2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 unveiled – Most Powerful Bike, Slipper Clutch on offer

Yamaha Motors Indonesia has taken the wraps off of its new 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0, which will be the most powerful offering in the segment. This motorcycle will make its way to the Indian market in the coming months!


2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 is the most powerful bike in the 150cc segment.

As we reported earlier, the 2017 R15 Version 3.0 features first-in-the-segment full LED headlamps, hazard lamp, faux air intake, new exhaust, new fairing, USD front forks, a fully digital instrument cluster, a dual tone colour scheme, and of course, the evergreen Delta Box frame. Sadly, there is no ABS even as an option. But gets a slipper and assist clutch.

The new powertrain is a bigger 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke VVA engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. This unit churns-out 20 PS of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. Interestingly, the 2017 R15 Version 3.0 also receives a slipper to minimise the effects of engine braking under aggressive downshifts.


The front fairing of the 2017 Yamaha R15 V3.0 looks sharper and more muscular.

Measuring 1,990 mm in length, 725 mm in width, 1,135 mm in height and it has a wheelbase of 1,325 mm. A total of 3 colours are on offer – Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. The bike was unveiled in the presence of MotoGP sensations Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Pricing will be announced at the launch which is expected next-month.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Specifications:

  • Length – 1990 mm
  • Width – 725 mm
  • Height – 1135 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1325 mm
  • Wet Weight – 137 kg
  • Engine – SOHC Liquid Cooled 4-stroke
  • Cylinders – Single cylinder
  • Cubic Capacity – 155.1cc
  • Bore x Stroke – 58 x 58.7 mm
  • Power – 19.31 PS @ 10,000 RPM
  • Torque – 14.7 Nm @ 8,500 RPM
  • Start System – Electric
  • Fuel Capacity – 11 liters
  • Fuel System – Fuel Injection
  • Clutch Type – Wet Multi-Plate Clutch
  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/70-17
  • Front (282 mm) & Rear (240 mm) disc brake, no ABS

To read more on Yamaha YZF-R15, Click here


Also see2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 v3.0 testing on the road?


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