New R15 look coming soon

Yamaha’s entry-level sportbike, the R15, has been around for a few years now. The current Philippine-spec R15 is Version 3, but there are still quite a few remaining Version 2's in select showrooms.

In India, however, they are about to receive the fourth version (V4) of the R15.

In this video from Abhinav Bhatt, two heavily camouflaged motorcycles are seen riding through New Delhi’s busy highway. The bikes undoubtedly resemble the R15, with a tail design similar to the V3 model.

As seen in the video, the front of the upcoming R15 seems to have taken inspiration from the new R7, which was just unveiled in May of this year. Though the video doesn’t really reveal if the new bike has a split or single headlight, it is safe to assume that it will be LED, with daytime running lights (DRL) as standard.

What can be seen are the much more aggressive clip-on handlebars to keep the rider tucked low, telescopic (non-inverted) forks, and disc brakes for both the front and rear. There are no details yet as far as the engine is concerned, but reports indicate that the engine will be similar in performance to the V3, complete with Yamaha’s VVA and slipper and assist clutch.