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Monday, April 25, 2011

MCN confirms the next gen Yamaha R15

It's not always that you see India specific news on MotorcycleNews.com a.k.a MCN. Off late most of the news has been around the KTM Duke 125, but this time the flood light has shifted to Yamaha. With what look like photocopied images, MCN has confirmed that the images are of soon to be launched next gen Yamaha R15, somewhat confirming the spy pics that flooded the web space some time ago.

The current Yamaha R15 is already extracting the maximum juice possible from a 150cc single cylinder engine, so I'm not sure if there would be any engine upgradations, what has been done visually, is quite refreshing so to speak, and given the changes in price tag of the new product, should see more crowd frolicking around the bike at show rooms.

Efforts have been made to bring the bike aesthetically closer to it's more radical European little brother the Yamaha R125. The visual changes include -
  1. New wheel design
  2. Meatier section rear tyre
  3. The rear of the motorcycle has been made more aggressive
  4. Super Sport style split sear
  5. Modified Swing Arm
  6. Modified Exhaust Canister
  7. Number Plate holder
  8. Rear tyre huger
The dimension and weight changes that might have changed due to the changes made are known yet, but it could be just me, but I feel that the tail section of the bike is a bit over blown when you compare the rear seat with the tail section.

Again the presence of an oddly shaped rear tyre huger and the visible saaree guard leaves no qualms about the fact that that, the images that MCN got hold off, are truly India spec.

Definitely it's good times ahead for Yamaha R15 and it's sales in India.
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  1. The delay of its official launch is puzzling.

    The stying now seems almost complete.. just that the price hike shouldn't be too much

  2. Totally agree with you there. Specially the rear now looks to complete what the front end started from.

  3. see the original Yamaha Yzf R15 on http://makkcraft.com/index.php?s=yamaha+r15


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