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Yamaha R15 V3.0 spotted testing in India

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The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was first unveiled in January 2017. Now, a test mule has been spotted in India for the first time. 

The bike was reportedly spotted in Delhi and appeared to be larger than the current generation Yamaha R15. The R15 V3.0 will get a twin-LED headlamp setup with DRLs with an air-intake in the center. However, it misses out on upside-down front forks from the international variant. Instead, the test mule can be seen sporting conventional telescopic front suspension, while the black alloy wheels are wrapped in MRF tyres.

The new Yamaha R15 V3.0 uses the DeltaBox frame and is powered by a new 155 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation technology (VVA). The engine produces 19 BHP @ 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque @ 8,500 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox via slipper clutch. Compared to the current model, the new R15 uses wider tyres and larger diameter disc brakes at both ends. Yamaha does not offer ABS on this bike even as an option. That said, there has been no official word yet from Yamaha confirming launch date of the R15 V3.0 in India.

Source: BikeAdvice

 
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