Yamaha YZF R15 version 2, brought in market this year by Yamaha Motors. It’s a sports bike with many exclusive features, compelling riders to crave for it. Compared to its siblings of Yamaha R series, R15 is much more affordable and appealing to the bikers.
R15 v. 2 doesn’t hold much of a change than version 1. But if you look closely, you will find the differences. The differences came in sides which made it more sporty and dashing. The deep and slim aura of the dent attracts you to get on. The middle cowl also has a significant change in aerodynamics and makes the outlook more ravishing. It has an aluminium swing arm, for the first time, introduced to the continental riders. The silencer has a carbon touched finishing and a nameplate at once. The rear is made fatty, necessary for balancing and adds more style to its appearance. R15 also holds a saree guard, mud guard and split seat.
Engine and gearbox are all the same as version 1 was. With one cylinder and liquid cooler the engine remains 149.8cc. The SOHC engine holds 4 valves and provides power output up to 16.8 bhp at 8500 RPM. The torque gives 15 NM in 7500 RPM. Six speed gearbox, among which 1 gets down and others go up- shift pattern.
It provides you a mileage up to 30-35 km per liter in cities which can rise up to 40-45 in highways. Not less indeed compared to other sports bikes.
The bending over knee posture and low seating facility renders an excellent sporting experience to the rider. You can hold the bike firmly which gives the advantage to reign on roads. Foot pegs are placed further at the rear and the clips on handle are so soft to hold. In total, it makes sporting comfortable for you. R15 v. 2 is having two headlights which makes the road clear, visible and safe for the rider.
The excellent suspension provides a bump less journey to the rider as well as the passenger riding behind. A telescopic fork at the front connected with a mono shocker at rear build the suspension system. The rider seating high at the back too can’t complain of hazy riding.
The R15 holds an extended wheelbase measuring 1345 mm, aluminium swing and fatty tires. These features are making the handling more safe and balanced for the rider. Tires bite the road with absolute firmness which hardly lets it slip away. Moreover flawless suspension system along with ground clearance of 160 mm adds more to the joy of sport ride. It’s clever at the corners which is powered by its light attitude.
New colors added which are reviving blue, adrenaline red and sparky green. The flawless smooth dent would compel you to watch.
The engine is more powerful than before but you can’t feel it because of the weight gain up to 4 kg’s. It remains as an average sports bike up to 6000 RPM. Then it will feel heavier for the extra weight. The speed will rise from 0 to 100 km in just 13 seconds. The highest speed you can pick is up to 150 kmph.
Let it give you a new vive in sport riding.