Monday, July 7, 2008

Yamaha YZF R15 In Nepal Soon

Yamaha YZF-R15 launch in Nepal soon

Yamaha YZF-R15 will debut in Nepal in the later half of 2008 at
an expected price of Rs 2,80,000-3,00,000

The YZF-R15 wil be the first motorcycle in India with six gears
after the old venerable Yamaha RD 350. Good that the new one too is
coming from Yamaha. After the iconic Yamaha RX 100 which came to
India in the 90s (or was it before that?) Yamaha has consistently
managed to play the mileage game instead of the performance game.
And lost.

The new direction is what everyone has been waiting for from
Yamaha. Forget the six gears – the greatest thing about the Yamaha
YZF R15 is its looks. Very like the Yamaha R1 superbike, which is
also now available in India anyway as a high priced flagship
motorcycle. The Yamaha YZF-R15 was shown to the Indian pubic for the
first time at the Auto Expo. And it took the collective breath of
India's motoring press away.

The YZF-R15 is India's first fully faired motorcycle. So far the
closest we have come to a full fairing in India is the Karizma and
the Pulsar models – which have that half fairing. But the fully
faired YZF-R15 can make the Karizma and Pulsar models pee in their

This one is pretty much international, extremely well designed –
and get this – there will be a little piece of plastic that will fit
snugly over the rear seat giving your r15 motorcycle that single-seater
look. What else have we got? You get a steel Deltabox twin-spar
frame, digital speedometer and tachometer, tubeless tyres, clip-on

You have the close ratio six speed gearbox, 150ccs, liquid
cooling, and a massive 18-22 bhp (massive by Indian standards). The
4-valve engine will use fuel injection, and you get both emission
haven and power too. Stopping power is provided by the single disc
brakes in front and back. Front suspension is traditional, but you
have a monoshock at the back.

And them most important factor – price. No official figures have
been given so far, but rumors say it would cost Rs 90,000 max
on-road in Delhi – add a couple of thousands more for Mumbai. What
are the negatives that might creep in by the time the YZF-R15 hits
the road?

For one the price might be higher. That would be a dampener for
many. Two, expect Hero Honda and Bajaj Auto to try and out-punch the
Yamaha YZF-R15 – both in price and power. If Yamaha can really
manage a price of 90,000 on road for a 18-22 bhp motorcycle, sure
Bajaj and Hero Honda too can do the same. And that might steal a bit
of the the YZF-R15's thunder. No matter, we don't
think they will easily match the R1-esque looks of the YZF-R15.
Expect news on the final pricing and launch dates by June-July 2008.

The Yamaha FZ – they call it a prototype – reminded me of the
F650 with its color scheme and upright stance. But the FZ looks more
modern for sure. Yamaha says that the FZ is just a prototype. Nobody
in the motoring press believes them. Chances are, this 150 cc
air-cooled motorcycle will make it into production towards the end
of 2008.

You have basically the same engine as the YZF-R15 Yamaha on this
motorcycle, but this is more a road-and-track motorcycle than the
YZF, which has racing pretensions even in the 150 cc guise. So what
you have is a motorcycle that will take on the Pulsars directly, and
will tempt the owners of the regular econo-miser 150 cc motorcycles.
The Yamaha FZ will hav a 5-speed gearbox which will put some 16-18
bp on the road – enough to become the performance 150cc king. The
expected price (absolutely unconfirmed, and based on rumors, etc
etc) is Rs 70,000 on-road in Delhi.

One advice: If you can hold on to your motorcycle purchase
decision for a while, do so till you hear about the YZF R15 and the
FZ from Yamaha. They might both be path-breaking motorcycles in
India, and you don't want to feel bad about not buying them. Wait
for a bit, it'll be worth it.


  1. Wow great its coming in nepal also

  2. Yamah r1 is also in biratnagar's Yamaha showroom

  3. Wow R1 came in biratnagar nepal its price is nearly 1400000-1500000 N.C

  4. yes it came in biratnagar's showroom last week,wow twas so nice...

  5. its a shit bike with such a huge sum of money shit maker

  6. Man i'm gonna get that shit when i'll reach in Nepal . I'm in love with this bitch.

  7. Guys can anyone tell which R seris bike can be available in the range of 2lakh 50 thousand nrs.

  8. Coming for thanks fz bike . i like your feature .i like this bike head light
    all type wheel different some strong than other wheel

  9. Mero ghar tira r15 RS.50000 ma paucha kinne ho??

  10. gyz YZF R15 ko price kate ho nepalma ? i might go for pulsar 180cc ug4 or R15 so plz tell me the price and do tell me which 1 do u prefer or is the best plz answer me Thanku will be w8ting for your kind reply BYE

  11. when will r15 V2 will launch?????????????

  12. When Yamaha r15 Version2 Will Launch and What Will Be The Price ???????