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 has been revealed at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show lately. First concrete details of the bike were revealed in January this year, post its unveiling in Indonesia. Vaulting over a new generation, the entry-level fully-faired bike will witness comprehensive changes including aesthetic updates, indicating a sportier look and vital mechanical tweaks. While the Indonesian model was recently spotted testing in production guise, hinting at an imminent launch, the India-bound model is expected to go on sale during the second half of 2017. That said, bookings for the new R15 V3 have started in Indonesia, while Yamaha is yet to open bookings across its authorized dealerships in India.
Up front, the bike gets LED units on the twin headlamp cluster. Besides, the upside-down forks in front aide enhanced performance. With changes to the fairing, the bike witnesses minor hike in weight. One of the major changes on the R15 V3 will be the modified Delta Box with a new swing arm. Other bits such as redesigned fuel tank with extensions and sharp fairing accentuate the aggressive look. The raised saddle height and high-set position will be among other changes introduced on the bike.
Mechanically, the bike will get a new 155cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. Tuned to produce 19.3bhp and 14.7Nm, the engine will come paired to a six-speed transmission. With prominent changes on the engine, it is expected to return higher fuel economy.
Yamaha is yet to make an official announcement deeming launch of new R15 V3 model, albeit reports in media suggest that it could go officially on sale during the second-half of 2017.
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
Changes on the new R15 V3 will include styling updates, mechanical tweaks and additional equipment. With these changes, upcoming R15 V3 is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new R15 V3 will come with an updated Delta Box with an aluminium swingarm. Besides, the bike will get new full-fairing and twin-seat layout for the convenience of rider & pillion. In addition, the position of the seat will be raised for the comfort of rider. Other elements such as the new dual-split LED headlamp with middle air-inlet, new body panels, USD front forks and LED rear lights will be a part of the package. In place of the analog-digital cluster, the new model will get the digital unit with blue colour backlights. The aerodynamically designed body fairing will aide better thigh and chest support to the rider.
Another highlight on the bike will be the sculpted fuel tank with a capacity of 11-litres. While some bits on the new R15 V3 will be derived from the larger YZF-R6 model, others such as the pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust will be reminiscent of the M-Slaz. Aside from the above features, the bike may come with an optional ABS, though there is yet no clarity on that.
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
The bike will come with the new 155.1cc engine, which will be calibrated for increased mileage. Fuel economy for the new R15 V3 is estimated to be around 40kmpl in city and 46kmpl on highways.
|Engine||155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA|
|Max Power||19.04bhp @10,000rpm|
|Max Torque||14.7Nm @8,500rpm|
The entry-level bike with fairing will use the new 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke unit with SOHC technology. Power output claimed for this engine is 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm along with 14.7Nm of torque. In addition, the engine will come with forged piston and lighter DiASil (Diecast Aluminium Silicon) cylinder that is claimed to be more durable. The suggested changes are expected to make the engine more frugal than before. Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price, Specs & Pictures
The new R15 V3 will come with three colour schemes including Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. It is to be noted that these colour options will be available with grey and white combinations.
– Dual-split LED headlamps
– LED Taillamps
– New body panels
– Digital instrument console with display and LED backlight
– Rev Limiter light
– Gera Position Indicator
– Slipper Clutch
– Hazard Light
– Optional 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|
Dimensionally, the bike will measure 1,900 long, 725mm wide and 1,135mm high. The seat will be positioned at a height of 815mm and the wheelbase will be around 1,325mm long. While the fuel tank capacity will be 11-litres.
The new R15 V3 will receive design and styling updates over the previous model. With these changes the new version is expected to be sportier than the predecessor. Aside from cosmetic changes, the bike will also get updates to the engine making it more fuel efficient than before. In addition, Yamaha will pack new features on the bike. To make it more comfortable, the pillion seat has been reworked. Overall, the new version will be a far cry from the current gen R15 V2. In terms of pricing, we expect minimal price difference between both the bikes with the new R15 V3 priced slightly upwards.
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.