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New Yamaha YZF R15 India Launch Likely In H2, 2017

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 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.

2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 Front

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Launch Date

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.

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India

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).

2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Design

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.

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New Yamaha R15 V3 Mileage (Expected)

City 40kmpl
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.

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

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 

Yamaha R15 V3.0 Images

New Yamaha R15 V3 Colours

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.

New Yamaha R15 V3 Key Features

– 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

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

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.

Yamaha R15 V3 New Vs Old

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.

2017 Yamaha R15 V3
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  • Engine


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

  58. usman
    May 2, 2017

    Pls launch it ,im waiting past9 month for buy it.

  59. Ringo Mufasa/ Pietro Badayos
    May 2, 2017

    I can’t wait to see it here in the philippines. I would definitely buy one

  60. santhosh
    August 12, 2017

    my waiting started to buy this beauty

  61. K Arjun
    August 12, 2017

    Plz Lunch soon I can’t Waite

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