Recently Overdrive has shared some exclusive leaked picture of the upgraded 2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 and now Bikeadvice reader Aakash Sharma reports the some details of the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 consisting of the launch date and power of the bike. Yamaha has scheduled the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 for this the end of this year.
Yamaha’s popular 150 CC sporty Yamaha R15 has not seen an upgrade since its launch three years ago, except for new paint schemes and graphics. Now the leaked imaged confirm that all the spy pictures shared on the web earlier were more or less accurate with the changed being done on the new model of Yamaha R15. The rear as well as side faring of the new model 2012 R15 is inspired largely by the Yamaha YZF-R6 superbike.
2012 Yamaha YZF-R15 bike also features gets a high split rear seat, LED taillights, new upswept silencer, rear tyre hugger, redesigned rear mud guard, new five-spoke alloy wheels – from the Yamaha YZF-R125; along with a wider rear tyre and freshly designed side fairing. Apart from the cosmetic changes, there will be performance enhancements also on the engine and transmission.
When Aakash Sharma asked Yamaha executive about the new Yamaha R15’s upgrade, he surprisingly gave two answers as follows –
- First one was – “No, there is not going to be any improvements with power. The remaped ECU is installed to match the same power with a bigger tire which the previous bike did not have.”
- Second, He told me that there will be a little increase in price of the bike to keep it uncommon among bikers. The new one will be priced around 1.25 Lakhs, and I asked him why people would pay so much for a 150cc bike when CBR250R is just around the corner in terms of pricing. He said “A big surprise is waiting man!”
“Yes, Yamaha is sure coming out with a upgrade this time by the end of year 2011” Yamaha executive added. But he never mentioned that the bike was a 150cc one and remained silent about its cubic capacity throughout the entire conversation.
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Source – Overdrive (Image) & Bikeadvice (Detail)