Feral Focus
Motown India|November 2018
Feral Focus

The Yamaha YZF R15 bikes have found immense success and love in the Indian market since the time they were launched.

Aakash S. Paul

These are entry level racing machines from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer that people have bought for daily usage. If you have read my report about the track experience I had with the new R15 v3.0 then you would know that it left me quite excited and proved that the bike did not feel like an outsider there. But even while flying through the corners of MMRT I had one important question going on in my mind. How well would it do in the city? Well it is time to answer just that.

DESIGN AND STYLING

I won’t take up too much time drooling over how stylish and on point the bike looks. The designers have got the styling bang on and the bike does look like a sophisticated high end sports bike. I am still not able to make up my mind as to which colour scheme I like more, the funky Racing Blue or the stealthy Thunder Grey. Sadly, while the design has been borrowed from the R6, the level of materials used is nowhere near that of the elder sibling. The use of plastic takes away some of the charm when you get up close to the new R15. The air vents and fins on the fuel tank, front and tail end of the bike lend it a very aerodynamic appeal.

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