Performance and Reliability
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.
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.
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.
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 and excellent cushion qualities.
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.