Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yamaha R15

The Yamaha R15 in a brand new avatar was seen coming for quite some time now with spy shots of the motorcycle surfacing as early as late last year. But Yamaha India remains as tight lipped as ever with a terse, “we have no plans of launching the new R15″ being the standard reply to emails to their customer care department. In what appears to be the clearest images yet, the new Yamaha R15 has been scooped by a BikeAdvice reader, from what looks like a Yamaha production facility. 
Replete with new headlamps and tail lamps, with a raised rear like it’s elder brother, the legendary Yamaha R1, the new Yamaha R15 looks very sharp indeed. Some speculations put the power figure from the 150cc, four valve, DOHC liquid cooled engine to be 22 PS, which for now must be taken with a fistful of salt as there exists no confirmation for the bumped up power figure. The latest set of images definitely seem to indicate an R15 instead of the R15, due to the change in exhaust muffler and position of the front disc brake.

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