Yamaha R15 V2.0 Review by Boon

by Kannan on March 4, 2012

I am really grateful to Mr.Viknesh Subramanium, the greatest photographer I have ever met for spending some quality time and Mr.Balamurali Mohan for lending me his brand new and scratch less R15 V2.0, knowing the fact that it will undergo a series of abuses and torture at my hands.

About Me

My name is Boon and this my second review in Bike Advice. Regular viewers might remember my review on Yamaha R15 V1.0 that was posted two years ago. Fortunately, that review has got an amazing response from all the viewers.

I hail from Arunachal Pradesh, The Land of Rising Sun in India. After completing matriculation, I came to Chennai six years ago for pursuing my higher studies. Having done my diploma successfully, now I’m in the final year of Engineering with ECE as a specification in Tagore Engineering College. I had to sell my wonderful and amazing R15 V1.0 (Joeled) few days back due to some personal problems. My plan is to buy a Yamaha YZF R1 within the next five years.

Looks, Build and Finish of V2.0 - 9.5/10

The Version 2.0 looks sharp and aggressive from all angles. The Yamaha engineers have taken a number of cues from the R125 and R6 while designing the bike. This bike is a result of the excellent feedback received from customers. There is a wider rear tire, a radial one (from MRF) that measures 130/70-R17, in response to a huge demand from the public.

Along with that, even the front tire has been upsized to 90/80- R17. If you look into the fairing, you will notice the new mid-cowl which is wider and suits the wide front of the R15 even more better. The Version 2.0 comes with an all-new aluminum swing-arm, which not only makes the bike looks sportier, but also increases the stability of the bike.

As a whole I can say that the version 2.0 is what the public has always wanted, it is sportier, muscular and comes with a fatter tire. The build quality and finish of the Version 2.0 is top notch. No Indian made bike can come closer to Version 2.0 in terms of quality and finish. Each component whether it’s the fairing plastics, switches, seats or the tire hugger, has been precisely and neatly fitted.

Finally, I had to admit that for the first time I have seen a “Made-in-India” product that can challenge my MacBook Pro, iPod classic and iPhone 4 in terms of quality, finish and smooth performance. Yeah, I said it!

Chassis, Engine and Handling of the R15 V2.0 - 9.5/10

As I sit on the Version 2.0, I realize the changes made by Yamaha engineers to make the riding position sportier. Without wasting anymore time I press the start switch and rev the throttle to 5000 rpm. The bike immediately gains speed unlike my Version 1.0 (which underperforms at lower rpm), which shows that Yamaha has worked hard on the ECU to make the bike a lot more traffic friendly.

Well, Yamaha has been working silently on ECU since R15 was launched (initial batches of Version 1.0 came with Moric ECU and then Yamaha went for Denso ECU which was mere fuel efficient and is comparatively torquier) to make the riding experience a more comfortable and enjoyable. The road was empty and straight which allowed me to go for the top speed without any worries.

The bike has managed to hit 140 km/h, which has immediately made me suspicious. I was thinking how a bike that is 5 kg more bulky could be faster by 2 km/h than my Version 1.0. I slowed down the bike and again went to test the top speed once again. To my surprise, I was proved wrong once again as the bike has done 140 km/h once again. I had to convince myself by saying that I might have lost some weight due to pressures from studies, love affairs, careers etc.

Meanwhile Viknesh was readying his Cannon EOS 5D Mark II to take some snaps and once he was done, I started to ride the bike at different speeds, gears, throttle position. After an hour of ride and torturing the bike here is my take on the Chassis, engine handling and overall performance.

Chassis and Handling - 9/10

Just like its predecessor and other R-series bikes, the Version 2.0 comes with a Deltabox frame. Having ridden all the Indian made bikes, I have to admit that Deltabox frame is much more superior and gives the rider an amazing confidence for attacking sharp corners at high speeds with full confidence.

Deltabox frame was designed and developed by a Spanish engineer Mr. Antonio Cobas and was first seen in 1982 on Yamaha’s classic YZR 500. The concept is based on the fact that a triangular frame is more rigid than a conventional square frame. The engine of Version 2.0 is mounted on the frame in such a way (one on the head side, while two on the case side) that it becomes a singular structural member, hereby providing amazing stability, handling and a vibration free ride.

Another notable change is the new Aluminum swing-arm unlike the basic steel one. The swing-arm is longer than the older version and has thus resulted in a longer wheelbase too. Since the swing-arm is lighter, it has reduced the uneven weight on the rear mono-shock suspension. Yamaha has made some changes in the weight distribution too to suit the increased wheelbase.

Apart from this, the Version 2.0 comes with a larger 47 teeth rear sprockets (compared to the 42 teeth of Version 1.0) to compensate for the bigger tyres. The Version 2.0 has given me an excellent feedback about the road in which I was riding. Even though I was riding at a highway, I was able to feel even a small unevenness of the road, something I could not feel even on my Version 1.0. It shows how a real update should be done.

Yamaha engineers have done an excellent job by incorporating some cutting edge technologies on the bike. Moreover, I was able to bend my body forwards and backwards properly, unlike on my version 1.0 on which I had to go to the pillion to do so. Shifting my body from one side to another side in some sharp bends was an easy job. The Version 2.0 is an amazing handler and just like its predecessor, it has not disappointed me at all.

Engine - 9/10

The Version 2.0 comes with a 149.8cc liquid cooled, fuel-injected engine that produces maximum power of 17ps at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 15 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Liquid cooling is very important for high revving bikes as it keeps the engine cool at higher rpm, which prevents the loss of power and efficiency.

The radiator does the job of keeping the engine cooled as the coolant is constantly circulated between radiator and the cylinder block when the engine is running. The radiator dissipates all the heat generated to the atmosphere. The 149.8 cc cylinder is made up of DiASil which is an all-aluminum cylinder made possible by an exclusive Yamaha aluminum forging technology.

As it uses a 20% silicon-aluminum alloy, it has excellent heat dissipation qualities and reduces the engine weight at the same time. Therefore the user need not have to go for costly maintenance like sleeve replacements after riding say some 20,000 kilometers. Another advantage of DiASil cylinder is that the rider gets improved fuel economy. As cylinder, piston and surrounding parts are all made of aluminum, cooling is quick and efficient.

I rode the bike for nearly one and half hour at high rpm and the bike behaved exactly the same way. No change in power, performance and neither did any warning light glow. Bala says that whenever he goes to his native, he rides above 100 kmph continuously for three hours and till date he has never felt any kind of problem either from the engine or from the fairings (vibrations).

ECU - 9/10

The Version 2.0 comes with a reworked open loop engine control unit that improves the pickup and fuel economy as claimed by Yamaha. The Version 2.0 starts to pull from lower rpm unlike my Version 1.0, which has always refused to pull from below 5000 rpm. By doing that the Version 2.0 losses some of its Racing characteristics and behaves more like a naked bike.

But the rider will get the advantage in traffic where the bike will spend 90 percent of its lifetime. As mentioned above, the ECU is still an open loop that means it has not got any Oxygen (Lambda) sensor. So it works by reading values from multidimensional maps (Look up tables), using inputs values, engine speed and air/fuel mixture ratio calculated from the signals coming out from the signal.

I have some friends in Arunachal Pradesh who have bought the Version 2.0 few months ago. They tells me that no matter how cold the weather is, unlike other four-stroke bikes, they have never faced starting problem. That clearly shows the quality of engineering that Yamaha has implemented in the Version 2.0 . Thank you Yamaha for giving us a quality product.

Sensors - 9/10

The Version 2.0 is equipped with sensors that continuously monitors the engine and provides continuous feedback to the engine control unit. They are-

  • Coolant temperature sensor- it measures the temperature of the coolant in the engine. The engine control unit of the Version 2.0 uses the value provided by the sensors to calculate some of the important parameters like ignition timing, duration of pulse etc.
  • Lean angle sensor- it is used to sense the how far the bike has been leaned. It is one of the important security features of Version 2.0 as it immediately kills the engine once the bike falls down accidentally, thereby preventing further injuries.
  • Crankshaft position sensor- it is used to monitor the rotational speed of the crankshaft and provides immediate information to the engine control unit. The engine control unit uses the information to control the ignition timing.
  • Intake air temperature sensor-it detects the temperature of the incoming air when the engine is on run and detects the temperature of the surrounding during the cold start.
  • Throttle position sensor- it is used to monitor the position of the throttle when a rider rides the bike. Based on the signals, the engine control unit alters the timing (ignition and fuel injection) and other important parameters so that the bike operates smoothly at every rpm at any external environments.
  • Intake air pressure sensor- it measures the manifold pressure and sends the information to the engine control unit. Based on the inputs received, the engine control unit determines the required fuel metering for optimum combustion.

The ECU reads all the input values from the sensors and decides the correct value required at the given condition for running the bike smoothly without losing any power.

Pros

  • It has got an amazing build and finish. The quality of the materials used in this bike is of international standards.
  • The engine is bullet proof. No matter how hard you torture it, it never gives up. A true racing bike that is made especially for Indian customers.
  • The bike manages a top whack of 140 kmph without any kind of vibrations.
  • If you are into serious racing, you can fit Daytona racing kits and take the bike on an excess of 150 kmph.
  • The bike has got dual horn, which proves quite helpful in busy traffic.
  • The bike gives you all the feedback about the road in which you are riding.
  • In case of any problem, you can get help from experienced Version 1.0 riders in various forum and social networking sites.

Cons

  • The pillion rider will face nightmares because of the stepped seat and absence of grab- rails.
  • The bike is less agile and sharp than the version 1.0 because of the longer wheelbase.
  • The engine produces same output as the version 1.0. Many potential buyers, who have a ” higher cc is everything” mindset, will simply go for higher displacement bikes by paying twenty more grand.
  • The ECU is an open loop type.
  • No DOHC engine.

Fuel Efficiency - 9.5/10

Balamurali has told me that he gets a decent mileage of 40 km per liter within the city while riding on highways he gets a decent average of 45-47 km per liter. Furthermore, he has also told me that he always go for Shell Super unleaded fuel and constantly checks the tyre pressures of both front and the rear.

Conclusion

The Version 2.0 is an amazing and powerful 150cc bike designed by Yamaha for the Indian rider (If you don’t believe my words then read what Jorge Lorenzo has said after riding the same in Buddh international circuit ). They have taken all the feedback from the customers and designed a tremendous updated (no sticker tagging and silly abbreviation jobs) bike that very few companies will do.

At Rupees 1.19 lakh, Version 2.0 is the best VFM bike that you can afford without any worries. Being a proud rider of R15 for the past two years, I know what Yamaha stands for. Its not about displacement and top speed, its about the quality and how you attain that top speed. Right now there are many higher displacement bikes that are available in the market but when it comes to quality, no products can come close to it.

Another good thing about Yamaha is that they keeps an eye on what customers are saying, and try to fulfill their wish by launching a good update. This bike is for those who want quality and performance. This bike is for those who want to start and arrive alone. In the end I can say that R15 Version 2.0 is an amazing piece of machine that is designed for only one thing, to race. Mr. Balamurali you are really a lucky guy to owe this masterpiece.

Overall rating - 9/10

Specification

Engine

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement: Single cylinder
Displacement: 149.8cc
Maximum power: 17PS/ 8,500rpm
Maximum torque: 15N.m / 7,500rpmm
Starting system: Electric start
Gear ratios: 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd=1.364, 4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84

Chassis

  • Frame type: Delta box
  • Caster / Trail: 26° / 98mm
  • Tire size (Front / Rear): 90/80-17 / 130/70-R17
  • Brake type (Front / Rear): Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
  • Suspension type (Front / Rear): Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
  • Headlight: Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W X2
  • Battery: 12V, 3.5Ah (10H)

Dimensions

  • Overall length x width x height: 1,970mm x 670mm × 1,070mm
  • Seat height: 800mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,345mm
  • Minimum ground clearance: 160mm
  • Kerb weight: 136Kg

Overall rating - 4.5/5

Final Words

Finally I would like to request all the riders to wear Helmet and ride responsively. Never engage yourself in a race on the public road just to prove that your bike is better than other riders. Remember that no bike is perfect in this world and every bike has certain pros and cons. Even the mighty Yamaha YZF R1 will lose to a Splendor in terms of mileage.

Always remember that there is someone waiting for you in home dying to see you. It may be your parents, sister, friends or a lover. Arrive alone, Arrive alive.

Regards,
Boon (Shining Neptune)

Team R15

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Arastu March 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

I think it is a fastest bike in India.

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Boon March 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

In stock, CBR 250R is the fastest, than comes the brutal Pulsar 220F.

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Yogi March 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Not the fastest bike in India….but fastest 150cc bike in india…with Dycona kit reaches 155kmph…
sooner, CBR150R will be the fastest bike in India…

so watch out R15 !!!!

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Bineesh Bose March 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Just wait until the launch of CBR 150R then things will be different so lets just wait and see

anjan March 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

Very good review…helped me a lot in choosing r15 as my next bike;-)

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Rahul March 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hello Guys and specially mr.Boon…I have earned knowledge that a good number of people are talking about comfort of R15.One said his R15 sets him to an accident prone life..plus spare parts are too costly.Although I have set my mind for a new R15 this comfort factor is holding me back for a month specially because in Kolkata it is a trend of wearing saries and I am not sure whether one can sit on a pillion seat wearing a saree.I need ur expert comments soon.please reply Boon and others.

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Boon April 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

R15 is the best balanced bike available in the market. So someone saying that R15 has set him to an accident is totally a pathetic statement. Comfort level of R15 is not that good as FAZER/FZ/CBR.. The bike is a 150cc replica of R6. The seats are hard, which make this bike a big no-no for long distance ride with a pillion riders. No, spares are not costly. With Yamaha localizing most of its parts, makes the customer more happy.For e.g., an oil filter of R15 used to cost around 400 plus, but right now it has come down to Rs 150.

Viknesh March 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

It was at one point of time, i disliked YAMAHA like anything!! mad on honda bikes., but after meeting this guyy with his r15.. it was like AWESOME!! Not that YAMAHA!! the BOON! Simply professional ! Al de best!

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Emothic March 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Great review bro ! Love it

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masum March 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

thank you dear for nice review.
i have a fazer 153cc and i love to tour on my bike.
please tell me how this bike will perform as a touring bike??
i am planning to get it…

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Reeto March 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

The R15 is not a tourer, unless you force it and yourself to do so. The riding posture on the V2 is aggressive and isn’t meant for hard-core touring. The V1 was better in terms of long distance riding but on both versions, wrist and shoulder aches guaranteed over long hauls. Better stick to the Fazer or go for an used CBR 250R for touring purposes. Cheers.

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Shalu March 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Like before u have done it again Boon..its complete & good review…well done.

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Boon March 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

Thanks a lot for going through the review.

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fas March 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Looks like R15 is a hot favourite at BikeAdvice!

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Shalu March 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Ya..i’m really suprised by the no:of owners & reviews on R15 at Bikeadvice.R15 is a sure a good bike,but its 150cc sports bike that performs best in tracks & also very small in size…wonder how this bike is practical in Indian roads but still people go for this bike..hmm.. :

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santanu March 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

nice and neat like your 1st review. Me owner of v2.0 sunset red. Once took it to 126kmph. Didnt get a chance 2 test its top speed. Sadly no such roads in guwahati.

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Chanakya March 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm

R15 V 2.0 looks super cool. especially the White red combo…
Didn’t like fiery red..it looks like a TOY bike…

what is the price difference between limited edition & normal r15?

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Sam March 5, 2012 at 11:24 am

Even I felt the same, Bike advice is more inclined towards R15. The hype and hoolah for the R15 V2 release was not there for any other bike here.

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raj March 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Dude its right because the owner of this site is getting money from banglore wheels yamaha showroom or they are relatives so for the showrooms profit they just publish yamahas review

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ranjeet March 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

because people pay more money for this bike.. why .. because they have passion for bike & know about technology……why.. because they have passion for bikes….so i think people passionate about bike normally go for R15 because till now no other stands near it(Indian with affordable price range..(its expensive but not like ninja 250, next good bike) .. may be after some time when CBR proves it worth we will see its review also..

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Reeto March 5, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Excellent review. One correction – The R15 is NOT a locally made product, it is assembled in India and not produced.

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Boon March 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Not the V2.0.

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nitesh March 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

these r probably the best snap of r1 that i have seen till date!! fab work with the camera!!

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Abhilash March 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Its a great review in bikeadvice after a long time buddy :)
Riding pics are too good :)

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Boon March 7, 2012 at 1:09 am

Thanks a lot bro.

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Arif March 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Awesome review…dude…speaking frankly and truly..i have gone through many reviews of r15 v2 but the review which you gave was outstanding dude….complete fair review…hatzz off..broda..!!!
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Bro i am planing to own a similar one on my b’day i.e. On 8th april…so are there any suggestions or tips for me which i should keep in mind with regaard to this bike….??
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Seeking your reply…
Thank you.

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Boon March 7, 2012 at 12:50 am

You need not have to take any special care. Complete the first 1000 km patiently.Go for servicing at regular intervals. Dont use cheap engine oil.Lubricate bike chain after every 500 kms. Use Good-quality fuel and check the tire pressure(both front and rear) weekly once.

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tarun March 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm

engine is made in indonesia lol

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Boon March 7, 2012 at 1:08 am

I guess by engine you are referring cylinder and the piston.For the past three years Yamaha is manufacturing those Di-casted aluminium cylinder in India.

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speedz March 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm

wao nice review.. thanks.. This artical make me more informative.. Regarding Yamaha and Yamaha YZF-R15..!!

Thank you, From My heart..!!

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poetmaster March 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Very well written review along with superb quality pictures.
But I have to wonder what Mr Boon thinks VFM stands for when he calls the R15 the “best VFM bike”

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Boon March 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

By saying VFM, I mean bets “value for money ” bike.

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santanu March 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm

value for money

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Prashant Narayan Patidar March 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I think ; India,s most powerfull R15 version 5.0 bike and India’s No 1 sport bike YAMAHA R15. But I have to wonder what Mr Boon thinks VFM stands for when he call the R15 the “best VFM bike”.

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Clayton March 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Good job with the review,especially liked your Final Words paragraph,nicely put.
Nice pictures as well.Good luck with the vision and desire of owning the R1.
Radiator heat from the R1 cooks your calves and thighs.
I would suggest most to go for a 600cc – 750cc motorcycle.More than enough power.Trust me, Absolute Power is overwhelming for most. But then again,’Each to his own’.

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Ajay Kumar March 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I Have Racing Blue ver 2.0 And I Satisfied with my bike. my previos bikes in my garage are pulsar 180.220dtsfi, hero honda cbz, yamaha rxg , when i ride r15 i feel proud in myself lot’s of comment’s come out for the bike

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Crams March 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

The best long tourer bike upto 200 CC segment is suzuki GS 150 R (Karizma is still there to consider… but taking mileage into account here). I am also a hard core fan of Honda breeds but still will opt this monster just for the features that it offer (6th gear, Vibration dampners, superior mileage and incredible top speed (130 KMpH)….) I have planned for a trip from chennai to bangalore in this monster….. Guys pls.. correct me if I am wrong…

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Shalu March 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Yup,Suzuki GS150R is one of the best tourer bike in India now..I own a 3 yr old GS150R & have done many long distances rides in my bike…make sure u have all neccesary items required & make sure bike is in good condition.Best of luck for your journey.

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Moonspell Anarchy March 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

good review. but if the bike is brand new, shouldn’t you be following the running in routine and not rip the bike?

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raj March 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

hey guys this sites name must change it should be named as yamahaadvice.in because they r inclined towards r15 only…

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ankush March 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm

i want to buy a bike please give me opinion r15 ver 2.0 pulsar 200 ns ktm duke honda cbr150 hero impulse please guys give me opinions!!

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masud March 12, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I also have the same problem, but I personally like KTM Duke 200.

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ankush March 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

but it is a off road bike

Manish March 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

R u sure all the ECU details are real or they r copied from R1, I dont think so much work is required for 1500cc bike.

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Boon March 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

And you are wrong my friend.Displacement has got nothing to do with the technology.If that is the case then what will you call a 125cc MOTO-GP two stroke bike that comes with an infinite number of sensors.I know R15 very well,know every bit of its engine and the set-up.I am an engineer,copy and paste is not my work.I have ridden stock,Daytona, Joeled, 180cc Big-bore, Piggy bag FCU equipped R15 for the past four years and I know what am I writing.

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Boon March 15, 2012 at 8:41 am

Some day open the engine and check it by yourself. Do not ever try to compare it with a 1000cc R1. R1 has got infinite number of sensors and runs by Fly-by-wire technology.
You are talking about 150cc.Do you know how many sensors a mere 125cc moto-gp bike has got. I know what I write and I am a engineer.Cut-paste-copy is not my job.

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Arif March 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Thank you boon….&&!!!!
:-)

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ankush March 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

i want to buy a bike please give me opinion r15 ver 2.0 pulsar 200 ns ktm duke honda cbr150 hero impulse please guys give me opinions!! please BOON

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Aka$h March 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

join page

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Kumara Daan March 22, 2012 at 8:10 am

I am having a big doubt Honda CBR 150R or Yamaha R15 ?
Which is best according to comfort ,performance and quality ?

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ankush March 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

yamaha r15 not in comfort but in performance and quality there is no argument

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dans March 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

i own a sunset red yamaha r15 v2 n i wanna do some modification with it,can u help me with dat..like should i go for the racing kit or nt and how it will effect the bike bhp n mileage .is it gud if i install the k and N air filter..or any other suggestions on hw i can improve my bike and riding experience …plz reply soon..
thanks in advance..

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ankush March 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

i advice u 2 nt buy a racing kit bcoz it work well for smetime and bring down ur mielege :) yes u can buy a filter .

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ankush March 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

expect it is useful for u :)

aka March 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pks9k1DZTM0
from where i can have this led lights on my r15 and how much it will approximately cost…

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avi March 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm

hey i own a red r15 v2 n i wanna do some modification with it like racing kit,k n m air filter..can u plz help me on how it will effect my bike power and fuel economy.also is it gud for the bike..i love to ride my bike and i wanna know how can i improve my darling…is it possible to remap ecu without the racing kit and plz tell me where i can have this done..i live in mp..your suggestion are important so if u have any other ideas plz reply…

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ankush March 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm

i advice u 2 nt buy a racing kit bcoz it work well for smetime and bring down ur mielege yes u can buy a filter .

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Rahul March 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Mr Boon i’m waiting for ur comments .please reply.

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praveen April 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

puisar150-180is a good bike

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rishi April 12, 2012 at 1:54 am

Does bike suits tall person?

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markiv April 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

Dude I read your review and couldnt get better than this. I appreciate your knowledge about bikes. I want to get the tires replaced with the broad ones, perhaps, id like to know, whats the maximum size I can fit in my version 2.0 in both front and rear? And how much would the set cost approximately? Id appreciate your advice. Thanks.

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advait May 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Very well written bro!!! Will help a lot in choosing the bike!

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sudeep May 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

How come my new r15 reaches only 119 kmph and 8000 rpm ? company customer care told that the max speed is 120kmph.
Any comment ?

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neodecoder May 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hi,

I have recently purchased R15 V2.0 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. I knew the riding position was agressive but not THIS aggresive. But i LOVE the bike. Can you give some tips for getting adjusted to this riding position?

Is it required to bend forward like you do. (So that your arms are bent like in the photos). Does that make it more comfortable and cause less backpain and wristpain?

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sreekanth June 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Hi All,

Can anyone let me know how much mileage will give as friendly, of-course these kind of bike wont give more mileage, in cities how much it will give, am planning to have either R15 or FZ-S

Cheers
Sree

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cruzer August 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

jst go for r15 v2.0 , got every thing… personally i dont suggest eu fzs as it dosent got much acceleration after 2nd .. but till 2nd its good… well it takes time to reach 100kmph ..anyway it iz a comfortable bike

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Gaurav August 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Everything u said is true.I have booked Yamaha R15 V2.0,and i know the money Am spending is not going waste.Its an awesome bike and I have become a great fan of Yamaha.Just loved your final words.Parents buy bike for our happiness,we can never repay what they have done for us.Only thing we can do is to ride safely.because our parents have only us to depend on.Friends please do ride safely and wear helmet where ever you go.Enjoy your ride with the beast.happy life ahead :)

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Dr.Mani Sundar September 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Hello Friends,
Getting this bike on monday……can any one advice me wht the things that i should check before getting the bike in to my hands??

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Dijo November 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Dudes I love yamaha R15 more than my girl friend and i am going to finish my 10th standard this year. After finishing it i will be getting it and i wanna know that it will fit for me or not and i am just 15 years old and i know to ride a bike well but not more than you guys
plz tell me mr Boo it will suit me or not :)

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king January 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

pillion seat how is it? too high?

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ya hoooo January 27, 2013 at 11:28 am

nice bike but it is good for very short guys only too short bike

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bike lover February 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

hi there. Beautiful review i should say. You seem to live and breathe Yamaha. i had a question bro. Can i replace the FZ ECU with the R15 ECU?

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Tushar March 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

Heyo boon, u r teling tht v2.0 u jst got d topspeed of 140kph . . Vid stock v2.0 i got 152kph nd with daytona its clicking 164kph . .

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max April 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I own a r1 and you can never compare a superbike on fuel economy terms.
Plus, r1′s fuel economy is not an issue, cuz you’re handling 178bhp o power! Its heat dissipation is bad, that can be called a con. Whereas, gsx-r 1000 has a better fuel dissipation. When you call r15 a best quality bike, i reckon you’re totally biased towards it, not to deny it has quality parts. Cuz im sure you might have heard of ktm too

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max April 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I own a r1 and you can never compare a superbike on fuel economy terms.
Plus, r1′s fuel economy is not an issue, cuz you’re handling 178bhp of power! Its heat dissipation is bad, that can be called a con. Whereas, gsx-r 1000 has a better *heat dissipation. When you call r15 a best quality bike In india, i reckon you’re totally biased towards it, not to deny it has quality parts. Cuz im sure you might have heard of ktm too

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Azam Hossain February 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

I am a villagers so road was not good,all reviews are city or highways. my purposes can any one tell me can i buying yamaha r15?

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