Our neighbouring country, Indonesia, will be getting the Yamaha YZF-R15 on 23rd April which is just few days away. YZF-R15 has been talked about for a very long time in Asean especially in Malaysia and Indonesia due to the resemblances of the engine and chassis, but differs in the fairing type of the Yamaha FZ150i or the Vixion in Indonesia. Many riders of FZ150i in Malaysia and Vixion riders in Indonesia are asking why the YZF-R15 are not marketed here since the engine and chassis are the same which should be no problem in terms of maintenance and parts availability. This dream has come true to Indonesian riders as they are getting the YZF-R15 soon, but not yet to Malaysian riders. Arrghhh!!! Yeah, I feel you.
YZF-R15 has been released earlier in India and known as the R15 Version 2.0, which means that this bike is already on its 2nd version in production. The Indian have included the sariguard (the rear tyre cover to prevent womens’ sari stuck to the rear tyre) but this one in Indonesia doesn’t include that item.
If you observe the two identical image above, you can see that the Indian R15 have the sariguard and there is no sariguard on the Indonesian R15. The rear swing arm are now banana type made from aluminium. Other than that, everything is else is identical. It got the same engine and chassis.
There are 3 colours offered by Yamaha Indonesia that is the Racing Blue, Raring Red and Invincible Black. The one looks the best is the one in the Racing Blue that follows the livery of the Yamaha Factory Team, but, Yamaha Indonesia also has come up with the another variant that includes the 2014 Movistar Yamaha Team livery.
This Movistar Yamaha YZF-R15 is the true representation of the livery as it includes the ENEOS, Bridgestone Battlax, Monster, Yamalube and of course, the Movistar brand on the fairing. The unit is limited and already sold out. All of the Yamaha YZF-R15 for the Indonesian market are made in Indonesia by YIMM.
The engine is the liquid-cooled 149.8cc 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC that provides 17PS at 8,500RPM with 15Nm at 7,500RPM. The engine is overstroke type where it measures at 57 x 58.7mm which provides great low-to-mid range torque. Fuel injection remains the system of choice for this YZF-R15 but not the new YMJET_FI system as used in the Lagenda 115Z, Ego S and Ego LC. Even though the engine of this bike is identical to FZ150i and Vixion, you should know that the YZF-R15 use 6-speed gearbox as opposed to only 5-speed gearbox of FZ150i and Vixion.
Deltabox frame is used for this YZF-R15 as it can provide great strength and at the same time is lightweight. Deltabox frame also makes it easy to access the engine for tune-ups and maintenance. The swingarm receives the monoshock suspension as fitted to the FZ150i and Vixion too but in different style. The rear swing arm are now banana type aluminium swing arm which is lighter and looks sportier.
The meter is one of the interesting features of this R15 as it is completely different than the FZ150i and Vixion. It got that digital+analog combo that is always a good thing. There is the big analog rev counter and on the left there is the digital speedometer and information display that shows the fuel capacity, trip and odometer. Other than that, the key system is now fitted with the key-shutter that can prevent theft. At least, it can make the thief to takes longer time to steal it.
The price for the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 in Indonesia is Rp 18,000,000.00 which translates to RM7,952 (direct conversion, not including the import tax)
2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 Technical Specification:
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve|
|Cylinder arrangement||Single cylinder|
|Bore & Stroke||57 × 58.7mm|
|Maximum power||17PS/ 8,500rpm|
|Maximum torque||15N.m / 7,500rpmm|
|Starting system||Electric start|
|Fuel tank capacity||12 liters|
|Fuel supply system||Fuel Injection|
|Primary / Secondary reduction ratio||3.042 / 3.133|
|Clutch type||Wet Multiple-disc|
|Transmission type||Return type 6-speed|
|Gear ratios||1st=2.833, 2nd＝1.875, 3rd=1.364,4th=1.143, 5th=0.957, 6th=0.84|
|Frame type||Delta box|
|Caster / Trail||26° / 98mm|
|Tire size (Front / Rear)||90/80-17 / 130/70-R17|
|Brake type (Front / Rear)||Hydraulic, single disc (Front / Rear)|
|Suspension type (Front / Rear)||Telescopic / Linked type Monocross|
|Headlight||Lo beam12V/35W X1, Hi beam12V/35W X2|
|Battery||12V, 3.5Ah (10H)|
|Overall length x width x height||1,970mm x 670mm × 1,070mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||160mm|