Yamaha R15 V3 launch is going to happen soon as a dealer has already listed the motorcycle on its website.
After a highly successful stint with the initial two versions of the R15, Yamaha is gearing up to launch the R15 V3 in India. The fully-faired sportbike is already on sale in international markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia with much better specifications and hardware than the R15 V2. Ahead of the Yamaha R15 V3 launch which is likely to take place in the coming months, an authorised dealer located in Hyderabad has listed the motorcycle on its website revealing crucial details about the specifications and price.
The Yamaha dealer has listed the R15 V3 for Rs. 1.2 lakhs (ex-showroom, Hyderabad) which is exactly the same as the outgoing version and thus can’t be believed. It is being anticipated that the R15 V3 will be powered by a new 155cc, liquid-cooled VVA engine which churns out 19 BHP of power and 14.7 Nm of torque. However, the dealer mentions engine displacement as 149.8cc (same as R15 V2) with bumped up power and torque figures of 19 BHP and 17 Nm respectively. If the dealer is to be believed, the engine delivers fuel efficiency of 40 km/l even in this state of tune.
From the images of test mules spotted recently in India, it is clear that the India-bound R15 V3 will miss out on USD forks, ABS, IRC tyres and aluminium footpegs to keep costs in check. Instead, the India-spec R15 V3 gets telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Also, the dealer mentions that ABS is available on the R15 V3 which is quite possible because ABS is anyway going to be made mandatory very soon. But knowing Yamaha, we doubt they will offer it.
The motorcycle will get an improved braking system with larger disc rotors (282 mm front and 240 mm rear) than the R15 V2. Besides this, all three colours of the Yamaha R15 V3 are also listed on the website. These include – Black Raven, Matte Red and Race Blue. The updated model will also offer LED headlamps and an all-digital instrument console. Some Yamaha dealers have already started taking bookings unofficially.
Yamaha R15 V3 Launch
– Yamaha R15 V3 launch soon, motorcycle listed on dealer website
– Priced at Rs. 1.2 lakhs (ex-showroom, Hyderabad) as per the website
– Engine unchanged, increased output according to website
– Available in three colour options