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Yamaha YZF R15 V4

Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is a sports bike available at a price range of Rs. 1,68,670 - Rs. 1,80,541 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 5 colours. It is powered by a 155 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 45 kmpl. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement155 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight142 kg

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Yamaha YZF R15 V4 Summary

YZF R15 V4 key highlights

Engine Capacity 155 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 142 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres
Seat Height 815 mm

About YZF R15 V4

Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,68,670 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 5 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,80,541. The Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is powered by 155cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 18.1 bhp and a torque of 14.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Yamaha YZF R15 V4 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This YZF R15 V4 bike weighs 142 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.

Yamaha Motor India has announced the launch of the new YZF-R15 V4.0 in our market. The 155cc supersport-style motorcycle will be available in two variants (Standard and M) in India.

Both variants feature a styling upgrade that comprises a revised front fascia and higher-spec hardware. The new models get a bi-functional LED headlight instead of the twin-pod headlamp on the outgoing version. Other styling cues include a full-fairing, M air duct design, step-up seat, and side-slung exhaust. Both motorcycles use a digital instrument cluster, although the M variant further benefits from Bluetooth connectivity, quickshifter, and a traction control system.

The motorcycle is available in four colour options – Metallic Grey, Racing Blue, Dark Knight, and Metallic Red. The company will also offer a limited-edition MotoGP variant of the YZF-R15 M.

The mechanical specifications continue to feature a BS6-compliant 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that now makes 18.1bhp as against 18.3bhp on the outgoing model. The peak torque output is rated at 14.2Nm at 7,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch.

The suspension setup on the motorcycles comprises upside-down front forks and a rear mono-shock. The braking tasks are handled by single discs on both wheels while the safety net is provided by a dual-channel ABS and a side-stand engine cut-off function.
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Yamaha YZF R15 V4 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Gets stunning design
    • Equipped with traction control system, quickshifter
    • Excellent performance from the 155cc engine
  • Could be Better

    • Not so friendly to ride in the city
    • Priced a bit high
    • Spares a little expensive

BikeWale's Take

The Yamaha R15 V4 is one fantastic looking motorcycle. It is loaded with lots of features this time around, and with the styling inspired from the R7, the bike is more aspirational than before. But the pricing is a bit on the higher side which could be a dealer breaker for a few. 

Yamaha YZF R15 V4 Review

For 2021, Yamaha has launched the fourth version of the R15 with certain changes that promise to make it even more extraordinary.

Introduction

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A phenomenal delta box frame cradling a punchy 150cc engine, and a fully-faired design. This was the essential recipe of the Yamaha R15 that had truly blown our minds when it was first introduced back in 2008. Then, over the twelve years of its life span, the motorcycle has only gotten better with each update. 

For 2021, Yamaha has launched the fourth version of the R15 with certain changes that promise to make it even more extraordinary. We'll verify that later when we get the bike for a detailed road test. As of now, I spent a brief amount of time with the Yamaha R15 V4 to tell you my first impressions about it. Or to make it easier for you, here are the five things that truly work in its favour, and two things that don’t.

The Visuals

Right Side View

Design might be a subjective topic, but just look at it! I doubt there will be anyone who won’t like this styling. Yamaha has taken close inspiration from the bigger YZF R7 supersport and that’s quite evident from its new ferocious-looking front end. There’s a projector LED headlamp sitting under the central air intake along with slim LED DRLs like the eyes of a predator. The angular fairing, sculpted fuel tank, and tail section with large scoops, everything collectively makes the R15 quite a delight to the eyes. And I am especially a fan of this M variant sporting a silver-black paint scheme which looks really stunning. 

The Package

Front Fairing

Let’s begin with things that haven’t changed in the motorcycle. Yamaha has retained the Delta box frame while the 155cc, liquid-cooled engine with Yamaha’s VVA system is also the same. However, at 18.1bhp and 14.2Nm, the power is down by 0.2bhp and torque output is up by 0.1Nm. Transmission duties continue to be handled by a six-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch. 

Front Suspension

As for the changes, Yamaha has finally gotten rid of telescopic forks and equipped the bike with upside down units, just like the international spec model. To spice things up, there’s traction control and a quick shifter on offer, with the latter being optional for certain variants. Whether traction control is really needed in such a small bike is a debatable topic but it gives you bragging rights for sure. 

Instrument Cluster

The instrumentation cluster continues to be an LCD unit but it comes with Bluetooth connectivity now. It pairs with the rider’s smartphone through an application and provides call, SMS, and email alerts while showing phone battery level status as well. Even the mobile app has a lot of data like fuel consumption tracking, last parked location, and maintenance recommendations. What’s more, the update display also has a road and a track mode.

The Ride

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The highlight of the R15 is its powerplant. This is a gem of an engine with a variable valve actuation system that kicks in above 7,400rpm to deliver consistent and strong performance until its redline. The motorcycle is just decently quick in the lower rev band. However, once you get past the 4,500rpm mark, the engine really comes alive. Keep gassing it and the build-up of speed is quick and consistent until its redline of 12,500rpm. 

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The engine does get noisy at higher rpms but that only accentuates its sporty character. Courtesy of assist and slip functionality, even the clutch is incredibly light while the gears shift with a slick feel and assurance. And these qualities only add to its performance prowess.

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It’s also as incredible a handler as ever. We couldn’t really go carving corners, thanks to the limited time we had with it. However, it showed amazing agility and responsiveness while doing some tomfoolery in traffic. Major credit goes to its firm suspension setup which remains composed during direction changes but this comes at the cost of plush ride quality. Furthermore, the sharp and bitey brakes, especially the front one, make riding the R15 all the more enjoyable. 

Left Side View

The motorcycle offers a very committed riding position, which is great for spirited riding around switchbacks or the racetrack. But when you spend a long time in traffic, things tend to get uncomfortable. Since there's a lot of weight on your wrists, they start hurting pretty soon. Even the feet up and down action gets troublesome after a point. 

Another gripe is the lack of pillion comfort and space. While the seat is too small, there’s isn’t something reassuring to hold on to. Grabbing on to the tail scoops feels odd and crouching ahead with your hand resting on the fuel tank isn’t a comfortable position to be in for a long duration. 

Verdict

Left Side View

The Yamaha R15 was already a fantastic motorcycle for what it is meant for. And all the updates it has received make it a much more enticing proposition. While the strong points of the bike have been retained, the additional bits like the upside down forks, traction control, quick shifter, and Bluetooth-enabled display make it a fancier package. 

Front View

Now, with the starting price of Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom), it might be an expensive bike. But for that money, you get an experience which is quite exotic and special. Additionally, Yamaha has a solid brand recall amongst people in India and so does the R15 product itself for its strong heritage from the much hallowed YZF R1 litre class sportbike.

Stay tuned to BikeWale as we'll be back with a comprehensive review of the new Yamaha YZF R15 V4.

Photography by Kapil Angane 

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Yamaha YZF R15 V4 mileage

As reported by YZF R15 V4 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is 45 kmpl.

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Yamaha YZF R15 V4 User Reviews

4.9 73 ratings 16 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 5

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  •  5Great v4 2 days ago by Akarsh S, Palakkad

    Good riding experience from my friends r15 v4. Comfort riding. Smooth . Fuel efficiency is great. Got nearly 105km mileage from 2 litres. Great fuel efficient bike. Simply awesome comparing v3 power is slightly less.. But smooth riding experience. Great choice for those

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

  •  5No.1 Yamaha YZF R15 V4 6 days ago by Liladhar Dewangan, Bhilai

    Perfect combination of everything in this bike. Good looking, very comfortable, stylish, colour combination is best. My favourite colour in this bike is metallic grey & black. Yamaha yzf r15 v4 metallic grey my dream bike. Mileage is also good. This price segment one of

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5R15 V4 is an eye feast really. 1 week ago by Akepati Krishna Chaitanya

    Its an eye feast really. R15v4 has literally amazing looks, awesome and good performance. Wherever you go people will watch you. Never owned a bike like this. This is my first bike which looks like a super bike, and the best thing is that the speedometer has some amazin

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5R15 v4 detail review 2 weeks ago by Rajkumar, Chennai

    1. I don't have a r15 v4. I borrowed my friend's bike. 2.Realy awesome riding. It gives a more racing feel. Once I start the bike I can't stop the bike because it gives more satisfication while riding. 3.Ya it has amazing looks compared to then r15 v3. Performance also

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      Everything

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      Never owned

  •  5Best bike in 150cc segment 3 weeks ago by Sk Arzan, Nagpur

    The yamaha r15m monster energy edition has many changes like upside down shockers. It has made many changes like instrument cluster and autoclipper. The yamaha r15m is full based on r15m and r7 . Thats the good point . It is the best bike in 150cc segment with a sportsb

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5Predator that rules the road 3 weeks ago by Amardeep Singh, Chandigarh

    My journey:- there were days when I pasted superbike pics on my walls but yamaha made my dream come true by launching r15 but i did not have money to buy it. But, when i got the job and the same year r15v3 launched and I owned r15v3 with my hard earned money. I already

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      Daily Commute

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    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

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YZF R15 V4

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 18.1 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 14.2 Nm @ 7,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 155 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 58 mm

    Stroke 58.7 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet, multiple-disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injecion

    Fuel Tank Capacity 11 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 495 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 282 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70R17M/C 66H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Dual Piston

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/80-17M/C 52P

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 33 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 33 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic upside Down Fork (USD Fork)

    Rear Suspension Linked-Type Monocross Suspension

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 142 kg

    Overall Length 1,990 mm

    Overall Width 725 mm

    Wheelbase 1,325 mm

    Ground Clearance 170 mm

    Seat Height 815 mm

    Overall Height 1,135 mm

    Chassis Type Deltabox

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 30000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port --

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System--

Battery12V, 4.0Ah

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Yamaha YZF R15 V4 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

YZF R15 V4 Metallic Red

 1,68,670 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

YZF R15 V4 Dark Knight

 1,69,526 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

YZF R15 V4 Racing Blue

 1,73,541 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

YZF R15 V4 M

 1,78,541 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

YZF R15 V4 Monster Energy Edition

 1,80,541 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

FAQs about Yamaha YZF R15 V4

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Yamaha YZF R15 V4 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Yamaha YZF R15 V4 in Delhi is Rs. 1,92,316. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Yamaha YZF R15 V4?

    A: According to the user reported data, Yamaha YZF R15 V4 gives an average mileage of 45 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Yamaha YZF R15 V4 or Yamaha MT 15?

    A: Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is priced at Rs. 1,68,670, has a 155 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 142 kg, whereas, the price of Yamaha MT 15 is Rs. 1,46,627 with a 155 cc engine, giving a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighing 138 kg. You can compare Yamaha YZF R15 V4 vs Yamaha MT 15 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Yamaha YZF R15 V4?

    A: Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is available in 5 colours which are Metallic Red, Dark Knight, Racing Blue, MotoGP Edition and Metallic Grey. You can check all the colour images of Yamaha YZF R15 V4.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Yamaha YZF R15 V4?

    A: Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is a Sports bike that weighs 142 kg, has a 155 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 11 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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