Yamaha R15 V3 is one of the most loved bikes in the Indian automobile industry. It is the third-generation model of the very popular R15 series and it is the original supersport that has been born out of the DNA that shaped legends like YZR-M1, YZF-R1, and the YZF-R6. Here are the top ten most asked questions by our readers about the Yamaha R15 V3 that we have tried to answer in the best possible way.
Top 10 Yamaha R15 V3 FAQs
1. What is the latest price of Yamaha R15 V3 in India?
The BS4 model of the YZF-R15 V3.0 is currently retailing at INR 1,42,780 for the Monster Energy Edition, INR 1,40,880 for the Thunder Grey and Racing Blue variants whereas the Darknight Edition is priced at INR 1,42,880. The brand recently also launched the BS6-compliant model in India with a starting price tag of INR 1,45,300. Here is the colour-wise price list of the BS6 Yamaha R15 V3:
- Thunder Grey – INR 1,45,300
- Racing Blue – INR 1,45,900
- Darknight – INR 1,47,300
The above-mentioned price list is ex-showroom India and the Monster Energy Edition is not available with a BS6-compliant engine.
2. Why didn’t Yamaha launch the R15 V3 with USD forks in India?
In the case of the USD front forks, the slider sits at the bottom and the chrome part is on the top, whereas the case is completely opposite in the conventional telescopic forks. Although the repositioning does not make much difference yet USD forks handle better and provide better feedback.
On the contrary, the telescopic forks have basic architecture hence, easier to work with. Also, in case of an oil seal leak on an upside telescopic fork, the oil is likely to trickle onto your braking components whereas an oil leak on a telescopic fork will only ooze down the slider. According to the brand, the conventional telescopic forks on the Yamaha R15 V3 are better for the Indian roads.
3. What is the mileage of R15 V3 in the city and on the highway?
The powerful YZF-R15 V3 is one of the most sought after bikes that belong to the 150cc segment. In terms of mileage, you can expect the sportbike to deliver a mileage figure of around 30-35kmpl in the city and 40-45 kmpl on the highways. Please note that mileage is a very fluctuating thing and it varies a lot depending upon the weight of the rider, the tyre air pressure, the riding style, the condition of the bike, and the overall traffic conditions. The mileage figures we have mentioned are approximate and may vary.
4. What is the top speed of the India-spec model of the Yamaha R15 V3?
The top speed of this 150cc segment sportbike is around 145km/h (speedometer reading). If we take the speedometer error into consideration, then the top speed of Yamaha R15 V3 hovers around 134 kmph. In terms of straight-line performance, the bike can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 12 seconds (approximate).
5. When will Yamaha launch the BS6 model of R15 V3 in India?
Yamaha recently launched the BS6 version of the much-loved R15 V3 supersport motorcycle. The 2020 model of BS6-compliant R15 V3 is powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that produces 18.6HP of maximum power at 10,000 rpm along with 14.1Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm.
The engine of the R15 V3.0 performs in combination with a 6-speed gearbox. In comparison to the BS4 model, there is a slight drop in the power and torque figures of the bike as the BS4 version was able to produce 19.3HP of power with 14.7Nm of torque.
6. When will Yamaha launch Yellow R15 V3 in India?
Currently, the Japanese brand is not looking forward to launching the yellow colour option for the R15 V3 sportbike. At present, the customers can choose from four colour options which include Monster Energy (BS4 only), Thunder Grey, Racing Blue, and Darknight. As Yamaha is offering Racing Yellow R15 V3 in some of the Asian countries, it is being rumoured that the brand may introduce the yellow shade in the Indian market as well in 2020.
7. What is the CSD canteen price of Yamaha R15 V3?
As of now, Yamaha is not offering the bike through CSD canteens but generally, there is a difference of 12-13% in the ex-showroom price and the price of the product that is being offered by the CSD canteen.
8. What is the waiting period of the Yamaha R15 V3?
In most cases, the bike is readily available at the dealerships whereas if you are buying it during a festive season then you can expect to get the delivery within a time period of 7 to 15 days (approximate).
9. What is the on-road price of the Yamaha R15 V3?
Although the bike is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 1.45 lakh and by adding the RTO charges, the insurance and other state taxes, the customers need to pay around INR 1.75 lakh (approx) in total. As the on-road price varies according to the state, we would suggest you visit your nearest authorized Yamaha dealership to get the exact price quote in your city.
10. What engine oil should be used for the Yamaha R15 V3?
The engine oil that will suit your bike will depend on your riding style. It also depends on the number of km that the bike has covered. If a city rider is buying the bike then he can go for Motul 5100 or 7100 while the grade would be 15w40 or 20w50. In case of a highway rider, the Motul 300v is more suitable.
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