Yamaha Motor India has the all-new YZF-R15 Version 3.0 in the Indian market. The bike is fitted with a 155 cc BS-VI engine now. It will be delivered to all the Yamaha showrooms by the third week of this month. Although, is the new BS-VI compliant bike worth buying? Let’s find out. The new version of R15 has announced at a price tag of Rs 1.45 lakh which is almost Rs 3,000 more compared to the existing BS-IV variant.
Yamaha R15 joins the company’s FZ FI and FZS FI that was recently updated to the BS-VI engines. The company has revealed the new version of R15 in three attractive shades: Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight which are already being sold. It also comes in Racing Blue shade offered with blue shaded wheels. The company has already commenced the bookings of BS-VI model.
The bike weighs 142 kgs and developed with Side stand engine cut-off switch and dual horn. The rear wheel features the radial tubeless tyre. These are some standard features of YZF-R15 Version 3.0. To give it a sportier touch, the company has revealed a Racing Blue variant which is complimented with blue colour wheels. This new variant perfectly fits with the company’s slogan ‘The Call of the Blue’ and aims at attracting more customers with its dashing appearance.
At the front, it gets twin LED headlamps. Moving to the side of the bike, it gets a bold looking with its fully sporty fairing. It is integrated with an LED tail lamp highlighted a new cowl at the back. It is developed with an LCD that features tachometer, speedometer, odometer, and trip meters. Yamaha R15 was first launched in 2018 which raised the craze of low-capacity and high-performance bike range among the Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts.
All the shades of all-new YZF-R15 Version 3.0 are available at different prices.
Thunder Grey: Rs. 1,45,300
Racing blue: Rs. 1,45,900
Darknight: Rs. 1,47,300
(All prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi)
In terms of power and torque, the new variant has lower figures compared to ongoing variant. It is powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke single-cylinder engine which delivers 18.34 Bhp power at 10,000 rpm (19 Bhp for BS4 variant) and 14.1 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm (14.6 Nm in existing variant). The engine is combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slipper clutch and four-valve head running a single overhead camshaft.
The suspension duties are still handled by the same telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit. It features dual disc brakes with dual-channel ABS for braking. It is built with Deltabox frame for better riding, complete fairing. It is equipped with clip-on handlebars and rear set footpegs which offer dynamic riding position. The company is said to be gearing up for its next bike launch which is expected to be held on December 19, 2019.
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