been altered too. The rear tyre of the bike is decidedly wider, and has been duly covered with a hugger this time around. New paint scheme, new colours and a new exhaust completes the makeover of this tech-laden Yammie.

No word on the power output, though we expect the performance to remain unchanged. Speculation has been rife that Yamaha plans to slash the price of the new bike by about 10,000 rupees to push volumes. As expected of Yamaha, no details about the launch dates have been revealed. In fact the company is yet to say anything official on their plans with the new machine. Motoroids/bikeadvice.

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The facelift looks amazing but the spoke looks too fragile . I hope they have reduced the width of the flaring as it is too wide for a low height bike.

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More speed means less fat tires, and if the power is not increased.But again because this wheel turns in a controlled environment programmed ECU, I think the Yamaha engineers could have programmed the controller and then to maintain the speed and performance of series (can not grow too much).

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Hey guys,

Everywhere i read through i come across articles and even pictures of the new launch of a better R15 and stuff.

So i jus sent a mail to yamaha to ask them if it is really true.

The response was pretty negative.Even when i visited the yamaha showroom i was met with a response saying that it wont be released its all fake and even if it does they r not sure how much more time it will take( by their action it felt like it will take a 100 years).I am really looking forward to buying this bike but i eventually don wanna end up with the new version being released 1 or 2 months after i purchase the bike. Please advise.

PS: i can wait till this year end too if tis worh it..

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The booking's already started in some showrooms, and a September launch is anticipated.

Also the company ALWAYS denies rumours till they launch it.

Even if the launch is tomorrow, they will say "we would like to deny the news"

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The booking's already started in some showrooms' date=' and a September launch is anticipated.

Also the company ALWAYS denies rumours till they launch it.

Even if the launch is tomorrow, they will say "we would like to deny the news"[/quote']

True man!

When d Honda dazzler was under production n i asked Honda about it d reply was

'At Honda, we constantly add value to our products to meet varying demands of our customers. At present we don't have any plans to introduce concept model. Concept model displayed are only to exhibit design capabilities/ excellence and capture customer voice & liking. When ever any product is upgraded or a new variant is to be launched, we release such information/communication through newspaper, media etc.'

Barely a month after they lounged d product n d market

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as n d case wit yamaha yzf r15 its worth tak'g some time smiley2.gif

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Ok folks thanks for your sincere opinions.

I did not like the Fazer look, though i must say the white one is pretty good.

I will wait for it till the end of this year at latest.

Then i will decide on what to do further.

Moreover,

there's also news that the Duke is gonna be launched by bajaj so i my as well get a look at that too

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Yamaha_R15_Version_2.jpg

The very first official image of the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 has surfaced
on Facebook. The image showcases the new rear, which now features an
LED tail lamp and bigger rear tyre. The front looks relatively similar
and the new R15 features all new alloy wheels. Yamaha will continue to
use the tagline Racing Instinct with the R15 Version 2.0. The above
image, which could be an advertisement for print says

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Update:

Yamaha R15. First aluminium swingarm says Yamaha in segment. New ECU, altered gearing, minor upgrades to clutch, throttle pulley.

Yamaha R15. 90mm front tyre and 130mm rear tyre

Yamaha R15. "mudguard and Saree guard attached to swingarm enhances exterior design product value. 5-spoke allow wheels"

Yamaha R15. Pricing is Rs 8k more. Rs 1.07 lakhs ex Delhi.

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New Yamaha R15 Version 2.0


Yamaha Motor India has just pulled the
wraps of the new Yamaha R15 Version 2.0, the first Indian motorcycle
which gave Indians a taste of what a super sports motorcycle handles
like, three years ago. Fast forward to now, we have a brand new version
of the R15, called the version 2.0, which like its name indicates is a
second iteration of what has been a very big success for Yamaha India,
not just in terms of sales but also as a brand builder for the Yamaha
brand, which was teetering on the brink a few years ago.


The new Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 has been
developed taking into consideration customer feedback, which in other
words means that, through the new R15, Yamaha will actually give Indian
motorcycle owners what they want. This translates into styling that
borrows plenty of cues from super sports machines like the Yamaha R1 and
the Yamaha R6.  Basically, the new R15 is a cosmetic makeover job at
best and this makes it a big disappointment for many prospective R15
owners who were expecting an increase in performance.


New-Yamaha-R15-Version-2.0-2.jpg

New Yamaha R15 Version 2.0


 So, what you get in the Yamaha R15
Version 2.0 is a raised rear with split seats, making the R15 V2.0 look
like a proper super sports motorcycle. A new engine fairing and carbon
fiber side cowl represents a couple of changes.  The front and rear tyre
also get wider, with the latter getting a 130 section tyre width, a
major departure from the skinny rubber than the previous iteration of
the R15 featured. Knowing the Yamaha R15′s positioning as a track tool
for motorcycle racing enthusiasts in India, the new rubber should be as
sticky and grippy as the previous soft compound rubber specially
developed by MRF for the Yamaha R15.


New-Yamaha-R15-Version-2.0-3.jpg

New Yamaha R15 Version 2.0


The rear turn indicators and the number
plate now perch above the rear wheel in a floating assembly. The exhaust
muffler gets a brand new design with faux carbon fiber finish. The rear
LED tail lamp is another brand new item on the new R15. Also, the swing
arm has been upgraded to a wider aluminum itemaccommodate
the wider rear tyre. This apart, the alloy wheels get a ten spoked
design while the engine gets a black coating. The front end though,
remains unchanged. The heart of the matter, the liquid cooled, 4 valve
150cc engine, remains unchanged with a peak power output of 17 Bhp at
8,500 rpm and 15 Nm at 7,500 rpm.


New-Yamaha-R15-Version-2.0-4.jpg

New Yamaha R15 Version 2.0


The kerb weight has also gone up to 136
Kg, and with no change in power and torque coupled to the wider rear
tyre, don

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Thats customer feedbacks power. Yamaha has keenly addressed many of customers wishes to be in this bike. Only thing left could be power. But once cc increases, the price will increase and FE will decrease, so people will compare with CBR and end up buying that.

 

Excellent work by Yamaha once again.

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