The Yamaha R15 V3.0 is an all-new motorcycle with an all-new 155.1 cc single cylinder engine outputting 19.31 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. At only 137 kg, the new R15 Ver 3.0 is also light helping it keep pace with the rest of the pack, despite its displacement disadvantage. Yamaha might skip ABS though and inverted forks that was showcased in the Indonesian version of the bike. Slipper clutch will also be a miss to keep costs low.
Speaking about the styling, the new Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 sports all-new styling as well. The new styling is in-tune with the previous generation YZF-R6. The lights are all LEDs, both at the front and rear. Also the analogue tachometer has now been replaced with a fully digital instrument cluster as well.
Pricing will be higher than the current V2.0 which is about Rs 1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 will be competitively priced though and it looks to see if the new bike will be a suitable upgrade for the current bike owners with the Yamaha FZ and Fazer 250 twins.
2017 Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Details and Specifications
ENGINE & GEARBOX
No. of Cylinders
No. of Gears
19.04 Bhp @ 10000 rpm
14.7 NM @ 8500 rpm
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, Fi, Single Cylinder
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“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna