Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3 (Detailed Comparison)

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3: At present, the Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is available in India for INR 1.41 lakh while the Aprilia RS 150 was showcased to gauge customer interest at the Auto Expo in February 2018. As buyers will prefer going for Yamaha R15 V3 for its easy availability, the 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.

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS
Yamaha R15 V3 ABS
Yamaha R15 V3 vs Aprilia RS 150
Aprilia RS 150 made its Global Debut in India at the Auto Expo in February 2018

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3

1) Design and 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. Another theory claims that the GPR 150 will serve as the base for India-spec RS 150.

2) Engine & Performance: Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is powered by a 155.1cc engine producing 19.3 HP of maximum power and 14.7 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the Aprilia RS 150 uses a 150cc engine producing 18 HP of power and 14 Nm of torque. The output values are better in R15 while the wet weight will further decide which one out of these two gets the best power-to-weight ratio.

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3) Component List: Aprilia RS 150 is a clear winner here with the addition of USD forks along with a 2-channel ABS unit in comparison to the available features on the Yamaha R15 Version 3.0. The Italian marque has not yet confirmed that it will bring exactly the same product to India though, it seems like the brand will localize more and keep the premium features alive for a good plus point. As the Indian government has made it mandatory for all 125cc+ bikes to be equipped with ABS, the Aprilia RS 150 will arrive with standard ABS for sure.

4) Pricing: Yamaha played it safe by skipping the USD forks and launched the R15 V3 ABS for INR 1.39 lakh in India. After the recent price hike, the sportbike is now available at INR 1.41 lakh (ex-showroom). Aprilia is expected to charge a premium of around INR 7,000-8,000 as their sportbike is equipped with USD front forks. The RS 150 is expected to be priced around INR 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Yamaha R15 V3 Darknight ABS is Available for INR 1.41 lakh
Rear 3-Quarter View of Aprilia RS 150
Rear 3-Quarter View of Aprilia RS 150

Specification Comparison Tables

Engine Specs and Performance

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3
Yamaha R15 V3 Aprilia RS 150
Displacement 155.1cc 150cc
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 14.7 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)

Dimensions and 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 142 kg NA
Fuel Tank 11 litres 14.5 litres
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*Approx. figures for Aprilia RS 150

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Tyres and Wheels

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

Brakes and Suspension

Aprilia RS 150 vs Yamaha R15 V3
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 2-Channel ABS 2-Channel ABS
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