Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Launch Soon as Several Spy Images Surface Online
Yamaha Motorcycles India will soon launch one of the most awaited motorcycles of the recent times, the Yamaha R15 V3.0. The latest iteration of the Yamaha R15 made its global debut in Indonesia in January this year. The India-spec model, however, is not an all-new version and is based on the V2.0. This will ensure that the prices remain under check. We’re expecting a starting price of roughly Rs 1.35 lakh. Read on for complete details on the new Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Price, Launch Date, Specifications, and Images.
The India-spec R15 V 3.0 looks a lot like the international model. It gets new design body panels along with LED headlamps. The bike also gets a digital speedo console that has a blue backlight. The new motorcycle will also get new colour options. However, the new version of the R15 for India misses out on the upside down front forks.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 India Launch Date
|Launch Date||April 2018|
The new 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 India launch date could fall in April 2018. Prior to its market launch, the motorcycle will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. We await official confirmation of the launch date from the manufacturer. The bike was officially unveiled in Indonesia earlier this year.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs. 1.30 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs. 1.40 Lakh|
The new 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 could cost around Rs. 1.30 Lakhs. The bike should be priced in the Rs. 1.30-1.40 Lakhs range (ex-showroom). Currently, the R15 V2.0 model has a sticker price of roughly Rs. 1.20 lakhs. However, new bits like LED headlamps and USD Forks should bump up the price.
Missing Features on the Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 India spec model
The India-spec R15 V3.0 seems to be based on the V2.0 and isn’t the new-generation that’s on sale abroad. While this will ensure that prices stay competitive, expect the new model to be largely like the V2.0. The India-spec R15 V3.0 gets the same front forks that the V2.0 comes with. Yes, there are no USDs. Also, the motorcycle doesn’t get an ABS. It doesn’t get the sticky Pirellis. Also, the sportier fender of the V3.0 doesn’t make it to the model for our country. Even the footpegs seem to be the same. Also, going by the nature of omissions, it doesn’t look like even the slipper clutch would be offered on this motorcycle. It’s like India will get a facelift of V2.0 and not an all-new model that’s sold abroad.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 India Specifications
|Engine Type||Single-cylinder, fuel-injected|
|Engine Displacement||155 cc|
|Max. Power||19.31 PS @ 10,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm|
The new model Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 features a new 155.1 cc VVA SOHC engine. Peak power stands at 19.31 PS. The 2017 R15 also benefits from a slipper clutch. The R15 continues to have a 6-speed Manual Transmission. The India-spec model, which will be based on the V2.0, gets the same swingarm and suspension. On the other hand, the international model gets a slightly different wheelbase and USD front forks.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 India Mileage
The average mileage will be a bit lower than that offered by the current model. We expect it to be in the range of 35-40 KMPL.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 India Top Speed
|Top Speed||135 KMPH|
We expect the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3 to have a top speed of 135 KMPH.
New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Dimensions
|Length x Width x Height||1990 mm x 725 mm x 1135 mm|
|Ground Clearance||155 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11L|
New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Suspension and Brakes
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Link monoshock|
|Front Tyre||90 / 80-17|
|Rear Tyre||130 / 70-17|
|Front Brake||disc brake|
|Rear Brake||disc brake|
New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Rivals
Thanks to a possible price clash, the new R15 V3.0 will even compete with the base Dominar 400 and the Pulsar RS200 ABS. It will also continue to lock horns with the CBR150R.
New Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Colours
- Racing Blue
- Matte Black
- Matte Red
New Yamaha YZF R15 Version 3.0 Features
- Split-Dual LED headlamps
- Clip-on Handlebar
- Tank Protector
- Racy New Look
- Split Seats
- Rear Mono-suspension
- New Digital Instrument Cluster
- Body Decals
- Aircraft-type Fuel Filler Cap
- New Rear View Mirrors
- LED Taillamp
New Yamaha R15 Version 3 Design
The new Yamaha R15 V3.0 looks sportier than V2.0. Thanks to many new body panels and bits like USD forks, the Version 3.0 looks bigger. Also, new colour options and sporty decals should make the bike more attractive. The ‘pièce de résistance’ are new LED headlamps. Once aboard, you’ll be quick to appreciate the new digital speedo console. Also, the bike could have a more comfortable seating position for both the rider and the pillion. It’s worth a mention that the V2.0 has faced a lot of flak for an uncomfortable pillion seat. Some design inspiration could also come from the YZF R125 and YZF R6. Between the international V3.0 and Indian model, the former looks sportier thanks to upside-down front forks and alloy foot pegs. Both of these are missing from the Indian model.
Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest news updates on the Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 Price, Launch Date, Specifications, Mileage, Top Speed and Images.
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