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The rear winglets, tail-light, the compact headlight and even the grooves on the tank are R1 inspired

Verdict – The Yamaha R15 V3 is a bike that is hard to ignore. Leaving apart the not so comfortable pillion seat and the lack of ABS, there is nothing that we can really complain about the bike. It’s got new features, new technologies, new and powerful engine and of course the new sharper and sexy looks. At approximately Rs. 6000/- dearer than the R15 V2, the R15 V3 is worth every penny spent.

What’s Cool

* Looks very attractive
* Proper attention to detail everywhere
* Smooth engine

What’s Not So Cool

* Pillion seat not so comfortable
* Lack of ABS
* Grip from the MRF tyre (not so good)

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The R15 V3 is a completely new machine inside out

Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications

* Engine: 155cc, Liquid-Cooled, Single-Cylinder, 4-Valve, SOHC
* Power: 19.3 PS @ 10,000 RPM
* Torque: 15 Nm @ 8500 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Deltabox frame
* Suspension: Telescopic Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear),
* Tyres: 100/80/17 (Front), 140/70/17 (Rear)
* Brakes: 282 mm Disc (Front), 220 mm Disc (Rear)

Yamaha R15 V3 Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 1990 mm x 725 mm x 1135 mm
* Wheelbase: 1325 mm
* Ground Clearance: 170 mm
* Seat Height: 815 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 11-litres
* Kerb weight: 139 kgs

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