BY | September 7, 2011

New Yamaha R15 version 2.0 can also get you a Tata Nano for the same price. Yamaha seems to be coming out of slumber in India. More than a decade ago, it was the market leader, but during the time that bikes really took roots in the country when the economy started going up and up, the company failed to keep pace with the development and was left far behind by other companies including Hero Honda, Bajaj and LML besides other brands.

But now the company seems to have realized that it cannot let go, such an important market like India where millions and millions of bikes are sold every year.

The company has just introduced one of its top model in India Yamaha YZF- R15 version 2.0. it is a sportsbike and is going to be loved by people who love machines that travel fast and furiously.

But as everything good comes with a big price tag, so does this sports bike. The super bike is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh in India. This money is sufficient to get you a car, though small one in the form of Tata’s macro car nano.

But anyone who is going to buy this car may never think of buying Nano as only extremely well off people in the country can dream to possess a bike costing over a lakh rupees.

Engine type     Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Cylinder arrangement     Single cylinder
Displacement     149.8cc
Bore & Stroke     57 × 58.7mm
Compression ratio     10.4:1
Maximum power     17PS/ 8,500rpm
Maximum torque     15N.m / 7,500rpmm
Starting system     Electric start
Lubrication     wet sump
Fuel tank capacity     12 liters
Fuel supply system     Fuel Injection
Ignition system     T.C.I
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio     3.042 / 3.133
Clutch type     Wet Multiple-disc
Transmission type     Return type 6-speed
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)
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


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  • pritam bose

    ohhh what a nice….

  • sandeep singh

    what is the cost of this bike. yamaha bike is my best bike.

  • rakesh sharma

    i have R15 , want to upgrade R15 2.0 version..

  • Vaibhav

    so bikes are are for rich people and cars are for poor… lame… i would prefer this bike anyday over tata nano… it just isnt exciting or desirable…


    I have a R15,which was bought in july2011,want to upgrade R15 2.0 version

  • duns

    Nyz bike….mi favorite yamaha… gonna get t very soon

  • Praveen

    Also, a Tata Nano is at least 30 K more (ex-showroom) than a Yamaha R15 (OTR); source:
    So there we go.