This new color on the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 2023 is quite similar to the color palette previously introduced for the Yamaha YZF-R7 2023 model available in the US market. In addition, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 2023 in the Indian market is also offered in two other attractive color options, red and Racing Blue.
The exterior design of the Yamaha YZF-R15 takes inspiration from its “big brother” YZF-R7 with a compact projector headlight located in the middle of the front air duct and two sides equipped with LED DRL strip. The fairing on both sides beneath the fuel tank features a more muscular design to improve aerodynamics.
The latest feature on the new Yamaha YZF-R15 version is the standard dual-channel ABS anti-lock braking system, traction control, quickshifter, and an LCD display that can connect to smartphones through the Y-Connect app, similar to the YZF-R1 model.
Furthermore, the YZF-R15 V4.0 duo also gets upgraded suspension with yellow sporty USD forks from KYB, while there are no changes to the rear shock absorbers. The braking system remains the same with ByBre front calipers with a 282mm disc and a rear caliper with a 220mm disc. The wet weight of the bike has also increased compared to the previous generation, now reaching 142 kg.
The “heart” of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4.0 2023 is still the SOHC single-cylinder liquid-cooled 155cc engine with VVA variable valve technology, similar to the NM-X 155 and NVX 150 scooters. Combined with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine produces a maximum power of 18.1 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm, accompanied by an Assist & Slipper Clutch.
Currently in Vietnam, the 2022 version of this Yamaha YZF-R15 sportbike is being officially distributed with a price range starting from 70 million VND (including VAT).
Luân Võ (forum.autodaily.vn)