Yamaha’s 150cc fully faired bike has been highly successful in India. The first two generations have done well and now it is time for the Yamaha R15 V3. This is an all new bike, built on the Deltabox frame. The new design is based on the R- Series design. There is improvement in all the departments. This was the first new-gen bike from Yamaha that turned around things and it is still going strong.
The new bike is bigger in size, the same 155cc engine now it churns a lot more power and torque than below. It gets variable valve actuation. There is liquid cooling as always. Assists and Slipper clutch will be made available first time on this 155cc bike. This engine will come mated to a six-speed transmission. There is a aluminium rear arm and the engine is now forged and diasil.
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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|
Yamaha’s 155cc bike will be more expensive than the FZ25. It will not be cheaper as the hardware used and other bells and whistles on offer will be superior on this bike. The suspension set-up, quality of materials and even the features on offer will be a lot more than most of the 150-250cc bikes. This bike will have sufficient performance to compete with most of the 250cc bikes. So we expect the pricing of this new bike should be in the range of Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 1.6 lakhs. In the initial days, the bike won’t be offered with ABS, but later on it will be done with ease.
Yamaha R15 V3 Launch Date in India
We do expect an official unveil of this new bike at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Yamaha should be launching this new bike in a couple of months after that. At the most, we expect this new bike to come in by mid-2018. There has been a drop in the sales of the current R15 and Yamaha should be looking at reviving it with a new bike very soon.
Yamaha R15 V3 Design
The R- Series Design is carried forward on the third-gen R15. This makes it look bigger, bold and stylish than ever. There is the split headlamp design with a tiny nose. The windshield is large and headlamps have LED headlamps and daytime running LEDs. Wing mirrors have grown in size and license plate location is tad high. In images the bike looks big and mighty, in reality it does sit low.
The fuel tank has a lot of melodrama going about with its lines. The side indicators are located on a lower point. Body cladding is thick. The seat is stepped one and rear has been raised. The tail lamps also have LEDs and the alloy wheels are body coloured. There are several new colour schemes, but the overall paints are the same. It is the livery that has changed on the new-gen bike. This will help to differentiate it with ease. Fully digital instrument cluster is being offered. There is gear shift indicator and there is light to for the shift.
Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications
|Power||[email protected] 10,000rpm|
|Torque||[email protected] 8,500 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 58.7mm|
A 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that churns about 19bhp of power and 14.7Nm of maximum torque. This engine comes with drive-by-wire technology and variable valve actuation. This will enhance the performance of the engine. The engine will come mated to a six-speed gearbox. All these add on to the ability of the engine to perform better.
There will be an increase in its performance for daily riding and even outright drag race. The gearbox is the same, however it has been tweaked to match with the engine’s performance. There shall be assist and slipper clutch on offer but the ABS will no missing on this new bike. Next year when ABS will be mandatory for bikes above 125cc, Yamaha will have no option but to offer one.
Yamaha R15 V3 Brakes and Suspension
|Front Suspension||Inverted forks|
|Front Tyre||100 / 80R17M|
|Rear Tyre||140 / 70R17M|
|Front Brake||Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||Disc brake|
Inverted forks and rear monoshock continues. This was the same set-up for the outgoing bike too. But there has been an improvement in the tuning. The ride quality is likely to be improved on the new bike. The tyre width has been increased as the tyre now has a track of 100, while the rear gets 140.
Yamaha R15 V3 Top Speed
The top speed of this new bike should be in the range of 150km/hr. More focus has been laid on improving the in-gear acceleration and outperformance, so lesser emphasis is laid on top speed. Hence, there shall be no change in the top speed. The new V3 will have almost the same top speed like before. The top speed on the previous bike was 145km/hr.
New Yamaha R15 V3 Mileage
In terms of mileage, there will not be much of a change. The engine has seen an improvement in power and chassis has become a tad lighter. So, the performance will improve but the mileage should be similar. In city, it should return about 40km/l and it goes to about 49km/l on the highway.
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New Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Colour
There will be no change in the colours on offer. But the difference will on the colour livery. The design, the pattern shall be new. So the new bike will have the same colours in a new skin. There shall be the same three colours on offer.
- Matte Black
- Matte Red
- Racing Blue
Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions
|Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions|
|Wet Weight||137 kg|
|Fuel capacity||11 litres|
The Delta box frame, slipper clutch and even the new front fairing add on to the better efficiency of the new R15 V3.0. Yamaha shall be offering a range of new features on the bike and this will be one of the major talking points. Yamaha will be offering LEDs in tail lamp and even head lamp. There shall be a bunch of features on offer too. There is also the fully Digital instrument cluster
- Daytime running LEDs
- New body panels
- Digital instrument console with display and LED backlight
- Inverted telescopic suspension
- Tail lamp LEDs
- Slipper clutch
- Multi-valve engine
- Drive by Wire
- Twin headlamp
- 17-inch wheels
- LED headlamp
- LED tail lamp
- Digital Instrument Cluster
- Monoshock rear suspension
- Thicker tyres
Yamaha R15 V3 vs V2
There is an a major difference amongst the two in offering. The Yamaha R15 V3 has a new chassis, updated engine, more power and better features. In terms of looks, it resembles the R6 to some extent. This is the company’s all new bike for the Indian market too. R15 V3 looks more aggressive than V2. There will be a major difference in the styling, engine tuning and even the comfort. The new bike has better performance, handling and even an improvement in its ride handling, especially for the rear passenger.