Yamaha launched the R15 V3 in India after a long wait. The new 2018 edition of the bike also gets new body graphics. There are no such changes planned for the Indian version of the bike. Currently, Yamaha offers only two colours in the Indian market. More colours are expected to be added to the bike’s portfolio at a later time. The body graphics of the newly updated R15 are also different and is made up of solid lines. It adds a very dynamic feel to the bike.
The Yamaha R15 is an important motorcycle for the Japanese manufacturer. In India, it also has a high brand appeal. Street bike enthusiasts all over the country have a special place for this bike and have been the main reason for the success.
2018 Yamaha R15 v3 colours
The Yamaha R15 v3 comes in totally new colours. They are only 2 colours on offer right now. These colours make the bike look very appealing.
- Thunder Grey
- Racing Blue
2018 Yamaha R15 v3 features
The new R15 v3 is more efficient than the earlier version because of the delta box frame, slipper clutch and even the new front fairing. Yamaha will be providing a range of new features on the bike and this will be one of the major talking points.
- Led Headlights
- New body panels
- Gear shift Indicator
- Slipper clutch
- Smart engines
- Wider tyres
- Twin headlamp
2018 Yamaha R15 v3 engine and performance
The Yamaha R15 V3 gets an all-new 155cc liquid cooled 4 valve SOHC engine which churns out a class leading 19.3 hp at 10,000 RPM and 14.7 Nm of torque at 8,500 RPM. The engine is fuel injected and features Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), a first in the segment. The clutch is a wet multi-plate unit with slip and assist, while the transmission is a 6-speed manual. The clutch feel is said to be light, helping for quick downshifts. The engine runs at a high compression ratio (11.6:1) which helps to churn out that amount of power.
2018 Yamaha R15 v3 design
The V3 gets a new look as it uses the R- Series Design . This makes it look bigger, bold and stylish than ever. There is the rift headlamp design with a tiny nose. A large windshield is seen here and headlamps have LED lamps along with daytime running LEDs. The bike looks big and mighty but in reality, it sits low.
The fuel tank has sharp lines and a good look. The tail lamps also have LEDs and the blend wheels are body coloured. There are several new colour schemes, but the overall paints are the same. It is the livery that has changed on the new-gen bike. This will help to differentiate it with ease. The fully digital instrument cluster is being offered. There is a gear shift indicator and there is light too for the shift.
2018 Yamaha R15 v3 price and mileage
Yamaha India has finally unveiled the YZF R15 V3 after years of speculations and spotting in India. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 1,25,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), which is quite competitive for the amount of technology that goes in. The motorcycle would still sell like hot cakes, as India is still a large market for the 150cc category. A top speed can be expected 150 km/hr and gear performance as opposed to top speed.