Yamaha R15 Version 4.0 launched in India


Yamaha Motor India has finally launched the new fourth-generation Yamaha R15 in the country. Yamaha R15 V4 has been introduced in India in two variants – Standard R15 V4 and the sportier R15M. The price of the new Yamaha R15 V4 starts in India at Rs 1.67 lakh, Ex-showroom Delhi.  R15 V4 comes with 155 CC LC4V SOHC FI ENGINE with VVA equipped with a Traction Control System and a Quick Shifter.

Performance of Yamaha R14 V4

  • 155 cc LC4V SOHC FI Engine with VVA

The liquid cooled single overhead camshaft fuel injection engine churns out a maximum horse power of 13.5kW(18.4PS)/10000r/min and maximum torque of 14.2N.m (1.4kgf.m) / 7500r/min.

  • Assist & Slipper Clutch
  • Variable Valves Actuation (VVA), Traction Control System & Quick Shifter

This is a one-of-a-kind high-performance VVA system that provides torque for ease of use even at low RPM. There are two intake valve cams: one for low- to mid-range rpm and another for high rpm. They switch between each other at the 7,400 rpm mark to ensure good power and torque is present throughout the entire rev range.The R15 V4 comes with Traction Control System. This is a dedicated electronic system that has the remarkable ability of reducing the chances of a wheelspin (slippage due to loss of traction).

Design And Comfort

  • Upside Down Front Forks, Dual Channel ABS with side Stand cut- Off Switch

To take the sporty handling on twisty roads to the next level, the R15 V4 employs an upside down front suspension fork with 37 mm inner tubes. The upside down front forks improve rigidity and provide stability while taking high speed turns or during high braking input.. R15m comes with 282mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which means precise braking even when the bike is speeding up, without any wheel lock-ups. This ensures a confident inspiring ride and let the rider enjoy the ride to the fullest.

140/70R17M/C 66H radial tyre has been adopted at the rear with flexible side walls for better grip while cornering and superior shock absorbing capacity to ensure a more comfortable ride.


The new headlight features a single bi-functional LED unit emitting both the low and high beam. Characterized by increased brightness (Class-D), the unit’s light weight and compactness has enabled the new highly aerodynamic fairing (cowling) design.

To give the face a strong visual impact despite its compact size, LED position lights were placed on the outer extremes of the machine to not only keep the frontal projected area small but also to create the commanding appearance of a big bike.

  • Advanced Fully Digital and LCD Meter Console

Features, Colours and Specifications

Yamaha R15 V4 is available in three colours

  • Metallic Red
  • Dark Knight
  • Racing Blue

It has a feature of Dual Horn and Aluminum Swing arm. In the bustling cities, a good horn can make the difference between being seen and noticed. Let the city hear you ride your way into the future. R15 V4 has got that covered too. With new split horns delivering higher decibels and lower decibels (Dual Tone), here’s a racer that truly sounds like one. The aluminum swing arm give you the advantage of significant reduction in unsprung weight which makes the bike easier to handle.

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement155 CC
Bore & stroke58.0 mm × 58.7 mm
Compression ratio11.6 : 1
Maximum horse power13.5kW(18.4PS)/10000 RPM
Starting system typeElectric starter
Transmission typeConstant mesh, 6-speed
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Fuel systemFuel injection
Maximum torque14.2 Nm (1.4 kgfm) @7,500 RPM