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LATEST: The price of the Yamaha R15 V3, among other models, has been hiked for the first time since its launch. The increments vary from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 depending on the colour option, and full details are available here.
Yamaha R15 Price in India: The Yamaha R15 V3 is one of the most popular motorcycles from the Japanese brand in India since its launch. The Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 was launched starting at Rs 1,45,300 (ex-showroom, Delhi) but prices now range from Rs 1,45,800 to 1,47,900. The 2020 Yamaha R15 is available in three colours -- Racing Blue (Rs 1,46,900), Thunder Grey (Rs 1,45,800) and Darknight (Rs 1,47,900).
Yamaha R15 Features: One of the main reasons for the popularity of the R15 V3 is its styling. The new R15 borrows design details from the Yamaha R6 and the new bike looks absolutely stunning. It gets twin LED headlights and a sculpted body for a sporty stance. It also features an all-digital instrument console with a shift light. A new addition on the BS6 variant is the inclusion of side stand engine cut-off switch, which won’t let the bike start if the side stand is down.
Yamaha R15 Engine: On the mechanical front, the updated BS6 compliant 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor in the R15 now makes 18.6PS at 10,000rpm and 14.1Nm at 8500rpm. That is a drop of 0.7PS and 0.6Nm over the BS4 variant of the R15 V3. It continues to feature a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
Yamaha R15 Suspension & Brakes: Underpinnings of the new Yamaha R15 is similar to the older bike and consists of a deltabox frame suspended on a telescopic fork and a preload adjustable monoshock. Stopping power is provided by disc brakes on either ends with dual-channel ABS. Radial rear tyre was an optional extra, but the 2020 Yamaha R15 gets it as a standard fitment. The sporty riding position of the bike remains unchanged, but the pillion seat height has been dropped by 20mm on the new BS6 version.
Yamaha R15 Rivals: Given the updates on the bike and the fact that the new motorcycle is BS6-compliant, the price hike on the bike is justified and the R15 remains one of the best entry-level performance motorcycles on sale in India. The Yamaha R15 V3 direct rivals include the KTM RC 125 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. However, with respect to the price of the R15 BS6, you can look at other motorcycles like the Yamaha MT 15, FZ25, Jawa, and the Classic 350.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in YZF R15 V3
- Most powerful 150cc bike in India
- Only bike in class to get VVA and Assist-and-Slip clutch
- Fantastic handling
Things We Don't Like in YZF R15 V3
- Aggressive riding posture
- Poor plastic and built quality
- Low intensity from LED headlight
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R15 V3 Price List (Variants)
|YZF R15 V3 BS6155 cc||Rs.1,49,000|
|YZF R15 V3 Dark Night BS6155 cc||Rs.1,50,000|
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The on-road price of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 in Delhi starts at Rs. 1,70,464. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.
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The engine displacement of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is 155 cc
Yamaha YZF R15 V3 has Self Start Only.
Stopping power is provided by a 282mm front disc with two-piston calipers and a 220mm disc at rear from ByBre which offer brilliant bite. Though we haven't done a proper road test with ABS version, During our braking tests on Non-ABS version, the Yamaha R15 v3.0 braked from 100-0kmph in 51.67 metres and from 80-0kmph in 34.15 metres. The numbers could have been better if we didn't have to modulate braking to prevent the rear wheel from lifting. The front brake has a sharp initial bite so you do have to be a bit careful while riding on wet or gravel surfaces. The braking distance could have been better with ABS.
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Both bikes are good enough. If we talk about Suzuki Gixxer SF, with its premium quality and fit and finish, the Suzuki Gixxer is an undoubtedly impressive motorcycle. But this premiumness comes at a price. The massive hike is hard to justify and the BS6 update has robbed it of performance. So, it would be a good option if outright performance is not your priority and want a comfortable sporty bike for city usage. On the other hand, Yamaha YZF R15 is a perfect track tool for those who are beginning sport riding.Variable Valve Actuation makes the R15 a lot more usable in everyday situations. In its version 3.0 guise, it has become sharper and more focused, making it great for sport riding or trac enthusiasts. However, the aggressive riding stance could cause discomfort if you intend to use the bike for daily commuting and quality of components has also gone down. You may compare both the bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details.
The low set clip ons put quite a bit of strain on the wrists and lower back. This makes sustained riding for long distances a tiresome affair. In the city too, Its low-set clip-on handlebars make executing U-turns a bit tough as the handlebars come really close to the fuel tank, locking up your wrist which finds it difficult to modulate the throttle, especially on right-hand turns. Even the KTM RC, with its more aggressive ergonomics, feels easier while making these turns. So, in its current setup, it's a great beginner’s track tool and a nice city runabout for the GenY. It can even dispatch everyday duties and satisfy your occasional wanderlust, albeit with slight discomfort. Do take a test ride in order to judge your riding comfort. Check out authorised dealership details.
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Yamaha Bike Showrooms in Delhi
- Shiva Motors
E - 11, 100 Feet Road, West Jyoti Nagar, Delhi., Delhi 110032
- Delhi Scooters
WZ-168 A, Block-A, Uttam Nagar, Main Najafgarh Road, Opp Metro Pillar No 669, New Delhi., Delhi 110059
- Oswal Autos
A-20, Gt Karnal Road, Opposite Hans Cinema, Delhi., Delhi 110033
- Delhi Scooters
A31-A, Ring Road, Rajouri Garden, Near Metro station, New Delhi., Delhi 110027
- Jinder Auto Pvt. Ltd.
B - 294, Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, New Delhi,, Delhi 110034
YZF R15 V3 Price In India
|Chennai||Rs. 1.49 - 1.51 Lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs. 1.48 - 1.50 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.47 - 1.48 Lakh|
|Pune||Rs. 1.47 - 1.48 Lakh|
|Delhi||Rs. 1.49 - 1.50 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 1.49 - 1.50 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.49 - 1.50 Lakh|
R15 V3 Expert Review
The third-generation Yamaha R15 was launched with a new design, a new motor with better power figures, and plenty of latest features. In terms of design, the latest R15 V3.0 is heavily inspired by its elder sibling, the R1. It features new LED headlights, aerodynamic front cowl with an air vent, muscular fuel tank, new windscreen and stylish rear view mirrors. The dual-tone paint scheme adds to the aggressive looks of this power-packed entry-level performance bike which comes loaded with features like an all-digital instrument console that includes shift light, VVA indicator and a connector for USB charging. Powering the new R15 V3.0 is an upgraded 154.9cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine which now generates a max power of 19.30PS @ 10,000rpm and peak torque of 15Nm @ 8,500rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha has also introduced Variable Valve Action (VVA) in the latest R15 which adds flexibility to the engine’s valvetrain, thus improving the engine’s efficiency. Yamaha claims that it can clock a top speed of 136kmph and returns a mileage of 45kmpl. It is currently offered in only one variant - V3.0 which is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The third-generation R15 will rival the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer SF.
Design and Features
The design elements of the new R15 V3.0 are by and large drawn from its elder sibling, the R1. At the front, it houses all-new LED headlights and an aerodynamic front cowl with air-vent. The large windshield and stylish rear view mirrors add to the bold looks of the sports bike. It also gets a new front fairing with sharp cuts and creases which merges with the muscularly designed fuel tank, thereby making it look aggressive. The fuel tank also features knee recesses to easily place your knees while riding. Moving to the sides, the black coloured side panels add to the style statement of the R15 V3.0 and look quite appealing. The tail end looks sharp and edgy as well with a sleek LED tail light and tapered rear cowl. It also gets a new black coloured tyre cover which closely hugs the rear tyre and adds to the sporty look. Also, the bike features a new exhaust with a faux carbon-fibre finish which looks classy. Similar to the previous version, the latest R15 V3.0 also gets a split seat setup, however, Yamaha claims that the pillion seat has been lowered and is much more comfortable now. The R15 V3.0 comes fitted with an all-digital instrument console that includes a tachometer, odometer, tripmeter, clock, shift light, VVA indicator and a connector for USB charging.
Engine and Performance
Powering the latest R15 V3.0 is an updated 154.9cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine which now produces a max power of 19.30PS @ 10,000rpm which is 2.5 PS more than the previous version, and peak torque of 15Nm @ 8,500rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. You also get Variable Valve Action (VVA) in the latest R15 which adds flexibility to the engine’s valve train thereby improving the engine’s efficiency. Yamaha claims that it can reach a top speed of 136kmph and returns a mileage of 45kmpl. Another thing to note is that the new R15 V3.0 is now equipped with a slipper clutch which will provide better stability to the rear wheel especially when downshifting aggressively. Although the engine is now more powerful and has received substantial upgrades, Yamaha claims that it still weighs the same.
Braking and Handling
The R15 V3.0 is built on the tried and tested deltabox frame. Suspension setup comprises of conventional telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. It comes fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres. The tyres are now wider in comparison to the previous version, 100/80 at the front and 140/70 at the rear, the latter is a radial one. Braking duties are handled by a 282mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Yamaha offers dual channel ABS as an option on the R15 v3.0, that is until the 1 April, 2019 deadline when the non-ABS varitant will have to be discontinued.
Safety and Features
Speaking of safety, the R15 V3.0 is equipped with disc brakes at both ends to effeciently handle braking at high speeds. Moreover, the wider tyres provide a better grip on slippery road conditions. It also features Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) which keeps the headlamp turned on at all times. It is the only 150cc motorcycle that comes with dual channel ABS as its peers come with single channel options.