One of these small-capacity offerings is the Yamaha R15, an entry-level sportbike that has been a popular choice for many young riders in the country.
Unfortunately, the motorcycle had only received a minor update or two since its introduction back in 2008, which raises the question – what’s next for the Yamaha R15?
We have a pretty good idea from the spied video by Abhinav Bhat seems to be an all-new Yamaha R15. And this is just one of many new motorcycles in Yamaha’s lineup.
The Japanese manufacturer introduced the R15 version 2.0 in India last year, so one would think the baseline model of the youth-focused sportbike is as good as it could get.
This is more of an incremental upgrade than a ground-up redesign for the R15, though it’s one that’s been much awaited by existing fans and one that will help it retain its status among newer entrants. A newly launched R7 inspires the design and styling.
The new bike is expected to carry a new paint theme. The side panels are sporty and would be a perfect match with the reupholstered seats.
There’s also that unmistakable YZF grab rail that runs along with the tank.
It could be not only the improved R15 but its most exclusive version as well, apart from the new components like the inverted front forks that replaced the earlier telescopic forks that you see in the video.
And just in case you were wondering how does this one compare with the existing R15, here’s a quick rundown:
Well, there is no information on the performance specs. However, the new R15 may arrive with a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder,155cc motor. And may also get the Valve Actuation (VVA) with 19hp.
via Abhinav Bhat