R15M vs R15 v4 – List of 5 Differences

We list the five R15M vs R15 v4 differences in this story. The R15M is the more premium model in this range and packs additional ammo…

To get a quick summary of the new R15 v4 you can check out the following video…

In this write-up, let us highlight the differences between the all-new Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and the R15M that were launched few days back.

We saw the Jap introducing some first-in-segment features on its version 4 of R15 – many of which are not available even in slightly bigger bikes.

While the powertrain of these two versions is the same but feature-wise R15M gets a few extra add-ons as compared to the standard model.

The ‘M’ branding on Yamaha’s R motorcycles signifies that they are sportier versions and pack more oomph than the standard models – just like the road-legal liter class R1M and to an extent the Yamaha factory racing machine YZR-M1 used in the MotoGP.


R15M vs R15 V4 Differences

Color Scheme

The R15 V4 is available in three colors – Racing Blue, Dark Knight, and Metallic Red. However, the R15M comes in Metallic Grey and there is a black colored special MotoGP edition as well.

Breaking: Yamaha Launches R15 V4 at 1.68 Lac; Gets Traction Control

Feature Differences – R15 V4 & R15M

  • Quick-shifter – It is standard on the R15M whereas only the Racing Blue color of the R15 gets it.
  • Carbon-like seat cover material along with embroidered logo on the pillion seat
  • Anodized blue fork caps
  • Golden colour Brake Calipers (standard model comes in black colored calipers)
Standard R15 Racing Blue


The Yamaha R15 V4’s price starts at INR 1.68 Lacs and goes upto INR 1.73 Lac.

On the other hand, the R15M comes between INR 1.78 Lac and INR 1.80 Lac. This means that the special M edition costs INR 10,000 over the standard variants (on the staring prices). All the prices mentioned here are ex-showroom Delhi tags.

Rest of the features like the new styling, projector headlamp, LED eyelid-DRLs, upside down front forks, dual channel ABS, etc are common to all the variants.