The Ride – How It feels
Riding both the bikes , it can be immediately felt that the R15 is much more sportier than the CBR 150r . The seats are stiff and even the pillion is sporty . However this does cost the R15 in terms of comfort. The CBR on the other hand is much more comfortable than the R15 with better seats and a usable pillion.But this said the R15 was never intended to be on the comfortable side , while Honda wanted to provide some kind pleasure in the longer rides .
The Yamaha R15 can be a real pain in the butt in longer rides if you have a pillion and though I haven’t had any personal experience (may be it is because of my hight ) people often complain about back pains , so if you travel long or with a pillion constantly the CBR 150r would be the better choice . Another complaint that the R15 gets is of the wrist pain , but this problem can be easily solved by not holding the Handlebars too tightly ( again this become virtually impossible with a bigger pillion rider)
That being said , If you ride solo I guarantee there isn’t a better bike in the segment.The bike is a shear joy to ride . The cornering is crisp and suddenly no angle seems too big . The stiffer suspension and the lowered center of gravity adds to the R15’s stability .
The CBR 150r could also be ridden in almost the same way , however the preference that Honda has given to comfort like its softer suspension makes it just lose out compared to the R15. The one thing that I really love about the CBR is the response it gives back to the rider . Once you give the throttle , the bike just feels alive , It revs high and the vibe it gives out is in my opinion better than the R15.
Personally not a big fan of Mileage Calculation, but people often ask about it and that makes it necessary for me to answer.
In terms of Mileage the CBR win hands down. If ridden properly the bike is said to be providing over 45 mileage constantly. The R15 though does seem to show varied Mileage and I personally got a best of 44kmpl. If Mileage is a concern, you should chose the CBR
Concerning after sales , The Yamaha has a small advantage over Honda ,because Yamaha has more service centre’s allocated for the R15.But this advantage in numbers is almost nullified by the bad service most of these local Yamaha Service centers provide . However in the bigger cities the service is equally good for Yamaha and Honda .
Another advantage of Yamaha is that parts are readily available as compared to the CBR
REASONS TO CHOOSE YAMAHA R15
- Lower Price
- Better Ride Dynamics – Stability , braking , control
- Sporty nature
- After sales and availability of parts
REASONS NOT TO CHOOSE R15
REASONS TO CHOOSE CBR 150r
- Better Performance and Engine
- Newer than the R15 V2
REASONS NOT TO CHOOSE CBR
- Absence of kill switch and pass switch
Both the Bikes are great in their own ways and if you have followed this post form top you would have realized that everything comes down to one factor ‘YOU’ . It is your choice to make . Whatever be your decision , you wont regret it