2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 gets all-new design and a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder engine with VVA technology.
Yamaha Motor India is doing final preparation for the launch the new generation R15 V3 in the country. First previewed at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show earlier this year, the new 2018 Yamaha R15 V3 is a fully-faired motorcycle that will take head-to-head against the Suzuki GSX 150R and the Honda CBR150R. The company has already launched the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 in select South Asian markets including Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Its India launch is likely to happen in coming months.
The new 2018 Yamaha R15 V3 recently revealed in new clearer pictures. The latest spy pictures reveal that the modern styling of the motorcycle. The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 will come with a pack of new features, though it misses out on several high-end features which are offered on the global model. The new set of spy images also confirms that the bike’s powerful engine will be benefited with the VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.
– LED headlamps
– LED Taillamps
– New body panels
– Digital instrument console with display and LED backlight
– Rev Limiter light
– Gera Position Indicator
– New 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine
– Modified Delta Box platform with new aluminium swing arm
– Hazard Light
– Optional ABS
The new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 is currently in its final testing phase. Though the Japanese bikemaker hasn’t yet confirmed the launch date and details of the bike, it is expected to see a release in a couple of months. Prior to its official launch, this fully-faired bike might make its public debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. The biennial automotive event is scheduled to begin in the second week of February in Greater Noida. Read – New Yamaha R15 V3 vs Old R15 – What’s The Difference?
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
Along with the comprehensive design and styling updates, the new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 will receive some mechanical changes and an additional kit. With an aim to achieve competitive pricing, Yamaha will trim down some of the high-end features like upside-down forks and Pirelli tyres that are available on the global model. The new generation model is likely to be around 10,000 to 15,000 more expensive than the current model. We believe that the new 2018 Yamaha R15 V3 could be priced between Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More About – Yamaha Saluto RX | Yamaha M Slaz (MT-15) |
The new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 derives some of its design and styling bits from the R1/R6. One of the significant changes will come in the form of revised Delta Box featuring an all-new aluminium swingarm. The motorcycle will also get a newly developed fairing and twin-seat layout. With new full-fairing and several new elements, the fully-faired motorcycle is likely to witness some increase in weight. The global spec model weighs 137kgs, which is 1kg heavier than the R15 V2.
Besides this, the position of the seat has been raised for a comfortable riding experience. The 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 features new dual-split LED headlamp at the front end. Styling updates such as new body panels, USD front forks and LED rear lights will round off changes on the bike. The India-spec model will be equipped with conventional telescopic forks instead of the USD front forks. The bike’s new model will be equipped with the regular MRF tyres.
Ditching the analog instrument console, the 2018 Yamaha R15 V3 will get a new digital unit with blue colour backlights. The aerodynamically designed body fairing will offer better thigh and 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 carried over from the M-Slaz, whereas other bits will be taken from the larger YZF-R6. It is expected that the new 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 could get an optional ABS system. Read: Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR – All You Need To Know
|Engine||155cc, single-cylinder, SOHC with VVA|
|Max Power||19.04bhp @10,000rpm|
|Max Torque||14.7Nm @8,500rpm|
Besides the comprehensive styling updates and new body graphics, the popular fully-faired entry-level bike will come fitted with the new 155.1cc engine. This single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke motor is boosted with SOHC (Single OverHead Cam) technology. It is capable to push out a maximum power output of 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm, while producing a peak torque of 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. 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 better fuel efficiency. Power will be delivered to wheels via a newly developed six-speed gearbox.
Suspension duties on the India-spec R15 will be taken care of by the standard telescopic forks upfront and monoshock absorber at the rear. One must note that the bike’s global model comes with upside-down forks and slipper clutch. Braking power for the 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 comes from 282mm up front and 240mm rear disc brakes. It will also get ABS (Anti-lock braking system). Read – Yamaha MT-03 – Launch Details, Estimated Price & Pictures
|Highway||45kmpl – 46kmpl|
Power-packed with the new 155.1cc engine, the 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 is expected to return higher mileage. As mentioned above, the engine is expected to be tuned to offer an increased fuel economy. With the changes, the R15 V3 is expected to give 40kmpl in city and 46kmpl on highways.
|Expected Top Speed||140kmph|
The new motorcycle could be capable to attain a top speed of around 140kmph. If the bike achieves this figure, it will become nearly 15-20kmph faster than the outgoing model.
Buyers will have three colour choices of the new 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0, namely, Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. One must note that the above shades will be offered with Grey and White combinations.
New 2018 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|
Proportionally, the new 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 is 1,900mm long, 725mm wide and 1,135mm tall. The bike comes with a long wheelbase of 1,325mm. Compared to current model, the new model is 70mm shorter, 55mm wider 65mm taller. The wheelbase has been reduced by 20mm for better riding experience. On the other hand, the seat will be positioned at a height of 815 that is an increase of 15mm from the existing bike. The sculpted fuel tank will have a capacity of 11-litres.
Yamaha’s R15 V3 will vault over to a new generation anytime soon in India. Prominent changes on the bike will include styling updates along with additional features and mechanical tweaks. Powering the bike will be a more powerful 155.1cc single-cylinder motor 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 carried over 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 2018 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 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.