The fourth generation of Yamaha R15, the Yamaha R15 V4, will finally launch in Nepal. It has been a long time since the V4 has launched in India. But soon, Yamaha YZF R15 V4 and Yamaha YZF R15M will be available in Nepal.
Both variants share similar specifications, whereas R15M has more advanced features than we usually see in high-end top cc bikes.
It always creates anticipation to see the new Yamaha bikes on the roads.
Yamaha R15 V4 and Yamaha R15M Overview
Yamaha R15M and Yamaha R15 V4 are entry-level sports bikes popular amongst youngsters. This bike gives a pure racing vibe even when riding on normal roads. It is furious, fast, and reliable. The older versions of R15 have a pretty good number of reviews. From looks to performance, everyone loves it.
Now, let’s out the full specifications, features, and expected price of Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M in Nepal with their availability.
The racing design is derived from the top-end bike Yamaha YZF R1 and R1M. As mentioned earlier, both variant has the same design and looks. After three generations of R15, Yamaha has finally left-back the dual headlight design. Now, it comes with a single pod class D bi-functional LED headlight, just like in the Yamaha R1 and other high cc R-bikes. The LED DRLs are kept as an eye, like in V3. It gives more aggressive looks in the front.
The look is aggressive, and the riding posture adds to the aggression. The fuel tank is more muscular, and the footpegs positioning is like in a MotoGP bike. The new fairing is quite impressive and also has a newly built tail. The new design has better airflow management making it better aerodynamic to help stay stable in speed.
Overall, looks and design are identical in both variants. But few details like carbon-like seat cover material, blue fork caps, and golden color brake calipers can only be seen on Yamaha R15M.
R15 riders never felt missing in the performance segment. It delivers a power of 18.4 FPS at 10,000 RPM from the 155-cc engine. In addition, the engine has a 4-stroke and 4-valve with a liquid cooling system. V4 can generate a max torque of 14.2 Nm a 7200 RPM. Compared to the previous version, the R15 V3 and V4 don’t have much difference in terms of power.
Both variants of V4 share the same specs. Additionally, R15M is featured with a quick-shifter. Also, if you go for blue color on the standard variant, it does get the quick shifter. But no other color from the R15 V4 variant has it.
R15 gets a new dual riding mode that is Track and Street modes. It also got the traction control system on the R15M variant and the Racing Blue color of standard R15 V4.
R15 series has always been built with a 6-speed gearbox. It is companied with wet multiple-disc clutch. This SOHC Fi engine has a compression ratio of 11.6:1. The fuel tank capacity is 11litre which is the same in V3 as well. This bike can provide a range of up to 35-40 Km/l.
Dimension, Suspensions, Wheels, and Brakes
Moving on towards the dimensions, it has an overall length of 1990 mm with a width of 725 mm and a height of 1135 mm. The seat height is 815 mm, the same as in R15 V3. Moreover, this bike is very stable at speed with a wheelbase of 1325 mm and a ground clearance of 170 mm.
The front suspension is the upside-down telescopic fork where the inner tube measures 37 mm in diameter. The rear suspension system is a linked-type Monocross suspension with a swing arm.
Talking about the wheels, it always comes with a 17-inch alloy wheel on both front and rear inbounded with 100/80 size tyre on the front and 140/70 size tyre on the rear. The rear tyre is radial tubeless, whereas the front is standard tubeless.
The R15 V4 has dual disc brakes, front and rear, connecting with wheels. And it is powered by dual-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).
Features and Miscellaneous
The new R15 V4 has more features than the previous R15 V3. It also gets the all-new instrument cluster which shows speedometer, tachometer, fuel meter, clock, riding mode, gear indicator, fuel consumption indicator, and many others.
The new other feature is the Bluetooth connectivity option. The all-new Yamaha R15 V4 comes with a Y-Connect feature that allows riders to connect their smartphones with the bike. The riders can check details on their Y-Connect mobile application. We have seen this feature previously on Yamaha FZ-S V3.
Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M Specifications
|Engine Type||155 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, SOHC, FI, BS6|
|Dimensions||1990 x 725 x 1135 mm (l x w x h)|
|Max Power||18.4 PS @ 10000 RPM|
|Horsepower||14.2 Nm @ 7500 RPM|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 58.7 mm|
|Max Speed||160 km/h|
|Seat height||815 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Ignition/ Fuel Delivery||FI|
|Fuel tank capacity (Liter)||11 L|
|Fuel Mileage||35-40 Km/L *|
|Starting Mechanism||Self/electric start only|
|Instrument Panel||Full LCD Digital console|
|Transmission||Manual, 6-speed gearbox|
|Clutch||Assist and Slipper Clutch (multiplate wet)|
|Drive Type||Chain Drive|
|Suspensions||USD Telescopic Hydraulic Fork [Front], Monocross Suspension Linked-Type [Back]|
|Brakes||Front: 282 mm Disc Back: 220 mm Disc|
|Braking System||Dual-Channel ABS|
|Tyres||100/80-17″ M/C 52P – Tubeless [Front] 140/70-R17″ M/C 66H – Radial Tubeless [Rear]|
|Features||Engine Kill Switch – Yes Digital console – Yes Quick-Shift – Yes (R15 V4 – Blue color and R15M) Side stand engine cutoff – Yes Bluetooth Connection – Yes (Y-Connect) Traction Control – Yes (R15M and R15 V4 Racing Blue color) Gear Shift Timing Light – Yes Riding Modes – Yes (2-modes)|
|Color Options||Metallic Red, Dark Knight, Racing Blue – R15 V4, Silver-and-Black – R15M|
|Yamaha R15 V4 Price in Nepal||TBA|
|Yamaha R15M Price in Nepal||TBA|
Yamaha R15M and R15 V4 Price in Nepal and Availability
Yamaha Nepal is set to launch the all-new R15 V4 and R15M in Nepal soon. It may be available for purchase by New Year 2079. However, there is no news about the prices and launch date. However, we can expect Yamaha R15 V4 price in Nepal to be around Rs. 5.40 lakh to Rs. 5.80 lakh. In contrast, M-edition will be slightly more priced than the standard ones.
|Yamaha Bike Model||Price in Nepal||Availability||Price in India|
|R15 V4||TBA||Launching Soon||INR 1,68,000|
|R15M||TBA||Launching Soon||INR 1,78,000|
So, Yamaha’s new R15 is ultimately an exciting package. It got traction control, quick-shifter, new looks, and many more. Most people did expect the USD forks on V3 itself, but it never happened. Nevertheless, the R15 V4 and the MotoGP edition R15M got the telescopic fork.
The power and drive haven’t changed significantly from the previous version. However, the quick-shifter might help in better performance from the same engine. Also, traction control will give more confidence to the riders at high speed.
The Yamaha R15m has more add-ons on the looks than the standard R15 V4. The quick shifter and traction control on R15M are standardized. But the same quick shifter and traction control is is only available on the Racing Blue Color of standard variant R15 V4.
The actual date of launch is not yet disclosed. However, we can expect this bike to launch before 2079 starts. Similarly, many other bikes are also coming before the year 2079 begins.
Yes, the all-new Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M got two riding modes. But standard R15 V4 has it only on Racing Blue color scheme. The two riding modes are Street Mode and Track Mode.