Yamaha YZF-R15

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Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15.jpg
Manufacturer India Yamaha Motor
Also called R15, v1.0 (2008) v2.0 (2011)
Parent company Yamaha Motor Company
Production 2008 (v.1), 2011 (v.2)
Class Sport bike
Engine 149.8 cc (9.14 cu in) Liquid-cooled four-stroke single-cylinder 4-valve
Transmission 6-speed

(v.1) Front: 80/90-17 Rear: 100/80-17

(v.2) Front: 90/80-17 Rear: 130/70-17
Rake, trail 26°, 98 mm (3.9 in)
Wheelbase 1,345 mm (53.0 in)
Dimensions L: 1,970 mm (78 in)
W: 670 mm (26 in)
H: 1,070 mm (42 in)
Seat height 800 mm (31 in)
Fuel capacity 12 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal)
Related Yamaha YZF-R125, Yamaha R6, Yamaha R1

The Yamaha YZF-R15 is a 150 cc single cylinder sport bike motorcycle introduced in 2008. In September 2011, the second edition dubbed the v2 was released in India,[1] and in April 2014 it was released in Indonesia.[2]


The R-15's look is inspired from the Yamaha YZF-R6. Unlike the first edition, the v2 features split-seat design, higher seat height, LED taillight, wide tyres, larger gear ratio (15/47), longer wheelbase, rear mudguard, and redesigned middle and tail section. The engine performance was largely similar, still featuring a six-speed transmission and a linked type sport suspension added on the back. The 2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 released in Indonesia is largely the same as the 2011 version released in India, but with removed mudguard.

The engine is a 149.8 cc single cylinder [four-stroke engine] with four valves and a single overhead cam. The bore and stroke of the engine are 57.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.24 in × 2.31 in). The radiator is placed in the front of the engine with a fan behind it. The coolant reserve is on the left side up and behind the radiator. The transmission is return type six-speed with a constant mesh wet multi plate clutch.

The bike has a 270 mm single disc with dual piston callipers in the front and a 220 mm single disc single piston calliper at the rear, both the brake systems being made by Nissin of Japan. The front suspension is twin telescopic fork and the rear is the advanced linked type motocross suspension. The bike has a dual headlight like other bikes of the R-series.

v2.0 edition[edit]

The R15 version 2.0 has undergone changes as compared to the present YZF-R15 in the specs of the Engine Control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, a long aluminium swing arm, wider front and rear tires (radial tire for the rear), split seat, LED taillights and new-design middle cowl & tail cowl.[3]


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