2019 Yamaha R15 V3 introduced in Thailand in July 2019, now makes its way to Malaysia. It is seen in new colour options of Race Blu, Matte Yellow and Black while also sporting new body graphics.
These three colour options are also offered on the Thai spec model and priced at THB 97,500 (INR 2.27 lakhs), while the Malaysian spec model carries a price tag of RM11,988 ( INR 2.03 lakhs).
In India, the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 is presented in three colour options of Thunder Grey, Racing Blue and Darknight. The former two colour options are priced at Rs 1.40 lakhs, while the Darknight option is price higher by Rs. 2,000. Yamaha is also expected to introduce the Thai-spec colours in the Indian market by next year.
Apart from the new colour options, the specifications of the 2019 Yamaha R15 V3 on sale in Malaysia remain unchanged. It gets full LED headlamp, an LCD instrument console, a Deltabox frame and aluminum swing arm.
Equipped for sporty riding, the YZF-R15 sits on wide tyres measuring 100/80-17 in front and 140/70-17 at the back. Its fuel tank is of 11 liter capacity and kerb weight stands at 137 kgs. 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 gets a 2 year/20,000 km warranty.
Engine specifications remain the same and the 155 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 valve, SOHC engine receives Variable Valve Actuation. It offers 19.3 PS power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm torque at 8,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch.
Suspension is via inverted forks in the front and preload adjustable monoshock at the rear. The India spec model however, receives conventional front forks so as to cut costs. Braking is via 282 mm disc brakes in the front and 220mm disc brakes at the rear.
Another point of difference between the Thai spec 2019 Yamaha YZF-R15 and the model on sale in India is that the Thai spec model does not receive ABS as a standard feature while in India, dual channel ABS is offered as standard in compliance with new safety regulations.