Yamaha R15 V3 Indian Version Dual ABS
- Exciting feature set
- Engine grunt
- Stability and Cornering
- Headlight Illumination is not great
- Handlebar position
Introduction: YAMAHA. The Japanese automobile manufacturer’s motto “Revs Your Heart,” is in its truest form in the YZF R15 from the company in Bangladesh. If you are a Bangladeshi biker, or else, a biker from the subcontinent, you must know the meaning very well. YAMAHA has recently updated their R15 bike once again from top to bottom. The 150cc segment bike has its own league in the market with, we can say a cult following. The bike is now in its third avatar and called the YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0. See pictures of Yamaha R15 v3 here.
History: YAMAHA YZF R15 was launched back in 2008 to meet the demands of the young enthusiast bikers (Source). Since its inception, it has been a machine that gives the riders a full package of performance and reliability. Different upgrades, either mechanical and/or cosmetic have been made to this bike to the ever-expanding demands of the market. The latest version 3.0 R15 was launched back in January 2017 in Indonesia and then in 2018 Auto Expo in India. It has got an engine upgrade and also a newly shaped body for differentiating it from the other models which are thriving in the streets till date. You will easily be able to distinguish it as the version 3.0 from any given angle.
Features: To be honest about the YAMAHA R15 version 3.0, the whole bike is new with a revamped engineering from the ground up. This new version now comes with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology. It also has got a slipper clutch now to help the rider do quick shifts in gear for better performance. Other features are described in a nutshell below.
The bike has now got Dual Channel ABS for better braking performance with ensured safety. There are new LED headlight and taillight set, a new instrument cluster, a more aggressive yet aerodynamic body and so more. The only catch though in the Indian version is that as it is modified to suit the Indian subcontinent’s streets, there is no USD forks up front and so it gets a telescopic set, which are honestly, very playful for our general road conditions.
The YAMAHA-patented “Deltabox” frame is still present and upgraded to give the best possible performance.
The color options of this bike are all very attractive. The three colors of this bike in Bangladesh are:
The bike has new graphical presentation in its body that enhances the presence of the bike combined with the new panels. The distinct LED taillight is also a charm to look at and helps instantly recognize a R15 Version 3.0 even in the night from a distance.
Body Dimensions: The all new YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 is a really good performing motorcycle. The wheelbase is 1325mm on which the 142kg bike stands. The bike is balanced amazingly with the “Deltabox” frame. The bike has a 11-liter fuel tank which feeds the engine through the Fuel Injection system.
The overall length of YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 is 1990mm while the width and height are 725mm and 1135mm respectively. The ground clearance stands at 170mm.
Engine & Transmission: YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 possesses a 155cc, 4-Stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled 4-valve engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). This engine’s Power & Torque figures are as follows: 19.3 PS @10,000 RPM & 14.7Nm @8500 RPM. This machine is paired with a 6-speed Transmission with wet sump multiplate slipper clutch and comes equipped with TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) system. The engine oil capacity is 1.05L
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels: The suspension system of this bike has a dual telescopic system up front with 130mm wheel travel and a link suspension Swingarm at the rear with 97mm of wheel travel. The front brake is a 282 mm Disc paired to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel with 100/80-17M/C 52P MRF Nylogrip ZAPPER-FX1 tyre. The rear brake is a 220mm Disc attached to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel that is wrapped in 140/70-17M/C 66H MRF Nylogrip ZAPPER-S tyre. Both the wheels have tubeless tyre for better performance and to avoid sudden deflation along with Antilock Braking System (ABS).
Best For: The YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 is targeted to the youth of the country yet it is also usable by the middle aged too. City riding is very much doable in this motorcycle. College and university students and passionate young job holders are the main customers of this motorcycle. Some middle aged users also use this bike daily for their sheer passion of riding bikes.
The motorcycle is really very good at highway speeds and it easily allows the user to do inter-city commutes thanks to its powerful engine. So, you can do long rides with immense confidence.
You can see r15 version 3.0 review here by BikeBD.
Competitors: The main competitors of YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 are the likes of:
SUZUKI GSX-R 150
The competitors are having a tough fight from YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 for their price as it ticks nearly all the boxes at a time questionable by the customers of this class. You can compare R15 v3’s price here with the competitors
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the gear shift pattern of YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0?
Ans. YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 has a 6-speed manual transmission with wet sump multiplate clutch which is arranged in a reversible manner and equipped with a slipper clutch for easy shifts on demand. The pattern is: 1-N-2-3-4-5-6
2. What is the mileage of YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0?
Ans. The company-claimed mileage of the regular YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 is 48.75 kmpl and it delivers almost incredibly close to that figure as per many customers’ claims. The aid in this type of efficiency are the FI and VVA technology used in this bike.
3. Is YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 good for long rides?
Ans. Yes, for the rider mostly. The YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 is really good for highway rides. It has a dependable setup in terms of ergonomics and on top of all of these, it has a good, constant performance on the highways… So, it is very much doable to take this bike to long rides on the highways. There are many bikers who do long rides with this bike for a long time. But the catch is, for many riders, the seating posture is not that great considering the high saddle and the positioning of the handlebars which gives some aches in the palms of the rider on the very first rides. However, this becomes almost a non-issue for regular users. The bike is meant for solo rides though as the pillion seat is not comfortable or equipped enough for support for long duration rides.
4. Are there any different versions of this bike?
Ans. Yes. The YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 has different variants in Bangladesh. There is a YAMAHA YZF R15 Version 3.0 Monster Edition. An Indonesian version is also available in this country with tweaks.
See All Yamaha Showroom Address
|Yamaha 3S Center||212, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka||01704-114528|
|Crescent Enterprise||3/8, Uttar Pirerbag, 60fit Main Road, Mirpur-2, Dhaka-1216||01712-951933, 01762-877793|
|DNS Motors||Rebeka Trade Center, Thana Mor, Joypara, Dohar, Dhaka||01926-139020|
|Bike Shop||99/B, Mailbag Chowdhury Para, Khilgaon, Dhaka||01985-653112, 01840-133509|
|Izan Motors||Nayabari, Radio Colony, Savar, Dhaka||01711-980456|
|Yamaha Showroom||Vogra (Opposite of Colombia Garments), Gazipur||01700-767984|
|M/S Nazmul Traders||T.S Tower, Mawna Chowrasta, Sreepur, Gazipur||01711-413682|
|Shahjalal Motors||Bottrish,Zela Sarani More,Kishoreganj||01712-714420|
|M/S Raisa Motors||330/1, AR Trade Centre, Police Line, Gopalgonj||01724-442050|
|Eagle Motors||81 Joyra College Road, Bus Stand, Manikganj||01712-665883|
|Brothers motors||Sostapur Moddopara (Dhaka-Narayanganj Link road Near Sibu Market), Fatullah, Narayanganj-1420||01771-100058|
|Jom Jom Motors||Jelkhana Road, Vela Nagar, Narsingdi||01818-972353, 019199-72353|
|M/S. Mamun Motors||Hazi Market, Biswas Betka, Mymensingh Road, Tangail||01616-302539|
|M/S. Jannat Motors||14/1-A, Barishal Road, West Khabashpur, Faridpur||01791-675067, 01757-472777|
|M/S Goura Motors||Tarmuguriya, Hamid Aakhond Sarok, Madaripur||017983-62054|
|Brothers Automobiles||Word NO-5, Holding NO-68/1, Prodhan Sarak, Sajjan Kanda, Rajbari||01312-562389|
|M/S Goura Motors||Palong Model Town, Near By Fire Service, Sadar Road, Shariatpur||01300-407771|
|Meem Motors||445,CDA Avenue,Sholo Sohor Railway Station, Chattogram||01786-348647, 01786-348634|
|Motorcycle Gallery||74/B, SK Mujib Road, Chowmuhoni, Agrabad, Chattogram||01819-625297|
|Chittagong Bikers||Lohagara / S A Paribahan, Keranihut, Lohagora, Chattogram||01854-737478|
|Biker’s Gallery||Amtoli, Cantonment, Cumilla||01701-779344|
|M/S Adiba Motors||Dhaka-Raipur Mohashorok, West of Laxmipur Fire Service, Laxmipur||01868-741810, 01718-890660|
|Abrar Motors||Uzzal Pur(Kashem Residential Area), Malek Ukil Main Road, Maijdee Court, Noakhali||01837-220158|
|Modina Motors||Khajuaria, Feni||01915-737942|
|OVI Motors||Pouro Bus Terminal Road (Near Trust Bank), Khagrachhari||01834-684969|
|Nabil Motors||Kalur Dokan,Prodhan Sarak, Coxs Bazar||01716-134507|
|RINS Consortia||39,M A Bari Sarak, Sonadanga, Khulna||01923-117711|
|Javid Motors||I Shahid Alaul Islam Sarak, Chuadanga||0199-0935238, 01770-476447|
|M/S Khan Auto||71, Mujib Sarak Kotwali, Jessore||01711-047501|
|Yes Motors||Arappur Bus Stand, Arappur, Jhenidah||01967-102060|
|Bijoy Motors||Lutfur Munshi Sarak,Amlapara, Kushtia||01671-193599|
|M/S Tuni Motors||Godown More, Bheramara, Kushtia||01319-991000|
|M/S Hossain Motorcycle Gallery||Court Road (Opposite of Judge Court), Meherpur||01711-456757|
|Prestige Motor||Etagacha,Bakal, Satkhira||01717-403951|
|M/s Ratul Auto||1 Number C&B Pole, Barishal||01709-634346|
|M/s Ratul Auto Gournadi||Chowrasta, Gouranadi High Way, Gouranadi, Barishal||01709-634351, 01709-634347|
|M/S GR Corporation||Ukil Para, Bhola Sadar, Bhola||01712-557755|
|M/S Chowdhury Motors||116 Arotdar Patty Road, Jhalokathi Sadar, Jhalokathi||01300-410001|
|Khan Rakib||Pollibiddut Road, Badgat, Patuakhali, Barishal Division, Bangladesh||01639-505602|
|Rins Consortia||Outer Bypass Road (Beside LGED Bhaban), Pirojpur||01999-942342, 01999-942343|
|M/S Amin Enterprise||16,Congres Jublee Road, Mymensingh||01718-990962|
|FM Motors||Dori Para, Bypass More, Jamalpur||01741-498501|
|Unique Motorsports||D 160, Al-Misfallah Vaban, Kadirganj, Rajshahi||01312-624614|
|Uttara Bike Center||Gohali Road, Sutrapur, Bogra||01711-412413|
|Arafat Auto||Thana Road, Joypurhat||01737-607010|
|M/s.Haque Motors||Chok Muktar Main Road, Naogaon||01712-144276|
|Medha Motors||Mugdho Square, Patal Market, Nazipur Bus Stand, Naogaon||dummy|
|The Bike Shop||Chalkrampur, Horishpur, Dhaka Road, Natore||01314-116475, 01777-312166|
|Raju Motors||Holding No: 1426, Pl Road, Moktob Para, Radhanogor, Pabna, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh||01716-409440|
|RS Motors||S S Road, Shirajgonj||dummy|
|Neon Auto||Chartola Mor, College road, Rangpur||01737-836312|
|M/s Prova Enterprise||Lichutala, Tetulia Road, Panchagarh||01716-192250|
|Guddu Motors||Doctor Market, Panchagarh Road, Panchagarh||01939-339447|
|M/S City Traders||Munshipara Sadar, Dinajpur||01711-945112|
|Masum Motors||Rangpur Road, Saidpur Bus Terminal, Nilphamari||01750-920563|
|Likhon BIike Corner||Mission Moore Sadar, Lalmonirhat||01722-494794|
|Amin Motors||Pouro Bazar, College Road, Kurigram||01755-389800, 01873-007878|
|Rumpa Moni Motors||D.B Road, Gaibandha Sadar, Gaibandha||017137-27247|
|Ayesha Lais Motors||Rasos 47, Roynagar, Sonar Para, Tamabil Road, Sylhet||01979-800387|
|T.R Motors||Ishque Business Center, Post Office Area, Hobiganj||01711-268229|
Specification: Yamaha R15 V3 Indian Version Dual ABS
|2. Engine & Transmission|
|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|