Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 revealed through new spy video

January 04, 2017 07:55 PMRanjan R. Bhat
Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 revealed through new spy video

A new spy video of the Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 shot in Indonesia shows that the motorcycle gets full-LED headlamps and digital instrumentation.

While we only had some sketchy details so far, this video has cleared the air about a few specifics of the next-generation YZF-R15. The new fairing, which draws inspiration from the YZF-R3, will get full-LED headlamps and not just LED DRLs. The instrument cluster gets a revamp and is now a blue-backlit fully-digital unit. The 17-inch alloy wheels get a new design and ride on upside down front forks like its streetfighter sibling, the M-Slaz, and a rear monoshock.  The raised rear section with split seats and LED tail lamp has also been designed along the lines of the M-Slaz. Powering the new YZF-R15 will be a 150cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, which will be updated to meet BS IV emission norms for India.

This YZF-R15 Version 3.0 test mule was spotted being benchmarked against the Honda CBR 150R. It will be introduced in Indonesia in the next few months, though we might have to wait till mid-2017 for it to be launched here. For now, Yamaha will be launching a quarter-litre streetfighter in the Indian market on January 24 which will be based on the Brazil-spec Fazer 250.

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