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2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
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Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: YZF
  • Engine: inline-1
  • Displacement: 155 cc
  • Top Speed: 87 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 130000 (Est.)
  • Price: Premium

The most powerful 150cc is finally off the wraps and is heading our way

Finally, it is here folks. Giving an end to all the renderings, spy shots and speculations, Yamaha launched the latest edition of the famed R15 globally in Indonesia and called it the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0.

The launch happened at the Sentul Circuit and the bike was revealed amidst the brand’s WSBK 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales and the CEO Yamaha Motor Corp Japan, Yanagi.

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change.

Some, including myself, were not very impressed with the V2.0. Yamaha somehow managed to screw up the maturity with regards to visuals on the V2.0 to make it look more toy-like. Luckily, the launch has the answer and we couldn’t have been much happier.

Read the full 2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 review

2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 photos (20) / videos (2)

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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

May 18, 2017 08:30
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The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !

The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !

This one could go into the record books and all of this despite higher asking price than competition.

This was bound to happen. The Yamaha R15 V3.0 has kicked up soo much dust that it made people wait with bated breath to get their hands on this swashbuckling piece of machine.

And as soon as the motorcycle was made available online in Indonesia, people ran their hands as fast as they could to book one for themselves. And all this without having seen or test ridden the bike ever before. Moreover, it costs higher than anything in the segment.

April 7, 2017 03:00
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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

March 16, 2017 10:30
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Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Motorcycles manufactured between 2015 and 2016 have been recalled

With recalls in USA underway, Yamaha Motors India has officially issued a statement for the Indian recall. The affected bikes are the ones manufactured between the year 2015 and 2016 that might have faulty tank brackets and main switch subassembly.

In total, there are 1555 units of the R3 spore spike that were manufactured in that period and all those bikes will undergo free replacements of the affected parts at their respective dealers as per the global

February 18, 2017 06:31
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OVERVIEW 2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

The most powerful 150cc is finally off the wraps and is heading our way

Finally, it is here folks. Giving an end to all the renderings, spy shots and speculations, Yamaha launched the latest edition of the famed R15 globally in Indonesia and called it the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0.

The launch happened at the Sentul Circuit and the bike was revealed amidst the brand’s WSBK 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales and the CEO Yamaha Motor Corp Japan, Yanagi.

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change.

Some, including myself, were not very impressed with the V2.0. Yamaha somehow managed to screw up the maturity with regards to visuals on the V2.0 to make it look more toy-like. Luckily, the launch has the answer and we couldn’t have been much happier.

January 28, 2017 00:30
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Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched

The wait is finally over.

Finally, it is here folks. Giving an end to all the renderings, spy shots and speculations, Yamaha launched the latest edition of the famed R15 globally in Indonesia and called it the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0.

The launch happened at the Sentul Circuit and the bike was revealed amidst the brand’s WSBK 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales and the CEO Yamaha Motor Corp Japan, Yanagi.

January 23, 2017 10:52
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The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour

The 2017 R15 V3.0 has been rendered in your favourite colour

Literally spoilt for choice

We have been following the development of the 2017 Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 since the first spy shot was seen making the rounds on the internet even since early 2016. Post that, various render artists have imagined the motorcycle and have been updating their work as and when new information spruces up.

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It was updated with a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change. Some were not very impressed with the YZF R15s either. Maybe they were hoping for the V3.0. Luckily for us, news, spy shots and renderings of the upcoming R15 touted as V3.0 is filling the internet and we couldn’t have been much happier.

January 11, 2017 05:10
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If This Is The All New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Then This Is An Absolute Stunner! : Video

If This Is The All New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Then This Is An Absolute Stunner! : Video

The motorcycle will be launched here next year

Almost all the 150 cc segment has received its update and even new motorcycles but one popular motorcycle has not received any updates since the last 2 years. But now that is all going to change soon we are talking about Yamaha and their soon to be launched motorcycle the much awaited new generation Yamaha R15.

Some spy pictures of the new generation Motorcycle are doing rounds on the internet and here is the latest one which quite clearly reveals the front fascia of the upcoming motorcycle. The new motorcycle was caught testing in Indonesia and the initial impression says that the motorcycle looks much sharper and sportier than the current generation motorcycle. The duel headlamps looks like that they will receive an all LED headlamps which will be first in its segment, while the other features might also include an all digital instrument cluster with blue backlit display. On the mechanical font the motorcycle gets an upside down forks towards the front which will definitely contribute towards better handling while there are also rumours that the motorcycle will also get a much more refined engine which will produce more power and torque.

Expect the new generation motorcycle to make it to the Indian market next year and this is definitely something worth waiting for.

December 31, 2016 03:30
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Could This Actually Be The New Generation Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0

Could This Actually Be The New Generation Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0

The new motorcycle will be powerful and will stack plenty of new exciting features

The news of the next generation Yamaha R15 was going rounds on the internet for quite some time now. Yamaha updated the R15 back in the year 2011 and since then it has been almost 5 years that the motorcycle hasn’t received any major update. Now that the motorcycle is caught being tested it certainly gives us a hint that Yamaha will be launching the new motorcycle in the year 2017.

Now this spyshot reveals quite a number of interesting new details about this soon to be launched motorcycle. Some reports states that the motorcycle will get a completely new powertrain which will be a lot more powerful than the earlier motorcycle. Reports states that the Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0 will get a single cylinder, 155 cc engine which is expected to produce around 18-20 Bhp of peak power and an equally impressive 17-18 Nm of torque.

This spyshots also reveals that the motorcycle will get a restyled headlamp cluster, a completely new digital instrument cluster, upside down forks which will definitely be first in its segment, a lowered pillion seat, apart from a completely new exhaust system and wheel design. Unfortunately the motorcycle still hasn’t received any ABS system yet.

Expect the motorcycle to provide maximum value for money in its segment when it finally makes it to the Indian market and replaces the current model sometime next year.

December 21, 2016 10:06
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Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 is buzzing

Yamaha YZF - R15 V3.0 is buzzing

Keeping up with the pace

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change. Some were not very impressed with the YZF R15s either. Maybe they were hoping for the V3.0. Luckily, news of an upcoming R15 touted as V3.0 is on the rounds and we couldn’t have been much happier.

Renderings show us that with design cues taken over from other siblings including the YZF R125 and the YZF R6, the V3.0 is surely one of the bikes to look out for in 2017 and with it, Yamaha wants to bring in a lot of segment first including LED lighting, digital blue-lit instrumentation and fully faired new body panels including a faux air intake in between the headlight unit. This version will have a lower seating saddle including the pillion for a more comfortable access and riding position to be more track focussed than before.

December 1er, 2016 10:39
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2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 KTM Duke 390 vs Yamaha YZF-R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

2017 will run hot on the 300cc category

Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride. 2017 will see the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out the competition. The Australian company decided to give the already successful KTM Duke 390 a revamp and what we’ve noticed is that the naked version is up for a spotlight rather than the full faired RC edition. It made its global debut at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy and post its debut, will make way into the Indian market in 2017.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 was released in 2016 and it made the rest of the 300cc line-up shake by winning the coveted Bike of the year for 2016 and it threatened the rule of the RC 390 as well because of its all-round package. Then there was the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which although it was trumped by the other two in many categories it has earned the reputation of being a reliable, well built, and refined offering in this class.

All the three motorcycles have had a condescending effect on the Indian 2 wheeler market and they got in the fresh breed of entry level fully flaired performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Now with speculations running high of the Duke 390 Facelift, it will definitely try to bring havoc in the sales of its competition and make motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter.

November 29, 2016 12:29
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10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs

10 motorcycles for 2017 that vie the top spots under INR. 5 lakhs

In a country that is price conscious, it was a gamble played by motorcycle manufacturers when they decided to bring in their higher segment motorbikes. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. And the gamble payed off. People started investing in premium motorcycles that were lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. To help you have a clear decision making ability, we have compiled 10 bikes that fall under ₹ 5 lakhs that can suffice all your needs and dreams of owning a bike that can be both practical and fun to ride.

November 24, 2016 12:39
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2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

2017 will run hot on the 300cc category: KTM Duke 390 VS Kawasaki Ninja 300 Vs Yamaha YZF-R3

Find out everything you want to know about the new upcoming Streetfighter and its rivals

Buckle up because it is going to be a wild ride.2017 will see the launch of the brand new KTM Duke 390 that is said to wipe out the competition. The Yamaha YZF R3 was released in 2016 and it made the rest of the 300cc line-up shake by winning the coveted Bike of the year for 2016 and it threatened the rule of the RC 390 as well because of its all-round package. Then there was the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which although it was trumped by the other two in many categories it has earned the reputation of being a reliable, well built, and refined offering in this class.

All the three motorcycles have had a condescending effect on the Indian 2 wheeler market and they got in the fresh breed of entry level fully flaired performance motorcycles to blaze the much needed thrilling experience to enthusiasts and purists. Now with speculations running high of the Duke 390 Facelift, it will definitely try to bring havoc in the sales of its competition and make motorcyclist get into a realm of more content and less bitter. Let’s find out how by getting upto date with the spied and speculated information gathered from our automotive media sorcerers around the globe.

November 9, 2016 00:49
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OVERVIEW 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

It’s new and ready to take the world by storm… again!

One cannot go wrong with something that has a history of having won the World Supersport Championship three times in the last seven years and 21 AMA titles in the past 21 years.Touted as the sharpest and most track-focused supersport bikes you could get your hands on, Yamaha has gone the whole yard with this 2017 YZF-R6 pumping the much-needed life into the stagnant middleweight sportbike category.

After teasing the motorcycle in the recent past, the YZF-R6 is visually everything we had expected it to be and more. Making much use of their racing DNA infused Yamaha YZF-R1, this bike borrows the chassis technology together with the decent raft of cutting edge electronics. Having the M1-type central forced intake, those blaring front façade with the recessed LED twin headlights, there is no mistake in the family resemblance. The competition in the middleweight supersport segment just hit the roof!

October 15, 2016 00:30
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What Can You Expect From The Updated 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0

What Can You Expect From The Updated 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0

The new renderings gives us a hint about what to expect from the new motorcycle

Yamaha is all set to introduce the updated R15 version 3.0 in India in 2017 and we all are quite excited about this new motorcycle. Recently Motoblast shared some rendered image of the upcoming motorcycle.

Expect the upcoming Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 to get plenty of new changes. In the rendered image you can clearly see that the motorcycle gets a new color scheme finished in Black and Silver. Nothing much about the styling has been revealed yet however expects the sportsbike to get some more styling cues from the bigger R6. Apart from all these cosmetic updates the new R15 Version 3.0 will perhaps also get and updated instrument cluster which will provide more information. The new generation motorcycle will perhaps also get an improved headlamp setup as well.

As far as the drivetrain are concerned the new motorcycle will most probably continue with the same 149 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled 4 stroke unit. The engine is capable of producing about 17 Bhp of peak power at 8.500 rpm and 15 Nm of torque at around 7, 500 rpm. The engine will continue to be paired with the same 6 speed gearbox. There is also a fair chance of Yamaha updating the engine for more power.

September 5, 2016 04:13
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Comparison – Benelli Tornado 302 vs Yamaha YZF R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Hyosung GT 250R

Comparison – Benelli Tornado 302 vs Yamaha YZF R3 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Hyosung GT 250R

The ultimate battle of entry level performance motorcycles

The premium end of the quarter liter motorcycle segment has recently witnessed a lot of action like never before. A segment which was alive only due to the sole presence of Kawasaki Ninja 300 has hit a storm with the arrival of two very potent motorcycles, the KTM RC 390 and the Yamaha YZF R3.

The KTM RC 390, when launched in 2014, rewrote the rules of the segment, by offering a mind boggling package and spectacular performance to price ratio. Without any doubts, the motorcycle went on becoming an overnight success, making the brand as new as KTM a popular nameplate. However, for more seasoned riders, who look for a more mature twin cylinder motorcycle to upgrade from their single cylinder motorcycles, the RC 390 is out of equation

The excitement of the motorcycling enthusiasts reached an all new height when Yamaha unveiled its all new quarter liter sportsbike, the YZF R3, before the end of 2014. And when it announced that the R3 will be subsequently launched in the emerging markets, which happened in the Indian market in 2015 the potential buyers and fans were left with one viable option against the Ninja 300 from the land of the rising sun.

And now, the Italian marquee Benelli, which after raking in some interesting numbers with its range of naked streetfighters, is now coming up with its first fully faired motorcycle in the Indian market, the Tornado 302. The motorcycle will also have to face the rivalry from the motorcycle which started it all – the first twin cylinder 250cc motorcycle of India, Hyosung GT 250 R. Following is a comprehensive comparison of all these four motorcycles – Hyosung GT 250 R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli Tornado 302 and Yamaha YZF R3 – based on various parameters:-

August 13, 2016 05:00
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Comparison of Japanese liter class supersports – Yamaha YZF R1 vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R vs Honda CBR 1000 RR vs Suzuki GSX-R 1000

Comparison of Japanese liter class supersports – Yamaha YZF R1 vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R vs Honda CBR 1000 RR vs Suzuki GSX-R 1000

The ultimate battle of liter class sportsbikes

There is no surprise that how much contribution the country of Japan has given to the world of motorcycles. Since the inception of motorcycles on this planet, this land of the rising sun has set new benchmarks with every new motorcycle born on its soil. Each of the reminiscent manufacturers have given us some incredibly brilliant motorcycles in the past, which not only have set new benchmarks in the world of two wheeler motoring, but also have made way for new technologies and have risen the expectations of a motorcyclist from his machine.

But there’s a catch – most of these legendary motorcycles from Japan are primarily supersports or faired tourers. While the concept of cruisers was, and still is, more popular in American markets, the segment of naked roadsters have been primarily successful in European countries in the past, with the manufacturers from these continents dominating these respective segments. Though in recent times, the European manufacturers like Ducati, Aprilia and BMW have upped the game by launching their state-of-the-art supersports like Panigale, RSV4 and S 1000 RR, there is no denying the fact that it will be the Japanese scalpels which will be mentioned first when it comes to discussing supersports.

In the Indian market too, the segment of liter class motorcycles have been on a boom in recent years, thanks to more and more manufacturers jumping into this bandwagon and offering most of their world class motorcycles in the Indian market as well. It all started with Yamaha offering its the-then flagship supersport, the YZF-R1, back in 2008, which then paved the way for the rest of the Japanese players as well. Later on, Honda launched its most powerful motorcycle, the CBR 1000 RR, which was followed by the GSX-R 1000 from Suzuki. Last but not the least, the Kawasaki too joined this brigade by bringing in the mighty Ninja ZX-10R. In recent times, all of these motorcycles have received cosmetic as well as mechanical facelifts, which are substantial enough to up the ante, with each of the motorcycle offering something special.

This will be a tough fight to witness, as all of these motorcycles have their respective trademark characteristics which are second to none. But we have the job to nitpick the best out of these four top-of-the-line liter class Japanese supersports, and so, here is our comprehensive comparison:-

July 18, 2016 04:30
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Yamaha YZF R3 and Royal Enfield Himalayan recalled in India

Yamaha YZF R3 and Royal Enfield Himalayan recalled in India

wo important motorcycles recalled in a single month

Recalls over malfunctions and faulty issues by automobile manufacturers has become a common notion not only in international markets, but in India as well. Till date, we have seen almost all the major passenger and commercial auto makers issuing certain recalls to fix the possible issues in the vehicles they have manufactured. However, there are very few instances when two wheeler manufacturers in India have issued any such recall, but considering the strict norms and customer satisfaction processes, there have been some recalls taken by two wheeler manufacturers as well.

In recent examples, Yamaha and Royal Enfield, two of the fastest growing two wheeler makers in the Indian market, have issued specific recalls for their respective latest launches – YZF R3 and Himalayan. Both the motorcycles are targeted towards a niche audience, where customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. That’s why, even after very few units of both the motorcycles sold till date, the manufacturers have taken this step to show their gratitude towards the customers of both these products. The details of the issued recalls are as follows.

July 6, 2016 04:30
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Yamaha Recalls YZF-R3 In The Indian Market

Yamaha Recalls YZF-R3 In The Indian Market

A total of 902 motorcycles has been recalled in India

Yamaha Motor India has issued a recall of their YZF-R3 sportsbike in India. The recall was over some defective components mostly with the clutch plate pressure and oil pump. These parts could cause a problem in the longer run and even could cause malfunction of the engine. Although Yamaha did not mentioned anything about the defective bikes manufacturing date but they did mention that a total of 902 motorcycles are affected by the defective components.

Although there is no safety issue of the rider but the problem could damage the engine parts and thus needs to be changed immediately. Those 902 Yamaha YZF-R3 which were recalled as a part of the modification campaign will have their defective parts changed without any cost. The owners can visit any of the Yamaha’s authorized dealer shop to get them changed. The following recall has been initiated keeping in mind the safety of the customer and not because of any customer complaint.

The Yamaha YZF R3 is actually imported from Indonesian Yamaha plant and thus most of the parts and components are actually identical to the Global standards. As far as the engine is concerned the Yamaha YZF-R3 is powered by a 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves 321 cc engine which produces about 42 Ps of peak power at 10, 750 rpm and 26.9 Nm of torque at 9000 rpm, the engine is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

July 3, 2016 02:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Yamaha YZF R6

2016 Yamaha YZF R6

In the world of supersport motorcycles, Yamaha has made a reputed stature many would only dream of. It all started with the inception of the mighty liter class biggie, the YZF R1, which not only opened the doors for other manufacturers to make this rivalry of 1000cc motorcycles even more serious, but also stood out as inspiration for the other lower positioned supersports from Yamaha.

Though the R1 had, and still has, a huge well deserved fan following, but let’s face it, not everyone has the guts to handle it like the way it should be. Possibly the reason for why Yamaha gave its whole strength while developing a motorcycle in the middleweight category, giving the soul of R1 to it. The result? The YZF R6 came into the picture – a scaled down R1, which was lower on displacement, but equal in riding fun and appeal.

It was the Yamaha R6 which made the battle of middleweight supersports a bit more serious, and even today, when the best of motorcycles across the world are listed down, the R6 finds itself in the list. The R6 which we see today has come a long way with a number of changes up its sleeves. Let’s take a look on the latest iteration of the middleweight supersport from Yamaha, the YZF R6.

April 25, 2016 05:30
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OVERVIEW 2016 Yamaha YZF R125

2016 Yamaha YZF R125

The supersport lineup of Yamaha needs no introduction. The manufacturer, which has given us some legends like the mighty R1 and the capable R6, has been synonymous for giving a new definition to the world of supersports under the brand name ‘YZF’. In India, we do get three motorcycles under this brand name, in the form of entry level single cylinder 150cc YZF R15, quarter liter parallel twin 320cc YZF R3 and the liter class inline four 1000cc YZF R1.

Though the YZF lineup of motorcycles in India starts from the R15, in most of the international markets where Yamaha has a firm presence, the starting model of this very range is the YZF R125. Yes, Yamaha even has a 125cc supersport which has created a big name for itself, as it is one of the easiest tickets one could get to the world of supersports.

The YZF R125 is a very important model for Yamaha in many ways – not only it is the most affordable motorcycle of the YZF lineup worldwide, but it also is friendly enough to be not so intimidating for amateur riders who are new to the world of fully faired sportsbikes. Here’s out quick overview on the smallest YZF motorcycle from Yamaha, the YZF R125.

April 13, 2016 03:42
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Yamaha At Auto Expo 2016

Yamaha At Auto Expo 2016

In the last decade, Yamaha has woken up from a slumber, in such a way that it has now gone on to become one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the country. Before the advent of the now established YZF R15, this Japanese giant was busy with its not so serious 106cc and 125cc offerings, indicating that Yamaha was not taking the Indian market with the seriousness which should have been there.

But then, the R15 entered on the block, and changed the face of Yamaha in India. After the R15, the advents of the FZ range, the top-of-the-line CBU offerings like R1, FZ1 and VMax and the launch of its 113cc scooter lineup, Yamaha proved that it is not an underdog in the market and it is here to stay for an even longer run, and that too in the action mode.

There is a strong reason to have high expectations from Yamaha – just have a glance of its international portfolio of motorcycles and scooters, and you will agree with us. In the same spirit of growing ahead like in other market, Yamaha is now showing signs of aggressiveness, and a proof of it was its starry existence in the Auto Expo 2016.

Yamaha showcased a variety of models in the auto show – scooters, mass market motorcycles and superbikes, most of which will soon be added or have been already added in Yamaha’s portfolio for India. Following is the list of all the ten most prominent models of Yamaha which stole the show at the Auto Expo 2016.

February 23, 2016 05:00
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2019 Yamaha YZF-R1S

2019 Yamaha YZF-R1S

The name ‘YZF-R1’ is not a new name in the books of supersport motorcycles. Ever since its inception in the year 1997, speak of the legendary superbikes of all times, and one name always finds itself in the list - Yamaha YZF-R1. The R1 has been a significant brand in the league of superbikes since its inception in the late ‘90s. Since then, the mighty Yamaha has been setting up benchmarks with every generation passing, rewriting the rules in its segment with the gem of engineering it packs in. The R1 has always been highly regarded by the true biking enthusiasts for bringing the MotoGP tech-wizardry on a road going streetbike.

Yamaha created a lot of gaga when it unveiled the YZF-R1 and an even more focused version, the YZF-R1M in the EICMA 2015. Both the motorcycles did managed to raise the standards not only among the Japanese supersports, but also the global market for liter class supersports as well. Though, both the motorcycles were aimed more at only those rice enthusiasts who can manage to indulge in track day-outs every now and then. For the newbie riders and the ones who love to spend most of their time on streets rather than tracks, Yamaha has now come up with a bit lesser focused version of the motorcycle in the form of YZF-R1S.

Let me remind you, when we say ‘lesser focused’, it is only lesser aggressive than the other two versions of the R1, and are still so much awesome in terms of technological finesse. Here’s our take on the all new Yamaha YZF-R1S.

December 3, 2015 04:36
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Feature – How Yamaha YZF R15 became a game changer in Indian automotive scenario

Feature – How Yamaha YZF R15 became a game changer in Indian automotive scenario

Call it a wave of change or a storm of revolution in the Indian automotive scenario, but there is no denying fact that the Yamaha YZF R15 is indeed a game changer in itself. It is very hard for a motorcycle in the Indian two wheeler market to come and revamp it by setting new benchmarks and rewriting the already established rules, but the Yamaha R15 carried out this task pretty effectively and with ease.

Built completely from scratch, the YZF R15 was certainly a life savior for Yamaha Motor India at that time, and because of the R15, Yamaha is now back in the game as one of the most impact making bike manufacturer. The R15 proved to be a laying stone for not only more performance bikes from Yamaha like the FZ series, Fazer and R3, but also proved to be inspiration for other bike makers too, who now had the courage and dared to think beyond their capabilities, in order to come out of the monotony of the entry level commuters, which had the sole purpose of being fuel efficient machines.

Seven years down the lane, the Yamaha YZF R15 is now a part of lakhs of stories across the nation, which has changed the notion of biking for many. Perceived now as a cult entry level supersport (better accepted as the ‘Baby R1’), here are ten major reasons which have made the Yamaha R15 one of the most distinctive motorcycles on sale in the country today.

October 1er, 2015 04:33
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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1M

Speak of the legendary superbikes of all times, and one name always finds itself in the list - Yamaha YZF-R1. The R1 has been a significant brand in the league of superbikes since its inception in the late ‘90s. Since then, the mighty Yamaha has been setting up benchmarks with every generation passing, rewriting the rules in its segment with the gem of engineering it packs in. The R1 has always been highly regarded by the true biking enthusiasts for bringing the MotoGP tech-wizardry on a road going streetbike.

2015 saw the R1 receiving yet another update thorough a major revamp in its design and mechanicals, which not only makes it look like never before but also takes the game ahead with the introduction of a couple of new innovations. With the Moto-GP spec YZR-M1 inspired design, the new 2015 R1 is one step closer to the true-blue racing pedigree of the M1.

But what Yamaha has done is a surprising move for the most. Not only it launched the standard version of the R1, but along with it, Yamaha has also brought an even more aggressive, focused and right-off-from-the track version, the R1M. This is for the first time that Yamaha is out with two versions of the R1. Can the new R1M rewrite the rules of liter-class motorcycles? Read further to find out.

September 30, 2015 03:55
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2015 Yamaha YZF R15s

2015 Yamaha YZF R15s

When Yamaha came up with the YZF R15 back in 2008, the nation accepted it with open arms, as it was the motorcycle which reminded the enthusiasts that this country has still some juice remaining for the performance cravers. The R15 not only revived the fortunes of Yamaha Motor India which was struggling to hard to find its ground post the discontinuation of the two stroke motorcycles, but also opened the gates for an all new breed of entry level performance oriented sportsbikes.

The R15 was given a midlife makeover in 2011 with the name ‘R15 Version 2.0’, which made the motorcycle even more stylish and focused, taking care of the niggles projected as the customer feedback for the first generation model. But in the process, the motorcycle lost the daily practicality a bit, as the pillion section was heavily redesigned which became a tad too uncomfortable for pillion riders.

After some four years of the launch of the R15 Version 2.0, Yamaha has finally addressed this issue by relaunching the first generation model with the name YZF R15s. Yamaha claims that the R15s boasts of all the improvements which were carried on the Version 2.0 model, save for the pillion section which has been carried forward from the previous model. Is the R15s capable of being a game changer which its previous iterations were? Here’s a detailed look on this new motorcycle from Yamaha.

September 29, 2015 05:25
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OVERVIEW 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha believes in leaning into corners and coming out of it smoothly and also going fast. The Japanese two wheeler giant have manufactured some of the World’s fastest and sweetest handling bikes but the latest offering from their stable is the new YZF-R3 which the manufacturer is calling one light and practical everyday useable motorcycle.

This motorcycle will fit in the gap between the YZF R125 and the bigger and more powerful YZF R6 in the International market while with the Indian motorcycle scenario quickly changing and also becoming one of the important markets of the World for some renowned two wheeler manufacturers there is a fair chance of Yamaha launching this motorcycle in India.

Powered by a 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves engine this motorcycle also has been developed and posses the R series DNA within. Yamaha also has fitted a lightweight chassis on the motorcycle for agile and sporty handling. As far as its styling is concerned the R3 too has been inspired from the R-Series styling and gets the duel headlamps at the front and stylish and muscular looking tank and full fairing. It also gets a standard ABS for the safety of the rider so all in all the R3 is one worthy competitor in the below 500 cc segment.

Update 11.08.15Yamaha Launches the YZF-R3 in India today priced at INR. 3.25 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi).

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August 11, 2015 07:07
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Yamaha Launched the YZF-R3 In India Priced At 3.25 Lakhs

Yamaha Launched the YZF-R3 In India Priced At 3.25 Lakhs

After much speculation, Yamaha India finally launched the much awaited YZF-R3 in India today. The R3 will be positioned just above the YZF-R1 already available here and is the newest addition to the growing small displacement sportsbike segment of India which currently consists of some popular offerings like the KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja300 and the CBR250R.

The new motorcycle is priced at about INR. 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the R3 is definitely more powerful than the R25 which was showcased at the 2014, Auto expo in its concept form and was also speculated that will be launched this year. This motorcycle will also be sold in the US market and also in the European market as well.

The YZF-R3 borrows some of its design clues from the bigger R6. Towards the front end it gets twin headlamps like that we find in some of the other bigger bikes of these Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, while towards the rear the R3 gets LED taillights. The rest of the styling includes chiseled and muscular fuel tank, split sporty seats and even the exhaust too has been inspired from the R6. The motorcycle also gets digital instrument cluster which provides plenty of information including current fuel consumption, average fuel consumption and coolant temperature readouts along with two trip meters and also an oil trip meter.

August 11, 2015 07:00
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Yamaha YZF R3 To Launch On August 11

Yamaha YZF R3 To Launch On August 11

According to some of the reports going online, Yamaha India has called for a conference in the capital on 11th August 2015. Now according to the reports this event has been organized and we might even notice the launch of the new YZF-R3 Sportsbike.

We were all expecting the new YZF-R25 for almost a year now but recently we came to know that that this motorcycle won’t be making it to the Indian market, instead Yamaha will be launching the more powerful YZF-R3. Presently the YZF-R3 is manufactured only in Indonesia at YIMM (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing). Yamaha will be exporting this new motorcycle to India via the CKD route.

The new R3 is powered by a 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves 321 cc engine which is able to produce about 42 Ps of peak power at 10, 750 rpm and 26.9 Nm of torque at 9000 rpm, the engine is paired to a smooth 6 speed gearbox. This is one extremely powerful motorcycle in its segment and weighs only about 169 Kilograms.

The motorcycle is built around on a Bridge Tubular frame chassis which by the way is also used by the smaller R25 as well; this motorcycle has 50:50 weight distributions. This is one fast motorcycle and that is also the reason why Yamaha has used large 298 mm discs at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear wheels. It will most probably also get ABS as an optional extra. With the increasing competition in this segment things are getting a lot tougher for the motorcycle manufacturers now when Yamaha will launch the YZF-R3 it will compete directly against the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Duke 390 as well.

Expect Yamaha to launch the R3 in India with a sticker price of INR. 3 Lakh (ex showroom) and this motorcycle be positioned above the existing YZF-R1.

July 28, 2015 07:31
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2014 Yamaha Gladiator SS 125

2014 Yamaha Gladiator SS 125

Yamaha pioneered the 125cc segment in India with the bikes such as Enticer and Fazer. After recording some unenthusiastic sales for both these motorcycles, Yamaha dropped both of them to make way for its next big onslaught in this very segment – Gladiator. The Gladiator was Yamaha’s biggest 125cc motorcycle in its history – both by dimensions as well as importance.

When Yamaha launched the Gladiator for the very first time back in 2004, it was the flagship motorcycle from the Japanese marquee, as there was no other Yamaha positioned above it. The motorcycle received a host of updates in its entire lifespan, but none of them actually set the sales charts on fire.

It was the year 2010, when Yamaha finally dropped the ‘Gladiator’ moniker by renaming the last generation of Gladiator (Gladiator Type SS) with the name ‘SS 125’. Apart from the new name, the SS 125 boasted of many cosmetic changes over the Gladitor Type SS, which made it one of the most premium motorcycles in the 125cc segment. Here’s a comprehensive overlook on the Yamaha’s age-old warhorse, the SS 125.

June 29, 2015 04:04
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Yamaha launches new R1 and R1M in India

Yamaha launches new R1 and R1M in India

The design of the new R1 is a huge departure from all the previous generation models of the motorcycle, and is completely based on Yamaha’s MotoGP track beast, the YZF-M1. This is evident from the front fairing, fuel tank and rear body panel designs. The front gets twin projector headlamps and new fairing mounted rear view mirrors, which incorporate turn indicators.

The rear also gets a new tail lamp cluster, and the twin underseat exhausts have been ditched in favour of a side mounted 4-into-1 exhaust pipe. Both the R1 and R1M are powered by a new inline-four, liquid cooled, 998cc motor, which gushes out 200PS of maximum power and 112.4Nm of maximum torque.

Apart from the engine, the features and electronics which can be found in both the R1 as well as R1M are aluminium fuel tank, 10-spoke magnesium alloy wheels, crossplane crankshaft, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), four different riding modes, Traction Control, Unified Braking System (UBS), Launch Control System, Slide Control System, Wheelie Control System and a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which lets the rider track the instantaneous pitching, rolling and yawing movements of the motorcycle.

In addition to all the aforementioned equipment, the R1M gets carbon fiber bodywork, shorter wheelbase and a fully electrically adjustable Ohlins suspension setup instead of manually adjustable Kayaba suspension of the standard R1, which brings it even more closer to Yamaha’s MotoGP tech wizardry.

Both the new Yamaha R1 as well as R1M will be available in selective dealerships of Yamaha in India. While the standard R1 is being offered in two color options - Racing Blue and Racing Red, the limited edition R1M comes liveried in only one paint scheme, Silver Blue Carbon.

April 15, 2015 02:00
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Yamaha unveils two new paint schemes for R15

Yamaha unveils two new paint schemes for R15

Yamaha has recently given another midlife makeover to its 150cc sportsbike, R15 Version 2.0. The updates is restricted to only a few cosmetic changes, as per which the bike now gets two all new paint schemes with new graphics in its lineup. The new colors - GP Blue and Streaking Cyan - have been launched at a price of Rs. 1,17,260 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Apart from these new colors, there are no other changes to the R15, and the bike continues to come with the highly regarded single cylinder, 149.8cc engine, which produces 17PS of power and 15Nm of torque. The other salient features of the bike, such as aluminium swingarm and deltabox frame, too have been kept intact in this new avatar as well.

The R15 Version 2.0, launched in 2011 as the first major facelift of the R15, has been receiving cosmetic upgrades every year to keep it fresh amid the arising competition. With these two new colors, Yamaha is hopeful of cashing in the enthusiasm of the upcoming festive season of Holi. However, Yamaha will continue selling the R15 in the other paint schemes as well, which were available before the introduction of these two new colors.

Commenting on these new coor schemes, Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India said, “Yamaha R15 is a pure sports vehicle designed especially for racing enthusiasts so that they can experience the power and passion that a sports bike has to offer. The racing DNA, sporty look and superior technology have been synonymous with the R15. While, the core concept of R15 remains the same, with these new colors we strive to continuously interact and excite our target audiences. As we launch the R15 Ver 2.0 in 2 new avatars, we are again very confident that this new introduction will help to keep our target audiences absolutely delighted.”

March 3, 2015 01:10
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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

Speak of the legendary superbikes of all times, and one name always finds itself in the list - Yamaha YZF-R1. The R1 has been a significant brand in the league of superbikes since its inception in the late ‘90s. Since then, the mighty Yamaha has been setting up benchmarks with every generation passing, rewriting the rules in its segment with the gem of engineering it packs in. The R1 has always been highly regarded by the true biking enthusiasts for bringing the MotoGP tech-wizardry on a road going streetbike.

Now it’s 2015, and the R1 has just received yet another thorough revamp, which not only makes it look like never before but also takes the game ahead with the introduction of a couple of new innovations. With the Moto-GP spec YZR-M1 inspired design, the new 2015 R1 is one step closer to the true-blue racing pedigree of the M1. Can the new R1 satiate the aficionados of liter-class motorcycles? Read further to find out.

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February 11, 2015 01:15
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Yamaha Unveiled the New YZF-R1

Yamaha Unveiled the New YZF-R1

IT IS HERE!

Yamaha has unveiled the next generation flagship motorcycle the YZF-R1 in the International market, this new generation motorcycle brings with it all the technology that is actually available with the YZR-M1 which in reality competes in the Moto GP races.

The new R1 gets shorter wheelbase and all the advanced electronics equipped in it. This motorcycle is born for the track and thus it gets powered by a completely new redesigned 998 cc in-line four-cylinder, four-valve liquid cooled engine with a crossplane crankshaft, which generates about 197.27bhp of peak power at 13, 500 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 11, 500 rpm. This new motorcycle mated to a constant mesh 6 speed gearbox generates more power than the outgoing model and is also considerably lighter while the increase in power has actually made the motorcycle extremely easy to handle.

The new motorcycle has all the electronics that you would expect out of a motorcycle of this caliber, it has a GPS Unit onboard the motorcycle which records information such as lap timing, while it even gets a G-sensor which actually calculates the movement on the six axis which then feeds dats and information to the motorcycle and later sets the engine accordingly. However the only difference between the R1 and the R1M is that the track focused motorcycle gets electronic suspension setup.

Yamaha will launch the new motorcycle in the European market by early 2015 although the prices have not been announced yet.

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November 4, 2014 08:00
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Video: Yamaha YZF R3 Unveiled Will Make It To India

Video: Yamaha YZF R3 Unveiled Will Make It To India

It seems like Yamaha is riding the wave, we have seen couple of new and interesting products launched from their stable recently which include the much awaited YZF-R25 and now they also have launched another lightweight and nimble sportsbike which is practical enough and can be used for daily riding. This new motorcycle is called the YZF-R3 and it uses a 2-cylinder engine, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves 321 cc engine to power this new motorcycle.

The R3 styling looks much similar to what you will find in the new Yamaha Sportsbikes including the newly launched R25 however this is a more powerful motorcycle and the 321 cc engine produces about 42 Ps of peak power at 10,750 rpm and 26.9 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. Now there is a fair chance of this motorcycle landing at our Indian shores and if it does it will face direct competition from the recently launched KTM RC390 and the soon to be launched updated CBR 300R which is a pure breed of sportsbike just like the R3.

Like all other Yamaha products the recently introduced R3 too has been developed keeping in mind the R-Series DNA, it uses a lightweight and sleek bridge tubular frame chassis which actually helps in its smooth handling, the YZF-R3 also gets ABS as standard. In the European market the YZF-R3 will sit in between the entry level R125 and the more powerful R6, this will give the European riders an option to upgrade from their 125 cc motorcycle to a bigger displacement and more powerful bike.

October 20, 2014 08:32
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2014 Yamaha R6

2014 Yamaha R6

This brand surely brings smile and Goosebumps for anyone who hears the name, their products are sold worldwide and every time they launch a product they are welcomed with a smile. Yes! I am talking about none other than the legendary Japanese 2 wheeler manufacturer Yamaha. Yamaha is one of the most oldest and successful motorcycle manufacturing companies of the world. They have built some of the World’s most exciting machines which adds the extra bit of joy to your life. Yamaha motorcycles are made for speed and also brings along excellent handling qualities with it. Recently Yamaha has introduced the updated R6 supersport bike for the year 2014.

The engines which powers the R6 is a 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder engine. So it might not be as powerful as the R1 but still manages to provide all the thrill that you will expect from a mid sized sportsbike. Yamaha has added some important updates to the the 2014, R6 lineup to make one of the meanest motorcycles of its segment and also to compete with other motorcycles like the CBR600R or the Ninja ZX-6R.

The trend of superbikes is rapidly increasing in the Indian market too and some of the major Motorcycles manufacturers has already launched some of their superbikes in the Indian market. So don’t get too surprised if Yamaha launches their newest product in the Indian market soon.

As far as the Yamaha R6 is concerned there is no doubt on its capabilities. Let’s find out what are the new updates for the 2014 R6 lineup.

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September 16, 2013 12:00
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