Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M Sports Bikes Detailed in a Live Video
Yamaha recently launched the much-awaited R15 Version 4.0 in the Indian markets with a starting ex-showroom price tag of Rs 1.68 lakhs for the base Metallic Red variant while the top-spec Racing Blue variant with a Quickshifter is available for Rs 1.73 lakhs. In addition to the standard R15 V4, for the very first time, Yamaha has also launched an all-new premium version of the 155cc sportbike in India.
Known as R15M, it sports some minor cosmetic changes plus it comes with a Quickshifter as standard. The ex-showroom price range for the R15M series starts at Rs 1.78 lakhs (ex-showroom).
One of the popular YouTube channels, Nitin Autoroids, recently posted a detailed walkaround video of the Yamaha R15 V4 and the R15M exhibiting all of the colour options and explaining the key technical specifications of the motorcycles. The R15 V4 is available in three colour options: Metallic Red, Dark Knight, and Racing Blue. On the other hand, the R15M is available in India in two colours: Metallic Grey and MotoGP Monster Energy Edition. Here is the detailed walkaround video:
Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M Detailed Video
Video Source: Nitin Autoroids (YouTube)
If we talk about the looks, unlike the R15 V3’s dual-LED headlamp layout, the latest-gen R15 V4 series has a single-pod LED headlamp with integrated LED DRLs, as we have seen on the new model of Yamaha R7. However, the most significant change in the next-gen model is the addition of upside-down (USD) front forks, which have replaced the conventional telescopic forks.
In addition to that, some of the other key features of the R15 V4 and R15M include likes of a Quickshifter, Traction Control System (TCS), Slipper and Assist Clutch (ASC), and a dual-channel ABS unit.
Mechanically, the sports bike is powered by the same BS6-compliant 155.1cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine, which now generates 18.4HP of maximum power at 10,000 rpm along 14.2Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed gearbox.