When the first Yamaha R15 launched in India, it transformed the way we look at the sports bike segment in India. Now Yamaha has launched the fourth generation of the Yamaha R15 which copies the looks from its elder sibling the Yamaha R7.
The fourth-generation R15 is the best-looking and well proportionate sports bike available in India in its segment. The bi-led projector headlight in the middle and menace-looking DRLs gives it a look of a bigger bike.
Finally with this version of the R15 we get the front KYB up-side-down forks which were already available in the international market with the previous version of the bike. This is the most loved part of the bike in the fourth generation.
The M version of the R15 V4 gets the same paint scheme as of R1 which is silver paint with the silver swingarm and blue alloy wheels. The seats are also special with carbon fibre looks. The caps of the front shocker on the handle clamp also have a blue color with R15m badging.
M version gets some extra goodies
Now the bike is equipped with traction control, quick shifter, and track mode with lap timer in the R15M version of the bike.
The engine is the same 155cc liquid-cooled engine as the V3 makes 0.1Ps less power and 0.1Nm of more torque. But now the bike makes the max torque at 7500rpm which is 1000rpm earlier than the previous version of the bike.
Because of the VVA (variable valve actuation) technology the mid-range and the high-range feels powerful same as the version 3 of the bike. But the low-end torque is not as impressive even when the torque is kicking 1000rpm earlier than the previous version.
Yamaha R15m specifications
|155cc, BS-VI, Single Cylinder, Liquid Cooled
|6 Speed Manual (1 Down 5 Up)
|Slipper CLutch, Wet multidisc
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|18.1 Bhp @10,000 rpm
|14.2 Nm @7500 rpm
|Valves Per Cylinder
Brakes, Wheels And Suspensions
|Alloy Wheels, Tubeless Tyres, 140/70R 17inch
|Alloy Wheels, Tubeless Tyres, 100/80R 17inch
|282mm Disc, Dual Piston Calliper
|220 mm, Single Piston Calliper
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the on-road price of Yamaha R15m?
A. The on-road price of the bike is INR 2,12,931 in Delhi.
Q. What are the colour options available?
A. R15V4 is available in 4 colors Metallic red, Dark Knight, Racing Blue, Monster Energy Edition. The R15M is available only in one color which is silver.
Q. What is the mileage of R15m And R15 V4?
A. R15M and R15 V4 have a mileage of 40-45kmpl depending on the type of riding style.
Q. What is the top speed of Yamaha R15M and R15 V4?
A. The top speed of the bike is above 145kmph
Q. Which is best KTM RC 200 or Yamaha R15m V4?
A. KTM RC 200 will give you more power and torque as compared to R15 but you will get more smoothness and engine reliability in Yamaha. Test ride yourself and check which one you like
video source( Yamaha Motor India)