New Yamaha R15 models launched in India

Yamaha has been producing the YZF-R15 series since the debut of the R15 V1 in 2008. Now, ten years after the launch of the popular R15 V2 and V3, they have rolled out the fourth generation of the R15 line up in India, with the introduction of the R15 V4 and R15M.

The R15 V4 comes in three colour options: Racing Blue, Dark Night, and Metallic Red; the R15M only gets the Metallic Grey and MotoGP editions. However, the R15M — the top-end variant of the new-gen R15 — gets more new features than the standard R15 V4. 

R15 V4 and R15M design

The new-gen R15 bikes have a stylish sport body, featuring fully revamped styling — inspired by the superbike YZF-R1. Although the R15M and V4 share the same frame, only the R15M features new graphics, a Yamaha 3D emblem, and a special seat.

That said, both the new-gen R15 models get an improved aerodynamic body design for better stability and airflow management at high speed. Both models also get all-new LED headlights and DRLs.

Features 

Variable Valve Actuation (VVA)
Quick shifter
Dual horn
 Aluminium swingarm
Side-stand engine cut-off switch
Dual-channel ABS
Assist and slipper clutch

The bikes come equipped with a full digital cluster screen (whose data can be read on the companion Y-Connect app) that features a fuel-consumption tracker, maintenance recommendations, last-parking location, fuel gauge, and clock.


Specifications

Both the R15 V4 and R15M are powered by the same liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 155 Fi engine that generates a maximum horsepower of 18.4 PS at 10000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.2 Nm at 7500 rpm. The new-gen R15 models also feature fuel-injection technology and traction-control system.

The new-gen R15 V4 and R15M can reach a top speed of 150 kmph (approximate), with the help of the six-constant mesh gearbox, and the bikes can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 10.1 seconds. The bikes have a fuel capacity of 11 litres. 

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement 155 cc
Bore & stroke58.0 mm × 58.7 mm
Compression ratio11.6:1
Max. power13.5 kW (18.4 PS) at 10000 rpm
Max. torque14.2 Nm at 7500 rpm
Starter typeElectric 
Transmission typeConstant mesh, 6-speed
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Fuel systemFuel injection

Tyres, brakes, and suspension

The new-gen R15 models get a telescopic USD fork suspension on the front and linked-type monocross suspension at the rear. The bikes come with dual-channel ABS, and tubeless tyres at both the front and rear. The bikes have also been equipped with a disc brake on both tyres.

Front suspension Telescopic upside-down (USD) fork 
Rear suspension Linked-type monocross suspension
Brake type (front)Disc brake (282 mm)
Brake type (rear)Disc brake (220 mm)
Tyre size (front)100/80-17M/C 52P – tubeless
Tyre size (rear)140/70R17M/C 66H – radial tubeless
Inner tube (diameter of front fork)37.0 mm
ABSDual channel

Chassis and body dimensions

The new-gen R15 V4 and R15M are 1990 mm long, 1135 mm high, and 725 mm wide. Both bikes have a ground clearance of 170 mm. 

Length, height, and width1990 mm, 1135 mm, and 725 mm
Frame typeDeltabox
Wheel base1,325 mm
Ground clearance170 mm
Kerb weight142 kg
Fuel tank capacity 11 L

Price of the R15 V4 and R15M 

The new-gen R15 V4 and R15M have been launched in India at an introductory price of INR 1,77,800 (for the R15M) and INR 1,67,800 (for the R15 V4). 

New R15 modelsVariantPrice in India
R15M Metallic GreyINR 1,77,800
MotoGP editionINR 1,79,800
R15 V4Metallic Red INR 1,67,800
Dark KnightINR 1,68,800
Racing BlueINR 1,72,800

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