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Key Specs

149 ccEngine
40 KmplMileage
131 KmphTop Speed
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Yamaha YZF R15 Highlights

16 October 2017: From catching expressions in awe to delivering the best of racing experience, Yamaha YZF R15 V2.0 is an impressive entry-level 150cc performance bike. The YZF R15 V2.0 is an amalgamation of wide frontal space, easy riding position with efficient steering flexibility, and an aerodynamic tail treatment. The performance bike follows the design elements of the superbike Yamaha YZF R1 and gets a spruced up middle cowl and tail cowl design. The liquid cooled, fuel injected 149cc 4-stroke SOHC engine that injects power down the wheels of the handsome race module generates peak power and torque output of 17PS @ 8500rpm and 15Nm @ 7500rpm respectively. Meshed with this capable engine is the seamless return type 6-speed gearbox that allows the bike to attain a top speed of 131kmph. The Yamaha YZF R15 is claimed to deliver 40kmpl worth of mileage. Supporting its racing gene, the bike is employed with a well-engineered suspension assembly that consists of front telescopic forks and rear linked type monocross suspensions. The 150cc performance bike is equipped with large 220mm rear disc brake unit in coordination with a front disc brake to incorporate dynamic braking capabilities. The three striking colour options that you can choose from, include Sparky Green, Adrenaline Red, and Revving Blue. The 150cc racing bike from Yamaha retails at Rs 1,29,120 (On road, Delhi) and stands abreast its rivals, including the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, Honda CBR 150R and the Bajaj Pulsar 220F.

YZF R15 Bike Price and Variants

VariantYZF R15 Version 2.0YZF R15 V3.0
Ex-Showroom Price1,15,746 1,30,000
Start MechanismSelf Start OnlySelf Start Only
Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDiscDisc
Tyre & WheelAlloyAlloy
Available Colour(s)Revving Blue, Sparky Green, Adrenaline RedMatt-Red, Black Raven, Race Blue

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Yamaha YZF R15 On road Price in India

MumbaiRs 1,30,000
ChennaiRs 1,33,674
BangaloreRs 1,48,829
GurgaonRs 1,31,110
KolkataRs 1,35,359
HyderabadRs 1,34,859

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Yamaha YZF R15 Specifications


Mileage40 Kmpl
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Wheel TypeAlloy
StartingSelf Start Only
Fuel Capacity12 Ltrs
Engine Type4Stroke, Liquid-Cooled Single Cylinder, SOHC, 4-Valve
Displacement149 cc
Maximum Speed131 Kmph
Gear Box6 Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type4Stroke, Liquid-Cooled Single Cylinder, SOHC, 4-Valve
Displacement149 cc
Mileage40 Kmpl
Maximum Power17 PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
StartingSelf Start Only
Maximum Speed131 Kmph
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Gear Box6 Speed
ClutchWet, Multiple Disc
No. of Cylinders1
Valves (per cylinder)2
Bore57 mm
Stroke58.7 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection
Transmission TypeManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-90/80-17

Rear :-130/70-17

Tyre TypeTubeless
Radial TyresYes
Wheel Size

Front :-17 inch

Rear :-17 Inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)28 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)28 psi
Front Brake Diameter267 mm
Rear Brake Diameter220 mm

Features and Safety

Seat TypeSplit
ConsoleAnalogue and Digital

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameDelta Box
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionLinked Type Monocross


Length1970 mm
Height1070 mm
Width670 mm
Ground Clearance160 mm
Saddle Height800 mm
Kerb Weight136 Kg
Wheelbase1345 mm
Fuel Capacity12 Ltrs


Head LampLo Beam 12 V - 35 W X 1, Hi Beam 12 V - 35 W X 2
Tail LampLED
Turn Signal LampBulb
Pass SwitchYes
Battery TypeMaintenance Free
Battery Capacity12 V - 3.5 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYes

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  • review of yamaha r15

    Oct 4, 2015 by amin Shaikh

    Yamaha Motors India has had a long and illustrious connection with the performance motorcycling scene in the country. From the Legendary RD350 to the RX100 and its subsequent 2Stroke Iterations, were the go-to motorcycles of choice for anyone..........Read more

  • Technology Triumph!!! R-15 V2

    Oct 4, 2015 by KARAN KUMAR

    I bought this bike on September 6, its limited edition black green bike. But after riding this bike for 15-20 min I feel very uncomfortable. Its good for racing tracks only not for city roads.Yamaha R-15 was the first affordable sports bike in..........Read more

  • A pure racing enthusiasm.....

    Oct 3, 2015 by parth gohel

    I think its a pure racing bike with 150cc engine it has a deltabox frame which is derived from its big brother yamaha yzf is excellent in terms of handling quality and looks as well as it has little bit problems like high pillion seat which is..........Read more

Yamaha YZF R15 Expert Review

July 1, 2017: With GST coming into effect, Yamaha has dropped prices of the YZF-R15 v2.0 across India. The YZF-R15 v2.0 now retails at Rs 1,18,383 (ex-Delhi), a Rs 950 drop over the previous price of Rs 1,19,788. In 2011, Yamaha introduced the all new YZF-R15 Version 2.0 in India with better outfit and a touch of refinement. The appearance of the machine got electrified with an all new design. With enhanced aesthetics, the manufacturer uplifted the price bar too but in a country like India where things are always hyped up, it didn’t matter. Yamaha offers this little ready to race module in following color options: GP Blue, Streaking Cyan, Raring Red and Invincible Black.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 2.0 has been installed with a 149.8cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder engine. The motor is mated to a six-speed constant make that makes it a hell of a ride. Because of its highly aerodynamic and lightweight built, it has a loveable pick-up, which can also be a result of 16.8bhp of power and 15Nm of torque. The well-known Delta Box frame has been used to assemble the machine and 130mm rear tyre has been used to stabilize the ride. Efficient braking system and suspension unit has also been bestowed to the bike to keep its performance breathtaking.

Being a revolutionary 150cc machine, Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 2.0 changed the scenario of its segment and provoked manufacturers like Honda to launch a entry-level performance bike- CBR 150R. 

Have a short glimpse of Yamaha YZF R15 v2.0 and you will find how tasty this mini R1 is. It looks extremely sharper and meaner from nose to tail, with a proportional silhouette. The front, though unchanged from the previous generation model, still looks fresh with a sharper nose and a darker visor, with the menacing arrangement of dual headlamps with pilot lamps at corners persisting in this version too. Though, some more noticeable changes would have been welcomed, with almost no point-able difference, once you see the two versions back to back. But once you move towards the side profile of the bike and the game changes.

The R15 was the first Indian bike to come up with a full size fairing, and now with the middle cowl been redesigned to improve the sharp aerodynamics of the bike, it has managed to push up the ante, enhancing the visual appeal. This version too can be given the credit of “first-to-introduce” something, with a massive chunky aluminium swingarm seen at the back for the first time in any Indian bike, giving it a real sense to its ‘R’ family prefix. The bike now gets a better-styled silencer with a matt black carbon finishing and a small nameplate with ‘R15’ printed on it, a unique feature never seen before. But it is the rear end of this bike which deserves some spotlights, with a pointier and very high-raised tail section, giving it the feel of a high-end liter class superbike.

The tail-light is also a triangular LED unit which goes well with the design of the fully split-seat aided tail cowl, which though aerodynamically superior, misses out on practicality, with the absence of grab rail. Thus, the pillion has to show some trust on the rider as there is nothing to hold him/her at the seat except the rider himself. This fabulous rear section is complemented by the desperately wished fatty rear tyre (130/70 rubber). Though, the saree guard and extra mud flap over the rear tyre look a bit ugly. The hardcore seating posture is also left intact, with the fully rear-set footpegs and low-set forward clip-on handlebars, pushing the rider forward, but with the knee recesses coming a bit early on the fuel tank, the taller rides may find it cramped.

The build quality is top-notch and typically Yamaha, with a crisp switchgear and meatier palm grips. The minimalistic, but fantastic instrument console of the outgoing version finds its way in the new model too. It has big circular analogue tachometer with a small LCD unit displaying the speedometer, odometer, two tripmeters and fuel gauge in a digital fashion and the other LED indicators arranged in a linear manner below the LCD unit. We wish the blue back light of the LCD had a darker display.

Yamaha has incorporated a 149.8cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motor is configured to produce a maximum power of 16.8bhp at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 15Nm at 7500rpm. The throttle response is quite crispier than one can imagine. Even with the incorporation of Fuel Injection system, fuel efficiency of the machine can be problem for some people as it is a bit on the lower side and is assisted with a fuel tank capacity of 12-liter. 

If the super-powered 150cc engine of the Yamaha YZF R15 is a cake, then the handling is surely an icing on it. R15 is a true handling gem, with the credits of the agile and accurate handling given to the suspension setup of hydraulic telescopic forks at front and a linked type monoshock at the rear. Being a track-tool, this setup works as a wonder, but unexpectedly, this is equally capable over speed breakers and potholes too, thus ending up in a stress free comfortable ride. The combination of fatter rubbers at both front and rear and a robust aluminium swingarm, alongwith an extended wheelbase of 1345mm ensures you a planted and confident feel at straight roads as well as sharp corners.

The raised ground clearance of 160 mm offers a very pleasant ride as well. The sporty seating stance of R15 was also the first of its kind, with the aggressive aerodynamic arrangement of low seating, fully rear-set foot pegs and clip-on handlebars allowing the rider to bend forward with knees rolled back in perfect confidence aspiring position. Though, the high set pillion seat loses out some points on practical aspects. The brakes too have been upgraded over the outgoing model, with discs at both front and rear bigger than before. This improvement results in much more precise and safe braking, though the absence of ABS is still missed out on the bike and once introduced, may double up the bite of already fabulous stopping power of the disc brakes.

Yamaha YZF R15 has an extensive array of sensors all over its profile. The bigger disc brakes do ensure shorter stopping distances. Though, the grouse of the absence of ABS still cannot be ignored.

YZF R15 Mileage and Running Cost

City Mileage of Yamaha YZF R15

40 Kmpl

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YZF R15 Colors

There are 2 variant(s) available. ​Yamaha YZF R15 comes in 6 different colour(s) - Black Raven, Matt-Red, Adrenaline Red, Race Blue, Revving Blue, Sparky Green. There are 2 variants starting from Rs. 1,29,120 onwards.

  • Black Raven
  • Matt-Red
  • Adrenaline Red
  • Race Blue
  • Revving Blue
  • Sparky Green

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