Yamaha R1 and R 15 are two premium motorcycles manufactured by Yamaha Motor Company.
Yamaha R1, one of the most popular performance oriented bikes in India, was introduced in 1998. Yamaha R1 recently got some extensive changes and updates in terms of styling, mechanics and features.
Powered by a 998 cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC engine that produces a maximum power of 182.1 bhp @ 12,500 rpm with a peak torque of 115.5 Nm @ 10,000 rpm, The Yamaha R1 is a super power bike. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Yamaha R1 is the first bike to use a cross-plane crankshaft. The 6-speed gearbox has a slipper clutch. The bike can accelerate to 100 kmph in less than 3 seconds. The Yamaha R1 bike has a 18 L capacity holder fuel tank that offers 1 L fuel reserve capacity.
The Yamaha R1 uses dual 310 mm disc with radial mounted forged 6-piston callipers at the front and 220 mm disc with single piston calliper at the rear. The front tyre is 120 mm wide while the rear is 190 mm wide. The R1 comes with fully adjustable suspension and 7-stage traction control system.
The Yamaha R1 is available in three colours – Matte Grey, Rapid Red and Team Yamaha Blue/White.
The Yamaha R1 returns a fuel economy of around 15 kmpl. The Yamaha R1 is available from Rs. 15,60,183.
The competition comes from the likes of like the Fireblade, ZX10R, GSX 1000R and the Superbikes from the Ducati range.
Yamaha R15 is an entry-level performance oriented bike from Yamaha that was introduced in the Indian market in 2008. The Yamaha R15 gets a sporty styling, which is derived from its eldest sibling, the Yamaha R1.
Some of the features of the Yamaha R15 include deltabox frame, monocross suspension, aluminium swingarm, split seats, LED tail lights, disc brakes, and alloy wheels.
The Yamaha R15 is available in Racing Blue, Grid Gold, Raring Red, and Invincible Black and gets a black-and-golden special edition which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The Yamaha R15 is powered by a 149.8 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine that produces a maximum power of 17 bhp at 8500 rpm with a peak torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Yamaha R15 bike has a 12 L capacity holder fuel tank that offers 1.2 L fuel reserve capacity.
It returns a fuel economy of 42 kmpl. The Yamaha R15 comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,13,550.
This bike has to compete with other existing segments namely the KTM Duke 200, Hero ZMR and the CBR 150 R motorbike models.