Yamaha R15 V3: Passing on the R-Series DNA
The Yamaha R15 is arguably the most adored and well-known two-wheeler in Nepal. The bike is a popular choice, particularly among young people, thanks to its athletic appearance that was inspired by the R1. When the bike’s original iteration was introduced about 12 years ago, it became an instant hit. Since then, Yamaha has issued various models of the bike, all of which have succeeded exceptionally well in the market.
A new 155cc super sport motorcycle with “Racing R-DNA” is the Yamaha R15 V3. When compared to other bikes in its class, this bike has established its own benchmarks since the first generation.
One of Yamaha’s most well-known motorcycles in Nepal is the R15. These entry-level super sports bike never fails to dazzle with their exquisite design. The all-new YZF R15 powered with Dual Channel ABS is a max powerhouse of 18.6 PS that brings track experience to the streets. It is born of Yamaha’s racing DNA that molded legends like the M1, The R1, and the R-series.
One of the most popular fairing motorcycles among young people in Nepal is the R15 V3. Interesting new features, colors, and an updated engine are now available on the BS6 model.
Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 Price in Nepal
In terms of the latest price, the Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 is available for 5.24 lakhs in Nepal. It also became the most premium 155cc bike on the Nepalese market with this cost.
|Model||Price in Nepal|
|Yamaha R15 V3 BS6||₨. 524,900|
Yamaha R15 V3 Overview
Styling and Appearance
Moving on to the looks of the bike, there are not many visible changes, similar to those in the Yamaha FZS v3 BS6 and Yamaha MT 15 BS6. The Yamaha R15 v3 will continue to command attention on the road. It has a crisper appearance and an aggressive feel because the “R Series” DNA served as inspiration. Yamaha made no changes to the new R15’s appearance. Like the majority of super sports bikes, it has a sharp, aggressive body.
The design of the front is typical for an R15, with twin LED headlamps, a small visor, and rearview mirrors attached to the body panels. It has a powerful gasoline tank and appealing graphics on the bike’s body as well. The Yamaha R15 V3 is equipped with an LED taillamp on the rear end.
Furthermore, the Yamaha R15 V3 has the most aerodynamic design for a bike. You are sure to have an exhilarating riding experience because of the bike’s leaning seating posture but the seating is not comfortable for long rides.
Adding up to all these design specifications, the Yamaha R15 V3 reflects its muscular and sporty road presence. While the Thunder Grey color version is similar to that of the BS4 variety in appearance, the Racing Blue color variant has graphics that have been updated, a silver strip, standard blue-colored wheels, and the R15 symbol emblazoned on the fairing. The new Yamaha R15 V3 is now available in the new Metallic Red color.
Engine Specification and Mileage
Powering the Yamaha R15 V3 BS4 is a large single-cylinder four-stroke engine of 155cc. The engine is LCV4 SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) providing more engines that result in a greater number of revolutions per minute (RPM). The engine is liquid-cooled providing a peak power of 19.3 PS at 10000 rpm. Also, the maximum torque provided by the new Yamaha R15 V3 BS4 engine is 14.7 Nm at 8500 rpm.
Similarly, powering the Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 is a single cylinder four-stroke LCV4 SOHC engine of 155cc. The engine is liquid-cooled providing a peak power of 18.6 PS at 10000 rpm. Also, the maximum torque provided by the new Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 is 14.1 Nm at 8500 rpm. Interestingly, the powertrain numbers have slightly decreased. The new BS6 engine produces 0.7 PS less power and 0.6 Nm less torque when compared to the BS4 engine.
The engine is connected to a six-speed gearbox which helps to provide ease of use and increased fuel economy along with a constant mesh transmission. In addition to the gearbox, the engine is also connected to an 11L fuel tank. Along with this, the Yamaha R15 V3 has transistor-controlled ignition (TCI) where ignition is possible even without a battery connection.
Yamaha’s variable valve actuation (VVA) technology is also included with the bike. This mechanism ensures adequate power and torque throughout the whole rev range by providing torque for the comfort of usage at lower RPMs.
Moreover, the engine provides a top speed of 155 kilometers per hour (kmph). The bike provides maximum mileage of 48.75 kilometers per liter (kmpl) which is decent even though the bike is power performing. The compression ratio for the engine is 11:6:1. Along with all these specifications, the new Yamaha R15 V3 BS6, from its name we can know that it is BS6 compliant making it more environmentally friendly as it produces a lesser amount of Sulphur gas.
Suspension, Wheels, and Braking System
The Yamaha R15 V3 sits on a delta box frame which provides the bike with for superb rigidity balance and an aluminum swing arm. The starting mechanism for the bike is a self-starter only. Suspension duties on the bike are handled by telescopic forks up at the front end which have a higher capacity to absorb shock. On the rear end, monocross link suspension is used which increases the handling capacity and stability of the bike.
Moving on to the braking duties, the Yamaha R15 V3 bike uses a standard dual-channel Automatic Braking System (ABS) which entails accurate braking, without any wheel lock-ups, even when the bike is accelerating up. The braking system consists of a 282mm front disc and 220mm rear disc brakes
Also, the bike has a slipper clutch and assist mechanism that will help make the clutch pull lighter and enable low-stress shifting during acceleration. This also stops the engine from braking too much. As for the tyre, the Yamaha R15 V3 has 17-inch radial tubeless tyres with a size of 100/80 at the front end and 140/40 at the rear end.
The Yamaha R15 V3 has a kerb weight of 142 kg which is comparatively heavier but the use of all metallic components adds up to it.
The length of the Yamaha R15 V3 is 1990 mm, its width is 725 mm and its height is 1135m. The wheelbase of the bike is 1325 mm making it able to corner easily. Also, the seat height is 815 (which is higher than normal) mm making the pedaling smoother and faster and the body is positioned properly. The ground clearance of the Yamaha R15 V3 is 170 mm which is ideal for the sports bike in Nepal.
In addition to all these physical features, the BS6 R15 V3 from Yamaha comes with a few minor but crucial features. A “side stand engine cut-off switch” is involved in this, and it acts as a safety feature by preventing the motor from starting when the side stand is down. The feature not only switches off the engine but also removes the load on the gear train allowing you to slide into the next gear without letting off the throttle.
Similarly, the new dual channel ABS guarantees an exhilarating ride full of confidence and allows the rider to take it all in. Along with these, the Yamaha R15 V3 comes with a dual horn, negative multi-functional LCD instrument cluster, USD forks, re-designed pillion seats, and gear shift timing lights.
The Yamaha R15 V3 BS4 variant was first introduced in Nepal a long time ago, but because all vehicles are transitioning to the new, cleaner BS6 engines, Yamaha decided to introduce the same bike in Nepal as well. In addition to having a sporty appearance, the bike has excellent performance, safety, and mileage. The older BS4 variant is no longer available.
Suzuki Gixxer SF, Yamaha MT 15 BS6, Honda’s CB Hornet 2.0, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V RTFI BS6, and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS FI ABS are the rivals of the Yamaha R15 v3. When compared to its rivals, R15 v3 is considered to be more expensive. Despite this, the Yamaha R15 v3 packs a powerful punch because of its distinct features and unparalleled performance. Even though the price seems a little high, the offering more than justifies it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of R15 V3 in Nepal?
The price of Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 in Nepal is Rs. 524,900
What is the mileage of Yamaha R15 V3 BS6?
The Yamaha R15 V3 BS6 bike provides maximum mileage of 48.75 kilometers per liter (kmpl) which is decent even though the bike is power performing.