New Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 gets all-new design and a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology.
Yamaha R15 V3.0 is set to receive new updates inspired by R6 and R3 models in the R-Series. The fully-faired entry level sports bike was recently unveiled in Indonesia and is expected to be officially available for sale in India sometime this year. Aesthetically, the bike will receive new elements for an improved appearance in addition to additional kit and tweaked mechanicals. The Delta Box frame has been retained from the previous model albeit it witnesses subtle change including the new swingarm.
Yamaha has altered the overall design for a new look reminiscent of the R6 bike. New elements on the R15 V3.0 like the reshaped twin set-up headlamp in front, reworked fuel tank with large extensions and sharp fairing confer a refreshed look on the bike. Power on the new R15 V3.0 will be sourced from the new 155cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection and SOHC technology. Mated to a six-speed transmission, the engine is tuned to produce 19.3bhp of power and 14.7Nm of torque.
The twin-seat layout is carried over from the preceding model but the saddle height has been increased. In addition, there is an all-new digitized instrument cluster that replaces the analog-digital cluster from the current model. Other dynamics are optimized for better riding position, like the slightly tweaked fairing for thigh and chest support.
Yamaha R15 V3 India launch is likely towards the second half of 2017. Yamaha is still to make an official announcement for the launch of updated R15 V3.0 and we will ensure to update our readers whenever Yamaha reveals the launch date.
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
Yamaha have conferred design updates on the R15 V3.0 in tandem with the R3 and R6 models from the R-Series. Additionally it will also receive a new engine and equipment, inferring price change. With the above updates the Yamaha R15 V3.0 price is estimated to fall in the range of Rs 1.30 lakh and Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
Yamaha has tweaked the Delta Box slightly for the updated R15 V3 which now features a new aluminium swingarm. Addition of new elements like the full-fairing high-set riding position and twin-seat layout with contoured seats enhance the visual appearance. It also gets new LED headlamp unit in front and new body panels on the side. The rear facet is changed too and the new digital instrument cluster with blue colour backlights replaces the current analog-digital unit.
The aggression in front comes from the new fairing that has been crafted for better thigh and chest support. Dual-split headlamp cluster with middle air-inlet and larger fuel tank accentuates the assertive look. It is expected that the bike will come with front USD forks.
Equipment wise, the entry level sports bike will get M-Slaz inspired pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust. It will also source some design cues from YZF-R6. On the safety front, the updated R15 V3 will equip anti-lock-brakes.
|Engine||155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA|
|Max Power||19.04bhp @10,000rpm|
|Max Torque||14.7Nm @8,500rpm|
The fully-faired entry level sports bike will use a new 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine with fuel injection and SOHC technology. The 4-valve engine is sourced from the NVX 155 scooter and has been calibrated for improved output. This is achieved by injecting engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) for increased throttle response. It also keeps the fuel combustion in control at different speeds and throttle response. With the above tech, the new 155.1cc engine makes 19.04bhp of power at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm torque at 8,500rpm. Power is transmitted through a six-speed gearbox. Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price, Specs & Pictures
Additionally, Yamaha has narrowed the bore and decreased the compression ratio for improved performance and fuel efficiency. This also results in better torque delivery at all speeds and improved linear power delivery for increased fuel economy.
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
The new 155.1cc engine is tuned to deliver decent fuel economy. The estimated mileage is rated at 40kmpl in city conditions and 45 to 46kmpl on highways.
The Yamaha R15 V3 range will be available with three colour schemes-Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. All these colours will be offered with Grey and White combination.
– 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 updated R15 V3 will measure 1990mm in length, 7,125mm in width and 1,135mm in height. Wheelbase will be around 1,325mm, the seat will be placed at the height of 815mm and 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.