Update: A new avatar of what is the sportiest 150cc motorcycle in India, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 is ready for launch in January 2018. Reportedly spotted at a dealership wearing all its final decals, bells and whistles, like its predecessor, the 2018 YZF-R15’s styling is heavily influenced by the top-of-the-line R1 Superbike.
As fans of the motorcycle perhaps already know, the India-spec R15 gets conventional front forks instead of the USD type which the bike gets in other markets. Powering the new Yamaha R15 V3.0 will be an all-new 155cc engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology as can be seen courtesy of the decal running across the front fairing. This single cylinder liquid cooled motor produces 19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm. The engine is paired to a six speed transmission. LED illumination, a Deltabox frame, an all-digital instrument console and all other goodies which the new bike gets internationally should make it on the R15 here too.
Update: The new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 was recently seen on the Indian roads in showroom-ready form. Check out these new images of the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 in India.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting of the next generation Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 and recent sightings of the motorcycle on Indian roads confirmed the fact that it isn’t too far from reaching showrooms. However, as seen in previous spy images, the India spec version will get one major hardware revision. The India spec model will miss out on the USD forks and instead use conventional telescopic suspension upfront. Apart from that, we could not spot many differences between the international spec and India bound model. Here’s everything we know about the India bound Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 India Prices (Expected)
We expect the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 to arrive around INR 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom) mark.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 India Launch Date
While there is no official announcement about the India launch of the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0, a report by TimsOfIndia states that the new motorcycle may arrive before or at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Features and Details
The new R15 V3.0 receives styling cues from its elder sibling, the current generation R1. Visually, the new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 will feature all-new styling, an LED headlamp, a ram air intake, a fully digital instrument cluster, and ABS. It will continue to use the evergreen Delta Box frame. Also on offer will be a different swing arm, a new tail section with a tail tidy setup, a redesigned split seat, a new LED tail lamp, sleeker turn indicators, and a new exhaust canister with an aluminum finished tip.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Engine and Performance
Powering the new Yamaha R15 V3.0 will be an all new 155cc engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology. This single cylinder liquid cooled motor produces 19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm. The engine is paired to a six speed transmission.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Safety
With the new safety norms around the corner, ABS will come as standard. Apart from ABS, the motorcycle will also feature a slipper clutch.
New Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Technical Specifications
|Type||Liquid Cooled 4-stroke, Single-Cylinder SOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 58.7 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.6: 1|
|Maximum Power||19.3PS (14.2 kW) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm|
|Clutch Type||Wet Typre Multi-Plate|
|Length x Width x Height||1990 x 725 x 1135 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 Litre|
|Weight (Wet)||137 kg|
|Front||100/80-17 M/C 52P|
|Rear||140/70-17 M/C 66S|