Yamaha R15 V4 is an upgraded next version of the popular R15 V3 sports bike. This Supersports Bike was recently being tested and is now launched in India.
The new R15 V4 comes with an updated design inspired by its older brother, the Yamaha R7. It is equipped with a liquid-cooled BS6-compliant single-cylinder engine. Here you can check the R15 V4 price in India, specs, mileage, top speed.
R15 V4 Overview
|Model Name||Yamaha R15 V4|
|Colours||DARK KNIGHT, RACING BLUE, METALLIC RED|
The new R15 V4 will undergo a major design overhaul that was inspired by the new Yamaha R7. It will feature the same unique LED headlight as the new R7. It will have revised body panels with new graphics.
This super sports bike will feature a new exhaust system and larger clip-on handlebars. It will keep the tail section design from the previous version. The new Yamaha R15 V4 test prototype seems strongly inspired by the R7.
Yamaha R15 V4 Colours
- Updated Design and Body Panels
- SIngle-Cylinder Fuel Injected Engine
- Liquid Cooiling System
- Variable Valve Actutation
- BS6 Emission Compliance
- 6-Speed transmission
- Asisst and Slipper Clutch
- Front and Rear Disc Brakes
- Dual-Channel ABS
- Side Stand Engine Cut-Off Switch
- Lightweight Deltabox Frame
- Aluminium Swingarm
- LED Headlamps and Taillamps
- Fully Digital LCD Cosole
- Bluetooth Conectivity
- Dual Tone Horn
- Wide Rear Radial Tyres
- Coloured Alloy Wheels
Yamaha R15 V4 Pros and Cons
- New Refreshed Design & Colour Options
- Powerful Single-Cylinder Engine with Fuel-Injecion
- Liquid Cooled Engine
- 6-Speed Gearbox with Slipper Clutch
- Variable Valve Acuttaion
- Solid Top End Performance
- Sporty Riding Posture
- Disc Brakes with 2-Channel ABS
- Digital Instrument Cluster and LED Headlights
- Premium Price Tag
Yamaha R15 V4 Specifications
|Engine & Transmission||Specs|
|Engine||Single-Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Bore x Stroke||58.0 mm × 58.7 mm|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel Injection|
|Clutch||Assist and Slipper Clutch|
Performance, Mileage & Top Speed
The updated R15 V4 has come with the same powertrain as the current model. It is powered by a BS6-compliant single-cylinder engine with fuel injection and VVA technology.
It comes with a 6-speed gearbox and will also have an assisted and slip-clutch system. 10,000 rpm and 14.1 Nm maximum torque at 8,500 rpm. The new model’s powertrain could be modified for slightly better performance.
|Maximum Power||18.6 PS @ 10,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14.1 Nm @ 8,500 rpm|
|Top Speed||136 km/h|
|0-100 kmph||12 sec (est)|
Like the mighty Yamaha R6, this super sports car is built around a Deltabox frame with an aluminium swingarm. The R15 V4 is equipped with telescopic forks at the front and a monochrome handlebar suspension at the rear.
You will still be using a 282mm. Disc brake on the front wheel and 220 mm disc brake on the rear wheel. The Yamaha R15 V4 is equipped with a two-channel ABS system.
|Chassis & Suspension||Specs|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Monocross Link Type|
|Brakes & Tyres||Specs|
|Front Brakes||Single 282 mm Disc|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220 mm Disc|
|Front Wheel Size||17 Inch|
|Rear Wheel Size||17 Inch|
|Front Tyre||100/80-17M/C 52P|
|Rear Tyre||140/70R17M/C 66H|
R15 V4 Design and Features
There are no major changes in the dimensions of the new R15 V4. Yamaha added new features to this super sports bike like Bluetooth connectivity. This super sports bike features a redesigned LED headlight instead of a dual-LED setup on the V3 model.
The Yamaha R15 V4 will be equipped with a fully digital instrument console such as the Yamaha R25.
The Yamaha R15 V4 adopts the new design language of the Yamaha R series. So instead of the dual LED headlight setup, you have a biLED headlight flanked by LED daytime running lights on both sides.
The side panels have also been updated. This has reduced the coefficient. Air resistance from 0.307 to 0.293 However, the rear end of the bike has not been changed and remains the same as the R15 V3.
The Yamaha R15 V4 features a new digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity via the Yamaha connect app. Its instrument cluster now includes call/text alerts, phone battery status and even a stopwatch. Yamaha has equipped the bike with two display modes: Street and Race.
The bike is also packed with premium features like traction control and quick shifting, which are available on some variants.
|Kerb Weight||142-145 kg (est)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 litres|
|Oil Tank Capacity||1.5 litre|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm|
|Battery & Lighting||Info|
|Battery Type||12V, 4.0Ah|
|Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)||LED|
|Turn Indicators||Bulb Type|
|AHO (Auto Headlamps On)||Yes|
|Instrument Cluster Features||Type|
|Display Type||Fully Digital Multi-Function Console|
|Low Fuel Warning||Yes|
|Side Stand Indicator||Yes|
|Gear Position Indicator||Yes|
|Gear Shift Light||Yes|
|ABS Warning Light||Yes|
|Comfort & Convenience||Features|
|Type of Seat||Step Up Seats|
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|
Yamaha R15 V4 Price in India
The new R15 V4 recently underwent a spy test. The spied version of the R15 was camouflaged but appeared to be ready for series production.
The price of the Yamaha R15 V4 in India is expected to be around 1,65,000 rupees (ex-showroom price). It will compete with the KTM RC 125, Suzuki Gixxer SF, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and KTM RC 200 in the Indian market.
Verdict on R15
The R15 is one of the most popular sports bikes in the Indian market and the news of an updated R15 V4 has generated a lot of excitement among its fans.
This next super sports car will come with major cosmetic updates but probably won’t come with any major mechanical changes. It will use the same BS6 compliant powertrain with a 6-speed gearbox as the current model.
Yamaha may add new features to justify the price increase. The new Yamaha R15 V4 looks exciting and we are eagerly awaiting an upgrade of one of the most popular sportbikes in India.