1. Honda CBR150R
Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is a sports bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1, 52,863 in India. It is available in 4 variants and 4 colors with top variant price starting from Rs. 1, 54,964. The YZF R15 V3 is powered by 155cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 18.37 bhp and a torque of 14.1 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This YZF R15 V3 bike weighs 142 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.
Yamaha R15 Features:
One of the main reasons for the popularity of the R15 V3 is its styling. The new R15 borrows design details from the Yamaha R6, and it looks absolutely stunning. It gets twin LED headlights and a sculpted body for a sportier stance. It also features an all-digital instrument console with a shift light. A new addition on the BS6 variant is the side stand engine cut-off switch, which won’t let the bike start if the side stand is down.
Yamaha R15 Engine:
On the mechanical front, the R15’s updated BS6-compliant 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor now makes 18.6PS at 10,000rpm and 14.1Nm at 8500rpm. That is a drop of 0.7PS and 0.6Nm over the BS4 variant of the R15 V3. It continues to feature a 6-speed gearbox with assist-and-slipper clutch.
Yamaha R15 Suspension & Brakes:
Underpinnings of the new Yamaha R15 are similar to those of the older bike, comprising a delta box frame suspended on a telescopic fork and preload-adjustable mono-shock. Stopping power is thanks to the disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS. The radial rear tire was an extra, but the BS6 Yamaha R15 gets it as a standard fitment. The sporty-riding position of the bike remains unchanged, but the pillion seat height has been dropped by 20mm on the new BS6 version.
- 1.52 – 1.54 Lakh Get On Road Price
2. Yamaha YZF R15 V3
There certainly is no shortage of models in the affordable performance bike segment in India. At one end, there’s an extremist like the KTM Duke 390 and on the other, there are saner options like the Yamaha R15 and the Honda CBR 150R.
The new CBR150R is powered by the same 149cc liquid-cooled 4-valve single-cylinder engine as before. Bore and stroke have also remained the same, at 57.3mm and 57.8mm respectively. Output figures stand at 17.1PS and 14.4Nm. The engine is fuel-injected and has an 11.3:1 compression ratio. It is now mated to the 6-speed gearbox via an assist-and-slipper clutch. Honda employs a diamond-type frame to hold the CBR150R together.
It is suspended on a Showa SFF-BP upside-down fork and preload-adjustable monoshock mounted to the swingarm via Honda’s Pro-Link system. Stopping power comes from petal-type disc brakes at both ends with optional ABS. Upfront, it comes with a 100/80-17 tire while at the rear, you get a 130/70-17. With its 12-liter fuel tank topped up, the CBR150R tips the scales at 139kg for the ABS variant, while the non-ABS version stands at 137kg. Ground clearance is a reasonable 160mm and the 782mm seat height is very comfortable.
The CBR150R comes with a full-digital LCD instrument panel that shows a fair amount of information including fuel consumption data and gear position, in addition to the usual speed, RPM, fuel level, and trip meters. The bike also features a slip-and-assist clutch, as well as a separate function big-piston front fork from Showa. ABS is offered on the higher variant of the two, and the CBR150R gets LED lighting all around.
- 1.60 Lakh Expected Price
- October 2022 Expected Launch Date