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Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Yamaha YZF R15 V3



YAMAHA YZF R15 V3 Yamaha has changed the 150cc segment when they launched R15 their younger sibling of their masterpiece The R1 in 2008. It was sporty and looks like fantastically sporty. In 2011 the V2 of R15 was launched and since then there were not updates and now after a long wait the V3 is launched as “YAMAHA VZF R15 V3”


The Yamaha R15 V3 is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). It is very aggressively priced as its competitors Bajaj RS200 at Rs 1.25 lakh and KTM RC 200 at Rs 1.77 lakh.

About VZF R15 V3 2018

Yamaha R15 V3 has finally made it to the Indian turf in a better and a more pronounced avatar. As anticipated, the Indian version R15 V3 does not have upside-down (USD) forks, aluminium footpegs and ABS to keep the price of the bike in check.

The Yamaha R15 V3 is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The highlighting features of the Yamaha R15 V3 include split LED headlamps, large intake upfront, redesigned fairing, fully digital instrument cluster (first-time inclusion on the R15), raised saddle height of 815mm, chiselled tank and the large exhaust muffler.

Under the skin, it gets the new liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder 155cc engine with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system that’s  capable of producing a max power of 19.3PS, which is 2.3PS more than its predecessor at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of peak torque at 8,500rpm.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and comes with a slipper clutch. The fuel efficiency of the bike is claimed to be improved by 4.7 percent. Built on the Deltabox frame.

Furthermore,the new R15 V3 features telescopic front forks, rear monoshock absorbers and discs at either end. The bike is just 3kg heavier than the older model. In the Indian market, Yamaha R15 V3 will lock horns with the popular KTM RC200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Specifications


Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Disc
Wheel Type Alloy
Starting Self Start Only
Fuel Capacity 11 L
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC
Displacement 155.1 cc
Gear Box 6-Speed
Fuel Type Petrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC
Displacement 155.1 cc
Maximum Power 19.3 PS @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque 15 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Starting Self Start Only
Cooling System Liquid Cooled
Gear Box 6-Speed
Clutch Assist & Slipper Clutch
No. of Cylinders 1
Drive Type Chain Drive
Valves (per cylinder) 4
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 58.7 mm
Supply System Fuel Injection
Transmission Type Manual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size Front :-100/80-17

Rear :-140/70-17

Tyre Type Tubeless
Radial Tyres Yes
Wheel Size Front :-17 inch

Rear :-17 Inch

Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Disc
Front Brake Diameter 282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter 220 mm

Features and Safety

Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Tripmeter Digital
Body Graphics Yes
Seat Type Split
Console Digital
Clock Digital
Passenger Backrest Yes
Step-up Seat Yes
Passenger Footrest Yes
Traction Control No
Cruise Control No
Navigation No
Quick Shifter No
Launch Control No
Power Modes No
Adjustable Windscreen No
Mobile Connectivity No

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/Frame Delta Box
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swingarm


Length 1990 mm
Height 1135 mm
Width 725 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Saddle Height 815 mm
Kerb Weight 139 Kg
Wheelbase 1325 mm
Fuel Capacity 11 L


Ignition TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Head Lamp LED
Tail Lamp LED
Turn Signal Lamp LED
Pass Switch Yes
Battery Type ETZ-5
Battery Capacity 12 V, 4 Ah
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
LED Tail Light Yes

Final Verdict

YAMAHA YZF R15 V3 is a outstanding bike but it has some flaws as well, the most important thing that is missing is ABS as per safety concern a Dual Channel ABS is most needed thing and it is proven to save lives. Yamaha Launched the bike in a hurry just to get away with the government norms for doing ABS as standard and Yamaha tried to keep the cost low.  YAMAHA YZF R15 V3 is a fantastic bike but is good for short rides only as the seating posture is very sporty and is good for the youngsters who wants to buy a bike just to go to collage. As a result, it is not a good option for daily commuting.


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