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2017 Yamaha YZF R15 Might Launch By End Of This Year

New Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 gets all-new design and a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology.

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Yamaha YZF R15 V3

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.

2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 Front

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Launch Date

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.

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India

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).

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Design

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.

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New Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications

Engine 155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA
Max Power 19.04bhp @10,000rpm
Max Torque 14.7Nm @8,500rpm
Transmission 6-speed

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.

New Yamaha R15 V3 Mileage (Expected)

City 40kmpl
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.

2017 Yamaha R15

New Yamaha R15 V3 Colours

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.

New Yamaha R15 V3 Key Features

– 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

Tyre Size

Front Tyre – 100/80 -17M/C 52P
Rear Tyre – 140/70-17M/C 66S

Braking System

Front Disc – 282mm
Rear Disc – 240mm

2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 Dimensions

Length 1990mm
Width 725mm
Height 1135mm
Wheelbase 1325mm
Seat Height 815mm
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.

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2017 Yamaha R15 V3
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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.



  1. Ishan Vashishtha
    May 24, 2016

    Please launch R15 v3.0 in India soon.

  2. jack
    June 15, 2016

    Is RS 200 worth buying ??? Will it have resale value ???

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 15, 2016

      Resale value has never been a problem with Bajaj Pulsar range. And the RS200 surely is a decent product, take a test ride and you’ll know.

  3. pranay teja
    July 7, 2016

    We need R15 to be powered by 200 c.c engine. Please guys, have some meaning to the upgrades of the bike after 4-5 yrs of launching the version 2. If you can’t upgrade the bike which is meaning full to buy the upgraded version 3, I don’t think you will do good in the market these ongoing yrs, because you’ll have to compete with lot of other very good alternative bikes like ktm,suzuki,bajaj.. what not else. Hope you’ll come up with good one i mean a better one ..!

    • OBY
      February 13, 2017

      thats why its named R15 because it means Racing 150. if its 200cc then youre asking for a new bike named R20. LOL

      • Prakash
        February 15, 2017

        Is it so?
        The is r1 is for 10cc?😂😂

  4. veeru
    July 7, 2016

    R15 v3 .0…. Waiting…..

  5. sandy
    August 27, 2016

    i am waiting for that black beast

  6. shahezad khan
    August 27, 2016

    Most beautiful looks and bike

  7. swrang
    August 30, 2016

    Plz Launch soon r15 new version to india waiting

  8. Vikas
    August 31, 2016

    I want in green colour plz make in green also

  9. Anil anthrayose
    September 13, 2016

    Am waiting……

    September 13, 2016

    Yamaha r15v3 2016

  11. Arun
    September 14, 2016

    I request Yamaha to Launch this wild beast very soon, I already planned to buy v2.0 but now you going to launch v3.0 so I have decided to buy this new version, please launch it as soon as you can.

  12. alis9709ue
    September 27, 2016

    Very nice looking yzf–r15 version 3.0

    September 27, 2016

    I want R15 with 180 cc with black colour.

  14. goutam
    October 9, 2016

    I am waiting r15 v3.0

  15. Arun atlee
    October 10, 2016

    When u will launch this…r15 model…is it will be with in 2016…..???plz launch as soon as possible

  16. Janak JP
    October 20, 2016

    Please make a 200cc bike of r15 with 25hp I demand it

    October 21, 2016

    Please launch R15 v 3.0 as soon as possible….. waiting for it so long
    I have decided to buy r15 v2.0 but when I saw v3.0 is coming soon I changed my decision to v3.0.

    • Madhusudan Ratre
      November 16, 2016

      Wow , it’s my favorite looking awesome superb bike …I’m waiting..

    November 15, 2016

    PlzLunch soon…bcz I m Ready For Race wid mah Racers…

  19. sumit kamble
    November 16, 2016

    I am waiting for r15bike v3 launch

  20. shibanimahanta
    November 29, 2016

    Nice style I am waiting this bike v3.0

  21. Khan Salman
    December 22, 2016

    I’m waiting for this monster

  22. akash
    December 22, 2016

    I just like the r15 v3……..

  23. Geleck
    December 24, 2016

    Yamaha company please launch r15 v3 as soon as possible. There is whole a lot of people who were waiting from this awesome bike , including me too 👌🏽🙏

  24. vishwas
    December 25, 2016

    r15 v3,when its launching in bangalore????

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      December 31, 2016

      Hi Vishwas

      The new R15 is currently in testing phase. The bike is expected to be launched by the mid 2017.

  25. prabin tamang
    December 25, 2016

    Im still waiting …launch it soon…ihve planned to buy V2 …but when i hear that V3 will coming soon..ihve change my decision…so M/F launched it ASAP….dats it…

  26. Siddharth
    December 26, 2016

    Plz plz hurry up to launch R15 V3…I am waiting For This Monster Bike…and plz a new colour with monstar blue….

  27. rider HB
    December 26, 2016

    I m waiting to 8 months to buy r15 v. 0 please launch it as soon as possible

  28. Saddam hossain
    December 27, 2016

    I am waiting for new version …r15 v3 i wait for you…

  29. Ishan jain
    December 28, 2016

    We want it in 200 or 250cc

  30. suraj mishra
    December 28, 2016

    hurry up launch v3 i am wating ……..

  31. vinoth
    December 29, 2016

    Ian waiting for this bike Yamaha yzf r15v3.0*

  32. Biswajit Nayak
    December 29, 2016

    Nice style I am waiting this bike v3.0

  33. s.venkatesan
    December 29, 2016

    I like this r15 v3 😘😘😘😘😘

  34. Raja. Rj
    December 30, 2016

    I’m waiting this new Yamaha R15 v3.0 …

  35. Rizwan
    December 30, 2016

    I am biker my team love r15 but its only 150cc. Bike should be more then 200cc

  36. prakash
    December 31, 2016

    Want to go for duke 390 (2017), but yes big fan of yamaha racing DNA thats y waiting for r15 v3 as well….hope they will introduce ABS with a bit more power so that it can be more hilly tour friendly as its v2 version power is not enough for ladkh kind of touring…

  37. rahul mandal
    February 12, 2017

    I am waiting this year yzf r15 v.3 please lunch soon

  38. Sunil dath M
    February 13, 2017

    Plzzz launch it as soon as possible in India ,I have fixed to buy it ,need to climb up through the Indian queen of hills “ooty ” with r15 v3

  39. Varshil vp
    February 13, 2017

    Plzzz plzz my bday is on 5th month so plz launch on 5 month

  40. ahmed
    February 13, 2017

    Plz lunch r15 v3 i want it

  41. abinesh k
    February 14, 2017

    I am waiting for r15

  42. sangram Mallick
    February 14, 2017

    Yamaha r15

  43. Nabeel
    February 14, 2017

    Please launch R15 v.3 in India as soon as possible ..We are waiting here

  44. Gopal chhetry
    February 15, 2017

    its great full to say this bike New R15 V3 is very2 nice

  45. mani
    February 15, 2017

    Pls launch in India,I want this bike

  46. Saif sayyed
    February 15, 2017

    I love yamaha R15 v3
    Plzz launch as soon as possible
    In india. Maharashtra

  47. Velmurugan
    February 16, 2017

    Please launch in Chennai . We are waiting for last 3,4 month

  48. golu sharma
    February 16, 2017

    Please launch r15 v3 soon i am waiting

  49. cheng naksanh(Arunachal pradesh)
    February 16, 2017

    Waiting for this bike

  50. cheng naksang(Arunachal pradesh)
    February 16, 2017

    Launch it as soon as possible

  51. Rohit singh
    February 17, 2017

    I am Waiting

  52. Deababrata
    February 17, 2017

    Plz lunch r15 v3 I am writing for the bike
    Plz tell me lunch date??????
    ?????? I live in kolkata.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 17, 2017

      The company hasn’t officially commented on its India launch plans yet.

  53. Abhishek
    February 17, 2017

    sir please launch new r15 v3.0 soon i want it so please launch it and tell launch date

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 17, 2017

      The company hasn’t revealed its India launch plans yet.

  54. Sanu
    February 17, 2017

    Hurray up lunch this 🇷 15 v3.0
    🏍I want to get it in every movement…..

  55. pry ujjwal
    February 17, 2017

    I’m waiting for Yamaha r15 v3 gold and black (spacial edition)

    February 22, 2017

    I’m really looking towards bike’s launch

  57. Pranab borah
    February 23, 2017

    Waiting for Yamaha R15 V3

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