2019 Yamaha R15 Rumors – The Yamaha YZF-R15 was first launched in 2019 and has led to a cult following among performance enthusiasts and a huge fan following the sportive entry level sports bike from Yamaha. Almost a decade later, Yamaha introduced the latest third-generation model of the R15, which will replace the existing Yamaha R15 version 2.0. Powerful and more technology-laden engine, updated delta chassis, new swingarm and revised steering geometry.
The new generation Yamaha R15 Rumors goes absolutely a step further in the design with a sharp styling inspired by the Yamaha YZF-R1, with so-called ‘twin-eye’, split double LED headlights, an R1-style cockpit with a new multifunctional function, fully digital instrument console, Yamaha Rumors LED tail lights and a sharp aerodynamic new cockpit. The instrument panel has no less than 18 functions, including the standard speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip counters, clock, instant fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, gear position indicator and a programmable shift timing indicator.
R15 Yamaha In general, the bike is definitely an eye-catcher and looks smoother and more proportionate than the outgoing model. In fact, you could be fooled into believing that it is actually a bigger bike than it is, but the build quality could have been a lot better, especially the bright big weld on the new delta box frame. 2019 Yamaha The engine receives variable valve operation (VVA) and there is also a VVA indicator on the instrument panel; it is a nice touch, but instead a lap timer could have been more practical, given the racing pedigree and the tendencies the R15 Rumors is designed to tackle. A sharper tail section with an LED taillamp and a wider rear tire complete the design language of the sports bike of the new R15.
2019 Yamaha R15 Rumors – Engine
The engine gets important updates about the third generation 2019 Yamaha R15. It now gets a displacement bump up to 155 cc, claiming a 16.3 percent increase in horsepower, as well as 4.7 percent increase in fuel efficiency. The engine also receives a VVA system (Variable Valve Activation), which uses a solenoid actuator to switch the high cam profile to increase the lift of the intake valve. It is a system that resembles the variable valve timing technology that is available in many modern engines. 2019 Rumors The result is a more enthusiastic engine, and it also ensures better pulling power in the middle and middle range.
The new engine delivers 19 hp at 10,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 15 Nm starting at 8,500 rpm. And with the torque that is spread over a wider range of engine speed, the new R15 Yamaha version 3.0 feels more, with more power and then connect the outgoing model. Yamaha R15 2019 Also new is a newly designed cooling system, a new throttle body with a large diameter and a new slip clutch, which not only provides a lighter feel of the handle, but also makes gear levers smoother and more accurate.
2019 Yamaha R15 Rumors – Features
On the way, the larger, bored engine feels more dense and powerful than ever, and in fact the R15 Yamaha is now the most powerful bike in its segment, and that is immediately noticeable when you drive through the gears. It is enthusiastic, traceable and feels like a bigger bike than it really is. Yes, 2019 Yamaha there are some vibrations on the footrests and the steering wheel, to the higher speeds, but nothing important to complain about.
The 2019 Yamaha R15 version 3.0 also has modifications to the chassis and suspension. The result is a bicycle with excellent manners, both in a straight line and around a corner. Yamaha R15 Rumors The front fork has a larger, 41 mm inner tube and the front disc brake is a larger 282 mm single disc with a two-pot caliper. ABS is still not offered, and the brakes, at least on our test bike, missed the bite you would expect from a motorcycle with sporty and racing intent in mind.
Our time with the R15 V3 on the MMRT was short, but with the few laps we have experienced on the track, the bike becomes friendlier and more familiar and the rider is forced to push harder, sharper in the corners. For a 150-160 cc entry-level Yamaha sport bike this is certainly commendable, and this certainly improves the confidence of the rider in the machine as well as driving skills with some session time.
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