Yamaha R15 V4 Already On Test?
The test mule sports a refreshed front and different ergos
- The R15 v3 was launched in 2018.
- Yamaha was supposed to launch a Bluetooth module-equipped version of the R15 soon.
- The test mule was seen running with a new single-piece headlight like the R7.
It has barely been three years since Yamaha India rode in the third-gen R15, and it seems a facelift is already on its way. A couple of test mules were spotted on the outskirts of Delhi, quite close to Yamaha’s facility. Not only is Yamaha tweaking the design, but the ergonomics seem different too.
The most significant change we can spot is the revised fairing design. Yamaha India might be inspired by the recently unveiled YZF-R7. Hence, the single LED headlight design, which might make the R15 look similar to the larger Yamaha sport bike. Plus, the side vents are different and there’s an additional side panel on which the main fairing is affixed.
One of our problems with the R15 v3 was the narrow width of the clip-ons. They were angled inwards a bit too aggressively, making it a bit of a task for heavyset riders to ride the bike daily. It seems that even though the bars haven’t been raised, they are wider now. This should relieve some tension off your shoulders and wrist.
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During the launch of the FZ-X, Yamaha had confirmed that Bluetooth-equipped consoles were underway for the R15 and the MT-15. So, expect the console to be refreshed as well.
We hope to get more clarity from Yamaha shortly.