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New Yamaha R15 2.0 launched in India


As we said earlier in our blog post on Yamaha R15 launch in India, Yamaha has now upgraded and launched it’s champion product R15 in India.

R15 has always been an iconic bike in India as it brought the culture of power biking in India. Yamaha R15 had a lot of ‘first time in India‘ features which were a boon.

Below are the list of features and specifications in the bike:


Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Displacement 149.8cc
Bore & Stroke 57 × 58.7mm
Compression ratio 10.4:1
Maximum power 17PS/ 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 15N.m / 7,500rpmm
Starting system Electric start
Lubrication wet sump
Fuel tank capacity 12 liters
Fuel supply system Fuel Injection
Ignition system T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.133
Clutch type Wet Multiple-disc
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 Delta box
Caster / Trail 26° / 98mm
Tire size (Front / Rear) 90/80-17 / 130/70-R17
Brake type (Front / Rear) Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Headlight Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W X2
Battery 12V, 3.5Ah (10H)


Overall length x width x height 1,970mm x 670mm × 1,070mm
Seat height 800mm
Wheelbase 1,345mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Kerb weight 136Kg

Soon after the launch there were many other power bikes launched in India including Honda CBR 250. Yamaha sensed the craze and now launched an upgraded version of R15 to appeal the sub 1.1 Lakh buyers.

Now that the bike is in the market and also now is visually appealing as well, would you like to buy this bike? Or you would wait for KTM 200. You right now already have the option of CBR 250 which comes in abs and non abs version.

Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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