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The BS6-compliant Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Will Produce Less Power


It still remains the most powerful 150cc motorcycle on sale in India

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  • The power drop is marginal.
  • Expect no change in styling or components.
  • Likely to be pricier by Rs 14,000.

Specs of the BS6-compliant Yamaha YZF-R15 v3 have surfaced online, putting to rest claims of power outputs taking a hit after BS6-compliance have been ratified. Although the details are still scarce, the leaked document suggests a change in the max power of the small supersport.

Yamaha took a sizeable leap in terms of performance with the third generation R15. Thanks to tech like Variable Valve Actuation and a bored-out version of the 149cc mill, it had 19.3PS on tap. However, with the stringent emission norms coming into play, the power output has dipped to 18.63PS, which is 0.67PS less than before.

Aside from the updated motor, it is unlikely that we will see any changes to the mechanicals of the motorcycle. The dimensions mentioned in the document reveal no difference from the current-spec bike. We expect new colours with funkier decals for the BS6-edition motorcycle though.

Yamaha had announced that the pricing of its BS6-compliant models will go up by 10 to 15 per cent. Hence, we expect the BS6-compliant R15 to come bearing a price tag of Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Expected launch date of this motorcycle could be end of 2019 as Yamaha had planned to start production of its BS6-compliant motorcycles from November onwards. The same power drop could be in store for the MT-15 too as the two bikes are powered by the same 155cc mill. The prices of the MT-15 too will go up to Rs 1.50 lakh from Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

That’s not all, as test mules of the next-gen BS6-compliant Fascino were spotted in Chennai, suggesting that it will be Yamaha’s first BS6 emission compliant scooter in India. More details on the spied scooter here.

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