Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ 25

Yamaha R15 V3 vs competition comparison

Yamaha R15 V3 vs competition comparison

Yamaha officially revealed the YZF R15 V3 in India at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018. Interestingly, they now have a sport, naked and touring motorcycle in the entry-level performance space and that makes for a very formidable trio.

Let’s check out how these three bikes compare against each other.

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ25
Yamaha R15 V3 Yamaha Fazer 25 Yamaha FZ25
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi): Rs. 1.25 lakhs Rs. 1.29 lakhs Rs. 1.19 lakhs
Launch 2018 2017 2017
0-100 km/h 8.58 secs
Top speed 136 kmph 135 kmph 134 kmph
Mileage 29 kmpl 41 kmpl 43 kmpl

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ25 – Design and dimensions

It’s pretty evident what R-, F- and Fazer brands signify for Yamaha, and even in their smallest versions, the definitions remain true. The Yamaha R15 V3 takes from its bigger siblings like the R6 and R1, and is obviously the best looking motorcycle here.

The new R15 V3 comes with an updated design that is more aggressive and overall, better to look at. It is based on an upgraded Deltabox frame and comes with additional goodies like VVA, slipper clutch and an all-digital instrument console. Headlights are twin LED units and its front fascia as a whole is more detailed.

Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha Fazer 25

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ25

In comparison, the Yamaha FZ25 is one of the better looking naked motorcycles under Rs. 1.5 lakhs. The Fazer 25 is its fared sibling- inclined toward comfort and touring.

Yamaha R15 V3 Yamaha Fazer 25 Yamaha FZ25
Length 1990 mm 2015 mm 2015 mm
Width 725 mm 770 mm 770 mm
Height 1135 mm 1115 mm 1075 mm
Wheelbase 1325 mm 1360 mm 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm 160 mm 160mm
Weight 139 kg 154 kg 148 kg
Fuel Tank capacity 11 liters 14 litres 14 litres

 

As you can see, both the FZ and Fazer are larger and heavier, with 10mm lower ground clearance than the R15. The R15, however, has a smaller fuel tank.

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ25 – Engine & Specs

The Yamaha R15 V3 is the most powerful and best equipped 150cc motorcycle currently available in India. Its 155.1cc, liquid-cooled engine produces slightly less power than the FZ and Fazer, but a combination of superior aero, chassis and tech should provide enough performance to trump almost every motorcycle in its price-vicinity. The new engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper-clutch.

The FZ25 and Fazer 25 comes with an oil + air cooled 249cc mill, mated to a 5-speed transmission.

Yamaha R15 V3 Yamaha Fazer 25 Yamaha FZ 25
Engine 155.1 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, Fi, Single Cylinder, VVA 249 cc, fuel injected, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, Blue Core  

Shared with Fazer 25

Power 19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm 20.69 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Torque 15 NM @ 8500 rpm 20 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed
Slipper clutch Yes No
Cooling Liquid cooled Air + Oil cooled
Brakes Front:  282mm Single Disc 282mm hydraulic single disc
Rear:  220mm Single Disc 220mm Single Disc
ABS- No No
Tire Front: 100/80-17M/C 52P 100/80-17 M/C 52P
Rear: 140/70-17M/C 66S 140/70-17 M/C 66S
Wheel type Alloy Alloy
Suspension Front: Telescopic Telescopic
Rear: Monoshock Monoshock

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 red display

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 vs Fazer 25 vs FZ25- Verdict

Yamaha now has a very interesting trio and arguably, the best-rounded portfolio at the entry-level space. All three motorcycles look good but if we had to pick one among them, it will definitely be the R15 V3.