Yamaha R15 V3 unveiled. Gets slipper clutch

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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The third-generation of the R15 has been revealed. This is the Yamaha R15 V3 and it will be making its debut in India in India very soon. Based on an all new platform, this will be a new bike for the Indian riding enthusiasts. The R15 has been a runaway success from its first-generation and the third gen seems to have an evolution and a major upgrade from the currently sold version. So, what does the new Yamaha R15 V3 have on offer, be its price, features, specifications, variants and colours? Read further to know more about it.

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 engine on the R15 will see an upgrade. This will be the same 155cc engine but it will churn about 19-20bhp of power. There will be a minor increase in the torque to about 15Nm. This time around the engine will have Drive by Wire and this will improve the throttle response also. The bike should even get slipper clutch, but no ABS. The gear box will remain the same and it shall be the six-speed slick box that will be easy to shift. The engine will now have actuators, which will enhance its performance. The Yamaha bike has been seeing an increase in its performance with every change of generation.

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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.

Yamaha R15 V3 Design

The new Yamaha R15 V3 has been derived from its elder siblings. There is a clear resemblance in its styling with the R6 and other design elements are also shared. The new bike looks stylish and appealing. The new Yamaha R15 V3 looks wider with its new fascia and the windshield seems to be larger than before. The bike shall remain low in height and the mirrors appear to be bigger. At the same time, side profile seems to be designed more like the bigger Yamaha bikes. The seat is stepped and it seems to be higher than before. At the same time, the seat even appears to be wider.

Yamaha R15 V3 black

Moving to the rear, there is a monoshock suspension. Then even the tail lamp does look cool. The rear tyre seems thicker and the chrome is now all black. The bike will also have projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs as well. The new bike will be a lot sportier than it has ever been.

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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 145 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

The fuel efficiency of the R15 V3 is about 40km/l in the city and it will be close to 49km/l on the highway. There should be an increase in mileage due to the 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 far, the company has revealed that there will be three colour options, how many of these are for the Indian market? We aren’t certain. So, these are the likely colours:

  • Matte Black
  • Matte Red
  • Racing Blue

Yamaha R15 V3 2017

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

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

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