Yamaha R15 V3.0 is undoubtedly the most powerful bike in 150-cc segment. It also happens to be one of the coolest bike in that segment. Just like other manufacturers Yamaha was also working on BS6 version of their models to meet the upcoming emission norms. Last month, Yamaha officially launched a range models including the R15 V3.0 that are BS6 compliant. Here we have a video that shows how does the new R15 V3.0 BS6 feel to ride.
The video has been uploaded by Biker Prakash Choudhary on his Youtube channel. The biker takes it for a spin to know how does the new BS6 version feel to ride. He rides it through heavy city traffic conditions throughout the video. He even does a small fuel economy test to know much does the bike returns per litre. He fills up the tank, resets the trip metre and starts riding.
First thing that he talks about the bike in the video is the refinement levels. According to the rider, the BS6 R15 felt very refined and also the quality of the plastics or other materials used in the bike were also up to the mark. He then talks about the changes in the BS6 version. The main change in the new R15 is the engine itself. The engine still gets the same 155-cc engine but it produces less power than the BS4 version. This does not affect the overall performance of the bike as it still is the most powerful bike in the segment.
During his ride in the city he talks about the handling and ride comfort of the bike. He also mentions how wide the rear view mirrors open and how difficult it can be for the rider to maneuver the bike in traffic initially. The BS6 version of the R15 is available in three colours – Thunder Grey, Racing Blue and Darknight Black. The Racing blue colour gets Yamaha R3 inspired sticker work and blue coloured alloys wheels. The rider rode it for 5.3 km before refuelling and according to the video the bike will return a minimum of 45 km to a litre.
As for Engine specifications, R15 gets a 155cc, four stroke single cylinder engine. The liquid cooled motor makes 18.34 Bhp at 10,000 rpm, which is down from 19 Bhp in the BS4 trim. The torque output of 14.1 Nm produced at 8,500 rpm is also lower than the BS4 trim’s 14.6 Nm output. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch as standard and gets dual channel ABS.