Yamaha YZF R15 150cc – Pictorial Preview
Daemon is back! Yamaha’s YZF R15 has already became the most expected machine of 2008. As expectations hit the roof, in this preview, we try to give our readers some unheard information along with some exciting pictures.
1) Yamaha YZF R15 150cc: While the R1 is inspired from M1, Yamaha’s YZF R15 is developed to imitate R1 in every aspect. Yes, you can expect the exceptional motorcycling experience in the R15. In Yamaha’s term YZF R15 150cc is a machine, like all other Yamaha R series , that comes with racing DNA and the spirit of competition living in every component.
2) Yamaha YZF R15 150cc: Hurrah! we are going to touch the heart.The 150cc engine which powers the YZF R15 is the India’s first 150cc liquid cooled engine. Yamaha has brought lot of advanced technologies which are usually used in higher displacement engines for this 150cc mill. Here are few highlights of YZF R15’s hi-tech engine.
YZF R15 makes use of DiASil (Die-casting Aluminum-Silicon) cylinder. The DiASil Cylinder is an all-aluminum cylinder made possible by an exclusive Yamaha aluminum forging technology. Because it uses a 20% silicon aluminum alloy, it is possible to create a cylinder wall that is so hard and durable that it eliminates the need for a conventional steel cylinder sleeve. And, because the cylinder is all aluminum, it has excellent heat dissipation qualities (cooling capacity is improved by 60% and reduces engine weight (by 30%) at the same time.
YZF R15 makes use of forged piston (India’s first) which enables lighter piston design and excellent power developement.
YZF R15’s 4-valve combustion chamber adopts centrally mounted spark plug and six hole type injector which leads to path breaking performance.
A compact radiator cools the engine to maximize stablity and performance.
3) Yamaha YZF R15 150cc: Similar to the R1, Yamaha has adopted a six speed transmission for its new 150cc YZF R15. Optimized ratios will help you to keep the motor singing in the high-rpm range throughout all the gears.
4) Yamaha YZF R15 150cc: Here are the dimensions of the demon. YZF R15 must be the most compact bike in its class. It’s overall length is 1070mm, overall width is 670mm and its wheels base is 1290mm. Since sporty YZF R15 is shorter too and its height is just 1070mm. YZF R15 150cc features F 80/90 -17 inches tyres in the front and 100/80-17 inches tyres in the rear. Both the tyres are tubeless.
More on R15’s styling, chassis and its price in part -2
P.S: special thanks to Yamaha Motors India