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Revealed: Yamaha teases redesigned 2020 YZF-R15

IT’S big on looks and performance, and small on price and economy. The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R15 is light, agile, sporty and frugal, making it the perfect entry point to Yamaha’s R-series line-up.

YMA is excited to announce the arrival of the new 2020 YZF-R15 sportsbike at a ride away price of $4799 incl GST, with a choice of Racing Blue or Thunder Grey colour schemes.

This pocket rocket blends performance, at 13.7kW and 14.1Nm, reliability, low running costs and a price of just $4,799 ride away, to deliver a bike designed to appeal to riders looking for a practical motorcycle for everyday riding with R-series trademark sharp looks.

Part of Yamaha’s legendary range of sports bikes, the YZF-R15 is learner approved, and powered by an all-new 155cc liquid-cooled SOHC four-valve fuel-injected engine with Variable Value Actuation (VVA).

The engine is housed in a new-design Deltabox frame and wrapped in updated bodywork inspired by Yamaha’s top-of-the-range YZF-R1/M road bike and YZR-M1 MotoGP machine.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R15
2020 Yamaha YZF-R15

VVA Engine

The high-compression 155cc single-cylinder engine delivers class-leading performance thanks to the new Variable Value Actuation (VVA) system. The technology allows the small-capacity engine to produce more power and torque than ever before.

The cylinder head features two intake valve cams; one for low to mid-range rpm and another for high rpm. The switch between the two rocker arms is carried out by a solenoid motor activated at a predetermined point in the rev-range.

The result is high RPM performance without sacrificing low-to-mid-range torque and rideability, delivering an 18.3 percent increase in power from just a three percent increase in engine capacity.

The engine also features a lightweight forged aluminium piston with DiASil coated cylinder wall, larger diameter intake and exhaust ports, upgraded fuelling, a 60 percent larger air filter, assist and slipper clutch, and a new muffler with a three-stage expansion chamber.

In addition to the extra power produced, the new engine is also more economical on fuel, obtaining around 450km from a single tank.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R15
2020 Yamaha YZF-R15

New Deltabox Frame

A 20mm increase in width between the left and right pivot points on the updated Deltabox frame, now 221mm, has allowed the fitment of a new delta-shaped swingarm, reinforced by internal ribbing, to accommodate a wider 140/70-17 rear tyre.

Wider wheels and larger brakes

Wider 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels – 17×2.5-inch (f) 17×4-inch (r) allow a larger range of tyres to be fitted. Tyre sizes are 100/80-17 front 140/70-17 rear.

Braking performance has been increased with a new 282mm front brake disc that is 15mm larger, fitted with a twin-piston caliper. At the rear is a 220mm disc with a single-piston caliper.

Race-inspired styling

Slim twin-eye LED headlights have a glaring eyes look, modelled on the YZF-R1, while the cockpit features a YZR-M1-inspired triple clamp and a multi-function LCD instrument panel.

The racing-inspired bodywork is now more aerodynamic, featuring a central air intake and layered fairings. An indentation in the top of the fuel tank optimises the rider’s tuck position.

2020 Yamaha YZF-R15
2020 Yamaha YZF-R15

Fuel capacity has been reduced to 11-litres, however, fuel economy has been increased to around 450km from a single tank, as we mentioned. The tail fairing with LED taillight has also been modelled on the latest YZF-R1 and features a 20mm lower pillion seat.

Visit the Yamaha Australia website to find out more about the LAMS approved 2020 Yamaha YZF-R15.

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