Do you settle for 2nd Best? A look into the new R15

I have always fancied on getting the amazing 1000 cc Yamaha R1. The masculinity & fitness of the bike always enthralled me. Even though there are more powerful superbikes in the world, im kinda stuck on this one, so have always told myself that i will get myself one of them one day.

Yamaha, in 2008 is launching a new product in India that is going to shake up the entire 2 wheeling experience (atleast mine) by launching its new YZF R15. The new R15 is going to take on the same design held on the R1. The only difference is that the new R15 is going to have a heart of only 150 cc while big brother R1 has a 1000 cc.

Yamaha will christen this bike as YZF R15 and will score first -in-class/ first-in-indian bikes credits such as full fairing, front and rear disc, monoshock suspension system at the rear and twin lights. But the real attraction of the Yamaha’s 150cc R15 will be its four stroke, oil cooled,4-valve, liquid cooled and Fuel injected (FI) engine. The R15’s 150cc engine would develop maximum power in the range of 20-22bhp (if true, will make it more powerful than Karizma and Pulsar 220cc DTS-FI). Above all, Yamaha’s 150cc R15 will zoom past 60km/hr in just 3 second and 100km/hr in 9 seconds. Top speed of R15 will be around 145km/hr and it will consume a litre of petrol to go for 35-40km.

Now, the most important question. Do you settle for second best?

(I dont think it will come out as good when Indian designers touch it up)