Yamaha has launched the BS6 version of its popular fully-faired motorcycle, the YZF R15 V3, in India. Besides the changes on the engine for compliance with the new emission norms, the motorcycle has received a few more changes. In that case, we tell you the top four highlights of the bike.
As we have observed with other BS6 models, the R15 has also seen a drop in its power figures. Its 155cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor now churns out 18.3bhp and 14.1Nm which is down from 19bhp and 14.7Nm of its BS4 counterpart. Transmission duties continue to be handled by a six-speed gearbox.
Yamaha has also introduced a few minor yet useful features in the BS6 R15. This includes a ‘side stand engine cut-off switch’ which prevents the motor from cranking up when the side stand is down. Furthermore, the motorcycles now also gets dual horn and radial tubeless tyre at the rear.
Yamaha launches the new BS6 R15 in three colour schemes including Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight. The Thunder Grey and Racing Blue get new set of decals which give them a fresh appeal while these colours were already available. Also, the Racing Blue now gets blue-coloured alloys as standard.
All the aforementioned updates on the R15 has brought along a considerable price hike. All three colour variants are around Rs 4,000 costlier than their corresponding BS4 counterparts. Following are the prices –
- Thunder Grey – ₹ 1,45,300/-
- Racing Blue – ₹ 1,45,900/-
- Darknight – ₹ 1,47,300/-
(All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)