Yamaha R15 Sport Styled 150 bound for Australia

yamaha-r15-sYamaha have released details on the Australian bound R15 tiddler sports style 150cc. Mini-Me R1 looks with a $3990 price tag.

2011 Yamaha YZF-R15

Yamaha are releasing in early 2011 the R15, a single cylinder sports styled 150cc machine. Looking like a mini me version of the R1, the R15 is sure to be popular with first time riders looking for a bit of sportsbike styling. The best part of the R15, it’s low, low price, reportedly only $3990 plus whatever on road costs that may be applicable, and it really is a good lookin little machine.

Whether the 150cc single cylinder engine will match the styling isn’t clear, no horsepower specs have been released here yet. But expect less than 20hp, possibly around 17 from overseas reports.


Still, it is equipped with the latest tech like a liquid cooled, fuel injected, 4 valve per cylinder engine, “Deltabox inspired” frame, and monocross style rear suspension. Front end wears standard “right way up” forks, with a single disc. Wet weight is quoted at 131kg full of fuel, all 12 litres of it. Electric start, 6 speed gearbox, and a seat height of 790mm are other things you may need to know.

The R15 will be available in two colours – Blue or Black, will have a 12 month warranty. It is expected to be available in February 2011 with the RRP of $3990 plus usual on roads.


Yamaha had this tricked up Lorenzo tribute bike for the Melbourne show, no plans for a production version though.

Some more press shots from Yamaha:




Engine type  Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve Single cylinder.
Displacement  149 .8cc
Bore & Stroke  57×58.7mm
Compression ratio  10.4:1
Starting system  Electric Start
Lubrication  W et sump
Engine oil capacity 1.0 litres
Fuel tank capacity  12 litres
Fuel management  Electronic fuel injection
Ignition system  TCI
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.042 / 3.000
Clutch type  Constant-mesh wet multi-plate
Transmission type  Return type 6-speed
Gear ratios 1st=2.833, 2nd1.875, 3rd:=1.364, 4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84
Frame type  Deltabox Frame
Caster / Trail 26° / 100mm
Tyre size (F/ R) 80/90-17 / 100/80-17
Brake type (F / R) Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (F / R) Telescopic / Linked type Monocross
Headlight 12V35W / 35W35W
Overall length x width x height 1995mm x 670mm x 1070mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1290mm
Min ground clearance 160mm
Wet weight 131kg (includes 12 litres of fuel)
Available colours Racing Blue, Midnight Black
Warranty 12 months unlimited kms, parts and labour
RRP (inc GST) $3990 AUD plus on roads

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