The official authorized distributors of Yamaha Bikes in Nepal, Morang Auto Works has unveiled the new beast in Nepal that is Yamaha R15 V3. Yamaha YZF R15 V3 was launched in Nepal by Morang Auto works in NADA Auto show event. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a premium motorcycle in the 150cc segment. The design of the new Yamaha R15 V3 is inspired by Yamaha R1. The Design of the bike looks sharp and aggressive. Now, Yamaha R15 V3 in Nepal comes with two different variants i.e. With Dual Channel ABS and Without ABS. MAW Enterprise Pvt. Ltd has set the Yamaha R15 v3.0 Price in Nepal at Rs.4,29,900 for without ABS and Rs. 4,55,900 for Dual Channel ABS model.
Yamaha R15 V3 Overview
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. The naked version of Yamaha R15 V3 i.e. Yamaha MT-15 is also going to be launched soon in Nepal.
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.
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The new R15 V3 gets a classy and more aggressive look and the new fully digital instrument console, LED head and tail light makes it look even cooler. With the new Aerodynamic LED Tail And Headlight the design looks even sharper and includes a hazard lamp and slim twin- eye led headlights.
The Yamaha R15 V3 has a significant update compared to its previous version and it offers a new striking design with lots of features and increases in performance as well. Without a doubt, the Yamaha R15 V3 is an able successor to the R15 series with its robust engine, precise handling and good part quality. Prime features of the bike include full LED headlamps, USB charging port, slipper clutch, dual disc brakes and a fully digital instrument cluster.
Engine and Performance
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.
Additionally, ground clearance of 170mm makes the all-new R15 an ideal bike for the streets of Nepal and measuring a top speed of 136km/hr, the new Yamaha bike is sure to attract the riders who have the taste for speed. Not only that it 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 an electric starting system.
Transmission & Dimensions
When we talk about the transmission, it comes with a 6 number of gears. The gearbox in new 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 gearbox. The clutch has also been improved and now it is more smooth. Yamaha has also improved the low-end performance which makes 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 on average.
Talking about one of the most important aspects 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 a little bit uncomfortable during the ride. But for people with high height, it is good once you are in the 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 & Tires
YZF R15 V 3.0 now comes with a dual-channel ABS, and R15 v3.0 is the only bike with a dual-channel ABS In the 150cc bikes in Nepal. You will have an even more precise braking system, shortens the braking distance that means you can enjoy the ride to the fullest.
The front wheel is 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
- Dual Channel ABS
- Variable Valves Actuation (VVA)
- Assist & Slipper Clutch
- Aerodynamic LED Tail And Headlight
- Gear-Shift Timing Light
- Super Wide Tyre
The New YZF R15 V 3.0 is available on three different colors and it looks great on every color. Thunder Grey, Racing Blue, and Darknight are the colors available.
Specifications of Yamaha R15 V3
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve|
|Bore & Stroke||58.0 mm X 58.7 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11L|
|Maximum Power||14.2kW(19.3PS) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.7N.m(1.5kgf.m) @ 8500 rpm|
|Lubrication System||Wet Sump|
|Clutch Type||Wet Multiple Disc|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Brake type (Front)||Hydraulic single disc (282 mm)|
|Brake type (Rear)||Hydraulic single disc (220 mm)|
Yamaha R15 v3.0 Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,55,900 (Dual Channel ABS model)
Yamaha R15 v3.0 Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,29,900 (without ABS)
In comparison to the older one, R15 V3 lacks USD forks and Pirelli tires. The older R15 lacked initial pick up and as a result, it was unable to compete against KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and Apache RTR 200. But now, it will share the market with bikes like TVS RTR 200 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, Yamaha MT 15, KTM RC 200, Yamaha FZ 25 and TVS Apache RR 310 in Nepalese market.