Back in 2008 when Yamaha launched its 150cc bike R15, Sportsbike lovers across the nation went berserk. The bike created a rage especially among the boys who dreamed to have big sports bike. The motorcycle is still rocking the best selling Yamaha motorcycles charts, in the country. Yamaha has now revealed the all new R15 V3.0 and believes us it is looking more kickass than any of its predecessors. Yamaha launched the motorcycle at an event in Indonesia. There are many evident changes seen on the all-new R15 V3.0. The newer version is bigger in size than the previous V2.0 which is current version being sold in the market.
The bike is empowered with the all new 150cc refined engine and Yamaha claims it to be one of the most powerful motorcycles in the segment. The styling for the new bike is done by taking cues from the Yamaha YZF-R6. The all new front face features new headlights which look meaner than before. It features LED headlamps which are separated by a vent in the middle. The fuel tank has 11 litres of capacity which is 1 litre less than the current version.
It also features an analogue tachometer which is all new in the V3.0. The motorcycle now features the all-digital instrument like all the global high-end sports bike range by Yamaha. Coming to the measurements, the motorcycle measures 1990mm, 725mm and 1135mm in length, width and height, respectively. The riding position has become more aggressive now and the bike looks sharper. The new version weighs 137kg.
The engine is single-cylinder, fuel injected and liquid-cooled which generates 19.3 horsepower and 14.7Nm of torque. Yamaha’s all new technology VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) will be equipped inside the engine for better performance at higher revs which makes the bike more powerful than before. The bike features the old mono shock for behind and upside down fork at the front to give you the most comfortable rides for a sports bike. Yamaha has provided the new slipper clutch for smoother and faster gearshifts. Yamaha is expected to bring the bike in India later this year.