Yamaha has launch the much awaited 3rd generation of its popular R15. The Yamaha R15 V3 is launched at an on-road price of ₹1.40 lakhs. The R15 is one success story in India and one which has made Yamaha a stronger brand. The first-generation was a run away success. Now it is time for the 3rd generation Yamaha R15 V3 to make it its entry back into the market. This has been built on with a Delta box chassis and it shall offer multiple features that will be new to this segment.
The Yamaha R15 has been a very successful motorcycle for the Japanese manufacturer in India. Street bike enthusiasts all over the country were smitten by this machine and the wannabe Rossis thronged to buy one. The second gen bike also got a good response. Now the R15 is slated for a complete makeover. The Yamaha R15 V3 was unveiled in Indonesia, earlier this year and it is preparing for a launch soon, in India. This bike will be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.
The R15 has brought back Yamaha’s glory to a great extent. This is a very affordable bike that is quick also. It does get all the features that you are looking for. The R15 is quicker than bikes that are bigger. The R15 V3 will be even quicker. It has the same engine capacity, but there has been an increase in its power output and torque too. Yamaha has built this bike on the Deltabox frame and the styling now resembles the bigger Yamahas. What does this new bike have on offer? Read further to know more.
The bike has been unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. The deliveries of the bike will begin shortly. This new bike is expected to once again revive the sales of the R15, which has lately seen a dip in numbers. The new bike will attract many bikers to pick up this new bike. At the launch, this bike was one of the biggest attractions. The new R15 V3 looks absolutely stunning and has got sharp styling, that expected from a Yamaha.
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Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India
|Model||Price (on-road, Delhi)|
|Yamaha R15 V3||₹ 1.40 lakhs|
This Yamaha R15 V3 is more expensive than the FZ25. The R15 V3 is a bike for enthusiasts, hence it will come with a lot more bells and whistles. The fairing it top notch and carefully engineered. 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. In terms of performance, this bike could compete with 250cc bikes as well. The R15 V3 ABS will not be on offer initially, but it shall be added later, once the new norms come in.
New Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Key Features
The new R15 V3.0 will be more efficient than the earlier version because of the Delta box frame, slipper clutch and even the new front fairing. 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
- Front 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
- Wider tyres
Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications
|Power||[email protected] 10,000rpm|
|Torque||[email protected] 8,500 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 58.7mm|
This 155cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled engine develops 19bhp of power and 14.7Nm of maximum torque. It comes with drive-by-wire technology and variable valve actuation. This is what makes the difference in 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. It will be much improved over the outgoing model.
Yamaha R15 V3 Design
The V3 gets a new look as it uses the R- Series Design . This makes it look bigger, bold and stylish than ever. There is the split headlamp design with a tiny nose. A large windshield is seen here and headlamps have LED lamps along with daytime running LEDs. Wing mirrors are bigger in size and license plate is located higher. In images the bike looks big and mighty, in reality it does sit low.
The fuel tank has sharp lines and has a chiseled look. The side indicators are located on a lower point.It gets chunky body cladding at the sides. 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 Top Speed
A top speed of about 150km/hr is what this bike will have. It has been tuned for better in=gear performance as opposed to top speed, as that is what is of more significance in our riding conditions. 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.
Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions
|Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions|
|Wet Weight||137 kg|
|Fuel capacity||11 litres|
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 be 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||Telescopic forks|
|Front Tyre||100 / 80R17M|
|Rear Tyre||140 / 70R17M|
|Front Brake||Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||Disc brake|
It was believed that the bike will get inverted forks at the front, however, in order to keep costs low, Yamaha will be going in for regular telescopic forks for the Indian spec version. The rear will have a monoshock. This was the same set-up for the outgoing bike too. The suspension will be tuned better this time. 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. This will offer better grip as well.
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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Yamaha R15 V3 Colours
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 Images
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.