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Anyone have any idea if the R15 V2 is recommended for a female rider, who is just 154cm?

 

My girlfriend is 161cm, need to tip-toe a little when stationary, riding-wise no issue. Have to test ride to see if you're comfortable.

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Hey bro the gpr pipe you selling is it?

 

 

 

 

 

Guys im intending to clear some items that may be useful or a want for some of you guys.

1) GPR FS titatnium with certification (minor scratch)

2) PC5 that can be used for R15 and R125. (just need to do ur mapping according to individual bike , dyno woould cost around $150)

 

 

*Do drop me msg in my inbox if anyone interested.

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Hi guys, I got into an accident and I need to repair/replace bike fairings before returning to the shop. Yes the shop knows about it and allowed me to repair on my own and just pay them the rent. Can anyone intro me any affordable shops to repair the fairings as this is V1 and finding the fairings is very hard now.

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Triggered by a posting with regarding to YZF-R15 V3 and was instantly amazed at the machine.

Had the V1 in way back in 14 and I still remember the days where I would deliberately go bike shopping while taking lessons from SSDC. Imaginations sets in whenever I walk by the glass panel and step one "oh, I had a 2B license for the longest time and Im not too sure it R15 is the right bike?" and proceed asking alot of questions. Questions that for a bike veteran like them wold instantly call bluff at my lack of biking knowledge.

 

This thread has been the motivation for my grueling bike lessons where I faced failure for a certain lesson. The posts here were just too darn tempting for me to jump onto any bike. Hack! I would join pizzahut just to ride a bike, but I dont have a license. The people here exchanging bike talks made me even distant as I really dont have a machine to talk about nor to share about my observations.

Soon, TP came. The test of my lifetime (I had PPL test hence I think I was more grounded this time round?) as this is what I have really wanted.

 

I passed. On my first try.

 

Almost instantly, I grab my license slip and rush to Dominoes wanting to apply as a rider. It was the Sembawang road branch. Eventually I could ride on the road.. BIG TIME! As thanks to Dominoes, I have great wealth of experience in riding outside of what I learned in the school. Every dollar I saved up, every delivery I made. I know "debbie" would come to me. Yes, debbie was the name of my R15. (Cause I cannot afford a Derbi RS anyways).

I ever pestered my buddy to be my guarantor for my loan for Debbie cause I didnt want my parents to know.

I eventually knew some like-minded peeps here whom is more than willing to give me a ride down to see bike and even place my order for 1.

 

The waiting time was 2 weeks for my bike to be prepped. I managed to save up $5K with insurance for my bike. It was a total wait of 8 months. Every single second I would walk past that same bikeshop to look at R15 models. I still recall the song that I always hum to was "Owl City - Enchanted", original by Tylor Swift where Adam Young expresses his profound love via music to Tylor. I was professing to Debbie.

Remember I was saying that the ppl here seems to be so high up and unapproachable? I met them all. The first TeamR was formed and I get to meet the dev, whom seemingly so active and knowledgeable here. I was very honored to ride alongside with them for all those roundings, touring to Malaysia, petrol runs, supper runs and random 13-tiang race.

Debbie could achieve 400KM before reserve. Debbie goes up to a good 155km/h without slopes.

So much so that I travelled to Malacca while Debbie was 3months old and the furthest achieved was Betong. All these were made possible with good commandarie, common objective, riding chemistry and great communication synergy. I recall them crew had a mix of 3 class 2, 5 class2A and 2 class2B.

 

Soon enough a number of us became the 2nd Gen dev for TeamR. It was more than a dream came through.

We participated events with SBF, major riding magazines and numerous product launched. All of those couldnt come from the core riding group of ppl with exceptional respect for each other and riding chemistry.

So guys, if you have a dream. Ride on. Ride safe. Be humble. Dont lose your head.

 

From time to time I will come in to SBF to re-visit those days I hawk it out on this thread. Learn and ask intelligent questions.

Dont expect ppl to spoonfeed you. Why? Cause if you dont have the slightest idea in your mind, how would a place with more than 10contributors help you? Wouldnt it make you more confused? Learn up on the basics (Its irritating when ppl ask about FC to Speed, legal pipe, accessories etc), visit bike shop, ride and experience!

You see, you may have an accolade of bikes ever owned or ridden. But if you dont have the slightest concept of riding safety, you dont deserve to be called a rider.

Well wishes to all past, present and future riders. Ride on. Cause the horizon you see as a rider is the best you could get out of any land transport. Any. Period.

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Triggered by a posting with regarding to YZF-R15 V3 and was instantly amazed at the machine.

Had the V1 in way back in 14 and I still remember the days where I would deliberately go bike shopping while taking lessons from SSDC. Imaginations sets in whenever I walk by the glass panel and step one "oh, I had a 2B license for the longest time and Im not too sure it R15 is the right bike?" and proceed asking alot of questions. Questions that for a bike veteran like them wold instantly call bluff at my lack of biking knowledge.

 

This thread has been the motivation for my grueling bike lessons where I faced failure for a certain lesson. The posts here were just too darn tempting for me to jump onto any bike. Hack! I would join pizzahut just to ride a bike, but I dont have a license. The people here exchanging bike talks made me even distant as I really dont have a machine to talk about nor to share about my observations.

Soon, TP came. The test of my lifetime (I had PPL test hence I think I was more grounded this time round?) as this is what I have really wanted.

 

I passed. On my first try.

 

Almost instantly, I grab my license slip and rush to Dominoes wanting to apply as a rider. It was the Sembawang road branch. Eventually I could ride on the road.. BIG TIME! As thanks to Dominoes, I have great wealth of experience in riding outside of what I learned in the school. Every dollar I saved up, every delivery I made. I know "debbie" would come to me. Yes, debbie was the name of my R15. (Cause I cannot afford a Derbi RS anyways).

I ever pestered my buddy to be my guarantor for my loan for Debbie cause I didnt want my parents to know.

I eventually knew some like-minded peeps here whom is more than willing to give me a ride down to see bike and even place my order for 1.

 

The waiting time was 2 weeks for my bike to be prepped. I managed to save up $5K with insurance for my bike. It was a total wait of 8 months. Every single second I would walk past that same bikeshop to look at R15 models. I still recall the song that I always hum to was "Owl City - Enchanted", original by Tylor Swift where Adam Young expresses his profound love via music to Tylor. I was professing to Debbie.

Remember I was saying that the ppl here seems to be so high up and unapproachable? I met them all. The first TeamR was formed and I get to meet the dev, whom seemingly so active and knowledgeable here. I was very honored to ride alongside with them for all those roundings, touring to Malaysia, petrol runs, supper runs and random 13-tiang race.

Debbie could achieve 400KM before reserve. Debbie goes up to a good 155km/h without slopes.

So much so that I travelled to Malacca while Debbie was 3months old and the furthest achieved was Betong. All these were made possible with good commandarie, common objective, riding chemistry and great communication synergy. I recall them crew had a mix of 3 class 2, 5 class2A and 2 class2B.

 

Soon enough a number of us became the 2nd Gen dev for TeamR. It was more than a dream came through.

We participated events with SBF, major riding magazines and numerous product launched. All of those couldnt come from the core riding group of ppl with exceptional respect for each other and riding chemistry.

So guys, if you have a dream. Ride on. Ride safe. Be humble. Dont lose your head.

 

From time to time I will come in to SBF to re-visit those days I hawk it out on this thread. Learn and ask intelligent questions.

Dont expect ppl to spoonfeed you. Why? Cause if you dont have the slightest idea in your mind, how would a place with more than 10contributors help you? Wouldnt it make you more confused? Learn up on the basics (Its irritating when ppl ask about FC to Speed, legal pipe, accessories etc), visit bike shop, ride and experience!

You see, you may have an accolade of bikes ever owned or ridden. But if you dont have the slightest concept of riding safety, you dont deserve to be called a rider.

Well wishes to all past, present and future riders. Ride on. Cause the horizon you see as a rider is the best you could get out of any land transport. Any. Period.

 

This is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story.

 

" you may have an accolade of bikes ever owned or ridden. But if you dont have the slightest concept of riding safety, you dont deserve to be called a rider."

I cant tell you how much I agree with this statement. I can't stress how much defensive riding mean to us. Considering we're human-wrap-metal, we only have a helmet and our riding gears(clothing,gloves,footwear) to protect us in case of a crash.

 

I don't care how fast my bike can go from 0-100. The only thing I care about is how fast I can go from 100-0.

 

Going fast isn't what kills you, being unable to stop fast when danger is perceived is the reason people die

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      We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: if there is one thing Yamaha does and does well, it is making small displacement engines that hit well above their weight class. A case in point is the Yamaha YZF-R15 (YZF155), its sports bike offering for the Class 2B market and priced at at just slightly over S$14,000 including COE.

      In the Class 2B market segment, Yamaha offers quite a few other alternatives, albeit in the scooter side of things such as the Yamaha NMax 155, Yamaha Aerox, as well as the streetster model Yamaha MT-15 V3. If you're going based on registrations in Singapore, the Yamaha brand, distributed exclusively by Hong Leong Corporation (Yamaha Singapore) is by far the #1 motorcycle brand in Singapore based on volume.
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      Handing us the key to the YZF-R15, Yamaha’s technical person said to the author, “let me know what you think, I think you will like this engine.” Bearing Yamaha’s racing heritage, especially with 250 cc two-strokes, in mind, we set off on the YZF-R15 to find out what was what with the baby YZF.
      At the first approach, the YZF-R15 is a stylish looking thing, following the design cues of the bigger machines in the YZF range, notably the YZF-R1 and YZF-R6. The fuel tank, having a capacity of 11-litres which is as standard as these things go, is clad in a faux air intake cover, a design cue taken from the YZF-R1.

      Swinging a leg over the two-piece saddle, again, like the bigger, racier bikes in Yamaha’s YZF range, the rider will be slightly surprised to find the saddle height set at 815 mm. This is normal for a track machine, not so usual for a bike intended for daily road riding, notably in Asia.
      Seat height aside – you won’t have a problem if you’re 168 cm taller or more – the seating position itself is a little extreme if you don’t have a lot of experience with pure race motorcycles. The bend of the clip on handlebars along with the seat/handlebar relationship is very much biased for high speed track use.
      Length x Width x Height (mm): 1990 mm X 725 mm X 1135 mm Seat Height (mm): 815 mm Wheel Base (mm): 1325 mm Minimum Ground Clearance (mm): 170 mm This means the rider is placed into a racing crouch on the R15, with elbows bent and back arched over the tank. While this might be great for attacking corners, it does mean the rider is in the neck bent position required of racing machines.
      Starting the YZF-R15 brings the 155 cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder to life with a distinctive thump. Coming with SOHC and variable valve actuation (VVA), the R15 claims an output of 19 hp at 10,000 rpm and a torque number of 14.2 Nm at 8,500 rpm.
      Engine Type: Liquid -cooled ; 4 - stroke ;SOHC , 4 -valves Displacement: 155 cm3 Max. Power: 13.9 kW . at 10000 rpm Max. Torque: 14.4 N - mat 8500 rpm Compression Ratio: 11.630.4 : 1 Bore x Stroke: 58.0 x 58.7 mm Ignition System: TCI ( Transistor Controlled Ignition ) Starter System: Electric Transmission System: Constant mesh , 6 - Speed Lubrication: Wet sump Fuel Tank Capacity: 11 L Oil Capacity: 1.05 L The engine on the R15 is common with the Yamaha Nmax and Aerox 155 scooters as mentioned earlier, but there are a few differences. Aside from the omission of Yamaha’s Blue Core engine design philosophy which reduces emissions, the R15’s mill has been tuned to deliver slightly more power and in a linear fashion.
      VVA kicks in at about 7,000 rpm, allowing for a swift build to the torque peak of 8,500 rpm and a little above that. The engine starts running out of steam at about 9,200 rpm, and pushing the single above that would be cruel and unusual punishment.

      We found the YZF-R15 good for about 135 km/h on the open highway. Crouched well down with chin on the tank and elbows out of the breeze, it will deliver more than that but be careful picking fights with faster vehicles.
      Setting off on the R15, the clutch pull is light, helped by the assist and slipper clutch. While some might ask why an engine this small might need a slipper clutch, a single mis-shift mid-corner on a wet road will change your mind, and quickly.
      Clicking the six-speed gearbox through the cogs, we found engagement to be precise and positive, with a very definite point felt where the dog slips each gear into place. Lever throw was moderate and we had no issues riding the R15 whether wearing street shoes or riding boots.
      No false neutrals were evident during our time with the R15, though it remains to be seen whether the gearbox holds up to hard use and redline gear changes. Which is about the only way to ride the YZF-R15.
      Designed as it is for the young rider coming up from the underbone class, or the fresh licence holder, the R15’s engine needs to be wound out hard. As the R15 screams through the gears, you will find acceleration is best when the revs are kept up, as befits the displacement of the engine.

      It is at this point, after rowing frantically through the gears with the throttle pinned to the stop, you run into the R15’s top speed of… well… enough. It is faster than the Aerox 155 and the NMax, we will say that much, enough to keep you moving at a pace faster than highway traffic, but just stay out of the fast lane.
      Riding the YZF-R15 around, we found it to be a physically small bike, notably in the area of rider accommodation. The seat distance is just enough for the rider to get into a tuck and that’s about it.
      Seat comfort itself is acceptable but we would be hesitant to take journeys longer than about two full tanks long. No feedback on pillion seating as our usual passenger took a look at the rear pillion pad and said, “it’s ok dad, I’ll stay home this morning.”
      Those are the limitations of the R15, in that it is basically designed for 18-year old crotch rocket jockeys and not plus-sized senior riders, but what is it like to ride? Well, for one thing, handling on the R15 is on the sporty side of acceptable.
      Throwing the bike into corners revealed that the upside-down forks in front performed well, if a little on the low side in terms of compression damping. At the back, the monoshock performed acceptably, showing a bit of weave and bob in high speed sweepers.
      Front Suspension System: Telescopic Fork Rear Suspension System: Swingarm (link suspension) Front Brake: Hydraulic single disc brake Rear Brake: Hydraulic single disc brake Front Tyre: 100 /80-17M / C52P Tubeless Rear Tyre: 140 /70-17M / C 669 Tubeless In terms of tracking, the YZF-R15 proved to be stable at highway speeds with no sign of weaving. Be cautious overtaking bigger vehicles though, especially when entering the backwash, as the R15’s 137 kg wet weight did not do much to keep the bike planted in strong side winds.
      The YZF-R15 performed best doing quick riding in town, the sharp handling making weaving around cars on surface roads easy. That Yamaha did not cut corners in the handling stakes, despite the budget pricing of the R15, is shown in the Deltabox frame and the cast and welded aluminium swingarm.
      This goes some way to explaining the performance intentions of the YZF-R15’s riding position and VVA engine. We expect to see quite a number of R15’s being raced in its home market of Indonesia next year.
      Tyre sizing also goes towards displaying the racing intent of the YZF-R15, with a huge (for a 150) 140/70-17 tyre at the back end. It carries a 100/80-17 in front, which will make finding performance rubber for the R15 a breeze since the OEM fitment IRC rubber lack definite feedback and grip when pushed to the edge.
      What we did like about the YZF-R15 is its overall road-going performance. While we did notice a lot of buzziness in the R15, that is the nature of business for a single-cylinder sports machine, and it did not give a lot away in terms of acceleration.
      Overtaking did need downshifting a couple of gears, especially if the rider is in a hurry, but if leisurely acceleration is acceptable, the R15 would happily chug along in fifth gear. Much to our surprise, sixth is not an overdrive that lowered engine revs, instead giving a few more km/h in speed.
      Not a highway cruiser then, or making any sort of pretence to long-distance comfort. This is a sports bike through and through and designed to charge through corners, riding a slingshot out the other side.
      When charging into corners, the front 282 mm diameter disc proved up to the task, and the feedback and bite from the brake lever was almost at superbike level. A gentle caress of two fingers on the lever and the R15 slowed without fuss.
      If more braking was needed, the rear brake was brought into play, but we rarely found a need to do so, except when really gunning it for corners on our usual test loop up the mountain and down again. In any case, after several hard corners with lots of downshifting and full-handed grabbing of the front lever, we noticed the lever coming back to the bars slightly more, but there was no deterioration in braking performance.
      What we did note is the frugality of the YZF-R15 – not surprising really, given the engine capacity. Riding around town, we got a best of 2.5 litres per 100 km while highway riding returned even better numbers at 1.9 litres per 100 km, or in more common terms, 40km/litres.
      Inside the cockpit a premium touch – for this market segment – is the monochrome LCD panel that displays all the necessary information the rider needs. Complemented by LED lighting front and rear, the panel includes a gear indicator and average fuel consumption, features usually found in higher end motorcycle instrument displays.
      So, who needs a Yamaha YZF-R15, at S$14,000 including COE and taxes, but before insurance - Well, aside from the lack of ABS, which we did not really expect at this price point, the YZF-R15 is positioned as a sports bike.
      One thing is for sure, the YZF-R15 will teach the rider a lot about making the most of the power available. Carrying corner speed is paramount on the R15, and conservation of energy, or in this case, forward momentum and cornering lines, will be lessons hard learnt.
      This means the intended market is the young rider with a fresh Class 2B licence. Or a senior rider who wishes he was 18 again, hanging outside the convent school gate waiting for his girlfriend to show up. Either way, it’s one well worth considering.
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    • By ZrayZaiden
      I saw one under my block. And I saw a few around Singapore. Anyone got owned MT-15? Can give review for it?
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