Yamaha R15 V3.0 – Rendering
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Could feature a more powerful engine.
MotoBlast has made a speculative rendering of the Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0. The portrayed model is an amalgamation of the current R15 and the newly introduced Yamaha M-Slaz (the R15’s naked version). The publication suggests that the R15 Version 3.0 could be named the Yamaha R-Slaz.
Unlike Yamaha’s usual practise of developing a street fighter based on a fully faired sportsbike, like the Yamaha MT-25 based on the R25 and the Yamaha MT-03 derived from the R3, the Yamaha M-Slaz is believed to be based on the third generation R15 which is yet to be unveiled.
This is assumed from the fact that the M-Slaz, that was launched in Thailand last month, has the next level of hardware compared to the existing, YZF-R15 V2.0. This includes the inverted telescopic fork, the LED headlamp, the fully digital instrument console and the like.
Yamaha has carried the engine and the six-speed transmission over from the current R15, but did not reveal the power and torque output. The 149 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected engine with SOHC and 4 valves, produces 17 PS at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm at 7,500 rpm on the R15. It is unclear what type of changes will be seen on the R15 V3.0’s powertrain.
Yamaha M-Slaz – Image Gallery
[Rendering – MotoBlast]