New Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 gets all-new design and a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology.
After its grand unveiling at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show earlier this year, the Yamaha R15 V3 has been spotted in Indonesia which seems to be a special edition model. The additional kit which primarily comprises styling bits is being offered at a dealer level. As for the Indian market, the new-generation model is yet to make its debut sometime next year. The first concrete details of the entry-level fully-faired bike were revealed after its unveiling in Indonesia, in January. While the model has already been launched in select markets, including Philippines, the India launch is likely to take place sometime in 2018. That said, the bookings for the fully-faired bike have not started in India yet. Among the changes, the new-generation R15 V3 will receive cosmetic changes for a sportier look along with prominent mechanical updates.
The bike has been spotted several times and from what we can make from the spy shots snapped lately, the bike gets a host of aesthetic updates including the twin headlamp cluster with LED units, slightly changed fairing etc. That said, the changed fairing adds some weight to the bike, making it a bit heavier. Aside from the above tweaks, the bike will feature a modified Delta Box with a new swing arm. It will additionally feature reworked fuel tank with extensions and sharp fairing for an aggressive look. Yamaha will also raise the saddle height and the high set position will be in tandem with its sportier look.
Power source on the bike will be a new 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. The engine with maximum power of 19.3bhp and top torque of 14.7Nm will be linked to a six-speed unit. Yamaha has calibrated the engine to return increased fuel economy.
Yamaha has not revealed the launch date for the new-generation R15 V3. It was reported earlier that the new R15 V3 could be launched during the second-half of 2017, however latest reports suggest that Yamaha could bring the bike to India sometime next year.
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
The new-generation model of the R15 V3 will receive styling changes, mechanical updates and additional kit. With these updates, the new R15 V3 is likely to be priced between Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom expected price).
One of the major changes on the new R15 V3 will be the updated Delta Box which will come with an aluminium swingarm. It will additionally get full-fairing and twin-seat layout. With the addition of full-fairing, the bike is set to witness some increase in weight. Furthermore, the position of the seat will be raised for a comfortable riding experience. Styling updates such as new dual-split LED headlamp with middle air-inlet, new body panels, USD front forks and LED rear lights will round off changes on the bike.
The analog-cluster will be replaced with the new digital unit with blue colour backlights and the aerodynamically designed body fairing will offer better thigh & chest support. In line with its sporty appearance, the bike will also receive sculpted fuel tank with 11-litres of capacity. Some of the bits such as the pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust will be inspired by M-Slaz, whereas other bits will be taken from the larger YZF-R6. It is expected that the new R15 V3 could get an optional ABS system. Read More About – Yamaha Saluto RX | Yamaha M Slaz (MT-15) | Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
Powered by the new 155.1cc engine, the bike is expected to return higher mileage. As mentioned above, the engine is expected to be tuned to return increased fuel economy. With the changes, expect R15 V3 to deliver 40km/l in city and 46km/l on highways.
|Engine||155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA|
|Max Power||19.04bhp @10,000rpm|
|Max Torque||14.7Nm @8,500rpm|
The fully-fairing entry-level bike will source power from the 155.1cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine with SOHC technology. In terms of power, the bike is likely to put out 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm against 14.7Nm torque. The 155.1cc unit will also feature forged piston and lighter DiASil (Direct Aluminium Silicon) cylinder that is claimed to be more durable. With these changes, the engine is expected to return higher fuel-economy. Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price, Specs & Pictures
The new R15 V3 will be available in three colour options – Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. One must note that the above shades will be offered 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|
In terms of proportions, the bike will measure 1,900mm in length, 725mmin width and 1,135mm in height. Seat on the other hand, will be positioned at a height of 815mm and the bike will have 1,325mm long wheelbase. The sculpted fuel tank will have a capacity of 11-litres.
Yamaha’s R15 V3 will vault over to a new generation sometime next year. Prominent changes on the bike will include styling updates, additional features and mechanical tweaks. Deriving power from the more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology, the bike is likely to be more fuel efficient. Although, with the addition of full-fairing, the entry-level bike is likely to witness some increase in weight. Some of the elements and features will be borrowed from the larger YZF-R6 model, which several prominent styling bits will be reminiscent of the M-Slaz. With these cosmetic changes and new 155.1cc engine, the new R15 V3 will be sportier and sharper than the current model. While in terms of pricing, expect minimal difference between the two models, though there will be slight increase in price.