15 June 2008

Yamaha YZF R15 launched - Images, Specs

Had to do some travelling lately.. 12th June that was when the much awaited, much wanted and much talked bike, the Yamaha Yzf R15 was launched. During my travel, i saw a bike, a bike that was new, that was rare and demanded an expression to express the enthusiast in yourself, when it came a little closer with quite a speed, i was like "wow!! an R1", and then when it passed by i was like "hey, shit.. that was the YZF-R15" . Yes.. the name sound a bit long and mathematically physics and for some it may sound like a formulae.

The bike made me become jealous with the guy who was riding it, quite low it was though. When i met the bike eye to eye, it made me want to have it. The styling is similar to the R1, heck so what, R1 is Yamahas product. But we should be happy because we get the design of a bike that costs more, but.. for R1 users.. they might get a little angry, because their design had been stolen for smaller bikes. That wont hurt them comparing the engines, speed and performance of the R1 to the R15. The specs are quite interesting, but the power that had been the main discussion has now been cleared to the rumoured 22bhp to the official 17bhp and torque of 15Nm @ 7500rpm.

The Much Awaited Specs:


Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement: Single cylinder
Displacement: 149 .8cc
Bore x Stroke: 57×58.7mm
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
Maximum power: 17PS / 8,500rpm
Maximum torque: 15 N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting system: Electric Start
Lubrication: Wet sump
Engine oil capacity: 1.0 liters
Fuel tank capacity: 12 liters
Fuel supply system: Electronic fuel injection
Ignition system: T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio: 3.042 / 3.000
Clutch type: Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
Transmission type: Return type 6-speed
Gear ratios 1st=2.833, 2nd=1.875, 3rd=1.364,
4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84


Frame type: Deltabox Frame
Caster / Trail: 26° / 100mm
Tire size (Front / Rear): 80/90-17 / 100/80-17
Brake type (Front / Rear): Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear): Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Headlight: 12V35W / 35W+35W


Overall length x width x height: 1,995mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height: 790mm
Wheelbase: 1,290mm
Minimum ground clearance: 160mm
Dry weight / Curb weight: 120kg / 131kg


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