New Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 gets all-new design and a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology.
Yamaha is gearing up to update its fully-faired, entry level sports bike, R15 with styling changes and a new more powerful engine. The 2017 Yamaha R15 V3 was revealed globally in Indonesia lately, giving an inkling of the new updates on the bike. First launched in 2008, Yamaha gave it a facelift in 2011 under a new nameplate, YZF R15. Five years after its last upgrade, the bike is prepping to get another dose of updates sometime this year. As mentioned above, the new R15 V3.0 will undergo aesthetic changes inspired by models in the R-Series, namely R6 and R3.
In a bid to give it a new look Yamaha has changed the overall design and the bike comes with new elements like the new twin set-up headlamp, new fuel tank with large extensions, sharp fairing etc. Power on the new R15 comes from the new 155cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. Putting out maximum power of 19.3bhp and 14.7Nm, the engine is claimed to be more powerful than the previous unit. As for the gearbox, it uses a six-speed gearbox for transmitting power.
Built on the steel twin-par frame with newly designed aluminium swingarm, the bike is claimed to have a 50:50 weight distribution. Suspension duties are taken care of by the upside-down telescopic forks in front and a swingarm-mounted monoshock at rear. Apart from the above mentioned features, the bike is expected to receive additional kit such as the LED lighting system, fully-digital LCD instrument panel and slipper clutch among others. With styling changes, additional features and a new engine underway, the new R15 price is likely to get a bump.
Yamaha is expected to launch the new R15 in India during the second half of 2017. There is yet no official confirmation on the same from Yamaha, but we will keep our readers informed as soon as Yamaha verifies the launch date.
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
The updated R15 revealed lately in Indonesia sported styling and design changes in line with other models in the R-Series. Besides, it will receive a new engine and a several new features which implicate change in price. Keeping in mind the above mentioned changes, the price for new R15 is estimated between Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
The all-new R15 V3.0 uses Yamaha’s reliable Delta Box frame that comes with a new aluminium swingarm. Key features like the full-fairing, high-set riding position and twin-seat set-up accentuate the aggressive look. In addition, the bike also sports design changes like LED headlamps, new body panels, redesigned ORVMs, revised rear facet and digitalized instrument cluster with blue backlights.
The front is styled assertively, featuring new fairing with smaller dual-split headlamp cluster and bigger air inlet in the middle. Other changes such as the larger fuel tank, new ram air intake and USD forks in front are likely to be seen on the bike. In terms of features, the new R15 is likely to borrow some equipment from the M-Slaz like the pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust. Some design cues on the new R15 seem to be inspired from the recently updated YZF-R6. As for the safety provisions, the company is expected to equip anti-lock-braking system for an improved braking experience.
|Engine||155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA|
|Max Power||19.04bhp @10,000rpm|
|Max Torque||14.7Nm @8,500rpm|
Yamaha will use a new engine for the updated R15, which will be a 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC,4-valve engine borrowed from the NVX 155 scooter. For enhanced power and torque output Yamaha has calibrated the engine which also comes with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) for improved throttle response. That said the new compact engine makes peak power of 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm and top torque of 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. While power is transmitted to rear wheels through a six-speed transmission. Also Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price, Specs & Pictures
Apart from power, Yamaha has narrowed the bore and lowered the compression ratio for better performance and fuel economy. The Variable Valve Actuation technology on the engine curbs the fuel combustion at different speeds and throttle response. With the above mentioned changes made to the engine, it is now claimed to offer improved torque delivery at lower and higher speeds. The linear power delivery further improves the fuel economy.
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
Deriving power from the 155cc, single-cylinder engine, the new R15 is likely to return 40kmpl mileage in city conditions and 45kmpl on highways.
Yamaha will offer the updated R15 in three colour schemes namely-Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. It is to be noted that these colour schemes are available in combination with Grey and White.
– LED headlamps
– New body panels
– Digital instrument console with display and LED backlight
– Inverted telescopic suspension
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 Other Details
Starting System – Electric
Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 Litres
Fuel System – Fuel Injection
Front Tyre – 100/80 -17M/C 52P
Rear Tyre – 140/70-17M/C 66S
Front Disc – 282mm
Rear Disc – 240mm
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11-litre|
The proportions of the new R15 will be as follows-it will be 1990mm in length, 7125mm in width and 1135mm in height. Wheelbase will measure around 1325mm, whereas the seat height will be around 815mm and the fuel tank capacity will be 11-litre.
This is all what we have for now on Yamaha R15 V3.0, stay tuned to IndiaCarNews for more updates on this.
An all-new design, a more powerful engine and several new-age tech features, the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3 has become an even more desirable product. Though no official words on its India launch yet, we wish it comes to our shores.