Yamaha R15 v3 production commences in Indonesia – Report
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The Yamaha R15 v3.0 is just 1 kg heavier than the R15 v2.0.
Yamaha Indonesia has commenced production of the Yamaha R15 v3.0 as revealed by the row of Matte Red motorcycles seen in a photograph shared by an Iwanbanaran reader. The Yamaha R15 v3.0 is the most powerful motorcycle in the segment.
The new Yamaha R15 v3.0 is powered by an all-new 155.1 cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled mill coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 19.31 PS of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. The use of Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) will help the bike churn out an ideal amount of power across all engine speeds.
Bookings for the new Yamaha R15 v3.0 commenced on 1 April 2017 and first 155 customers get a VR46 T-shirt. The motorcycle gets a 155 mm ground clearance but the fuel tank has shrunk to 11-litre. Colour options for the Yamaha R15 v3.0 includes Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red (featured above).
The new Yamaha R15 v3.0 gets several premium features like LED headlamp, all digital instrumentation, assist and slipper clutch, upside down front forks and hazard lamps.
Yamaha Indonesia has priced the 2017 Yamaha R15 v3.0 at IDR 34,500,000, which also makes the bike costliest in the segment.
Yamaha R15 v3.0 at BIMS 2017