Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Specifications, Price, Mileage, Colours and others: A Fresh new review

Yamaha YZF R15 v3. The ultimate sports bike for everyone. Ultimate performance, easy handling and of course, the coolest bike on the road but at the same time light on your pocket.

R15 was introduced by the Japanese company in 2008 with its v1 or version 1. Then v2 was launched in India in April 2011 with it v2. Till its inception, YZF R15 was known for its legacy as it’s a dream comes true for all sport bike lovers.

Finally in 2017 the all new more refined more aggressive v3 was launched.

Now, let’s have a fresh look at this mini tank and evaluate its impression in 2020.

First, look at its specifications-    

Engine and Transmission:

In V3 version of R15, the engine type is liquid cooled with 4 stroke and 4 valve with single overhead cam setup (SOHC) with only self-start option. Yamaha R15 has a single cylinder engine with Transistor controlled ignition (TCI) system.

The engine has the displacement of 155 cc with a power of 18.6 PS at 10000 rpm while the torque is 14.1 Nm at 8500 rpm.

The cylinder has advanced die cash aluminum (DiASil) and the cooling performance is outstanding. Yamaha has introduced VVA or Variable Valve Actuation system. It means is has two types of intake valve cams. First is for low to mid-range rpm and other for higher rpm. It ensures well balanced power and torque.

The chain driven engine has the compression ratio of 11.6:1. The transmission type is manual with a 6 speed gearbox. It has fuel injection system as standard.

r15 v3

Yamaha YZF R15 v3

Breaks:

The new R15 v3 comes with dual channel ABS system. In front, 282mm and in the rear 220mm disc with Anti-lock Breaking System or ABS.

Chassis and Suspension:

The new Yamaha R15 v3 has deltabox frame that provides excellent balance with rigidity. The machine is equipped with standard telescopic forks in the front while in the rear; it has aluminum swing arm or monocross.

Electrical segment and ASC:

In v3 version, both head light and tail light got led. The twin-eye type LED headlights looks really great and offers better light during night but the turn signal lamp is still bulb type. ASC is another important component of this bike. ASC or Assist & Slipper clutch helps in smoother downshifts. 

Dimensions:

The length, width and height of the bike is 1990mm*725mm*1135 mm with a ground clearance of 170mm. The seat height is 815mm. The kerb weight is about 142 kg. The fuel tank capacity is 11 L.

Instrument cluster:

The LCD instrument cluster shows all the basic information like tachometer, trip meter, odometer and speed and some advanced options like VVA indicator, gear shift and gear position. It also shows low oil indicator as well as clock.

Tyres and Wheels:

In the front and rear it has 431.8 mm alloy wheel. The tyre size in the front wheel is 100/80-17 while in the rear it has 140/70-17. Both the tyres are tubeless.

r15 v2

Yamaha YZF R15 v2

Colours and Price:

Yamaha YZF R15 v3 offers three colours-Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Dark Knight. R15 v3 price ranges from 1,45,800 to 1,47,900 ex-showroom price, Delhi. The starting price is 1,45,800 ex-showroom price for Thunder grey. Racing blue will costs 1,46,900 and price of Dark Knight is 1,47,900.

Conclusion:

From v2 to v3 there is no doubt in some cases the quality got some major changes. Now in v3 the seat height gone up. In v2 it was 800 mm while in v3 it’s 815mm. The height of the bike also shifted from 1070mm to 1135mm.

The clip-on handles are further gone down. However there is 10mm more ground clearance than the previous version.

Well, 0 to 60km in 5 seconds and 0 to 100 in almost 10 seconds with a top speed around 130km/h makes it neither too overwhelming nor too boring. New VVA technology enables power and torque throughout the rev.

With proper handling it can give you 40-43 km/l fuel efficiency and that good for a 155cc single cylinder engine.

MRF in the front and metzeler in the rear makes it bit unique in the lineup. And finally the pillion seat. Whatever the height of him or her it’s going to be a troublesome to hop on so it’s better to keep it short.

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