Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha has already confirmed arrival of the new and more powerful YZF-R15 in India later this year. It looks like the company has already dispatched new R15 units to dealerships hinting at a sooner launch.
A bunch of Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 models draped in red colour have reportedly been spied at a dealership in Hyderabad according to Rushlane. Though there is no authentication on these images, the pictures are definitely a treat for Yamaha aficionados.
The new version of the motorcycle was unveiled earlier this year in Indonesia. The Japanese automaker has also given a complete maker over to the new R15 in terms of design and cycle parts. The new R15 features an aggressive and edgy design over the current version. The headlamps cluster incorporates split full LED headlights separated by an air intake. The fairing and the fuel tank are also more edgy.
The highlight of the new R15 is the all new 155.1 cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4 stroke SOHC engine with fuel injection in place of the 149cc mill. It develops 19.7bhp of power 10,000rpm and the peak torque is 14.7Nm at 8500rpm mated to six-speed transmission. Yamaha claims the new engine with a three percent increase in capacity has achieved an 18.3 percent increase in output and a 4.7 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current model.
The motorcycle also boasts of slipper clutch, fully digital instrument cluster, upside down forks up front and mono suspension at the rear. Braking is taken care of by 282mm disc up front and 240mm disc at the rear. The new version of R15 is expected to cost more than the newly launched FZ25, which is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Picture source: Rushlane