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Yamaha R15 V3 unveiled. Gets slipper clutch

Yamaha R15 V3 blue
Yamaha R15 V3 in blue colour

The Yamaha R15 V3 has just been revealed. It gets several new features and the new bike looks bigger than ever. It doesn’t look sharper than before, but it looks a lot more grown up than ever. This is an all new bike and Yamaha has done multiple updates on the bike to make it look stylish. The front of the bike stands out and it gets two headlamps, with a lot more wider front.

Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India

Variant Expected Price (on-road)
Expected lower price INR 1.5 lakhs
Expected higher price INR 1.6 lakhs

In terms of costing, the Yamaha R15 V3 will be priced a lot more aggressively. As today 400cc bikes have seen a drastic drop in the pricing, we expect the new bike to be priced at INR 1.5 lakhs to INR 1.6 lakhs (on-road). This will be similar to the current Yamaha R15 V2 pricing. There won’t be an increase in the pricing of this bike.

Yasuo Ishihara, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Research & Development India Pvt Ltd (YMRI) stated, “The R15 will become better in its next iteration, however, no details can be shared as to what would exactly the specifications be like, but we can assure that it will be a step-up from the current generation in all aspects of performance and safety. We also want to extract as much as possible from a motorcycle to give maximum value-for-money for our products.”

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Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications

Engine 155cc
Power 19bhp@ 10,000rpm
Torque 14.7Nm@ 8,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Bore x Stroke 58 x 58.7mm

The new Yamaha R15 V3 will be powered by a new 155cc engine. However, this new bike will have variable actuators that will help to increase the performance. We expect a boost in power to 19bhp, while the torque will see a minimal increase to 17-18Nm. The same six-speed transmission will be used on the Yamaha R15 V3. This time around, we expect the Yamaha R15 V3 to even get sharper throttle response and Drive by Wire mostly. In terms of safety, ABS will also be offered on the bike. The bike will even get slipper clutch. The company hasn’t announced ABS as a feature, but for the Indian market it will be a mandate requirement. The new V3 will be a lot more powerful bike and this should be more comfortable too.

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Yamaha R15 V3 Design

The new spyshots of the Yamaha R15 V3 reveal that the new bike looks a lot more aggressive and stylish. The bike will be coming in new racing blue colour and there shall be grey, red and white colour combinations as well. We reckon the Yamaha R15 V3 will be getting an all new chassis, body panels, digital instrument cluster that will have blue backlight. The headlamps will have daytime running LEDs and projector lamps.

Yamaha R15 V3 black

It shares many design elements from the M-Slaz as well. From the side profile, the bike seems to have taken inspiration from its elder sibling the R6. So, the new design will be a lot sportier and stylish than the current R15.

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Yamaha R15 V3 Top Speed

Yamaha R15 V3 unveiled

The bike is likely to have a similar top speed of 115 km/hr. This is majorly as there won’t be a change in the gearing of the bike.

New Yamaha R15 V3 Mileage

City 40 km/l
Highway 49 km/l

This is a 150cc bike and we expect this to return about 40km/l to 49 km/l in a mix of city and highway riding. The new bike should see an increase in mileage because of actuators.

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Yamaha R15 V3 Launch Date

Bike Launch Date
Yamaha R15

September 2017

The Yamaha R15 V3 will come to India not before mid 2017. In the first half of 2017, a new 100cc bike will be launched. So, second half will be an ideal time for this bike to make an entry.

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New Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Colours

The Yamaha R15 V3 will come in the same colours like before. So, black, red, white and blue will be on offer. However, the livery will be different, and this will match the new-gen Yamaha bikes.

New Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Key Features

The new Yamaha R15 V3 shall be offered with Delta box frame, slipper clutch. Yamaha claims that the new front fairing makes it a lot more aerodynamic. The twin LED headlamps, new instrument cluster is offered. This is all digital and it has multi-information display too. The tail lamps and the side indicators both are LEDs. The bike even gets a new exhaust system, aluminium swing arm and new alloy wheels.

  Daytime running LEDs

–  New body panels

– Digital instrument console with display and LED backlight

– Inverted telescopic suspension

Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions

Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions
Length 1,990 mm
Height 1,135 mm
Width 725 mm
Wheelbase 1,325 mm
Wet Weight 137 kg
Fuel capacity 11 litres
Yamaha R15 V3
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Being born and brought up in a family that has been a part of the Automotive industry for over seven decades, Rachit has cars in his blood. Four wheelers are his childhood love, and he has grown up playing with bolts and spanners. Soon after that, he got into motoring journalism- where began the process of testing and evaluating cars. He has driven a wide range of cars beginning from Tata Nano to the Aston Martins.

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February 12, 2017

I want Yamaha R15 V3 before May 2017 .

February 11, 2017

r15 v3

The looks & specifications are awesome…..but there is no abs system & the price is too much for the 150cc bikes……..bajaj pulsar Rs200 is lowest price compare with r15 v3 with abs system…. i like the looks very much but seat height is little bit higher than r15 v3 so it is little disappointment for short guys…exhaust sound also not stunned like bajaj pulsar Rs200……….finally, the bike is good bt not worth for above 1.4lakh

February 3, 2017

luv u jaan

i’m still waiting for u my luv yzf r15 v3 come to india soon…….i wanted to make u my first racing sport bike………ultimate look and new upgradations.

February 2, 2017



January 26, 2017

I am waiting for you my Love–>R15 V3 come to India soon

January 25, 2017

Love it’s design
coz R6 is it’s mother 🙂
this looks very aggressive like it is looking with anger
love racing bikes
waiting for this bike to start the journey to reach till R6 :*

January 25, 2017


Don’t be so lazy – you have the specs ready but didn’t take any effort to correct the article! And did you really mean it when you said the top speed would be 115 kmph?

January 24, 2017

Looks awesome
Good features
Especially the mileage…
Waiting to make it mine✌

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