Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 vs R15M: Differences Explained
The differences extend from an exclusive colour scheme to segment-first features
The Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 has received an overwhelming response from enthusiasts all over India. And why shouldn’t it? It’s an entry-level supersport offering features comparable to litre-class bikes. However, they’re only available in the top-spec variants. So what do you get in the standard model, and what more does the R15M have to offer? Read on to find out...
The styling and most features are common across the board. So you have the Bi-functional LED headlamp flanked by LED DRLs inspired by the YZF-R7, a revised fairing design for better aero, slimmer and sleeker rear quarter panels, a new heat shield for the exhaust, and the same cast aluminium swingarm.
You also get a side-stand engine cut-off switch and an all-new full-digital instrument console with Yamaha's Y-Connect app and two display modes (Street and Track). This gives you access to features like lap timer, gear position indicator, call/message alerts, mobile battery status, connection status, average fuel efficiency, and last parked location. Apart from this, you can also view information like real time fuel economy, intake air temperature, Eco indicator, degree of throttle opening, and rate of acceleration.
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Here's where things get interesting. The Yamaha R15M features a quickshifter and traction control as standard, and the same can be seen on the Racing Blue and MotoGP Edition. However, you can only have the quickshifter on the standard variants as an optional extra.
But that's not all. For added sophistication, Yamaha offers the R15M with an exclusive R1M-inspired silver-and-black paint scheme and blue highlights. Premium touches include 3D logos, top caps for the fork, a premium seat, golden-coloured brake calipers, a grey swingarm, and a grey heat shield for the exhaust.
The MotoGP Edition gets all the goodies along with a sinister black paint. Mind you, this particular variant is only available in limited numbers, so we’d hurry up if we were you.
Well, that about wraps up everything. If you have any more questions, do let us know in the comments below, and we’ll address them in our subsequent stories.