New Yamaha YZF R15 India Launch Likely In H2, 2017
Yamaha R15 V3 has been revealed at the Vietnam Motorcycle Show lately. First concrete details of the bike were revealed in January this year, post its unveiling in Indonesia. Vaulting over a new generation, the entry-level fully-faired bike will witness comprehensive changes including aesthetic updates, indicating a sportier look and vital mechanical tweaks. While the Indonesian model was recently spotted testing in production guise, hinting at an imminent launch, the India-bound model is expected to go on sale during the second half of 2017. That said, bookings for the new R15 V3 have started in Indonesia, while Yamaha is yet to open bookings across its authorized dealerships in India.
Up front, the bike gets LED units on the twin headlamp cluster. Besides, the upside-down forks in front aide enhanced performance. With changes to the fairing, the bike witnesses minor hike in weight. One of the major changes on the R15 V3 will be the modified Delta Box with a new swing arm. Other bits such as redesigned fuel tank with extensions and sharp fairing accentuate the aggressive look. The raised saddle height and high-set position will be among other changes introduced on the bike.
Mechanically, the bike will get a new 155cc, single cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine with SOHC technology. Tuned to produce 19.3bhp and 14.7Nm, the engine will come paired to a six-speed transmission. With prominent changes on the engine, it is expected to return higher fuel economy.
2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Launch Date
Yamaha is yet to make an official announcement deeming launch of new R15 V3 model, albeit reports in media suggest that it could go officially on sale during the second-half of 2017.
2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India
|Minimum||Rs 1.30 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.35 lakh|
Changes on the new R15 V3 will include styling updates, mechanical tweaks and additional equipment. With these changes, upcoming R15 V3 is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 1.30 lakh to Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Design
The new R15 V3 will come with an updated Delta Box with an aluminium swingarm. Besides, the bike will get new full-fairing and twin-seat layout for the convenience of rider & pillion. In addition, the position of the seat will be raised for the comfort of rider. Other elements such as the new dual-split LED headlamp with middle air-inlet, new body panels, USD front forks and LED rear lights will be a part of the package. In place of the analog-digital cluster, the new model will get the digital unit with blue colour backlights. The aerodynamically designed body fairing will aide better thigh and chest support to the rider.
Another highlight on the bike will be the sculpted fuel tank with a capacity of 11-litres. While some bits on the new R15 V3 will be derived from the larger YZF-R6 model, others such as the pillion seat, wheel design and exhaust will be reminiscent of the M-Slaz. Aside from the above features, the bike may come with an optional ABS, though there is yet no clarity on that.
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