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Yamaha YZF-R15 Specs

Engine 155 cc
Power 19.04 hp
Start Option Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System TCI
Odometer Digital
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YZF-R15 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in YZF-R15

The Yamaha YZF R15 has always been praised for the way it manages to appear a scaled-down version of the mighty Yamaha YZF R1. The new generation model surpasses its predecessor with much sharper visual appeal and much more modern features like fully digital meters and LED lights at front and rear.

The 155cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine with which the YZF R15 is blessed is a sweet engineering marvel. The engine is equipped with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which makes it feels much more responsive and refined as one would expect it from. In addition to it, the bump in power and torque outputs over its predecessor too is very praiseworthy.

Things We Dont Like in YZF-R15

The biggest problem of the previous generation Yamaha YZF R15 has been transferred to this new generation model as well – the pillion seat comfort. The pillion perch is positioned at quite a height, which makes it uncomfortable for longer rides

While the LED headlamps of the Yamaha YZF R15 look cool with their slim and minimalistic design, the throw of the light in night conditions is not that good. It requires much more brightness to make the visibility ahead much better in poor light conditions in night.

Recent Updates of YZF-R15

The Yamaha YZF R15 has been a very good way of getting into the super sports scene ever since its launch. The V3 model was launched in 2018 and has been very well received. The new R15 has everything that you would expect in a Yamaha sports bike. The lightweight delta box frame, USD front suspension and monocross rear suspension, aluminium swingarm, fat tires and aggressive riding position impart sporty handling. Power comes from a 155 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected and VVA equipped engine producing 19.04 bhp and 14.7 Nm which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and uses an assist and slipper clutch. There are big disc brakes too but no ABS which is a shame considering this option is available in other markets. The styling is just as dynamic with its dual LED headlights, 3 colors, fully faired body and fully digital instrumentation. The price for all this awesomeness is RM 11988.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Variants

There are 1 variants available of YZF-R15: Standard.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Power-trains

The YZF-R15 is powered by a Liquid Cooled 155 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 19.04hp of power at 10000 rpm and 14.7 Nm Torque at 8500 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The YZF-R15 has a seat height of 830 mm. The Front Tyre size is 100/80 R17 & Rear Tyre size is 140/70 R17.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Features

The feature list of YZF-R15 includes Pass Switch, Street, Sport Riding Modes, Side Reflectors and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Monocross Rear Suspension, Dual Stepped Seat Type, Deltabox Body Frame Type, Side Wings, Alloy Body Frame Material, Disc Front Brake and Disc Rear Brake.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Digital Speedometer, Tachometer, Display Screen and Tripmeter.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Competitors

The YZF-R15 Competitors are: Yamaha Y15ZR, Yamaha YZF-R25, Sym VF3i 185, Kawasaki Z 250 and Modenas Pulsar NS200.

Yamaha YZF-R15 2020 Price List

Variant   Specifications  
Yamaha YZF-R15 Standard    155 cc, 19.04 hp, Electric, Petrol
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Yamaha YZF-R15 Colors

YZF-R15 is available in 3 different colors - Yellow, Matt Black and Race Blu.

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  • Matt Black

  • Race Blu

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Yamaha YZF-R15 Review

  • YZF-R15 Overview
  • Yamaha YZF-R15 Design
  • YZF-R15 Ride & Handling
  • Yamaha YZF-R15 Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • YZF-R15 Braking & Safety
  • Yamaha YZF-R15 Verdict

YZF-R15 Overview

Yamaha YZF-R15 has been one of the few 150-cc bikes that could excite newbies and experts in the same manner. The R15 has become the hallmark of small capacity performance and the gateway bike for motorcycling enthusiasts all over Asia, especially in India and Indonesia. In the Malaysian market, Yamaha launched the YZF R15 in 2018 and updated it with some new colors and graphics last year. The current-generation YZF-R15 features a slightly bigger and more powerful engine, sharper handling, and a more exciting design over its predecessors. Priced at RM 11988, it faces off against the KTM Duke 200 and the Modenas Pulsar RS200.


Yamaha YZF-R15 Design

When it comes to the looks, Yamaha hits the bull’s eye without any doubt. The R15 tries to imitate the visual appeal and stance of the mighty YZF R1, and in some ways, it does it quite well. The front end is inspired by the M1 Moto GP bike and features a central intake with slim LED headlights on both sides. Above it, there is a large and aerodynamic windshield. The fuel tank is muscular and chiseled whose front gills make it look menacing. 

On the sides, a large angled low mounted muffler carries the lines of the bike very well. The rear subframe is beefy. The R1 clearly inspires the racy tail section and the seat. The tail section might be a work of art, but the seat on top of it is almost useless. There are no grab rails either. The single-piece taillight also cuts a pretty figure from the rear. The only criticism is drawn by the indicators mounted on stalks that look very much like an afterthought. 

The bike has well-proportioned dimensions of 1990 mm length, 725 mm wide, 1135 mm tall, and a 1325 mm wheelbase. The ground clearance measures 170 mm, while the 17-inch Y spoke alloys wheels with wide 100/80 front and 140/70 rear tires round out the bike’s appearance. The available color choices are Race Blu, Matte Black, and Matte Yellow.

Inside the cockpit, the fully digital instrument panel displays the speed, rpm, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel consumption, fuel capacity, and warning lights. Moreover, a gear shift warning light is also included, and LED lighting is used all around.

YZF-R15 Ride & Handling

Yamaha R15 comes with a ride height of 815 mm, which many riders find it difficult to grab. The rear set footpegs and low handlebars make for a crouched seating position that is meant for racing and little else. This bike cannot be used for commuting. Also, the rigid 37 mm USD front forks and monoshock rear have the same things to say about comfort, but they make up for it by giving the bike excellent handling. A lighter and wider aluminium swingarm complements the rigid Deltabox frame. The 139 kg weight makes it very easy to flick around. Turn-ins are made easy by the wide and confidence-boosting tires. 

Yamaha YZF-R15 Engine & Fuel Consumption

Yamaha YZF R15 is powered by a 155-cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected SOHC single-cylinder producing 19 hp of power at 10000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm. The engine is paired with a six-speed transmission. With variable valve actuation on board, it can rev higher and possesses a wide powerband. 

Not only this, but Yamaha has also included improvements like better airflow through bigger valves, airbox, injectors, and throttle bodies. A forged piston and Diasil cylinder keep the engine cooler. The slipper clutch allows smoother and quicker downshifts, whereas a bypass thermostat allows lower complemented times. The combination of all these features results in better performance of the bike at higher revs without feeling like it is going to explode.

YZF-R15 Braking & Safety

For braking and safety, Yamaha equipped the R15 with a 282 mm disc brake at the front and another disc at the rear. Though these appear enough for the intended purpose, it would have been better if Yamaha brought ABS on board to supervise the braking duties. At such a high price range, this decision does not seem to make a lot of sense.


Yamaha YZF-R15 Verdict

Yamaha has been introduced some very interesting bikes recently, and this might just be the most exciting of them all. Yamaha’s ardent fans should be more than satisfied with the YZF R15’s newest iteration. 


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    It's been over a year now since I bought the third-generation of the Yamaha YZF-R15 series. I always wanted a sporty looking bike that would cater to performance since I’m a college-going guy and the design of my ride matter to me. Honestly, owning this beast has been more than an overwhelming experience. Not only it looks great but it Read More

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    Manuel Sep 18, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha R15 is a legend. I don’t think I would need to elaborate much on why. The latest model of the small sports bike is just gorgeous. I own the racing blue colour model and I cannot stop loving it. The performance is the biggest highlight or me. R15 has always been a high-revving engine with most of the Read More

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    Mudassir Ogo 24, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    I was looking to get the Yamaha YZF-R15 ever since I saw the latest model in an advertisement. The latest model is as close as it gets to resembling the premium YZF-R1, and the YZF-R15 is a perfect replica of the R1 not just on the basis of looks but everything else. The 155 cc engine on the bike delivers Read More

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    Mathias Feb 26, 2020 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The YZF-R15 is a sensation everywhere in the world, including Malaysia. I never owned the R15 before the latest generation went on sale. The current generation model is the perfect replica of the bigger R1 and has a performance-tuned engine. I love the addition of VVA technology that offers more linear power and torque all across the rev-range. I can Read More

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    Rodolfo Dis 26, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZF R15 is a dream come true machine for all those supersport enthusiasts like me, who want a supersport motorcycle which is compact in size and low on price, yet friendly and thrilling enough to keep him on his nerves. The aerodynamic design and compact dimensions surely play their part in making it enjoyable and easy to ride Read More

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    Musawwir Okt 18, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZF R15 has an amazing road presence, and that’s one of the reasons why I purchased it in the first place. And every time I take it out for a spin, I see people staring at it all the time. I must say that the YZF R15 is the complete package - it showcases aggressive styling, has racing Read More

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    Arshad Okt 17, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZR R15 looks amazing, I mean I just can’t get enough of it and had my eye on it for long. And now that I finally have it and I am enjoying my sweet time with it. What attracts me the most is its striking similarity with the YZF R1, next are its LED lights and the fully Read More

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    Dot Ogo 30, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The brand name Yamaha is itself enough to prove how high class and quality assured your bike will be. There is no doubt about that. This trait stands for the third generation of bike in the Yamaha family. Now, I will share my splendid experience with this car which makes my adrenalin rush during my long rides on it. It Read More

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    Sha Ogo 16, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    The Yamaha YZF R15 is one of the few bikes in the market that attracts attention wherever it goes. I personally find the design of this bike very sporty and upmarket. It’s got a great visual appearance from all sides and the fairing just adds to the overall appeal of the R15. This bike is not meant for your everyday Read More

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    Rayzal Jul 29, 2019 for Yamaha YZF-R15

    As a young rider, I’m always thrilled by big superbikes and sports bikes. However, with a tight budget, I had to settle down for something less than that, and I bought the YZF R15. It looks very familiar to the other bigger machines and flaunts aggressive, sporty looks of a racing bike. I purchased it in yellow paint, and it Read More

Yamaha YZF-R15 FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Yamaha YZF-R15?

The safety features available in Yamaha YZF-R15 Below:

Feature Value
Pass Switch Yes
Riding Modes Street, Sport
Back Rest No
Leg Guards No
Side Reflectors Yes
Anti-Theft Alarm No
Stability Control No
Central Locking No
Wheel Lock Front/back No
Traction Control No
Launch Control No
Engine Check Warning Yes
Shutter Lock No
Is Yamaha YZF-R15 available in Electric?

No, Yamaha YZF-R15 doesn't comes with Electric Option. Electric Fuel Type is also available in Below:

What are the top variants of Yamaha YZF-R15?

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