Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. introduces the 2012 model change of the Indian market model YZF-R15, a sport motorcycle designed and engineered in line with the technical ideals of the YZF-R1 and R6 supersport models and powered by a 150cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, fuel injected engine. This model will be released on the Indian market in the autumn of 2011.
In the Indian market where the mainstream motorcycles are primarily seen as little more than a vehicle for commuting, the YZF-R15 was launched in 2008 as a model "bred for riding enjoyment" and thus brought a new concept of motorcycle value to the Indian market. Since then this model has won a following as the first full-fledged supersport model in the 150cc class, offering YZF-R series-based styling, sporty performance, a comfortable, enjoyable ride and ease of use in the urban riding environment.
The concept behind the 2012 model change is an "Up-graded R15" that provides a further evolution of the existing model's basic performance while redesigning the body styling and boosting performance in sporty riding. In addition to changes in the ECU (Engine Control Unit) control settings that have improved acceleration and high-speed range performance, a longer aluminum swing arm and rear radial tire have been adopted. These changes, in combination with the new middle cowl design with improved aerodynamics in the high-speed range and lighter construction, boost performance while also serving as elements in the new, sporty styling.