Thursday, June 2, 2011

New 2011 Yamaha R15 pictures

We told you about the spy pictures of the new yet to launched 22bhp Yamaha R15 here. Here is another clear picture of the how the bike would look. As expected there are lot of changes to the design of the R15

1. The front headlamps look neat
2. The exhaust is changed
3. The rear design of the bike looks similar to Yamaha's R6!
4. We also expect the engine power to go up to take on the likes of the Pulsar 220 and Honda CBR250R.

More details to be revealed as and soon they emerge!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yamaha to kick-start the R15 One Make Race Championship 2011

Yamaha R15 one make race
Yamaha R15 one make race
Yamaha is back again to enthrall the racing enthusiasts with the Yamaha R15 One Make Race Championship - 2011 at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. The racing event is part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2011 being organized by Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).

The 5 round championship kick starts from 4th June, 2011 and will conclude on 2nd October, 2011. Each round will have separate races for Novice & Expert categories. The races will be held at Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai and the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.

Monday, May 30, 2011

New Yamaha R15 with 22bhp coming

Source for these two pics: and

Source for this picture: Vaibhav Saigal

As has been the news on the internet, Yamaha is almost ready with their refreshed R15 with more power and better looks. As seen in these pictures taken by various bikers and visible on various internet forums, the new 2011 Yamaha R15 does look smashing. Rumors also suggest that the bike now sports more power at 22bhp and surely will have a top speed of around 150km/h on the speedometer.
We think that if Yamaha can keep the pricing tempting, they will surely end up stealing quite a lot customers from the Honda CBR250R as well! Stay tuned for more

Love the R15? Then surely you will love this custom painted Yamaha R15 too. Click HERE

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Custom paint job and modified Yamaha R15

Here is a video with custom paint job and modified Yamaha R15

Yamaha racing kit for the Yamaha R15

ZIGWHEELS have reviewed the racing kit for the Yamaha R15. Read their version..

Yamaha ups the power ante for the track and spirited riding with a range of specialized performance enhancers. ZigWheels Varad More got to sample these go-faster goodies at the Chennai race track and here is his first hand report. CLICK HERE

Yamaha R15 first service cost

Who says it is easy to own this little super-sport machine. According to friends, the first service of the Yamaha R15 at the 1000km mark can set you back by close to Rs 1500! During the first service, you are required to change not only the engine oil but parts like the various filters including the oil filter. This is ok but what surprises me is that most workshops pester the owners to go in for the semi-synthetic oil for the engine, which in itself costs a bomb! Phew...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Indian Govt approves Yamaha's proposal

Things have been moving at a fast pace for Yamaha in India. After the recent success of the R15 / FZ16 and FZS, the Indian Government recently approved Yamaha's proposal to transfer its Indian sales business to a new entity -- India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd.

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd (YMISPL) had sought approval to transfer its business to India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd (IYMPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co, Japan.

The proposal, which does not involve fresh investments, has been approved, an official statement said.

Yamaha's proposal had been deferred earlier by the FIPB following objections raised by industry ministry saying that allowing import would lead to retail trading.
The board later cleared it after Yamaha said there would be no retail trading.

In its application, YMISPL had sought to transfer its business, including sales of two-wheelers not only manufactured in India but also imported from Yamaha group companies outside, along with other products such as all terrain vehicles, generators, golf carts and unmanned helicopters.

Does this mean Yamaha will foray into ATV in the coming future? Unmanned helicopters too? Bring it on guys! 

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