The Yamaha R15 v3.0 has been spied on a highway in India. The video reveals more information about the bike’s ergonomics and other details.
Yamaha has adopted the 2017 YZF R1’s design language for its smaller cousin. A faux air intake dominates the front end, flanked by LED headlights. The side fairing gets relatively cleaner lines and the rear comes with a tyre hugger, and a saree guard. The Yamaha R15 v3.0 is already on sale in Indonesia, but the Indian model comes with a few changes to make it more affordable.
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The most apparent change is the inclusion of traditional telescopic fork instead of upside down units. The rear features a monoshock. The ergonomics is sporty, thanks to the clip on handlebars, and rear-set footpegs. The motorcycle was spied in India for the first time recently.
In the international market, the Yamaha R15 v3.0 employs a 155cc single cylinder mill with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The powerplant punches out 19.31 PS of power and 14.7 Nm of torque. In comparison, the 149 cc engine in the R15 v2.0 makes 17 PS of power and 15 Nm of torque. The engine works in tandem with 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch. Yamaha is likely to omit the slipper clutch due to cost constraints.
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The bike will reportedly be launched in February 2018. Expect Yamaha to price the R15 v3.0 in the INR 1.20-1.30 lakh (ex-showroom) range.
[Source: Harshvardhan Singh via PowerDrift]