Yamaha YZF R15 Fully Revealed Gets New Engine 2017
The Yamaha R15 has been one of the most powerful bikes in the Indian two-wheeler segment. First launched in 2008, the fully-faired motorcycle proved to be a runway success for the Japanese two-wheeler maker in India. The company gave its first makeover in 2011 as YZF R15 V2. It has been over 5 years since its first update, and is all set to receive a comprehensive makeover to retain its lost ground. Now, the company has revealed the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 in the Indonesian market. The same version will also come to India soon.
The fully-faired motorcycle made its debut in the presence of Yamaha MotoGP riders, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. It was speculated that the new R15 would get minor cosmetic updates and a more refined engine; however, the new model is a comprehensively re-designed motorcycle. The new Yamaha R15 is more shaper and powerful than the outgoing version. It shares most of its design cues from the new Yamaha R6, featuring bigger chiseled fuel tank and sharper fairing. There is a narrower dual-split headlamp with bigger air inlet in the middle. The new R15 gets several high-end features, more powerful engine and racing heart. It also gets upside down forks combined with front disc brakes.
The new generation model is equipped with a new Racing Blue shade along with the Grey and Red and White combinations. It is claimed to be more refined, powerful, faster and feature-rich than the current model. Powering the new R15 is an all-new 155.1cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine that is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This engine is good for 19.04bhp and 14.7Nm of torque. Compared to the outgoing bike, it is around 2bhp more powerful and is now the most powerful in its league.
2017 Yamaha R15 V3 Price in India
With several new features, design updates and refined engine, the new Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is expected to be more expensive than the current generation. It is estimated to be priced around Rs 1.30 lakh – Rs 1.35 (ex-showroom).
New Yamaha R15 V3 Specifications
Power for the new R15 V3 comes from a new 155.1cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve engine that also does duty in the NVX 155 scooter. Though, this motor has been tuned to offer improved power and torque. With Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), the new powertrain is compact and offer sharper throttle response. This engine is belts out a maximum power output of 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox
With narrower bore and lower compression ratio, this new engine offers high performance and improved fuel efficiency. The Variable Valve Actuation technology managed fuel combustion at different speeds and throttle inputs. It is claimed to offer improved torque on lower speeds and greater power on high speeds. Power delivery is very linear, which also improves over fuel efficiency.