Small capacity Yamaha sportsbike takes the honours in Mumbai
YAMAHA'S YZF-R15 has won the Indian Motorcycle of the Year award.
Yamaha's commuter-friendly sportsbike trounced the competition to win the coveted title. The YZF–R15 was driven and tested by the expert jury members in real conditions. The experts judged the motorcycles on price, fuel efficiency, design, comfort, safety and performance.
The awards have been introduced to bring the Indian motorcycle industry on par with international competition.
Posted: 18/02/2009 at 14:28
Posted: 18/02/2009 at 20:00
Actually, this bike is a reworking of the Yamaha YZF-R125 produced for the Asian continent, primarily India, methinks. It does indeed get the 150cc engine, as against the 125cc 4 stroke we get here in the UK.
Clearly, this bike gets a reworking of all its fairings, the tyres are allegedly much thinner than the ones on the European R125s (according to R15 forums), and it misses out on the R6 look alike "can" too. Interestingly, it has been given a more practical, and less sporty seating arrangement.
Considering how well Yamaha have put together the R15s much better looking "R125 technical clone" - my personal opinion, as I have one , i'm not surprised that the R15 has won that accolade.
Posted: 20/02/2009 at 00:13
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