Yamaha R15 V3.0 Gets Updates For 2019!

Published On Jul 15, 2019 By Niraj Kakade for Yamaha YZF R15 V3

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Sadly, the update is limited to just the Thai-spec model for now

  • The R15 V3.0 now comes in two new colours - blue/black and black/yellow.
  • Yamaha has hiked the prices of the 2019 R15 by THB 500 (approx Rs 1,100). 
  • We expect Yamaha India to bring these colours to India in the near future. 

Yamaha has unveiled the Thai-spec 2019 R15 V3.0. The fully-faired motorcycle now comes with all-new blue/black and black/yellow paint options and a new set of graphics. The updates come at an additional cost of THB 500 (approximately Rs 1,100). 

Also Read - 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Road Test Review

There is quite a bit of difference between the Thailand-spec model and the one we get here. For starters, the international-spec bike comes with USD forks as standard. Additionally, the India-spec model tips the scale at 142kg as opposed to the Thai-spec model’s 137kg. 

As of now, Yamaha India offers the R15 V3.0 in three different colours - grey, blue and black. We expect, Yamaha to bring the new colours and graphics here in the near future. We also expect the company to introduce the MotoGP edition of the R15 in the coming months as well

Powering the motorcycle is still the same 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with VVT (variable valve technology). It produces 19.3PS of power at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at 8500rpm. A 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch is offered as standard. It is also the only 150cc motorcycle in India to come equipped with dual-channel ABS. It’s primary rival, the KTM RC 125 only gets a single-channel ABS unit despite being more expensive. 

We recently compared the two motorcycles to find out which one could be the perfect match for new riders. You can read more about it here: KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha R15 V3.0: Road Test Comparison

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