Yamaha had launched the R15 V3 during the Auto Expo in February 2018. The bike had an introductory price of Rs. 1.25 lakhs. A small amount of Rs. 2000 is added to this now. The manufacturer have decided to give no such reason to the customers for the sudden increase in price, and is also seen getting ready to launch the Moto GP version of the very same bike by the end of the current month. The reasons are suspected to be increase in operational cost and input.
The superbike has two other siblings by Yamaha, namely, R6 and R1. The R15 runs on a 150cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC, fuel injected, 4 valved, motor which has a VVA technology (Variable Valve Actuation). The bike is capable of producing a power output of 19.3 PS at 10000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 8500 rpm. A slipper clutch is also provided with the bike. The engine comes mated to a six speed manual gearbox. The bore and stroke of the bike is 58 mm and 59 mm respectively. The bike comes to standstill with the help of 282 mm and 220 mm disc brakes in the front and rear respectively.
The dual piston caliper bike has a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm rear one. The tyres in front and rear are of 100/80-17 M/C 52P and 140/70-17M/C 66H tubeless ones. The Deltabox chassis bike has the dimensions, 1990 mm length, 725 mm width and 1135 mm in height. The ground clearance is 170 mm and the wheelbase is 1325 mm. The curb weight is 139 kgs. The fuel tank has a capacity of 11 liters.
The bike is available in two colours, namely the racing blue and thunder grey. Equipped with LED headlight and tail lamp, fully-digital instrument cluster, and a gear shift timing light, the bike gives a tough competition to the Honda CBR 150, Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. A single piece seat version is also available along with R15S known as the standard variant.
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