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‘YZF’ is the name given to all the supersport offerings from Yamaha. The range is characterised by being the standard for handling, no matter the class. Globally the range goes from 125cc all the way to 1000cc, but in India we get five models out of the range. The range starts off with the YZF-R15 S, in which quite a few elements like the seat and chassis originate from the first-generation R15 that was launched way back in 2008. The rear swingarm, however, is taken from the second-gen R15 that launched in 2011. The R15 V3.0 is the... ‘YZF’ is the name given to all the supersport offerings from Yamaha. The range is characterised by being the standard for handling, no matter the class. Globally the range goes from 125cc all the way to 1000cc, but in India we get five models out of the range.

The range starts off with the YZF-R15 S, in which quite a few elements like the seat and chassis originate from the first-generation R15 that was launched way back in 2008. The rear swingarm, however, is taken from the second-gen R15 that launched in 2011. The R15 V3.0 is the current model, and sets the standard for engine technology in the class, with its variable valve timing. The R15 was the first to bring technology like a perimeter frame, liquid cooling, four valves, and a six-speed gearbox to its class. It remains the model of choice for beginners who want to learn the basics of sport riding.

Next up the ladder is the YZF-R3, a 321cc parallel-twin motorcycle that is the next step for an R15 owner, with twice the number of cylinders and twice as much power. India misses out on the 600cc R6, but we do have the YZF-R1 on sale here.

The R1 is a cult motorcycle because it was the first one to shoehorn a 1000cc motor into what was at the time a chassis small enough for a 600cc bike, creating the 1000cc supersport segment as we know it today. It also was the first (and only inline-4 engine) to deviate from the standard firing order, with a crossplane crankshaft that dropped the peak output figure but offered a much better torque spread and feel at the right wrist. The R1M is an even more performance-oriented version of the R1 that uses the ‘M’ that echoes the designation of its MotoGP machine, the M1.
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