Yamaha R15 V3 unveiled. Gets slipper clutch


The all new Yamaha R15 V3 has just been revealed. This is the company’s new-generation 150cc bike, which has been showcased in its third avatar. The Yamaha R15 has been a runaway hit for the company and has been highly appreciated by the Indian audience as well. So, what does this bike have on offer? It does look different and seems promising. To find out, read more on this new bike. We reckon, the new bike should be coming its way into India by this year end.

Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India

VariantExpected Price (on-road)
Expected lower priceINR 1.5 lakhs
Expected higher priceINR 1.6 lakhs

In terms of costing, the Yamaha R15 V3 will be priced a lot more aggressively. The recently launched Bajaj Dominar 400 has changed the pricing game, whats more, the new Yamaha FZ25 too has been priced aggressively. This has affected the buying pattern and buyers should be expecting a lower pricing for this 150cc engine.

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

Power19bhp@ 10,000rpm
Torque14.7Nm@ 8,500 rpm
Bore x Stroke58 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. We could expect that this time. The bike does look stylish and seems to be bigger 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 Brakes and Suspension

Front SuspensionInverted forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100 / 80R17M
Rear Tyre140 / 70R17M
Front BrakeDisc brake
Rear BrakeDisc brake

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

City40 km/l
Highway49 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

BikeLaunch 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. These are the likely colours:

  • Matte Black
  • Matte Red
  • Racing Blue

Yamaha R15 V3 2017

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
Length1,990 mm
Height1,135 mm
Width725 mm
Wheelbase1,325 mm
Wet Weight137 kg
Fuel capacity11 litres


Yamaha R15 V3
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Yamaha R15 V3 will be exciting bike, as it will have enhanced performance, riding characteristics and even more features too.

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Comments Rating 4.21 (19 reviews)

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  1. surendhar says


  2. joseph says


    wooww i want this bike ,i m going to wait for this bike. Pls launched soon as much as everybody wait for that……Common india

  3. lokasiva says

    i need this bike please launch it soon in india..

  4. MD ASFAK ALAM says



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  6. Prashanth says

    Am waiting for dis bike.. It’s really awesome.. I need to buy.. Can you please tel me a launching date N please launch N karnataka as soon as possible…

  7. Prashanth says

    Am waiting for yamaha r15 v3.. You guys can launch dis bike as soon as possible.. Dis bike impressing a lot to me.. I need to book..

  8. Shankar Chintapalli says

    Looks awesome, can’t wait. Launch it fast. Might be around 1.3 to 1.4 lakhs.

  9. Sunukumar Chutia says

    I want Yamaha R15 V3 before May 2017 .

  10. Iyal Ezhilan says

    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

  11. Sanjay says

    This review is messed up!

    The top speed is ,I’m sure, definitely not 115kmph.
    What is this pricing that you’re talking bout? I’m really confused. You say that the v3 will be priced aggressively. Later you say that it’s price will be the same as the v2.

    Get your facts straight before reviewing.

  12. altamash khan says

    launch it quickly ….fast..

  13. Rohan Singh Lodhi says

    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.

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  15. Karthik says

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

  16. Kamal Yadav says

    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 :*

  17. Kunal says


    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?

  18. Akash Raj says

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

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