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New Yamaha R15 V4 spied testing in India for the first time

23 July 2021, 11:28 AM Anuj Mishra
New Yamaha R15 V4 spied testing in India for the first time

- Next-generation Yamaha R15 spotted testing

- Likely to carry the suffix ‘V4’

- Gets an all-new front fascia

Yamaha India has been spied testing what looks like the next-generation version of its fully-faired motorcycle, the YZF R15 V3, for the first time. Going by the nomenclature Yamaha follows, this is likely to be called the YZF R15 V4.

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Since the video was shot from a moving vehicle and the test mule was camouflaged, not much can be deciphered about the changes it might get. However, a short glimpse of its front end reveals that the R15 V4 will get a redesigned headlamp section. Unlike a pair of narrow LED headlamps on the existing model, the upcoming version will sport a single-piece vertically stacked headlamp with a slight oval shape. It also seems to be flanked by faux air intakes on either side. 

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Apart from the front fascia, everything else appears to have been left unaltered. For instance, the minimalistic tail lamp, winglet-like grab rails, and an upswept tail design have all been retained as they are. Even the ergonomics look just as committed as the current-gen R15 V3. It might remain the same on the feature front too as it’s already a well-equipped offering for its displacement. There’s a large LCD dash, a slipper clutch, and a dual-channel ABS setup.

It could be the same story with the engine as well. The 155cc, liquid-cooled unit is already a gem of an engine with VVA (variable valve actuation) technology and performance numbers standing at 18.37bhp and 14.1Nm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is underpinned by a Deltabox frame that bestows it with incredible handling dynamics. 

The prices of the Yamaha YZF R15 V3 start at Rs 1,54,600 and go up to Rs 1,56,700 (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the colour variant. Expect the next-gen model to demand a premium of around Rs 5,000-10,000 over this pricing. 

Image Source: YouTube 

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Yamaha YZF R15 V3 [2018 - 2021]

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 [2018 - 2021]

  • Displacement155 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported43 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)18.37 bhp
  • Kerb Weight142 kg
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Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,30,523

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