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Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Highlights
The Yamaha R15S V3.0 has been launched in India, just like we had exclusively reported earlier. Like its name suggests, the R15S comes with a single-piece seat for extra practicality. Other than the seat, the rest of the motorcycle is identical to the split-seat variant both in terms of mechanicals and features. You can read more about the newly launched variant in our launch report here.
Yamaha R15 Price in India:
The R15 V3 is one of the most popular motorcycles from Yamaha in India. Its BS6 variant was launched at Rs 1,45,300, but after subsequent price hikes, the motorcycle now retails at Rs 1,57,600 (for Thunder Grey and Metallic Red), Rs 1,58,700 (for Racing Blue), and Rs 1,59,700 (for the Dark Knight Edition). On the other hand, the Yamaha R15S V3.0 retails at Rs 1,57,600, and is available only in the Racing Blue colour.
(All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
Yamaha R15 Features:
One thing the R15 V3 is adored for is its styling. The new R15 borrows design details from the Yamaha R6, and gets twin LED headlights and a sculpted body for a sportier stance. It features an all-digital instrument console with a shift light along with a side stand engine cut-off switch (new for BS6). The Yamaha R15S V3.0 comes with an identical set of features as the split-seat variant, but gets a single-piece seat for added practicality.
Yamaha R15 Engine:
The R15 uses a BS6-compliant, VVA-equipped 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor making 18.6PS at 10,000rpm and 14.1Nm at 8500rpm, 0.7PS and 0.6Nm less than the BS4 variant of the R15 V3. It continues to feature a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
Yamaha R15 Suspension & Brakes:
The BS6 Yamaha R15 has similar underpinnings to those of the older bike, comprising a deltabox frame suspended on a telescopic fork and a preload adjustable monoshock. Braking duties are performed by single disc brakes on both the ends with dual-channel ABS. Radial rear tyre was an extra in the BS4 model, but the BS6 Yamaha R15 gets it as a standard fitment. The sporty riding position of the bike remains unchanged, but the pillion seat height is 20mm lower on the BS6 version.
Yamaha R15 Rivals:
The Yamaha R15 V3’s direct rivals include the KTM RC 125 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. However, there are other motorcycles in the same price bracket, including the Yamaha MT 15, FZ25, Jawa, and the Classic 350.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Price
The price of Yamaha YZF R15 V3 starts at Rs. 1,57,600 and goes upto Rs. 1,59,700. Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is offered in 3 variants - YZF R15 V3 Metallic Red, YZF R15 V3 Racing Blue and the top variant YZF R15 V3 Dark Knight which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1,59,700.
R15 V3 Price List (Variants)
|YZF R15 V3 S155 cc||Rs.1,57,600|
|YZF R15 V3 Thunder Grey155 cc||Rs.1,57,600|
|YZF R15 V3 Metallic Red155 cc||Rs.1,57,600|
|YZF R15 V3 Racing Blue155 cc||Rs.1,58,700|
|YZF R15 V3 Dark Knight155 cc||Rs.1,59,700|
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
R15 V3 Competitors
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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.
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Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications
|Mileage (City)||48.75 kmpl|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Max Power||18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm|
|Max Torque||14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||11 L|
|Body Type||Sports Bikes|
Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Features
|LED Tail Light||Yes|
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|Mumbai||Rs. 1.53 - 1.61 Lakh|
|Kolkata||Rs. 1.52 - 1.60 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 1.49 - 1.57 Lakh|
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|Bangalore||Rs. 1.58 - 1.60 Lakh|
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