[Walkaround Video Updated] – 2017 R15 v3 Unveiled – Bigger Engine, More Power

Update – R15 v3 walkaround video with exhaust note appended at the end…

At the International Sentul Racing Circuit in Indonesia, amidst the presence of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales, Yamaha has officially unveiled the most awaited motorcycle from their stables – the R15 v3! and it is all-new in every sense! The 2017 R15 v3 packs in a bigger engine, more power and some real nifty features.

R15 v3 Engine

As was speculated, the R15 v3 indeed comes with a bigger 155.1 cc liquid cooled, 4-stroke single cylinder engine. It retains the SOHC (Single Overhead camshaft) configuration like the older R15 (CBR150R comes with a DOHC – Dual overhead camshaft configuration). However, it gets VVA – Variable Valve Activation! Fuel delivery is via a fuel injector like before.

This new motor churns out a segment-best 19.3 PS of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of maximum torque at 8500 rpm. This means it produces about 3 PS of higher power and is slightly higher than the Indonesia-spec older R15 (14.5 Nm). What is more interesting is the introduction of Slipper Clutch to the new-gen motorcycle! However, there is no talk of ABS for now…

Yamaha R15 V3 Specs

Length x Width x Height : 1990 x 725 x 1135 mm

Seat Height : 815 mm

Wheelbase : 1325 mm

Wet Weight : 137 kg

Engine Type : Liquid Cooled 4-stroke, SOHC

Cylinder Arrangement : Single cylinder

Cylinder Volume : 155.1cc

Bore x Stroke  : 58 x 58.7 mm

Compression Ratio : 11.6 : 1

Maximum Power : 14.2 kW (19.3 PS) at 10000 rpm

Maximum Torque  : 14.7 Nm at 8500 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity : 11 Liter

Fuel System : Fuel Injection

Clutch Type : Wet Type Multi-Plate Clutch

Tire Size (Front/Rear) : 100/80-17M/C 52P (Front); 140/70-17M/C 66S (Rear)

Front/Rear Disc Brake : 282/240 mm

R15 V3 Launch

These details and the bike have been revealed by Yamaha in Indonesia and its launch is scheduled for February 2017 which is when the prices and all the variants will be announced. In India also, the R15 v3 will be launched sometime this year. Tomorrow they are launching the FZ25 in India.

R15 V3 Video & Exhaust Note

R15 V3 Pics

Here is a pic gallery of the R15 v3