The all-new Yamaha R15 V3.0 was recently launched featuring a new design, a new motor with better power figures, and plenty of latest features. Many design elements of the new third-generation R15, like the new LED lights, aerodynamic front cowl with an air vent, muscular fuel tank, new windscreen, and stylish rear view mirrors, are heavily inspired from its elder sibling, the R1.
The dual-tone paint scheme adds to the aggressive looks of this power-packed entry-level performance bike. It comes with features like an all-digital instrument console that includes shift light, VVA indicator and a connector for USB charging. The new R15 V3.0 draws power from an upgraded 154.9cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine which now generates a max power of 19.30PS @ 10,000rpm and peak torque of 15Nm @ 8,500rpm, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha has also introduced Variable Valve Action (VVA) in the latest R15 which adds flexibility to the engine’s valve train thereby improving the engine’s efficiency.
Yamaha claims that it can clock a top speed of 136kmph and return a mileage of 45kmpl. Suspension setup consists of telescopic forks up front and monoshock at the rear. Braking is handled by a 282mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear. Unfortunately, ABS is still missing in the latest R15. The Yamaha R15 is offered in only one variant – V3.0 which is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). However, you can choose from three striking colour options – Sparky green, Adrenaline red and Revving blue. The third-generation R15 will rival the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Honda CBR 150 R.