Yamaha YZF-R15

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Yamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha YZF-R15.jpg
Manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company
Also called Yamaha R15
Parent company Yamaha Corporation
Production 2008–present
Class Sport bike
Engine 149.8 cc (9.14 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder (2008–2017)
155.1 cc (9.46 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder with Variable Valve Actuation (2017–present)
Bore / stroke 57.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.2 in × 2.3 in) (2008–2017)
58.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.3 in × 2.3 in) (2017–present)
Compression ratio 10.4:1 (2008–2017)
11.6:1 (2017–present)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Frame type Steel twin-spar (Deltabox)
Suspension Front: Conventional telescopic fork (2008–2017); Inverted telescopic fork (2017–present)
Rear: Aluminum swingarm with monoshock
Brakes Front: Dual-piston caliper with single 270 mm (10.6 in) disc (2008–2017); Dual-piston caliper with single 282 mm (11.1 in) disc (2017–present)
Rear: Single-piston caliper with single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc
Tires (2008–2010) Front: 80/90-17; Rear: 100/80-17
(2011–2017) Front: 90/80-17; Rear: 130/70-17
(2017–present) Front: 100/80-17; Rear: 140/70-17
Rake, trail 26°, 98 mm (3.9 in)
Wheelbase 1,345 mm (53.0 in) (2008–2017)
1,325 mm (52.2 in) (2017–present)
Dimensions L: 1,970 mm (78 in) (2008–2011)
1,975 mm (77.8 in) (2011–2017)
1,990 mm (78 in) (2017–present)
W: 670 mm (26 in) (2008–2011)
660 mm (26 in) (2011–2017)
725 mm (28.5 in) (2017–present)
H: 1,070 mm (42 in) (2008–2017)
1,135 mm (44.7 in) (2017–present)
Seat height 800 mm (31 in) (2008–2017)
815 mm (32.1 in) (2017–present)
Fuel capacity 12 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal) (2008–2017)
11 l (2.4 imp gal; 2.9 US gal) (2017–present)
Oil capacity 1.15 l (0.25 imp gal; 0.30 US gal)
Related Yamaha FZ150i

The Yamaha YZF-R15 is a single cylinder sport bike made by Yamaha Motor Company since 2008.[1] In September 2011, the second iteration, called v2.0, was released in India,[2] and in April 2014 it was released in Indonesia.[3] In January 2017, the third iteration of the bike, called v3.0, was launched in Indonesia.[4]


The engine for the first and second iteration (v2.0) was a 149.8 cc single cylinder four-stroke engine with four valves and a single overhead camshaft. The bore and stroke were 57.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.24 in × 2.31 in). This engine had a claimed 12.2 kW (16.4 hp) of power at 8,500 rpm and 14.5 N⋅m (10.7 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm. 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 a return type six-speed with a constant mesh wet multi-plate clutch.

For the first and second iteration, the bike had a 270 mm (11 in) single disc with dual piston calipers in the front and a 220 mm single disc single piston caliper at the rear, both the brake systems being made by Nissin of Japan. The front suspension was a twin telescopic fork and the rear is a linked type single shock suspension. The bike has dual headlights like the other bikes of the YZF-R series.

For the 2017 update, the bike has a new 155.1 cc engine. The bore and stroke are 58.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.28 in × 2.31 in). This engine also get Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology and has a claimed 14.2 kW (19.0 hp) of power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 N⋅m (10.8 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 8,500 rpm. The front disc is larger than the previous iteration, with a measured 282 mm (11.1 in). The front suspension is now an inverted twin telescopic fork. This iteration also features assist and slipper clutch.[4]


YZF-R15 v2.0

The YZF-R15 v2.0 had undergone changes as compared to the previous version in the cases of the engine control unit (ECU), drivetrain unit, split-seat design, higher seat height, LED tail light, wider tires, larger gear ratio (15/47), longer wheelbase, rear mudguard, and redesigned middle and tail section. The engine performance was largely similar, still having a six-speed transmission and a linked type single shock suspension added on the back.[5]

An unfaired, or streetfighter/naked bike, variation of the YZF-R15 v2.0, called the M-Slaz (also called Xabre in Indonesia; TFX150 in the Philippines and Vietnam[6]), is made in Thailand[7] and Indonesia.


This new version has undergone changes as compared to the previous version in the cases of the updated bodywork and engine, now features VVA technology, assist and slipper clutch, hazard lamp, inverted front suspension fork, all-LED lighting system, full LCD panelmeter with shift indicator, and wider tyres.[4]

A streetfighter variation of the YZF-R15 v3.0, called the MT-15, was launched in Thailand on 6 October 2018.[8][9]


  1. ^ About Us India Yamaha Motor Company.
  2. ^ "2012 Yamaha R15 V2 Launched in India". September 6, 2011.
  3. ^ "Yamaha Secara Resmi Luncurkan R15 di Indonesia". April 23, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c http://otomotifnet.com/Motor/News-Apm/Resmi-Dikenalkan-Ini-Fitur-Unggulan-All-New-Yamaha-R15
  5. ^ "YZF R15 Racing Instinct Version 2.0". 2011.
  6. ^ "Yamaha Xabre dari Pulogadung Melaut ke Negeri Tetangga". Kompas.com. Kompas Cyber Media. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  7. ^ Yamaha M-Slaz (naked R15) likely to be launched in India during festive season. (May 13, 2016) International Business Times
  8. ^ https://www.gridoto.com/read/01274616/yamaha-luncurkan-mt-15-simak-foto-fotonya-jadi-pengganti-xabre#!%2F
  9. ^ https://paultan.org/2018/10/09/2019-yamaha-mt-15-launched-in-thailand-155-cc-vva/

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