The YZF-R15 was unveiled on March 31, 2017, in Thailand. Yamaha pulled all stops and were rewarded with one of the coolest looking motorcycles we’ve ever seen. The bike boasts a captivating retro look and it is safe to say that absolutely everything about this bike has been engineered to look fantastic while providing top-notch functionality across the board.
For years and years now, Yamaha has been responsible for designing and building some of the best production motorcycles to hit the market. The Yamaha YZF R15 set the benchmark quite high when it was launched back in 2008. Even though it was a fantastic motor, users wanted more. But it isn’t just power that the latest iteration brings to the users. The newest design brings a raft of refinements to what was already a pretty good masterpiece.
Key changes include an updated ECU drive, shorter gearing and wider rubber with a radial on the rear. Along with the balanced front-to-rear balance, this element delivers effective control Add sporty styling to the sports car with LED headlamps and rear lights. The Yamaha YZF-R15 is engineered under the DNA of the R-Series, as well as additional components to make the Super Sport even more durable.
The YZF-R15 is equipped with a 150cc single cylinder liquid cooled 4-stroke engine. With a maximum power of 17 ps and a torque of up to 15 Nm, the bike boasts beastly power. Add to that the bore x stroke of 57 x 58.7mm, the compression ratio of 10.4.1 and the electronic fuel injection system and you have yourself a future classic.
Yamaha had the road conditions in the country taken in the YZF R15’s stride and at only 136kg fully fuelled, the bike is easy to throw around with a nice low seat height of just 800mm. The bike represents better value for money with its competitive offering. At you just cannot beat the R15 for value. And at an official price of 95,500 baht, the motor is a must have for motorcycle enthusiasts. On top of that, it offers a line of improved safety features that keep the rider protected on the open road.
The YZF-R15’s overall excellence encourages you to push the boundaries and in doing so you only further realise just how impressive a package it really is, providing the same confidence inspiring ride from place to place. Its rivals, including the Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300, are bigger in capacity for better low-down flexibility, but the R15 represents great value and is ideal for learners who hope to one day step up to the YZF-R6 or YZF-R1 supers sports models.
The Yamaha YZF R15 is absolutely everything a bike owner could want especially when it comes to power, performance, and pure aesthetics. Absolutely stunning visually and even more impressive in the performance department, this is a motorcycle that has been superbly engineered and equipped with innovative technology and electronics to squeeze every ounce of refinement.
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