Yamaha YZF-R15 the affordable sibbling of the R1

Yamaha YZF-R15

Yamaha YZF-R15

 

Armed with all possible bells and wistles, Yamaha has launches its YZF-R15 in the Indian two wheeler market. But will this bike help Yamaha the same way as RX 100 did almost a decade back? Lets have a look.

YZF-R15 has best in class muscular and macho looks. sadly the tirse are too skinny, a 120/80 x17 inch or 140/60 x17 inch tires would have looked awsome. Available in blue, black and red with twin head headlights YZF-R15 is as absolue YZF-R1 look alike. The cockpit is typically sports bike type, which provides a tachometer, digital speedometer, fuel gauge and telltale lamps.

Speedo

Speedo

 

YZF-R15 develops 17bhp using only a 149.8cc, single cylinder, liouid cooled engine. The cylinders ued are DiASil Cylinders, they are all-aluminum cylinders made by YAMAHA’s proprietary aluminum die casting technology. Aluminumis a better conductor of heat, which means the cylinder delivers better heat dissipation and less weight. Fuel injection is used to ensure excellent fuel efficiency as well as environmental friendliness. This bike wont cause a whole in you pocket as it delivers approx. 43kmpl in the city and approx.44kmps on the highway. 

The frame, which forms the basis for its superd riding comfort and handling, is a Deltabox frame which delivers superior rigidity balance. YZF-R15 is equipped with a linked type monocross suspension that delivers a comfortable ride and a cushioning performance that is less prone to bottoming out. In particular, it reduces annoying “sinking” when riding tandem. Braking is superb wit its front and rear disc breaks. The price of this bike is bit more than that of the Hero Honda Karizma, its ex-showroom price is Rs.97,425.

YZF-R15 is packed with state-of-the-art technology that is used in the world’s supersport bikes. As the heir to the YAMAHA R-series, YZF-R15 has inherited agile handling. And hence, it could be rightly called the affordable sibling of the R1. Highly recomended for sports bike lovers.

 

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Fiat 500-The Most Expensive Hatchback in India

New Fiat 500

New Fiat 500

The original Fiat 500 which was launched in 1957 was designed to be humble, cheap transport solution. But the New Fiat 500 is aiming at a different group of buyers, buyers who want style and don’t bother spending a hefty amount, even an amount of Rs.17,00,000, just to make a fashion statement. The New 500 is a very cute-looking and desirablebut very expensive car. The 500 may look like the original 500, but its grown considerably. The interiors lives up to its retro-styling, the center console and the steering wheel are ivory in colour, a bit of a change from the beige interiors that we are used to in a car of this price, but i love it (no complaints). The Air-condition and Audio keys placed in the center of the console are easy to operate, and road visibility from the driver’s seat is simply fantastic.

Fiat 500 Interior(Right hand drive available in India)

Fiat 500 Interior(Right hand drive available in India)

The front seats are very comfortable and there is enough headroom to fit almost all sizes. But there are a few let downs too, for eg. there are no auto folding mirrors, no auto headlamps, no auto wipers and the company fitted audio system too isn’t all that good, the rear seats are quiet cramped, and best suitede for children over long distances. The 500 comes with a 1.3 Multi-jet Desiel Engine, the same one which powers the Swift. The least impressive part of the 500 is its handling, the steering is over-light most of the time and doesn’t give any feedback. Otherwise the car has a decent grip and body control, and it improves as the speed increases. If you have that sort of money then the fuel-efficiency shouldn’t bother you, but still for my earth loving friends would like to tell that the fuel-efficiency of the 500 should be anywhere between 15kmpl-20kmpl. The people buying this car, which is not at all value for money, would use their Heart while buying it and not their Brains. They would buy this car when they already have a bigger and more expensive, these people are just looking for an nimble, urban runabout.

Original Fiat 500

Original Fiat 500

 

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