Yamaha R15 V4 Launched In Indonesia, More Powerful Than India-spec Bike

Modified On Dec 23, 2021 11:52 AM By Punya Sharma for Yamaha R15 V4

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Comes in two new colours, which are sure to make you feel a little jealous

  • Features and variants remain unchanged.
  • Comes in a special 60th-anniversary livery, which isn’t on offer in India.
  • Costs considerably more than the India-spec R15 V4.

The Omicron variant may be ruining our international vacay plans, but that hasn’t stopped the Yamaha R15 V4 from going global. The bike has been launched in Indonesia dubbed 'R15 Connected', priced at 38.9 million Rupiah and 43.5 million Rupiah for the base and 'M' variant, translating to around Rs 2.02 lakh and Rs 2.26 lakh, respectively, Rs 30,000 more than its price in India.

So what’s different? Well, mainly the engine and colours. You see, Indonesia doesn’t comply with strict BS6/Euro 5 norms, meaning the engine remains unshackled. As a result, the 155cc single-cylinder motor on the Indonesian R15 V4 belts out 19.2PS and 14.7Nm (the same as the Indonesian R15 V3) -- 0.8PS and 0.5Nm more than the model sold in India. Additionally, the bike in Indonesia is a substantial 5kg lighter, giving it better performance than the one here.

Next, we have the colours. The Indonesian Yamaha R15 V4 comes in two new paint options. First, the special 60th-anniversary livery that wraps it in tasteful white/red bodywork teamed with golden alloys. Second, the simple yet sophisticated Tech Black, which wraps the bike in all-black, making it look devilish. The former is available only for the R15M variant and costs 44.1 million Rupiah (Rs 2.26 lakh) making it the top variant, while the latter is offered for the base variant at no extra cost.

Apart from these bits, everything else remains more or less the same. You get the same features and underpinnings, comprising an LCD instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, traction control, a quickshifter, LED lights, a hazard light switch, a USD fork, and a preload-adjustable monoshock.

To wrap up, the Indonesian R15’s new colours and more power certainly make us a little jealous. We’d certainly like the paint options to be offered here as well. But hey, at least we’re paying less, right?

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