Yamaha Motor has launched the new generation R15 V3 in many countries, except India. With the regular variants of of R15 V3 now about a year old, Yamaha Indonesia is all set to launch a special edition variant of the R15 V3. Ahead of launch, it has now been spied at a dealership by iwanbanaran.
Just like the regular Yamaha R15 v3.0, the special edition R15 V3 is also seen with all new design and a 155.1cc single cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation. This engine produces segment leading 19.31 PS peak power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm torque at 8,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
The Special Edition R15 V3 is seen in a golden scheme. It has gold accents on the body, on the side blinkers and also on the alloys. The new R15 V3 gets an upgraded suspension system with upside-down forks as seen on the Yamaha M-Slaz. It is the first product in the 150cc segment to receive slipper clutch as standard. Disc brakes are seen at both ends with a larger 282mm unit in the front.
In terms of on board specifications, the new Yamaha R15 v3.0 gets an 11 liter fuel tank. It weighs 137 kgs and sports a Matte Black paint scheme, in addition to race blue and matt red. Upside down forks, LED headlamps, slipper clutch and LED headlamps long with aggressive fairings are also a part of the features to be noted on the Yamaha R15 v3.0. Saddle height and seat position have also been raised to offer better rider and pillion rider comforts.
Price of the Yamaha R15 V3 special edition will start from IDR 34.5 million (INR 1.68 lakh) on road, which is about IDR 3 million more expensive than the regular R15 V3.
In India, the bike is not going to be launched. Yamaha India recently upgraded the R15 V2 and R15 S with BS4 compliant engines. This, and the fact that they are soon going to launch a 250 cc fully faired machine based on the FZ25, there seems to be no room for the R15 V3 on the Yamaha India line-up.