Yamaha Launches YZF-R15. What say, Pulsar / Karizma?

Yamaha Launches YZF-R15. What say, Pulsar / Karzima?Yamaha Motor, the Japanese brand launched the much awaited 150cc sports bike in the country, priced at Rs 97,500. Although its an 150cc bike, it has chances to lure away buyers from the Bajaj Pulsar and Hero Honda Karizma range, one of the main reason being, these two are here from ages ! Although Pulsar 220 is has some facial changes, its still similar what half the country has.

With the launch of YZF-R15, Yamaha unleashes its strategic intent to offer superior products in India and is poised to provide Indian sports bike enthusiasts with the combined thrill of technological superiority and artistic brilliance. Yamaha has always kept up with new technology while constantly bringing it to the next level. With India’s first liquid cooled, 4-valve fuel injected engine, YZF-R15 comes with R1 DNA

The new model, YZF-R15, would be offered in two colours – racing blue and black. YZF-R15 would come with a 150 cc liquid cooled fuel injection engine, which would have an all aluminium DiASil cylinder.

Besides, YZF-R15, the company’s product portfolio includes MT01, YZF-R1, Gladiator (SS and RS types), Gladiator Graffiti, G5, Alba and Crux.


Engine type – Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement – Single cylinder
Displacement – 149 .8cc
Bore x Stroke – 57×58.7mm
Compression ratio – 10.4:1
Maximum power – 17PS / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque – 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting system – Electric Start
Lubrication – wet sump
Engine oil capacity – 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity – 12 liters
Fuel supply system – Electronic fuel injection
Ignition system – T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio – 3.042 / 3.000
Clutch type – Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
Transmission type – Return type 6-speed
Gear ratios – 1st=2.833, 2nd?1.875, 3rd=1.364, 4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84

Frame type – Deltabox Frame
Caster / Trail – 26° / 100mm
Tire size (Front / Rear) – 80/90-17 / 100/80-17
Brake type (Front / Rear) – Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) – Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Headlight – 12V35W / 35W?35W

Overall LxWxH – 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height – 790mm
Wheelbase – 1,290mm
Minimum ground clearance – 160mm
Dry weight / Curb weight – 120kg / 131kg


Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15

Author : iWonder

Sreejith is a freelance web designer and blogger who likes music, driving and photography. My Personal Blog is Sreejith.Net. You can catch me tweet at @sreejithrk

Other posts by


Article by iWonder on Saturday, Jun 14th, 2008 at 8:53 am under categories : Yamaha
RSS feed for comments on this post and Trackback URl.

Tags : , , , , ,