Japanese bike manufacturer, Yamaha has finally launched its much-awaited R15 v3.0 in India for Rs 1.25 lakh (Ex-showroom) at 2018 Auto Expo. Powered by a new 155.1 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled fuel injected VVA engine, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It will produce 19.3 hp of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. It also gets a slipper and assist clutch. The R15 v3.0 was put on a serious diet as the kerb weight has now brought down 137kg, however that has also reduced fuel tank capacity at 11 litres. The motor is paired to a six-speed transmission that also features an assist and slip clutch, which makes the clutch feel lighter and helps the bike maintain composure under hard downshifts.
The Yamaha R15 will come in Racing Blue and Thunder Grey colours. Other features are a fully-digital multi-function instrument cluster with a gear-shift light and a connector for USB charging. Priced at Rs 1.25 lakh, the R15 is slightly more expensive than the outgoing model.
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