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Yamaha has already introduced the YZF R15 V3.0 in several foreign markets. Now it looks like the fully-faired motorcycle will make its India entry in the coming months.
Yes, the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 has been spotted testing in India by Bikeadvice. The third-generation R15 features several changes to its design as compared to the current model.
The Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 borrows its design cues from its elder sibling, the YZF R1. Yamaha already retails the R15 V3.0 in the Indonesian market, and the India-spec model receives few changes as compared to the international model.
The front fender of the R15 V3.0 is borrowed from the V2.0, But the fairing is all-new and it is identical to the international-spec model. The pillion footpegs are also identical to the current model as opposed to the aluminium unit found on the global-spec model.
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The noticeable change in the India-spec R15 V3.0 is that it misses out on the upside down front forks and features conventional telescopic forks identical to the R15 V2.0. The motorcycle also does not get ABS, but we hope that Yamaha will eventually offer the safety feature at least as an option.
The global-spec Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 draws power from a 155cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine producing 19bhp and 14.7Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha might also skip the slipper clutch to keep the price in check. By looking at the engine casing, it looks like Yamaha will introduce the new 155cc engine in India.
Apart from that, the spotted model gets a new exhaust pipe similar to the international model. The alloy wheels also look the same but they are shod with the MRF tyres. Overall the R15 V3.0 looks refreshed with a host of changes.
The Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 is one of the much-anticipated motorcycles in India. Now it looks like Yamaha is all set to introduce the new version of its faired 150cc motorcycle in India in the coming months. Expect the motorcycle to be priced in the range of Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh ex-showroom.