India Yamaha Motor has launched the 2021 Yamaha R15 V4 in India, with prices starting at Rs. 167,800 (ex-showroom). Here’s everything you need to know about the latest version of the iconic R15.
The iconic Yamaha R15 moves into its fourth generation. First launched in India in 2008, the R15 has been the go-to motorcycle for enthusiasts on a budget, looking for a motorcycle that offers a fun and an enjoyable ride experience. The prices of the new Yamaha R15 V4 start at ₹ 167,800 and go up to ₹ 177,800 (ex-showroom). Online bookings for the new R15 begin today onwards and deliveries of the new motorcycle will begin in a week from now.
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The 2021 Yamaha R15 V4 comes a little over three years after the launch of the V3, at the 2018 Auto Expo. The new model gets significant updates in terms of design and features. The design is inspired from the Yamaha YZF R7, which was revealed globally earlier this year in May. There’s a new fairing, the windscreen is new too and bi-functional LED headlight sits at the centre, looking sharp. The sides of the front fairing also get integrated LED daytime running lights, which give the motorcycle a proper big bike feel. The profile sees few changes as well, with new panels on the sides coming in and a new seat design. The footpeg and the exhaust are new as well. The rear section sees a few changes in terms of a new taillight design and reworked panels. The R15 V4 is offered in three colours – Dark Knight, Metallic Red and Racing Blue.
The 2021 YZF-R15 and the R15M continues to get the same 155 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve engine that produces 18.1 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 14.2 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Power on the new model is slightly less than the V3.0 while the torque output goes up by 0.1 Nm. The fuel-injected motor with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) is paired with a 6-speed gearbox like before.
Chassis & Cycle Parts
(The new R15 V4 gets new cycle parts along with a reinforced subframe and 37 mm USDs up front)
The new Yamaha YZF R15 V4 gets new 37 mm USD fork up front, which is differently tuned. The fork gets thicker outer tubes, bolted to the chassis for better rigidity. The company says that the new motorcycle offers better control when braking or cornering. The motorcycle also features a new triple clamp which offers a better balance between strength and rigidity.
The new R15 now gets traction control and a quick-shifter that is standard on the R15 V4 Racing Blue colour and the R15M. It activates at speeds over 20 kmph or when the engine speed goes over 2,000 rpm and/or is accelerating harder. The model also gets a slip and assist clutch and dual-channel ABS. There is a new fully digital negative LCD instrument console which has two displays – track and street. The motorcycle gets Bluetooth connectivity system, which is called Yamaha Motorcycle Connect.
Yamaha YZF R15M V4
There is a higher-specced variant of the R15 V4, the R15M on sale as well. It is offered in two colours – metallic grey, which is priced at ₹ 177,800 and the limited edition Yamaha Monster Energy MotoGP livery, which is priced at ₹ 179,800 (ex-showroom). In addition to the R15 V4, the R15M gets golden brake callipers, anodised blue fork caps, carbon-like seat cover material and embossed logo on the pillion seat along with the two colours mentioned earlier, which are specific to the R15 M.