Upcoming Yamaha YZF-R15 to get a 155cc engine?

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We had earlier brought to you the news that Yamaha Motors is planning to bring a more powerful and safer version of the YZF-R15 in the future. Now, according to an image shared by motoring website TMC Blog, the upcoming version of the R15 will feature a bored up 155cc engine.


Image courtesy: TMC blog

According to the motoring portal, the engine would be a 155cc unit. What it means for the customer is that the model would produce a higher power and torque output as compared to the current 150cc motor. It is believed that the motor will produce a power output in the range of 18-20 hp while the peak torque could be bumped up to 17-18 Nm. This engine would continue to send power to the wheel via a six speed gearbox.

Also read: EICMA 2016: Race-spec 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6 revealed

Yamaha R15 Version 3

Image courtesy: Motoblast

Suspension duties are expected to be performed by an upside down forks upfront. The Japanese bike maker is also likely to equip the upcoming Yamaha YZF-R15 with ABS (in view of the upcoming safety norms in India). Also on offer would be a lowered pillion seat, taking cue from the M-Slaz. Expect a sharper dual headlight design divided by a faux air intake. The exhaust seen on the rendered image also seems to have been inspired from the YZF-R125 and the YZF-R6.

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