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Yamaha YZF R15 V3: The Super Aggressive & Dynamic Yamaha

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

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Latest Updates on Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Yamaha has announced its entry-level sportbike with a price revision. It has now escalated the price with a premium hike of Rs. 2500 over the previous asking price in India.

There happens to be no mechanical or cosmetic change; however, each of its variants observes a price hike of Rs. 2,500. The reason for the price hike is to lessen the gap between its standard and upcoming Bluetooth-equipped model.

Introduction of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is one trendy, aggressive, sleek and stylish looking fully-faired sports bike from Yamaha.

The newly launched R15 was a game-changer back in 2008. It outshined its performance and played with the philosophy that dealt with engine and outright performance.

This one was the entry-level ‘sports bike’ of Yamaha, stepping into this segment in India and swiftly making its way into the heart of the sports bike lovers.

R15 managed to lure serious riders and college-goers along with those who just stepped into sport riding.

One of the prime reasons for getting immense popularity and a huge fan base was for its engine. The bike is easy to tame for beginners, grabbed many first-timers and put a big bright grin on their face from time to time.

The R15 V3 remains one standout small capacity super sportbike for beginners, with version 3.0 being more focused, sharper and a great deal for track enthusiasts.

The bike grabs eyeballs everywhere it goes, with its sweet-handling, punchy mid-range performance and massive street presence. When it came to quality, the motorcycle became a benchmark compared with other motorcycles in the segment.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    155 cc
  • Mileage
    30 Kmpl
  • Top Speed
    136 kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    11 litres
  • Seat Height
    815 mm

Pros and Cons Of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Pros Of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • The Yamaha R15 V3 gets a stunning look, thanks to its fully-faired body and sharp front-end with twin LED headlamps.
  • Being powered by a BS6 compliant 155cc engine, it offers an exhilarating riding experience.
  • 2021 Yamaha R15 V3 is feature-loaded, having all the modernistic and tech-driven features enduring safety at its best.
  • The R15 V3 gets excellent hardware components.
  • It gets appropriate braking duties and offering a superb grip that aids in handling characteristics.
  • It is the most affordable fully-faired bike in India, with performance-driven and absorbing good power and torque.

Cons of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • The first negative factor of the bike is its riding position. It is not a daily sportbike. Most people cant ride on it for a longer duration due to its ergonomics.
  • The R15 V3 comes with a bit of a fit and finish issue.
  • The raised pillion seat lacks cushioning, has no proper grab rails, and the seat comfort is not too good.
  • The LED headlight looks quite a sport. However, it doesn’t offer good performance at night.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    18.7 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    19 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    19 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    19 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    18.37 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    18.37 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    18.37 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
    Max Power
    18.37 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
  • Max Torque
    15 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.1 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.1 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.1 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
    Max Torque
    14.1 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
    Emission Standard
    BS-IV
    Emission Standard
    BS-IV
    Emission Standard
    BS-IV
    Emission Standard
    BS-VI
    Emission Standard
    BS-VI
    Emission Standard
    BS-VI
    Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    155 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    58 mm
  • Stroke
    59 mm
    Stroke
    58.7 mm
    Stroke
    58.7 mm
    Stroke
    58.7 mm
    Stroke
    58.7 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
  • Compression Ratio
    11.6 : 1
    Compression Ratio
    11.6 : 1
    Compression Ratio
    11.6 : 1
    Compression Ratio
    11.6 : 1
    Compression Ratio
    11.6 : 1
  • Ignition
    TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
  • Spark Plugs
    1 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Liquid Cooled
  • Transmission
    6 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
    Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
    Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
    Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
    Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 5 Up
  • Clutch
    Wet Multiple-disc
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    11 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    1.9 L
  • Riding Range
    473 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    30 Kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    43 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    136 kmph
  • Engine Type
    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
    Braking System
    Dual Channel ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    282 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    220 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Dual Piston
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)
  • Rear Tyre Size
    140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    Yes
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    33 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    28 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    33 psi
    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    33 psi
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic Fork
  • Rear Suspension
    Swingarm (link suspension)
    Rear Suspension
    Monocross (link suspension)
    Rear Suspension
    Monocross (link suspension)
    Rear Suspension
    Monocross (link suspension)
    Rear Suspension
    Monocross (link suspension)

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
    Kerb Weight
    142 kg
  • Overall Length
    1,990 mm
  • Overall Width
    725 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,135 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,325 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170 mm
  • Seat Height
    815 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Deltabox

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
    Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
    Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
    Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
    Standard Warranty (Year)
    2 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    --

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
    DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
    DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
    DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
    DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    No
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
    GPS & Navigation
    No
    GPS & Navigation
    No
    GPS & Navigation
    No
    GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
    USB charging port
    No
    USB charging port
    No
    USB charging port
    No
    USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
    Front storage box
    No
    Front storage box
    No
    Front storage box
    No
    Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
    Under seat storage
    No
    Under seat storage
    No
    Under seat storage
    No
    Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
    AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
    AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
    AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
    AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    No
    Stand Alarm
    Yes
    Stand Alarm
    Yes
    Stand Alarm
    Yes
    Stand Alarm
    Yes
  • Stepped Seat
    Yes
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
    Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
    Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
    Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
    Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    No
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    Yes
    Shift Light
    Yes
    Shift Light
    Yes
    Shift Light
    Yes
    Shift Light
    Yes
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
    Clock
    Yes
    Clock
    Yes
    Clock
    Yes
    Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12 V, 4.0 Ah(10 HR)
  • Headlight Type
    LED Headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Tail Light
  • Turn Signal
    12V, 10W×2 / 12V, 10W×2
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Dual Horn
    Additional features
    Dual Horn
    Additional features
    Dual Horn
    Additional features
    Dual Horn
    Additional features
    Dual Horn

What’s New in Yamaha YZF R15 V3?

Yamaha T15 V3.0 is the latest version of the model, much more performance-oriented and power-driven. It gets a very polished look and feels, along with the premium riding experience delivered on the racetrack.

The latest features of the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 are overloaded with Tech stuff, including a digital LCD instrument cluster, LED lighting, and a much needed ABS feature that was missing for a long time. Adding VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) has made the bike a more talked about and preferred choice in the 150cc segment in India.

One can not miss out on talking about the upgraded version of R15 that has a muscular fuel tank, rearview mirrors and the most critical new widescreen. With that, it features an aerodynamic front cowl and an air vent. It gives the rider almost everything needed to make Yamaha R15 V3.0 the only choice in the segment.

While the global model gets all the goodies, majorly the upside-down fork, its domestic version gets a conventional telescopic fork. It is only to keep the cost in check. The BS6 version of the bike features a radial tyre, this gets set to the standard for the rear, and the side stand engine cut off switch along with dual-tone horns.

Highlights of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

SPECIFICATION Of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • A 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve motor powers the R15 V3 BS-VI Compliant Engine. It churns out [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Featuring an advanced die-cast aluminium (DiASil) cylinder along with a well-equipped and outstanding cooling performance.
  • The engine of the bike gets mated to a 6-speed gearbox and gets a slipped and assisted clutch.
  • Enjoy the ultimate performance with superior control through 282mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes equipped with a Dual-channel ABS.
  • The 140/70R17M/C 66H radial tire offers a better grip, and a superior shock-absorbing capacity ensures comfortable ride delivery.

Design Of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Like most super sports, Yamaha adds an intelligent design to its R15 V3 as it gets a sharp and edgy bodywork. The Racing Blue version gets unique graphics, a silver strip, with the R15 logo flaunting across the fairing.

The design inspiration of the Yamaha R15 V3 is from its elder litre-class sibling, the R1.

It features an Aerodynamic LED tail and slips twin-eye headlight offering great lighting even during night rides. When talking about the design of the R15 V3, it is pretty edgy and bulkier than ever before in its third-gen avatar.

Colour Options and Variants In Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Pick your favourite from an assorted range of attractive, sport colour options offered in the Yamaha YZF R15 V3. Explore the available four exciting colours: Thunder Grey, Racing Blue, Dark Knight, Metallic Red.

Yamaha R15 V3 Variant:

  • Yamaha R15 V3 Thunder Grey
  • Yamaha R15 V3 Metallic Red
  • Yamaha R15 V3 Dark Knight Edition
  • Yamaha R15 V4
  • Yamaha R15 V3 Race Edition

Features of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  1. The bike features sporty twin LED headlights and an LED tail lamp. Along with that, it gets a top full-digital LCD dash displaying a range of information.
  2. Yamaha YZF R15 V3 gets incorporated with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), slipper clutch, new exhaust muffler and aerodynamically designed front fairing.
  3. Without sacrificing on low-end grunt, the bike can easily flaunt maximum top-end performance. This one gets trip meters and returns a decent mileage of 35-45kpl depending upon road condition and riding skills.
  4. It also gets an average fuel efficiency indicator, a gear position indicator, and a bar-type tachometer. The All-new R15 adopts a top-quality Deltabox frame with a highly efficient rigidity balance.
  5. It gets a sport, stable and balanced handling experience with the finest Aluminium Swingarm. A lengthy type of Monocross rear suspension gets added for accommodating the engine and broader rear tyre well.
  6. The bike gets equipped with tubeless MRF tyres, capable of hitting a top speed of 136km/h. With that, the delta box frame aids in seamless handling on roads and tracks.
  7. Its dual colour tone scheme makes the bike look sportier, aggressive, and when talking about features like VVA indication, USB charging connector, and shift light, the motorcycle gets loaded with looks and features for sure.

Top 3 Competitors of Yamaha YZF R15 V3

As such, Yamaha R15 V3 has no direct rivals. Suzuki Gixxer SF aims to offer similar displacement, but the bike’s motor isn’t very sophisticated or aggressive compared to Yamaha.

The KTM RC 125, to some extent, matches with the bike. However, it even surpasses the R15 when talking about its Kit offering. However, being Ra 10,000 dearer, the KTM lacks performance.

Popular comparison of Yamaha YZF R15 v3 vs pulsar RS 200

ENGINE

The engine in the Pulsar makes 24.5 PS and 18.7 Nm, while the torque of the Yamaha stands at 18.6 PS and 14.1 Nm. When talking about better engine efficiency, both Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and Yamaha R15 gets bhp Petrol engine.

FEATURE

The weight of the Bajaj pulsar is no the higher side, and the fit and finishing could have been better. At the same time, Yamaha offers an aggressive riding posture, fantastic handling and fine finishing.

Bajaj pulsar’s quirky design seems to have pleased the youth. The Yamaha stood up with its VVA and Assist-and-Slip clutch, leading it to India’s most powerful 150cc bike.

As for claimed fuel efficiency, Pulsar RS 200 gets an engine returns of 35 Km/l, while Yamaha returns 30 Km/l.

PRICING

The ex-showroom model price of the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 starts at ₹ 1.52 Lakh. On the other hand, Yamaha R15 V3.0 price its base variant is around ₹ 1.52 Lakh and goes up to Rs. ₹ 1.54 Lakh for other range models.

Expert Reviews for Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Yamaha R15 V3 is undoubtedly the sportiest bike in its class. With a huge fan base, it is not only the most talked-about bike in India but definitely around the globe.

  • The bike not only carries the look of a classy sports bike. However, it packs much-needed technology too.

  • The full-LED headlamp, tail-lamp, and a fully digital LCD instrument cluster together make it an advanced performance-driven machine.

  • The bike always has focused on-track performance and not more on practicality.

  • Those looking in the brilliant pricing and performance ratio R15 V3 could make a good fit.

  • The Yamaha R15 V3 tends to priorities razor-sharp handling, which is one of the reasons why bike enthusiasts love it in the first place. Rider and pillion ergonomics is the only negative aspect found during the riding experience.

  • A 6-speed gearbox helps the engine reach higher revs faster and throttling around the city in higher gears.

  • Quickly, the bike can pull up a speed as low as 20km in the city when in 4th gear. Its lightweight nature, light front end offer riders easy maneuvering in city traffic.

  • R15 has been renowned for its dynamic, and V3 does not disappoint the riders at any cost. Features of a sharper rake and the shorter trail make the front end super more sensitive than ever.

  • The overall stability through smooth corners simply offers excellent support, while turn-ins are too quick and effortless. Also, the optional rear Metzeler Sportec M7 radial tire delivers a fantastic grip in all conditions, making it worth investing in the premium.

Conclusion

If you prefer to opt for a dynamically competent bike, one on which you are aiming to hone your riding skills. It doesn’t matter how committed the riding position would be. For you, Yamaha R15 v 3.0 is the one to go!

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 primarily targets beginners and those looking for entry-level fully-faired bikes in the 150cc segment. For daily commuting or occasional track days, this bike could be your best partner in crime!

FAQS Regarding Yamaha YZF R15 V3

Which gets good, Yamaha YZF R15 V3 or Yamaha MT 15?

The price of Yamaha MT-15 is around 1.42Lakh (ex-showroom price) while Yamaha R15 V3 is Rs 1.54 Lakh (ex-showroom) Engie of the MT is capable of making out 18.5 PS and 13.9 Nm, while the power and torque of YZF R15 V3 churn out about 18.6 PS and 14.1 Nm. There are three colour variations of Yamaha MT, while Yamaha R15 V3 has about four colours.

The MT-15 is suitable for its fantastic design, brimming with performance and technology and, of course, its lightweight and compact dimension. Whereas Yamaha R15 V3 is the most powerful bike in the 150cc segment in India, the only bike in the class to receive VVA and Assist-and-Slip clutch and offers fantastic handling.

What are the colour options of the Yamaha YZF R15 V3?

There are four unique colour options in Yamaha R15 V3: Thunder Grey, Racing Blue, Darknight and Metallic Red. All offer a very styling and charming presence to the overall look and feel of the motorcycle.

What is the actual mileage of YZF R15 V3?

According to the users, it gets reported that Yamaha YZF R15 V3 gives about an average mileage of 43kmpl.

Yamaha R15 V3 worth for beginners?

Being one small capacity, potent supersport bike, it is made for beginners. This version 3.0 has got a lot more sharper, focused, giving a great deal for sport riders to experience great riding on the track. However, there might be discomfort with an aggressive riding stance, but the rider gets used to it. It is always better to take a test ride before making a final call!

What is the exact weight and height of the Yamaha R15 V3?

The bike is said to be a lightweight one, offering an easy and compact riding experience. However, the bike's weight is around 142kg, while the exact height is 1135 mm.

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