Yamaha unveiling the YZF-R15 V3 in Indonesia has paved way for a very intense 3 way battle between it, the new Honda CBR150R and Suzuki’s recently unveiled GSX-R150. We hope to see a similar line-up in India within the next 2 years even though any real confirmation on their launch isn’t available yet.
As always we will look in to their design, engine, performance and features, and will provide an individual and combined verdict.
Yamaha R15 V3 vs new Honda CBR150R vs Suzuki GSX R150 Design
It seems that purely based on design you can’t go wrong with either one of these bike. All three adopt designs inspired from their respective bigger siblings and looks great. However if we had to choose the best, it would be Honda’s CBR150R.
Unlike its previous generation, the Honda CBR150r looks at CBRs (instead of VFRs) for its design. The bike is sharp and aggressive, yet simple enough not to be overcooked. Its sides and rear are menacing as well, and looks as though it is in the middleweight class. Certain features like the LED indicators provide a premium feel and are not seen on the other two bikes in this list.
|Overall Length||1990 mm||2020 mm||1983 mm|
|Overall Width||725 mm||700 mm||694 mm|
|Overall Height||1135 mm||1075 mm||1038 mm|
|Seat Height||815 mm||785 mm||787 mm|
|Wheelbase||1325 mm||1300 mm||1311 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||137 kg||131kg||135 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11 litres||11 liters||12 litres|
The Yamaha R15 V3 comes a close second for us and last place goes to the Suzuki GSX-R150. They could be placed higher on the list depending on individual preference.
Our choice- Honda CBR150R
Yamaha R15 V3 vs new Honda CBR150R vs Suzuki GSX R150 Features
This is where the new R15 V3 really shines and its features are superior to both the CBR and GSX.
Both Honda and Suzuki goes with a more conventional set-up of front telescopic forks, front and rear disc brake, 17” tyre etc, but Yamaha takes them up a notch and even provides USD front forks and slipper clutch.
All bikes get digital instrument cluster but gives a skip to ABS.
Complete specs at UpcomingBikesIndia.com:
Winner- Yamaha R15 V3
Yamaha R15 V3 vs new Honda CBR150R vs Suzuki GSX R150 engine and performance
The new YZF R15 V3 comes with a very powerful 155cc engine that produces 14.2 KW @ 10000 rpm and 14.7 NM @ 8500 rpm. The Suzuki GSX on the other hand produces 14.1 kW at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 13.8 Nm at 8,500 rpm while the CBR only achieves 12.6 kW @ 9000 rpm
Winner- Yamaha R15 V3
Yamaha R15 V3 vs new Honda CBR150R vs Suzuki GSX R150- India?
Yamaha is very likely to replace the R15 v2 with the new V3 later this year. However both Suzuki and Honda haven’t even hinted at the launch of their bikes in India.
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Yamaha R15 V3 vs new Honda CBR150R vs Suzuki GSX R150 – Verdict
Clearly Yamaha’s 2017 YZF-R15 V3 is our top pick among the three. It not only has the most power but also has better features. Apart from its good looks the Deltabox frame underneath must be lauded as well.