- 3 Nov 2010
Yamaha R15 v3 Launch in India Soon: Spy Pics, Changes & DetailsThis spy pic shared by one of our avid reader Prashant was clicked yesterday in Delhi while he was commuting with his wife on his Aviator. He says that the bike looked much bigger and the twin headlamp unit has DRLs. Upon asking the tester (who was more concerned about not allowing Prashant to click pictures) whether they were testing the new R15 for India – he replied in the affirmative.
MRF tyres and that ideal state in which Yamaha’s domestic-market test mules are generally spotted in, is a confirmation that the motorcycle is indeed headed to our market. Also notice the omission of premium upside-down front forks and in place are the conventional units; clear signs of keeping costs under check.
The new R15 v3 produces a significantly higher 19.3 PS of peak power and 14.7 Nm of max torque. In terms of features it gets slipper clutch, broader tyres, bigger disc brake and continues with the very precise Deltabox frame. You can read all the big changes here. How much of it percolates to our market needs to be seen.