Yamaha R15 V3.0 - Rendering

07/01/2016 - 11:11 | ,  ,   | Ashwin Ram N P

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.

Yamaha R15 V3.0 Rendering
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 is expected to inherit the vital features of the Yamaha M-Slaz like the inverted fork, LED headlamps and the fully digital instrument console.

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 M-Slaz red and black unveiled at 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
The Yamaha M-Slaz is expected to be launched in Indonesia soon, as the Yamaha Xabre.

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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.

[Rendering - MotoBlast]

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