India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. has launched its much-awaited super sports bike YZF-R15 (Version 3.0) at the Auto Expo 2018. The new super sports model is priced at INR 1.25 Lakh (ex-showroom).
Continuing with the great legacy of R-DNA since 1998 with the launch of YZF-R1, Yamaha carries the similar high technology and high performance forward with its new YZF-R15 (Version 3.0). The motorcycle is powered by a 155 cc engine with high compression ratio which produces 19.3 PS power at 10,000 RPM and a torque of 15 N.M at 8500 RPM.
Yamaha introduces the revolutionary VVA system in India with this version. This delivers top-end power without sacrificing the torquey character in the low to mid-range rpm. This results in linear acceleration and high-performance character along with sharper throttle response.
Mounted on a Delta box frame, this technology promises a more powerful, feature rich and sportier model, along with the shift light and VVA indicator which makes the power band simple to manage. The Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch has been adopted to reduce the weight of the clutch pull and provide a low-stress shifting during deceleration. The A&S Clutch provides smooth and enjoyable downshifts during the ride.
The new Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 gets a stylish look from its fully digital instrument console and LED head and tail light. It has a weight (wet) of 139 kg and a massive 170 mm ground clearance. It now comes with a more aggressive riding position and wider size rear tire same as the one offered in YZF-R3.
Racing enthusiasts will be able to add more performance to their Yamaha R15 V3 with the addition of the Racing Kit. The kit consists of the Metzeler tyre along with Daytona muffler and Frame Slider and can be additionally purchased from authorized dealers of Yamaha.
2018 Yamaha R15 V3 Colours:
The new super sports model is available in 2 colours – Racing Blue and Thunder Grey
2018 Yamaha R15 V3 Price:
The new R15 V3 is priced at INR 1,25,000 (ex-showroom Delhi)
“Yamaha is delighted to be a part of Auto Expo 2018, the country’s biggest auto show. India is a key growth market for Yamaha and the company’s performance so far has been backed by a robust line-up and distribution. Today’s launch of YZF-R15 (Version 3.0) is in line with Yamaha’s commitment to introduce global products and embodies Yamaha’s core philosophy of performance, design and innovation. Yamaha is confident that this launch will further bolster its presence in the popular 150 cc segment,” said The Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, Mr. Motofumi Shitara.
“The inheritance of R-DNA inflicts upon an extraordinary pursuit of technology and performance; precisely it’s what the Yamaha’s R Series is all about. Pushing off with innumerable race victories, this unbeatable combination of power and performance is now ready for India. The YZF-R15 (Version 3.0) will offer an enthralling technology and enormous riding attitude to the customers, whereas the additional purchase option of “Racing Kit” consisting of Metzeler tyre will perk up the overall experience for the racing enthusiasts,” commented Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.
2018 Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications:
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement: 155 cc
Bore & Stroke: 58.0 mm X 58.7 mm
Compression ratio: 11.6:1
Maximum power: 14.2 kW(19.3 PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 15 Nm(1.5 kgf.m) @ 8500 rpm
Lubrication System: Wet sump
Clutch type: Wet Multiple-disc
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Ignition System: TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Starter System: Electric start
Transmission System: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension System: Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension System: Swingarm (link suspension)
Wheel travel (Front): 130 mm
Wheel travel (Rear): 97 mm
Trail: 88 mm
Brake type (Front): Hydraulic single disc (282 mm)
Brake type (Rear): Hydraulic single disc (220 mm)
Front tire: MRF/NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-FX1 100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)
Rear tire: MRF/NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-S 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Length: 1,990 mm
Width: 725 mm
Height: 1,135 mm
Seat height: 815 mm
Wheelbase: 1,325 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 170 mm
Curb weight (including full oil & fuel tank): 139 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 11 L
Engine Oil capacity: 1.05 L