The official authorized distributors of Yamaha Motorbikes in Nepal, Morang Auto Works has unveiled the new beast in Nepal that is Yamaha R15 V3. This beast was officially released by Morang Auto works in NADA Auto show event. According to them, the official Yamaha R15 V3 price in Nepal is Rs. 4,17,000.
Yamaha R15 series has been Yamaha’s one of the top selling bikes in Nepal especially due to their sporty looks and design through the first Yamaha R15 V1 and R15S were pretty similar to each other in every aspect and Yamaha R15 V2 with more sporty looks and design. When we talk about improvements, the new Yamaha R15 v3 comes with a completely new dual Split LED headlamp that improves the styling and design of the bike along with improvement in the visibility of the light at night.
With a Tag Line of YZF R15 – Speed is Reborn – Racing Instinct- Passing of the “R Series” DNA. The new Yamaha R15 features Sharper and aggressive eyes, Muscular Tank, Aerodynamic Front, Eye-catching Edgy Tail. All these features were borrowed from the beast Yamaha R1 to give Yamaha R15 V3 so that this new 155 cc beast doesn’t disappoint the riders when they hit the streets of Nepal.
After its launch in recent NADA Auto show, it will be giving tough competition to bike like TVS RTR 200 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, KTM Duke 200 in near future. Though when compared the price of these bikes, it seems like Yamaha R15 V3 is slightly overpriced comparison it’s competitors. Many people are still questioning on how Yamaha R15 V3 will do in the market where bikes like Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and TVS Apache 200 4V have already established themselves as one of the top bikes in Nepal. Not only that the price of these bike are low as compared to Yamaha’s R15 V3. It will be interesting how well Yamaha R15 V3 will conquer the market in coming days.
Specifications of Yamaha R15 V3
Engine and Transmission
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve||Engine Displacement||155 cc|
|Max power||18.7 bhp @ 10,000 rpm||Max Torque||20.0N.m/6000rpm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Ignition||Ignition||TCI|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled||Valves per cylinder||4|
|Number of Gears||6||Max Speed||140 km/h|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 L||Reserve Fuel Capacity||2 L|
|Mileage||35 km/l||Clutch||Wet, Multi-Disc|
Brakes and Tyres
|Front Brake Type||Disc||Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Disc Size||282 mm||Rear Disc/Drum size||220 mm|
|Wheel Size||17 inches||Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels|
Talking about the Engine System of Yamaha R15 V3, it comes with a Fuel Injection Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve 155 cc engine that produces a maximum power of 19 bhp @ 10000 rpm and maximum torque of 15 Nm @ 8500 rpm as the power has been increased as compared to the older version. It is expected that the engine in the new Yamaha R15 v3.0 is to be finely tuned and will be more durable. One of the main reason for this is the FI engine setup used in the bike. The top speed of the bike to be said around 138 km/h and can go 0 to 100 km/h in just 11.3 seconds. When you are riding this bike, the sound and exhaust note has been extremely good and has been improved as compared to it’s older version. The clutch system used in this bike is Wet Multiple-disc with a TCI (Transistor controlled ignition) Ignition system along with a electric starting system.
When we talk about the transmission, it comes with a 6 number of gears. The gear box in new 2018 Yamaha R15 v3 is very good and the shifting of the gear is also smooth which was average on the previous versions. So that Yamaha has improved the gear box. The clutch has also been improved and now it is more smooth. Yamaha has also improved the low end performance which make riding experience in the city will be great.
Now talking about the fuel tank, the fuel tank looks phenomenon with a more muscular look and feels more premium but the fuel tank capacity has been reduced and now it is 11 liters. Though the tank size has been a little bit compromised, the performance has been increased which is good. Many people are questioning about the mileage of the bike, the bike gives a decent amount of fuel efficiency with around 30-35 km/l in average.
Talking about one of the most important aspect of a bike i.e. comfortableness, if a bike is not comfortable to ride then it does not matter how much power it provides. Talking about the seats, the seat has been increased as compared to the previous model. The sitting posture is even more committed and dedicated for the riders and some of the short people will feel little bit of uncomfortable during the ride. But for people with high height, it is good once you are in habit of riding this bike. The ground clearance has been increased by 10 mm and now it is 170 mm. I think there was no need to increase the ground clearance as the previous model was good for the worst speed breaker also. The weight of the bike is also increased and new kerb weight is 139 kg.
Braking system on both rear and front brakes are Disc. One of the major drawback of this bike is that it does not have ABS. With this price range we think there should be ABS but unfortunately it doesn’t. Front brake size is 282 mm and 220 mm for the rear brakes. As by the experts braking system in Yamaha R15 v3 is decent and could have been better. The front wheel are 17 inch with alloy type. Both the tyres are tubeless with Front Tyre Size100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless) and Rear Tyre Size140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless). The suspensions are decent but still below average while riding in off roads. Front Suspension is a Telescopic Fork and Rear Suspension is a Swingarm (link suspension).
Features of Yamaha R15 V3
- 155cc LC4V SOHC Fuel Injection Engine
- Deltabox Frame
- Variable Valves Actuation (VVA)
- Assist & Slipper Clutch
- Aerodynamic LED Tail And Headlight
- Gear-Shift Timing Light
- Super Wide Tyre
Colors Availabe For Yamaha R15 V3
- Racing Blue
- Thunder Grey
Yamaha R15 V3 Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,19,900
Yamaha R15 V3
The Yamaha R15 V3 is targeted towards performance enthusiasts with a love for track racing. Overall the bike is great. Desgin, Power and performance are some major attraction for this bike as Yamaha had compromised little in comfortableness and brakes as it does not have ABS.
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