Yamaha, the name speaks for itself in the highly competitive field of two wheeler automobiles. Yamaha YFZ R15 is based on YZR-M1 Moto GP racing machine and borrows major credibility from the same. The bike is designed to bring out the racer from its driver. The look of Yamaha YFZ R15 is pretty sleek and surely has the look of a superbike. Designed on the concept of “perfect harmony with the rider”, the bike is sure to make one go crazy for driving it.
The bike is designed mainly for its performance and handling. A racer’s need has been considered completely during the design of this bike. The rider is sure to get satisfied with the drive comfort and handling of the bike. With most of the features transferred from the Moto GP racer bike, the bike’s performance is at par to its predecessor and can be really applauded.
Well-tuned Suspension system in the front and back wheels provide ample comfort for the rider at the complete range of speeds. The Center of gravity of the bike is well balanced for complex maneuvers the rider carries out during the driving time. Every one driving this vehicle is surely bound to credit this vehicle as a driver’s pride.
Yamaha YFZ R15, Specifications:
|YFZR15Electric StartAlloy Wheels
90/80 R17 and 130/70 R17
|Fuel CapacityFuel EconomyFuel ReserveFuel Type
|12 Litres40 Kmpl4 LitresPetrol
|Liquid Cooled, SOHC, 4 Stroke, 4 ValveT.C.I149.8 CC58.7 mm
15 N.m. @ 7500 r.p.m
17PS @ 8500 r.p.m
Weight Carrying Capacity
|1970 mm1070 mm670 mm160 mm minimum
|SuspensionBrakes||Telescopic/Linked Type Mono CrossHydraulic Single Disc on both front and Rear|
|Gear BoxClutch||6 Speed return typeWet Multiple Disc|
Yamaha YFZ R15 – Appearance
Designed for performance, the appearance of the bike has been dealt with great care by the designers. The front tip of the bike is pointed out in order to achieve a better aerodynamic efficiency of the bike. The under cowls are cleverly designed to achieve a cool look for the bike as well as serve as an aero controller that control the flow of air beneath the bike.
The dual headlamp provides a majestic look to the frontal view of the bike. The V shaped curvature in the front that is blended with the headlamps to provide support to the wind shield. Artistically projected points on the v curvature serve as the mounting points for the rear view mirrors. The hunk shaped tank provides a heavier look to the bike. The Middle cowl is artistically merged to look as a single piece along with the tank. Vents along the middle cowl provide ample cooling for the engines.
The split seat design provides a sporty look for the vehicle particularly during sporty riding periods. The rear seat has been provided keeping in mind the Indian mindset. The Five spoke black alloy wheels add more grandeur to the bike. The slim LED tail lights are a sight to admire along with the single support T shaped Indicator Light support adds to the design ambience. Designer mud guards at the rear provide a classy futuristic look, which is rather slightly downgraded by the saree guard.
Power packed Engine of Yamaha YFZ R15
The first in its class to be released with a liquid cooled engine, the four stroke four valve engine delivers a maximum power of 17PS at 8500 rpm. The maximum torque produced by the engine is 15 Nm at a speed of 7500 rpm. Quite an energy packed engine for its compact size. The engine has a compression ratio of 10.4:1. The engines displacement is 149.8 cc.
The engine is equipped with the DiAsiL cylinder from the house of Yamaha, a proven engine for its performance characteristics. The cylinder is in fact used on the majority or the race bikes that Yamaha produces. The vibration and noise levels from the engine are considerably low due to the fact that it is a liquid cooled engine.
The four valve system in the engine has enabled engineers to locate the spark plug at a middle point, enabling the engine to achieve the best combustion rate of the fuel. The engine is surely a power house packing performance with best fuel economy.
The bike is fitted with a manual six speed gearbox with highly optimized gear ratios. The gear ratios of the gearbox have been optimized for racing and uphill driving. The Yamaha YFZ R15 clocks an easy 5.1 Seconds for a 0 to 60 km/hour sprint, one of the best in its class. The wet plate multiple disc clutch allows easy shifting of the gears. Electronically controlled fuel injection systems provide the necessary fuel to the engine based on its requirement sensed through a series of sensors. The Yamaha YFX R15 can hit a top speed of 135 Km/hour on really plain and smooth roads
The newly designed electronically controlled fuel injection system for the Yamaha YFZ R15 keeps a close watch on the engine through its network of sensors. The ECU (Electronic Control Unit) of the vehicle analyses tremendous amount of data collected from the sensors and actuates the Fuel injection system to provide an optimum supply of fuel to the engine.
The bike guzzles petrol based on the driving trend of the rider. The Yamaha YFX R15 comes out with a decent fuel economy in the range of 40-45 Km per liter in the city conditions. You may add a few more kilometers if you are bound to travel on a highway at a constant speed. Sudden accelerations and braking of the bike will surely eat into the fuel economy.
Splendidly colored, the Yamaha YFZ R15 comes in five color themes which are sure to catch up with the young generation. The five sparkling color themes are
- Racing Blue – a sparkling dark metallic blue and black combination sure to catch everyone’s eyes.
- Sunset Red – a vibrant Metallic Red and white combination that sparkles radiance everywhere.
- Graphite (Black) – a sure treat for the black lovers. This is sure to be the most selling color in Yamaha YFZ R15
- Fiery Red – A combination of Black and Red depicting the fiery flames. This theme will be surely a catch for the youngsters.
- 50th Anniversary Theme – Dressed in the formal Yamaha Color coding of White and red may catch some of the office goer’s attention.
A sure stop mechanism for this racer bike, both the front and back wheels are provided with a single disc brake. The rear brake disc is of a bigger diameter of 220 mm providing a larger area of braking. A single pot caliper deploys the pad on the brake disc immediately on the push of the brake lever. Holes amply provided on the brake disc cool the brake disc immediately. The holes also assist in the removal of water that tends to stick to the brake disc.
The bike is provided with a telescopic suspension at the front a quite common feature in all the bikes. The rear side is provided with the Linked type monocross suspension. The linked type monocross suspension system of Yamaha YFZ R15 provides a soft ride to the rider. This suspension type in particular enhances the comfort of driving the vehicle and provides a better handling of the vehicle particularly at the turns. The main feature of this suspension system is that it prevents the sinking effect of the vehicle when it is run in tandem. The suspension tends to provide a silky smooth ride on any kind of road.
Wheels and Tyres
The black five spoke alloy wheels are designed to take up the complete load of the vehicle along with the passengers as well as the beating the tires receive from the roads. The Five spoke wheels are actually ten spokes cleverly designed to distribute the loading on the wheels evenly.
The front tyre uses a smaller tyre of size 90/80 R17 whereas the rear end is fitted with a larger and broader radial type of size 130/70 R17. The larger and wider tyre at the rear provides better road grip to the vehicle particularly at the turns and during the wet seasons.
The Yamaha YFZ R15 comes with a split seat design. The rider is provided with a wider and lengthier seat providing an ultimate experience to the rider. The split up rear seat is fitted with an anti-skid to provide a firm ride for the rear passenger. The higher position of the rear seat is quite wide and enables the pillion rider to travel with the best comfort. The split seat also distances the pillion rider from the driver thus providing a hassle free driving comfort for the driver. The best suspension system in the bike coupled with the wider tyres surely makes any drive in Yamaha YFZ R15 a pleasurable one
On the whole the vehicle is a perfectly balanced vehicle on performance as well as on the running costs. Though the pricing of the vehicle is a bit higher, a close study on the features of the vehicle is sure to substantiate the high cost. Drive comfort and Easy maneuverability are the real plus points of this vehicle. Being a liquid cooled engine, the maintenance cost of the vehicle may be slightly on the higher side. This is due to the fact that water constitutes as a major entity in the liquid cooling the engine. But for all, the vehicle surely gets thumbs up.
Yamaha YZF R15 in Different Colors
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