Yamaha R15 V4 review

Yamaha YZF R15 V4 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,68,667 in India. It is available in 5 variants and 5 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,80,538. 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.

Design

Yamaha R15 V4

The Yamaha R15 V4 adapts the new design language of Yamaha’s R series. So instead of the dual LED headlight setup, it gets a bi-LED headlight flanked by LED DRLs on either side. The side fairings have been updated as well. This has reduced the coefficient of aerodynamic drag from 0.307 to 0.293. That said, the rear section of the bike hasn’t been tinkered with and continues to be the same as the R15 V3.

Performance

The Yamaha R15 V4 is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve motor with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). It makes 18.4PS and 14.2Nm. It also gets a slip-and-assist clutch. While the Deltabox frame remains the same, Yamaha has now equipped the R15 with a new USD fork, a first for the India-spec bike. At the rear, the same link-type monoshock continues to handle suspension duties. Braking hardware consists of a 282mm front disc with a twin-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper. The R15 V4 rolls on 17-inch alloys shod with a 100/80 bias-ply front and 140/70 rear radial tyres.

Features

Yamaha R15 V4

The Yamaha R15 V4 is equipped with a new digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity via the Yamaha Y-Connect app. Its instrument cluster now features call/SMS alerts, phone battery status and even a lap timer. Yamaha has equipped the bike with two display modes: Street and Race. The bike also comes with segment-first features like traction control and quickshifter, available on select variants.

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