Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 Officially Confirmed!

Yamaha Motor Research and Development India’s MD, Yasuo Ishihara has confirmed officially that the much loved R15 will soon enter its third generation. In a talk with Financial Express, he confirmed Yamaha R15 v3.0 to be a better and more enjoyable product like the recently launched Yamaha YZF-R3. The fact even clarifies that the new generation machine may carry an even more refined and powerful motor, stiffer chassis and loads of equipment.

YZF-R15 V3.0: Here’s what we know so far

  • It has been confirmed by Yamaha India recently
  • Yamaha R15 V3.0 is under developement
  • Expected to be unveiled @ EICMA in November
  • Yamaha might launch R15 V3 in India by Mid 2017
  • Yamaha says it will be a step-up from the current generation
  • It will get better in terms of performance and safety
  • Engine Displacement – 149.8 cc
  • Maximum Power – 18-19 BHP (Expected)
  • Maximum Torque – 16-17 NM (Expected)
  • Expected Price – INR 1.25-1.30 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Might get LED headlights like 2016 CBR150R
  • Yamaha says R15 V3 will be a more enjoyable product
  • The company might also launch a variant with ABS
  • Will compete with Honda CBR150R and Suzuki GSX-R150

Yamaha R15 V3 Rendering

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 Officially Confirmed!

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As we have heard that Yamaha listens to the feedback of the fans and work for the best to achieve these, they should add certain upmarket elements like LED headlights and dual channel ABS to make it stand apart from the crowd. USD forks would even make it the best one of its segment. Some elements like its rear tyre hugger and instrument console are actually superb and adding more stuff into the semi digital console would make it more worthy than ever.

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Yamaha R15 Version 3.0

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A full LCD unit would not even be a bad option but keeping it colored would be the important need in the increasing competition. If even some of the features out of all these are added, the cost would go up significantly. The current generation weighs 136 kg while the new one can even lose weight if a new lightweight engine comes into the bike.

Yamaha R15 Version 3.0

Latest Rendering of Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3

According to Mr Yasuo Ishihara, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Research and Development India Pvt Ltd: “The R15 will become better in its next iteration, however, no details can be shared as to what would exactly the specifications be like, but we can assure that it will be a step-up from the current generation in all aspects of performance and safety. We also want to extract as much as possible from a motorcycle to give maximum value-for-money for our products.”

Expected Tech Specs & Price of R15 V3:


Yamaha R15 V3.0 (Rendered Images)

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Images Source: MotoBlast

News Source: Financial Express

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 Officially Confirmed!
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  1. Humbert sing Dkhar says

    Waiting for this bike for a year now .really tired of waiting

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