A test bike of the R15 v3.0 was spotted in India, but in a slightly different spec from the bike shown internationally.
The Indian test bike had conventional front forks instead of the more premium upside-down ones. The bike spotted was wearing MRF tyres and not IRC ones seen on the Indonesian-spec bike. The bike doesn’t look like it’s fitted with ABS either, but we’ll only know once Yamaha launches the bike in April 2018. Bikes above 125cc have to be mandatorily fitted with ABS from April 1, 2018.
The new 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine from the international spec bike could most probably make it here, on this bike. The engine makes 19.3hp and 14.7Nm of torque. The front fascia of the bike is entirely new and features angular LED headlamp units, the fuel tank now stands at 11 litres as against the v2.0’s 12 litres. The v3.0's instrument cluster is now fully digital.
Expect prices to be higher than the v2.0, which currently retails for ₹1.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).