Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched at Auto Expo 2018

    Priced at Rs 1.25 lakh and now with more power, here’s all you need to know about the new R15.

    Published On Feb 07, 2018 12:50:00 PM


    Yamaha has finally taken the wraps off the YZF-R15 V3.0. The much-awaited faired motorcycle has received substantial updates for 2018 and is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

    The new R15 features an R1-inspired fairing and gets twin-LED headlights, with the tail-light being an LED unit too. The R15 is built around a new Deltabox frame which will lend it its signature handling characteristics – natural and precise, in other words. Unlike the international update to the R15, however, the version launched in India features a 41mm telescopic fork instead of an (expensive) upside-down fork. The R15 is shod with 100/80 17 (front) and 140/70 17 (rear) tubeless tyres. At the front, the new R15 gets a 282mm disc brake with a two-piston caliper while the rear gets a smaller disc. ABS has not been offered on this model yet.

    The R15 V3.0 is powered by a 155cc, SOHC, four-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor which produces 19.3hp at 10,000rpm. It runs a high compression ratio (11.6:1) and features a lightweight forged aluminium piston. The motor is paired to a six-speed transmission that also features an assist and slip clutch, which makes the clutch feel lighter and helps the bike maintain composure under hard downshifts.

    Among other features are a fully-digital multi-function instrument cluster with a gear-shift light and a connector for USB charging. Priced at Rs 1.25 lakh, the R15 is slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. But are its power increment and new styling/features enough to justify the hike? Do you think it has been a deserving upgrade? Let us know in the comments section below.

    Yamaha Price
    BikePrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
    Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0Rs 1.25 lakh

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