Yamaha at the Auto Expo 2018 announced the launch of its much-awaited super sports bike the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. The new super sports model offers a 155 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine that uses innovative technologies like Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 has been priced at 1.25L ex-showroom and will be available in two colour options.

Continuing with the great legacy of R-DNA since 1998 with the launch of YZF-R1, Yamaha carries the similar high technology and high performance forward with its new YZF-R15 (Version 3.0). It is armed with a powerful 155 cc engine with high compression ratio resulting in maximum 19.3 PS power at 10,000 RPM delivering a torque of 15 N.M at 8500 RPM.

Yamaha introduces the revolutionary VVA system in India with this version which delivers top-end power without sacrificing torquey character in the low to mid-range rpm. This results in linear acceleration and high performance character along with sharper throttle response.

Mounted on a Delta box frame, this technology promises a more powerful, feature rich and sportier model, along with the shift light and VVA indicator which makes the power band simple to manage. The Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch has been adopted to reduce the weight of the clutch pull and provide a low stress shifting during deceleration. The A&S Clutch provides smooth and enjoyable downshifts during the ride. ABS still not available though.

With its weight (wet) of 139 kg and a massive 170 mm ground clearance, the new YZF-R15 (Version 3.0) gets a stylish look from its fully digital instrument console and LED head and tail light. Yamaha’s high performance handling is all about creating a machine that responds naturally to the riders’ control perceptions. The feeling of rider-machine unity is achieved through the upgraded riding position (more aggressive) and wider size rear tire (same size as offered in YZF-R3).

In order to further encourage the racing enthusiasts, Yamaha will also market “Racing kit” consisting of Metzeler rear tyre along with Daytona muffler and Frame Slider with the new version. This kit can be additionally purchased from authorised dealers of Yamaha.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 key features

  • Bigger 155 cc Engine along with a new bore x stroke ratio of 58 mm x 58.7 mm and a higher compression ratio of 11.6:1
  • Forged aluminum pistons and DiaSil Cylinders are carried over from the previous generation which gives class leading durability to the motorcycle’s engine
  • 5 litre air cleaner [60% more than previous generation], larger diameter intake port of 30mm and a valve design
  • Newly design crank case vents which decreases pumping loss and increases power
  • New engine warmup method circulates the coolant within the engine itself and the thermostat opens and allows the coolant to circulate through the radiator, thus allowing for faster engine warmup
  • New muffler design with a 3 stage expansion & a 3 way catalytic convertor contributes to environmental performance
  • The cockpit also has a serious and aggressive look with a hoard of features in the instrument console including 18 parameter display
  • Design and style inspiration from its siblings YZF- R1 and YZF- R6

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 specifications

  • Overall length – 1990 mm
  • Overall width – 725 mm
  • Overall height – 1135 mm
  • Seat height – 815 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1325 mm
  • Minimum ground clearance – 170 mm
  • Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank) – 139 kg
  • Minimum turning radius – 2.8 m
  • Engine type – Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
  • Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder Displacement – 155 cc
  • Bore & stroke – 58.0 × 58.7 mm
  • Compression ratio – 11.6:1
  • Maximum horse power – 14.2 kW (19.3 PS) @ 10,000 RPM
  • Maximum torque – 15 Nm @ 8500 RPM
  • Starting system type – Electric starter
  • Lubrication system – Wet sump
  • Engine oil capacity – 1.05L
  • Fuel tank capacity – 11L
  • Fuel supply – Fuel injection Ignition system type
  • TCI (transistor controlled ignition)
  • Spark plug model – MR8E9
  • Battery voltage/capacity – 12V, 4.0Ah(10HR)
  • Battery Type – ETZ-5
  • Final drive – Chain
  • Primary reduction ratio – 3.042 (73/24)
  • Secondary reduction ratio – 3.429 (48/14)
  • Clutch type-  Wet, multiple-disc
  • Transmission type – Constant mesh, 6-speed
  • Gear ratio – 1st gear 2.833 (34/12)
  • Gear ratio – 2nd gear 1.875 (30/16)
  • Gear ratio – 3rd gear 1.364 (30/22)
  • Gear ratio – 4th gear 1.143 (24/21)
  • Gear ratio – 5th gear 0.957 (22/23)
  • Gear ratio – 6th gear 0.840 (21/25)
  • Frame type – Deltabox
  • Caster angle – 25°30′
  • Trail – 88 mm
  • Steering Angle – Left:33°, Right:33°
  • Tire size(Front) – 100/80-17M/C 52P
  • Tubeless Tire size(Rear) – 140/70-17M/C 66H
  • Tubeless Rim size(Front) – 17M/C × MT2.5
  • Rim size(Rear) – 17M/C × MT4.0
  • Brake type(Front) – Hydraulic single disc brake
  • Brake type(Rear) – Hydraulic single disc brake
  • Diameter of brake disk(Front) – 282 mm
  • Diameter of brake disk(Rear) – 220 mm
  • Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front) – 257 mm
  • Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear) – 191 mm
  • Suspension type(Front) – Telescopic fork
  • Suspension type(Rear) – Swingarm (link suspension)
  • Shock absorber assembly type(Front) – Coil spring/Hydraulic damper
  • Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) – Coil spring/Hydraulic damper
  • Wheel travel(Front) – 130 mm
  • Wheel travel(Rear) – 97 mm Inner tube diameter of front fork 41 mm
  • Headlight bulb type – LED
  • Headlight LED Auxiliary light
  • LED Brake/tail light LED
  • Turn signal light(Front) – 12V,10W×2
  • Turn signal light(Rear) – 12V,10W×2
  • Speedometer – Digital
  • Tachometer – Digital
  • Odometer – Liquid crystal
  • Trip meter – Liquid crystal
  • Fuel gauge
  • Digital Clock
  • Digital Fuel consumption indicator equipped

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