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Yamaha R15 V3 rendering based on Yamaha M-Slaz

Yamaha R15 V3 render

Yamaha R15 V3 (Version 3) is in the making for some time now, reveals Indonesian websites.

The 150 cc flagship from Yamaha, R15 was first launched back in 2008. Then in 2011, the company updated the model and re-launched it as Version 2 or V2. Yamaha was expected to launch the Version 3 of R15 in 2015, but what they launched was the original Version 1 as the R15 S.

But that does not mean V3 is not in the pipeline. As per a few reports circulating on automotive websites in Indonesia, the company is very close to launching a R15 Version 3. To feature a design inspired by the all-new Yamaha M-Slaz, the new Yamaha R15 V3 has been speculatively rendered by MotoBlast.

Yamaha M-Slaz rendered with MT-10 headlight

Yamaha M-Slaz rendered with MT-10 headlight

Based on the new Yamaha M-Slaz, R15 V3 render features upside down forks, a much needed hardware in the R15. The other visible improvement is the front fascia which now features a sharper dual headlight fairing with a faux air intake in the centre, very much like the Yamaha flagship R1. You can also see the lowered pillion seat, which too will be welcomed by Yamaha fans. Apart from this, the design of fairing and tank has also been made a bit sleeker as compared to the current R15.

Speaking about engine, Yamaha R15 V3 will be powered by the same 150 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine which is rated at 17 PS and 15 Nm torque. Considering that the M-Slaz has been priced higher than the R15 V2, the new R15 V3 will be priced higher than the existing R15 V2. Officially, no indication from Yamaha has been made regarding the launch of R15 V3, but with Auto Expo on the anvil, we can expect some big announcements soon.

Yamaha M-Slaz – Photos

Current Yamaha R15 and R15S

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  • Lalith Kiran

    The frontal looks more matured now. However I doubt it will come to India as we want cheaper 150cc bikes!!!