The Yamaha R15 Version 3 to be launched Late 2014

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The Yamaha R15 V3 at Auto Expo

Since it’s Inception in 2008 , The R15 has been the first preference for most  motorcycle enthusiast’s looking for a budget friendly track oriented machine. The R15 has stood the test of Time and  has sailed quite comfortably through all the major bumps that it had been put through . It’s acceptance with the Indian Audience is marked by the shear numbers it has sold off. But with the Increased competition from the likes of Honda and even the local manufacturers like Bajaj and Hero,  Yamaha is forced  to bring out a new and improved version 3 on to the market . The Black-golden R15 displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo was an insight in to this change.

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The R15 V1 was launched in 2008 , bringing an end to the dominance of the local manufacturers in the particular segment . Later on ,in 2011 , Yamaha brought out an cosmetically enhanced version 2 , taking heavy design cues from its bigger sibling’s the R1 and R6 . But the lack of any major technical enhancement was a  big let down . Though this time around, the R15  is not expected to have any big cosmetic upgrade  , some necessary technical upgrades will be brought .The R15-V3 is expected to get a new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and an improved power figure of 18 ps and torque figure of 16Nm , from the current 17 and 15 respectively.

The Bike is expected to be launched at Later Parts of 2014 , at the festive season and will be priced similar to the current R15 V2 . Along with the R15 V3 , a techinically upgrade 160-170cc Fz and the R25 is to be launched by Yamaha this year

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