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 will undergo some cosmetic and mechanical updates sometime this year. Styling updates on the bike are likely to be inspired by R3 and R6 models from the R-Series. Aside from cosmetic changes, the bike is set to get mechanical tweaks and additional features. The Delta Box from the previous model will be carried over albeit it will come with subtle changes including a new swingarm.
In a bid to give new look to the bike Yamaha has added new elements borrowed from the R6 model. Other elements such as reworked twin set-up headlamp, revised fuel tank with extensions and sharp fairing altogether enhance the overall look. The twin-seat layout remains unchanged while the saddle height has been increased. The bike comes with changed dynamics for improved riding position and restyled fairing that offers better thigh and chest support.
Another major change on the R15 V3 is the new 155cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. Tuned to deliver 19.3bho of maximum power and 14.7Nm of torque, the engine will be paired to a six-speed transmission.
Yamaha is expected to launch the R15 V3 in India during the second half of 2017. Though, Yamaha has not made any official announcement about the R15 V3 launch, however we will keep our readers updated as and when Yamaha reveals the launch date.
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
Changes made to the new R15 V3 are likely to be in line with R3 and R6 models from the R-Series. In addition, it will also receive a new engine and a new kit. With these changes, the bike is likely to undergo price change that is estimated to fall in the vicinity of Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
|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 source power from the new 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. The new 4-valve unit from the NVX 155 scooter has been calibrated to put out improved output. Mechanical updates, such as the Variable Valve Auction (VVA) increase the throttle response. Furthermore, the bore has been narrowed and the compression ratio has been tweaked too for improved performance and efficiency. With these updates, the engine delivers better torque at all speeds and promises improved linear power delivery. Additionally, it also enables enhanced fuel economy. In terms of power, the engine makes 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. Transmission duties will be taken care of by the 6-speed gearbox. Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price, Specs & Pictures
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
The new 155.1cc unit has been tuned to deliver impressive fuel economy. The mileage for the updated version is estimated between 40kmpl within city and up to 46kmpl on highways.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 line-up will be offered with three colour options- Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. Please note that these colours will be available 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
The updated R15 V3 will come with revised Delta Box with a new aluminium swingarm. New elements such as full-faring, high set position and twin-seat layout with contoured seats enhance the appearance. In front, it gets new dual-spilt headlamp unit with middle air-inlet and new body panels on the side. Rear end has been tweaked too that comes with new digital instrument cluster with blue colour backlights instead of the analog-digital cluster from the current model.
Sporting an aggressive look, the bike gets new fairing crafted for better thigh and chest support. The large fuel tank further accentuates the assertive stance. Additionally, it will also get front USD forks, M-Slaz inspired pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust. Just so you know, the bike will also source some design cues from YZF-R6. In terms of safety the entry-level fully-faired sports bike will receive anti-lock-braking system.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11-litre|
In terms of proportions, the updated R15 V3 will measure 1,990mm long, 725mm in width and 1,135mm in height. The distance between the front and rear wheels will be around 1,325mm and the seat will be placed at a height of 815mm. While the fuel tank capacity will be around 11-litres.
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.