Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 – Spec comparison
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Yamaha has launched the third iteration of the famed R15, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 at this year’s Auto Expo. So, what exactly does the Version 3.0 offer over the Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0? Read on to find out.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 sports redesigned bodywork which is now more in line with its litre-class sibling, the R1. The headlamps are now full LED instead of the twin halogen units. The silhouette looks more compact than the older generation bike, while maintaining the sporty character.
|Specifications||Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0||Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0|
|Engine||155 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC engine with VVA technology||149 cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC engine|
|Maximum Power||19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm||17 PS at 8,500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||15 Nm at 8,500 rpm||15 Nm at 7,500 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed with assist and slipper clutch||6-speed|
|Front Suspension||41 mm telescopic fork||33 mm telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Link-type monoshock||Link-type monoshock|
|Front Brake||282 mm disc||Disc|
|Rear Brake||220 mm disc||250 mm disc|
|Kerb Weight||139 kg||136 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 litres||12 litres|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm||160 mm|
|Front Wheel||MRF Nylogrip Zapper-FX1 100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)||90/80-17|
|Rear Wheel||MRF/Nylogrip Zapper-S 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)||130/70-R17|
|Price, ex-showroom, Delhi||INR 1,25,000||INR 1,18,838|
The Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 comes with an old-school analogue-digital combo cluster. Whereas, the V3.0 gets a fully-digital multifunction instrument cluster with shift light indicator; VVA indicator, and connector for USB charging. The new-gen bike also features a new Deltabox frame with optimised rigidity around the pivot area. The new-gen engine’s output higher up in the rev-band, thanks to the VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.
Also Read: 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 – Auto Expo 2018 Live
The new bodywork, frame, and engine have resulted in 3 kg extra weight when compared to the V2.0. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 also enjoys the benefit of a slipper clutch which helps in downshifting quickly without losing the bike’s composure. All these technologies come at a marginal premium of INR 6,162 over the previous generation motorcycle. The Japanese brand has increased the ground clearance in the V3.0 by 10 mm.