Yamaha R15 is a fully faired sportsbike and is a perfect fit for a beginner rider. Check out this modified version which offers a touchscreen system, cruise control and a couple of other features too.
Many modified versions of Yamaha R15 either receive revised fenders, new colour option, graphics, new colour for the alloys and a redesigned bodywork. However, this one, gets some features which come in premium cars.
Kunal Custom Design has built the modified R15 which gets a 7-inch touchscreen system, cruise control, fingerprint startup and automatic wing mirrors. Other additions include LED projector headlamps and integrated turn indicators on the back of the mirrors.
The touchscreen infotainment system offers navigation, rearview camera, incoming message and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. For starting the bike, either you can scan your fingerprint, use the key or use your smartphone for it.
Your smartphone also allows the modified Yamaha R15 to display its current location. In case the owner is lost or the bike is stolen, the location tracker will be useful here. The bike also gets a movement sensitive ant-theft alarm.
Lastly, the modified Yamaha R15 gets cruise control option. This helps in a comfortable highway riding. With this, its extensive feature list, this is one heck of a desired bike.
Design changes on the bike include orange dipped alloy wheels, custom livery and carbon finish at the front. The modified Yamaha R15 is basically the R15 V2 underneath.
Now, Yamaha R15 V3 is sold in the market. It was introduced in June 2018. It gets a complete design overhaul with a more dedicated riding performance and of course, better racing manners.
R15 V3 gets a 155cc liquid-cooled VVA engine that puts out 19 BHP and 14.7 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
It comes with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system that helps the engine with more torque in mid-range as well as low-ends. It also helps the bike in offering superb mileage figures. In our road test, we were able to achieve 50 kmpl mileage.
We believe that on January 21, Yamaha India will launch the updated versions of Yamaha FZ, Fazer, FZ25 and R15 V3. All of these currently lack ABS, which will be compulsory post April 2019. We might also see the debut of Yamaha FZ-S V3 on that day.