Souped-up Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 hits 16,000 rpm [Video]

23/01/2019 - 15:04 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The famed deltabox frame and forward-leaning ergonomics make the Yamaha YZF-R15 a perfect track day motorcycle for beginners. However, while it does deliver segment-leading performance numbers, more power is always welcome.

YouTuber Abhinav Bhatt shares the same views, which is why he gave his R15 V3.0 a mechanical upgrade to deliver more power than the stock motorcycle. His souped-up YZF-R15 V3.0, as seen in his latest video, reaches a redline of 16,000 rpm. Close to its redline in the top gear, the speedometer can be seen displaying a speed of 190 kph (as seen on the speedometer while the bike was on paddock stand). However, the motorcycle is still being fine-tuned and the 16,000 rpm redline will be brought down to 13,000.

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Abhinav’s YZF-R15 V3.0 features the full system Daytona exhaust that Yamaha offers as an accessory. The motorcycle required a re-flashed ECU, which wasn’t available through Yamaha India. Thus, he purchased one from BRT Juken, Indonesia. The aftermarket ECU is capable of pushing the redline of the motorcycle to about 16,000 rpm. It could result in a busted engine, and thus Abhinav plans to stick to 13,500 rpm.

The additional engine bits imported include new camshaft to support the higher revs, and the unit, similar to the ECU, came from BRT Juken, new valve springs, racing coil, and a tuning cable for the ECU. The total amount (excluding the Daytona exhaust that is already installed on the motorcycle) came to INR 32,000. The imports did not stop there. Abhinav sourced a performance air filter and a bigger fuel injector from Thailand.

Yamaha R15 V3 Hits 190 Kph At 16000 Rpm
The heavily modified Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0, as seen in the video, clocks 190 kph near the 16,000 rpm mark.

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To give it improved cornering abilities, the motorcycle received a pair of stickier Metzeler tyres. A radially mounted master cylinder, Brembo brake pads and steel-braided brake lines on Abhinav’s YZF-R15 offer better-stopping power.

The motorcycle, as Abhinav has mentioned in his YouTube video, is still being fine-tuned by the folks at Speedmonks. We would file a follow-up post once the motorcycle is ready and bring you the updated numbers.

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