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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE YAMAHA R15 V3

For 2019, the 155cc water-cooled engine and steel delta-box gets updated. Yamaha says the R15’s making about 19.2 ponies at 10,000 RPM, and a little under 15 foot-pounds of torque at 8,500 RPM.Let’s start with tires. The new bike wears IRC tires instead of the ones with MRF tires that come with the Indian version. Honestly, the average bikers won’t even be able to tell the difference between them, but the IRC provides grip around the corners. The big news on the new R15, along with the restyling, is the suspension. Yamaha bolted up an inverted fork unlike the Indian R15 V3 which comes with the normal telescopic suspension which is more on the softer side and less “sporty”. The Indonesian R15 V3 sprung on the stiffer side for a bike in this class with the USD fork (upside-down suspension). These drastic changes promise a tighter, and more responsive front-end feel.

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