The best selling proper sports bike from Yamaha (India) has risen to become even more bad-ass this year. The 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 has been launched in our neighbourhood, Indonesia and it definitely has everyone’s attention.
The bike is so damn special that it was unveiled by Yamaha MotoGP Team Racing riders, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.
With a complete change in visual look, 2017 R15 version 3.0 looks and talks business. Everything is new on the bike, including…
A bigger front fairing, raised up and scooping back, quite a bit.
Old version bike’s fuel tank needed the due upgrade in terms of size and feel since the beginning of it but now there would no more complaining about tank grip. It even has grill shape cuts on it, just like it’s bigger sisters the R6 and the R1.
And gone is the round analogue tachometer of the bike. Presenting the all new fully functional digital dashboard.
And did we mention, the nice looking, R1 like, RAM intake air vent. (though it’s not clear whether it’s functional or they are only for visual aesthetics).
That’s not all. There is now upside down front forks, bigger tyres and new exhaust, all of which makes sense when it comes to ‘upgrade’.
The best part about the new R15 is that it doesn’t disappoint on tech and power either. The new bike comes with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and Assisted & Slipper clutch (first in any 150cc bike). In quick words, VVA technology increases fuel efficiency and slipper clutch helps in reducing engine brake torque.
You can know more about Yamaha VVA tech in this video:
Here is the full list of specifications of all New YZF R15:
Engine Type: Single-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Engine Capacity: 155.1cc
Maximum Power: 14.2 kW (19 bhp) / 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 14.7 Nm / 8500 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 58 x 58.7 mm
Compression Ratio: 11.6: 1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Clutch Type: Type Wet Multi-Plate Clutch
Starting System: Electric
Seat Height: 815 mm
Wheelbase: 1325 mm
Wet Weight: 137 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11 Litres
Overall (Length x Width x Height): 1990 x 725 x 1135 mm
Tyre Size (Front): 100 / 80-17M
Tyre Size (Rear): 140 / 70-17M
The bike is available in 3 colours, red, black and signature blue.
We hope that Yamaha wouldn’t hold back itself from launching this upgraded (well, totally new.. duh) R15 model in India soon. Because it has got approval from everyone here.
BONUS: 2017 R15 walk around video + display and exhaust sound recording:
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