Yamaha R15 is a miraculous machine for sure. Ever imagined what it feels to the R15 when you push a turbocharger into action? It results in Yamaha R15 Turbo and TuneBoss has already gone through the effort.
Surprisingly, the boost is so huge that this R15 claims 180 kmph of top speed on the dynamometer. The Thailand based custom performance house is using a turbocharger on this puny 150cc engine, giving young riders an exact idea how fiercely the technology works in real world driving conditions.
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The intake is placed on the lower left side of R15, right next to the engine. The instant rise in acceleration is purely visible after a certain range as start feels more like a stock R15 but mid range simply crushing the numbers with almost 20 kmph every second.
The top then again takes some load and bikes struggles to reach the given top speed. Still, it takes under 10 seconds for the custom Yamaha R15 Turbo to reach 180 kmph from standstill on a dynamometer. The max horsepower comes out to be just 22.9 HP from the custom system.
The race spec exhaust system further helps it enjoy the boost for such amazing top speed. The custom R15 Turbo is finished in Bright Orange and equips itself with custom tank pad, rear seat cowl and tyre hugger.
The rise of just 6 HP with the turbocharger and still developing 180 kmph of top speed is simply amazing. They may soon bring a road specific video for better explanation.
The front fascia is also different from a stock R15, carrying projector headlights and bigger headlight cowl. Yamaha recently launched the R15 V3 in India for INR 1.25 lakh. The latest version 3.0 develops 19.04 BHP and 14.7 Nm of torque.