Yamaha’s YZF R15 v3.0 Spotted Testing in India

  • Published On: 28 November 2017
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The upcoming India-spec sports bike was unveiled in Indonesia back in January 2017.

A test bike of the R15 v3.0 shows that it differs a bit from the bike launched in Indonesia. An undisguised R15 captured in India shows its handsome R1/R6 inspired style. There are split headlamps (LED in international markets, India spec is unconfirmed), the fairing has been redesigned, with the fuel tank now at 11 litres as against the v2.0’s 12 litres. The v3.0's instrument cluster is now fully digital while the bike’s pillion seat is noticeably lower than the R15 v2.

The bike spied is fitted with MRF tyres and not the IRC ones that are on the Indonesian-spec bike. The bike doesn’t look like it has ABS, which means Yamaha may launch it before April 2018, post which, it is mandatory for manufacturers to equip all bike models above 125cc with ABS.

The engine also looks new, which means we could be getting the 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine from the international spec bike. The v2.0 currently sells for ₹1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), so you can expect a slight bump up in prices when it goes on sale.

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