Detailed Comparison: Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3: Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 was launched for INR 1.25 lakh while Aprilia RS 150 was showcased to gauge rider interest at Auto Expo 2018. The updated price for R15 V3 is INR 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom).

As buyers will prefer going for Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 for its easy availability, Aprilia RS 150 is also a potential product that one could think about owning when it launches in India in 2020. Here are some points that can help you clear your double thoughts regarding Yamaha R15 V3 and Aprilia RS 150.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Aprilia RS 150
\Yamaha R15 V3 is Available in India for INR 1.27 Lakh

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

# Design & Styling

Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is a clean departure from V1 and V2 design language, bringing motoGP M1 style flat fuel tank and thinner front lights. The highest level of interest was to make it aerodynamically more efficient and internally more powerful. Aprilia RS 150 is a downsized version of RSV4 RR, helping it attain the showstopper profile successfully. It seems like Aprilia built this 150cc bike on the frame and panels from RS 125.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Aprilia RS 150
Aprilia RS 150 made its Global Debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2018

Technical Specification Comparison

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

Yamaha R15 V3 Aprilia RS 150
Displacement 155.1 cc 150 cc
Transmission 6-Speed 6-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm 18 HP @ 10,000 rpm
Max. Torque 15.0 Nm @ 8500 rpm 14 Nm @  7500 rpm
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Liquid-Cooled Liquid-Cooled
Top Speed 136 kmph (Approx.) 135 kmph (Expected)
Mileage 40-45 kmpl (Approx.) 40-45 kmpl (Expected)
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# Engine & Performance

Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is powered by a 155.1cc engine producing 19.3 HP and 15 Nm of torque. On the other hand, Aprilia RS 150 uses a 150cc engine producing 18 HP and 14 Nm of torque. The values are better in R15 while wet weight will further decide which out of them gets the best power to weight ratio.

Dimensions & Weight

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

Yamaha R15 V3 Aprilia RS 150
Length 1990 mm 1968 mm
Width 725 mm 760 mm
Height 1135 mm 1135 mm
Wheelbase 1325 mm 1353 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm NA
Seat Height 815 mm 820 mm
Kerb Weight 139 kg NA
Fuel Tank 11 litres 14.5 litres

*Approx. figures for Aprilia RS 150

Frame & Tyres

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

Yamaha R15 V3 Aprilia RS 150
Front Tyre 100/80-17 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 130/70-17
Front Wheel 17-inch 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch 17-inch

# Component List

Aprilia RS 150 is a clear winner here with addition of USD forks and 2-channel ABS over the available features on Yamaha R15 Version 3.0. The Italian marque has not yet confirmed that it will bring exactly the same product to India. Still, it seems they will localize more and keep the premium features alive for a good plus point. As the Indian government has it mandatory for all 125cc+ bikes to be equipped with ABS by April 1 next year, Yamaha will soon launch the ABS model of R15 V3 in India.

Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha R15 V3 Aprilia RS 150
Brakes (F) 282 mm Disc 300 mm Disc
Brakes (R) 220 mm Disc 218 mm Disc
Suspension (F) Telescopic Forks 41mm USD Forks
Suspension (R) Mono-Shock Mono-Shock
ABS No ABS 2-Channel ABS
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*Yamaha R15 V3 will get ABS in coming months.

# Pricing

Yamaha played it safe by skipping the USD forks and launched the R15 V3 for INR 1.25 lakh in India (updated price is INR 1.27 lakh). Aprilia is expected to charge a premium of around INR 15,000 as their sportbike is equipped with USD forks and 2-channel ABS. The RS 150 is expected to be priced around INR 1.40 lakh (ex-showroom) when it will launch in India in 2020.

Detailed Comparison: Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3
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