Yamaha recently launched the all-new R15 in the Indian market. It is the all-new version of the bike and is the most powerful R15 till date. How does the all-new R15 compare to its ancestors when it comes to acceleration? Well, here is a drag race between all the generations of the Yamaha R15 that shows which one is the quickest.
What is the result?
The YZF-R13 V3 is the most powerful R15 ever and it shows in the drag race. The race, between the three, shows that the R15 V3 stays significantly ahead of the R15 V2 and V1 in the race. Even though there is no timing of the race, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 seems to be nearly half a second quicker than the rest two.
The version 1 and 2 of the R15 stay almost together with the version of the bike leading by a fraction of a second. It proves that Yamaha has worked to make the motorcycles quicker over time, and with the launch of every new generation the bike has only become quicker.
Acceleration depends on various factors like the weight of the rider, gear shift timing, condition of the clutch plate and also how grippy the tyres are. Even though all these factors were not controlled in this video, the comparison gives us a rough idea of which bike is quicker. People can get more accurate results from such drag races by changing the riders and racing again.
The Yamaha R15 V3 is an all-new bike that gets an all-new engine. It gets the deltabox frame, which is available with the previous generation bikes too, but now the engine is a 155-cc, four-stroke unit. It churns out a maximum of 19.3 PS and 14.7 Nm. The bike also gets a slipper clutch, which is missing from the previous generation models.
The R15 V2.0 was launched in 2013 and is powered by a 149.8cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine. It generates a maximum of 17 PS and 15 Nm. Even the first generation of the bike is powered by the same 149.8-cc engine and produces similar power and torque figures. However, the second generation model got fatter tyres and a redesigned body to make it more aggressive.