Yamaha Corporation [jamaha]) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.
It is one of the constituents of Nikkei 225 and is the world’s largest piano manufacturing company. The former motorcycle division became independent from the main company in 1955, forming Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, although Yamaha Corporation is still the largest shareholder.
New Yamaha Bikes at Auto Expo 2018
The Auto Expo 2018 is already among the most awaited upcoming events for every bike and car aficionado out there. The 2018 edition of what is India’s largest motor show should set the stage for quite a few new car and bike launches and public debuts. Regulars here would know that recently, we came up with a list of bikes Hero MotoCorp could bring to the next Delhi auto show. Now, we’ve come up with details on the bikes that Yamaha is likely to bring to the next motor show. So here is our list of all the upcoming new Yamaha Bikes at Auto Expo 2018.
Yamaha is likely to bring as many as 5 new bikes to the next motor show. These include 4 motorcycles and one automatic scooter. It may be noted here that Yamaha is slowly but surely establishing a strong foothold in the Indian market. All these upcoming Yamaha bikes at Auto Expo 2018 should further help it grow its market share.
Yamaha Bikes at Auto Expo 2018
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0
|Estimated Price||Rs. 1.2 – 1.4 lakh|
|Specifications||Fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 149cc|
|Launch Date||February 2018|
Yamaha R15 V3 Review
EXPECTED PRICE & LAUNCH DATE
|Expected Price||Yamaha R15 V3 can be priced around INR 1.25 lakh in India.|
|Launch Date||New R15 is expected to launch in India in a few days. Exact launch date has not been announced yet|
Yamaha R15 V3 has been one of the most awaited updates of R15 in India. Yamaha R15 is the most successful sports bike in the 150cc segment in the Indian market. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a worthy upgrade to the R15 series. The bike has been officially launched in Indonesia on the Sentul International Race Track.
The bike will be available in 3 shades – Racing Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red. The brand new sports bike boasts of a muscular fairing and looks very bulky plus upmarket. Although the Indian market will see this super-sports model arrive by the mid of 2017 or by the end of this year. As of now, Yamaha has no announced anything officially regarding the launch of R15 V3 in India.
The Yamaha R15 V2 retained the old design for long so V3 was a much-needed upgrade given the fact that Yamaha faces competition from the likes of Honda CBR150R and Pulsar RS200 in the Indian market in this price range. The stylish aerodynamic fairing and sleeker LED headlamps have been borrowed directly from Yamaha R6’s design.
This is one of the best designs we have seen from Yamaha in the 150cc segment in a long time, which is a great thing. Although the absence of ABS in the model is a major letdown given the fact that it was one of the most awaited bikes of Yamaha in this segment.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||Yamaha R15 V3|
|Mileage||35-45 kmpl (approx.)|
|Shades||Racing Blue, Matte Black, Matte Red|
|Official Tagline||Big Performance | Live in the Racing Spirit|
Design & Style
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 leaves no stones unturned to impress with the update. The styling is upbeat and the 155cc bike has borrowed most of its looks from its elder siblings – The Yamaha R1 and the Yamaha R6.
The bike is designed to look very bulky and edgy. It is one of the most aerodynamic bikes to come in this budget space. The fairing has been done to make the bike look very muscular and aggressive. The tail end and the fuel tank also is directly inspired by the Yamaha R1 and R6.
The rounded visor also adds to the aerodynamic and muscular feel to the bike. The sharp LED headlamps also add nobility to the already aggressively styled Yamaha R15 Version 3. The air intake in the front has also been widened, which has been inspired by Yamaha R125. Overall, it looks like a very premium sports bike with best in class styling.
Given the fact that the new Yamaha R15 Version 3 has an international feel, it will give a very tough competition to the likes of Suzuki and Honda in the same segment, when it will be launched in India.
Technical Specification Of Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||19.04 Bhp @ 10000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.7 NM @ 8500 rpm|
|Engine Description||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, Fi, Single Cylinder|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Compression Ratio||11.6 : 1|
|Clutch||Wet Type Multi-Plate Clutch (Slipper Clutch Not Confirmed for India)|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||282mm Single Disc|
|Rear Brake||240mm Single Disc|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks (No USD Forks for India)|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||100/80-17M/C 52P (MRF)|
|Rear Tyre||140/70-17M/C 66S (MRF)|
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||1990 mm|
|Overall Width||725 mm|
|Overall Height||1135 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Ground Clearance||155 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||137 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 litres|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|Top Speed||144 kmph|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat||
|Engine Kill Switch||
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
|Head Light||LED Head Light|
|Tail Light||LED Tail Light|
|Turn Signal Light (Front)||Crystal|
|Turn Signal Light (Rear)||Crystal|
|Head Light Type||Dual|
|Frame/Chassis||Delta box frame|
Engine & Gearbox
Not only on the design front, The Yamaha R15 Version 3 get a power upgrade in comparison to the Version 2. New R15 is powered by a 155.1 cc single cylinder engine which gives out a maximum power of 19.04 bhp @10,000 rpm and delivers a maximum torque of 14.7 Nm @ 8500 rpm. This is much more than V2 which develops the maximum power of 16.8 bhp. The liquid cooled engine of V3 is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Acceleration and Performance
The new version of the Yamaha R15 is likely to fair better than its previous versions when it comes to performance. The bike has a higher par value than version 2.0. Although given the new stance, the bike might not prove to be as comfortable while riding. But that is to be seen until this model makes it to the Indian roads.
But this model will be the most celebrated bikes in the Indian market in this segment. The fuel injection engine of the bike is likely to give better performance and the all-new Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) will help the engine to generate ideal amount of power across all rpm levels.
The Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 comes with a hexagonal screen given for the instrument console. The instrument console is all digital on this bike. Further, it adds to the aesthetic value of the already technology equipped bike. The LED indicators have also been retained and add to the appeal. The console has a digital speedometer, odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge etc.
Mileage & Safety
The sports bike does give the user a very premium feel, but fuel efficiency remains a major concern in the segment. The bike is expected to deliver a mileage of somewhere around 35-45 kmpl which is good enough for a 155cc bike. The dually LED headlamps on the bike provide major visibility on the roads. Although the presence of Anti-Lock Braking system will be missed on the bike.
Brakes & Suspension
R15 Version 3 comes with front USD Telescopic Forks and rear Mono-shock suspension. This kind of suspension is essential for a bike which has been built for performance and comfort also remains an important concern. Yamaha R15 V3 also has an upgrade when it comes to disc brakes. The bike now comes with bigger 282 mm front disc and 240 mm rear disc brakes as compared to 267 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brake on the previous model. Thus, it can be seen as a good upgrade for safety.
Tyres, Handling & Shades
The Yamaha R15 has a wheelbase of 1325 mm and is equipped with 100/80-17M/C 52P (Front) and 140/70-17M/C 66S rear types. The bike ensures a superior road grip, which is necessary given the fact that the model is a race track based concept. The handling and riding are also supposed to give a premium feel to the rider. The Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 will be available in 3 shades: Racing Blue, Matte Black, and Matte Red.
Source: autos.max about, carblogindia And wikipedia.org.