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        Yamaha unveils the YZF-R15 and YZF-R15M in India

        At long last
        by Matthew Galang Sep 22, 2021
        PHOTO: Yamaha
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        Without a doubt, the YZF-R15 has been one of the most popular offerings from Yamaha. The 155cc supersport bike has captured the hearts and minds of riders all across Asia, and Filipinos don’t have immunity to its charms.

        As such, the lightweight track weapon has been the subject of several rumors, especially when it comes to the upcoming fourth-generation model.

        Speculate no more; the 2022 YZF-R15 has been officially released in India.

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        The most noticeable difference is the revised styling. It seems that the YZF-R7 is spearheading a new design direction for Yamaha’s sportbikes, with the new R15 looking strikingly similar to its 700cc sibling.

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        A bifunctional LED headlight is flanked on both sides by LED daytime running lights. The fairings have been updated to closely resemble the R7’s, while the tail section almost mirrors the rear end, which is inspired by the YZF-R1 on the outgoing model.

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        Mechanically speaking, the R15 V4 (as it’s called) is the same as the V3 model. Powering the bike is a 155cc single-cylinder motor that pumps out about 18.3hp at 10,000rpm (slightly less than the previous version’s 19hp) and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. The mill is housed in Yamaha’s signature Deltabox frame, and is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch.

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        Suspension duties are handled by a golden inverted fork up front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Stopping power is courtesy of single rotor disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. Traction control comes standard for the line, adding an extra safety net for spirited rides.

        The new LCD instrument cluster packs smartphone connectivity via the Y-Connect app, a lap timer, new shift lights, and two riding modes (street and track). 

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        Yamaha has fitted the M trim with a quickshifter (optional on the standard variant), grippier seats, Bybre brakes, and an exclusive Metallic Grey color scheme with 3D emblems.

        Pricing for the updated R15 starts at 167,800 Indian Rupees (about P114,200) for the Metallic Red. The Dark Knight is slightly higher at 168,800 Indian Rupees (approximately P114,900), while the Racing Blue with quickshifter is priced at 172,800 Indian Rupees (P117,600). 

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        The R15M carries a 177,800 Indian Rupee (P121,000) price tag, while the Monster Energy edition retails for 179,800 Indian Rupees (P122,363). 

        This stylish new look for the R15 is sure to be a hit when it reaches our shores, which is hopefully soon.


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