2020 Yamaha YZF-R15 (Learner Approved)

This liquid cooled, fuel injected four-stroke is the ideal intro to the ‘R’ series family. With the ability to cruise at highway speeds and return an average fuel consumption of around 45kms per litre, the R15 blends performance, reliability and low running costs. It is designed to appeal to riders looking for a practical motorcycle for every day riding that sports R-series trademark sharp looks.

Tech heads are well catered for with a 150cc liquid cooled and fuel injected engine slotting into a Deltabox chassis boasting linked monocross suspension. R15 bristles with state-of-the art technology also seen on the world’s best supersport bikes, such as a forged aluminium piston running in an all-aluminium DiASil cylinder which offers the benefits of light weight, great heat dissipation, less oil consumption and high levels of wear resistance.


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220mm Rear Disc & Wide Radial Tyre

A larger 220mm diameter rear disc brake has been adopted to achieve a better balance with the new rear 130mm rear tyre size and ensure good braking power and operability. This larger disc is coupled with the piston-slide type single-pot caliper.

Aluminium Swingarm

The long swing arm design is a feature fed back from Yamaha's YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine and it is effective for ensuring outstanding rear tyre traction. It's cast in one piece by the gravity casting technique that enables a quality cast with great freedom in sectional thickness. The chain adjustment assembly at the end of the rear arm is the same type used on Super sports models to improve adjustment capability.

Linked-type Monocross Suspension

YZF-R15 version 2.0 is equipped with a linked type monocross suspension that delivers a comfortable ride and a cushioning performance that is less prone to bottoming out.

R-Series Styling

YZF-R15 sports image is carried through to the cockpit where R-style analogue tacho, digital speedo, trip and fuel gauge inform the rider

Split Seat with Pillion

A separate-section seat enables a better feeling of seat grip in sporty riding. This new seat design features a slip-resistant seat cover material, excellent cushion qualities, optimised shape for the inner thigh contact area and the cushioned front edge of the rear seat that supports the rider's rear.

Deltabox Frame

R-series style Deltabox frame forms the basis for riding comfort and performance. The synergy created by optimising longitudinal, lateral, and torsional rigidity delivers a solid riding feel as well as agile riding performance.


  • Engine
  • Chassis
  • Dimensions
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement (cc) 150.0
Bore x Stroke (mm) 57.0 × 58.7
Compression Ratio 10.4 : 1
Lubrication System Wet Sump
Fuel Management Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Starter System Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 12.0
Final Transmission Chain
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed
Frame Type Deltabox
Suspension Front Telescopic forks, 130mm travel
Suspension Rear Swingarm (link suspension), 105mm travel
Brakes Front Hydraulic single disc, 267mm
Brakes Rear Hydraulic single disc, 220mm
Tyres Front 90/80-17M/C 46P Tubeless
Tyres Rear 130/70-R17M/C 62P Tubeless
Length (mm) 1970
Width (mm) 670
Height (mm) 1070
Seat Height (mm) 800
Wheelbase (mm) 1345
Ground Clearance (mm) 160
Wet Weight (kg) 136