A clearer image of the Yamaha R15 V3 has surfaced on the internet.
A recent spy shot of the Yamaha R15 V3 had got us all Indian folks excited. Here is yet another image of the R15 V3 which reveals significant details of the bike, which, according to sources could be scheduled for an India launch in the coming 2-4 months.
The spotted test mule looks identical to the earlier one and here are some observations on the bike, including the good and the bad. So let’s deal with the good part first.
* The India-spec Yamaha R15 V3 is powered by the same 155cc VVA motor that is seen on the international-spec models. The motor dishes out 19.3 HP of power and 14.7 Nm of torque. The current selling R15 V2 gets a 6-speed gearbox and expect the same to continue on the V3 as well. Yamaha could offer a slipper clutch as well.
* Second comes the full fairing. The India-spec R15 V3 gets the same fairing as the international model.
* The R15 V3 comes with the same brakes setup as the Indonesian-spec bike. There is a bigger rotor (282 mm at the front).
* Alloy wheels on the test mule look identical to the ones on the Indonesia-spec R15 V3.
Now coming to the bad or inferior stuff.
* The test mule seen here features standard telescopic forks rather than the upside down forks offered on the international-spec models.
* Second is the front fender, which looks more like the one on the current-selling R15 V2. The Indonesia-spec V3 gets a broader and richer looking front fender.
* The pillion footpeg assembly on the India-spec V3 and the Indonesia-spec V3 are different. The latter gets an aluminium-made pillion footpeg assembly while the former gets an iron-made unit.
* Last but not the least, ABS. Indonesia-spec R15 V3 gets ABS while the test mule spotted here does not. However, it would be great if ABS is indeed offered
Expect the new Yamaha R15 to be priced upwards of Rs. 1.6 lakhs (on-road). The bike will have no direct rivals in India.
Yamaha R15 V3 India Model
– A clearer image of the R15 V3 has surfaced
– The India-spec Yamaha R15 V3 gets inferior hardware when compared to its international-spec models
– The bike is likely to get the new 155cc VVA engine
Source – BikeAdvice.in