ACI Motors Ltd gave BikeBD a brand new Yamaha R15S for long term Test Ride Review. In an unofficial event in front of Yamaha Café at Tejgaon the key of the Spark Green Yamaha R15s was handed over to Team BikeBD by Chief Business Officer of ACI Motors Ltd Mr. Subrata Ranjan Das.
The program was attended by the following people on behalf of ACI Motors
- Mr. Subrata Ranjan Das: CBO
- Mr. Robiul Haque: Marketing Manager
- Mr. Shiful Alam: Assistant sales Manager
- Mr. Salehin Bhuyian: Product Executive
- Miss Tina Chakma: Dhaka Territory Manager
On behalf of BikeBD the following were present
- Suvro Sen: CEO & Editor In Chief
- Asad Iqbal: Website Manager
- Wasif Anowar: Editor & Test Rider
- Ahmed Shazon: Assistant Editor
This is the first time BikeBD will be officially working with Yamaha motorcycles which is one of the most popular motorcycle brands in Bangladesh. In the past Honda also gave BikeBD a brand new Wave Alpha for long time Test Ride Review & now adding another big name in our portfolio is a moment of honor for us.
Yamaha R15s features the same engine as Yamaha R15V2 but here the power is detuned as now the engine pumps out around 16.4 BHP (0.4 BHP less then R15V2) but it still gives out equal number of torque out of the engine as does Yamaha R15v2. The bike is 2 kg lighter & 90 mm longer then its twin brother.
The bike features unibody seat which is comfortable for both the pillion & rider & there is a presence of grab rails for the bike. The graphics is different so are the side body kit as it is completely different from that of Yamaha R15V2.
Other than those changes mentioned above the rest of the bike is as equal as Yamaha R15 V2 (technically), it’s just the physical changes is where the bike is different. A month back ACI Motors reduced the price of all the Yamaha motorcycles price in Bangladesh & current market price of Yamaha R15s is 440,000 BDT.
It is a great honor for us that ACI Motors gave a Yamaha R15s to BikeBD for long term Test Ride Review as this will help us to test the bike thoroughly and we will be able to present the real scenario to the bikers in Bangladesh.
Yamaha R15s Specification
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement 149 cc
Maximum power 16.4 BHP @ 8,500rpm
Maximum torque 15N.m / 7,500rpm
Starting method Electric start
Lubrication Type Wet sump
Fuel tank capacity 12 liters
Fuel supply system Fuel Injection
Clutch type Wet, Multiple-disc
Transmission type Constant mesh 6-speed
Battery 12V, 4.0AH (10H), sealed type
Overall Length x Width x Height 2,060mm x 670mm x 1,070mm
Seat height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,345 mm
Ground clearance 160 mm
Kerb weight 134 kg
Frame type Delta Box
Caster / Trail 26° / 98mm
Tire size (Front / Rear) 90/80-17 / 130/70-R17
Brake type Single disc (Front / Rear)
Suspension type (Front / Rear) Telescopic fork / Linked type monocross
Headlight 12V, 35.0W / 35.0 W x 2