Yamaha R15 is an example of motorcycle engineering based on restricted displacement and explores the aerodynamic ability of a lightweight machine in the best possible manner. The typical modified Yamaha R15 seen here claims 195 kmph of top speed and touches 13,000 rpm like a premium litre-class motorcycle. The video from Thailand shows the R15 owner overtaking the fellow highway riders with such ease. The motorcycle is definitely fitted with custom ECU as revving above the red line is not possible on the stock model. Also, the lower gears are tuned in such a way that triple-digit speed requires less than usual shifts on the model.
The model seen here is definitely the second generation variant with a semi-digital console. The rider is neatly tucked under the windscreen and can be seen struggling to maintain the high speed on the public highway. The modified Yamaha R15 achieves 180 kph with ease while remaining 15 kph comes after considerable efforts. It seems like the motorcycle is equipped with improved performance parts for reaching such high speeds or not just that, it could be carrying an upgraded engine with a different bore and more displacement than a stock R15 V2. The top speed is achieved at around 12,000 rpm.
Yamaha R15 is available with two engine options in India. The R15 V3 is powered by a 155.1cc engine with VVA and fuel injection, producing 19.3 HP and 14.7 NM. However, the 149cc engine on the R15S is good for 17 HP and 15 NM. The price difference between R15S and R15 V3 is INR 22,000. All this comes due to the use of dual-channel ABS on the R15 V3. Yamaha offer both the models with three exclusive shades and all six shades are different in comparison to each other. The buyers looking for R15 must know that the stock top speed of R15S is 131 kph while R15 Version 3.0 can reach 136 kph. The range starts from INR 1.17 lakh (ex-showroom).