The Yamaha R15 V3 you are looking at has undergone extreme modification to achieve an R1M-inspired appearance. The changes, however, are entirely cosmetic and, more significantly, they are based on a kit that can be mounted or removed. The kit includes a new tail section with an integrated backrest, redesigned side fairings, and a custom headlight setup with a large bubble visor.
Effective winglets are also displayed on the sportbike’s rear section, while a unique front fender is visible. The turn signals and taillight are tastefully recessed into the new panels. As evidenced by the USD front forks and rear footpeg holders made of aluminum, the R15 V3 pictured here is an Indonesia-spec model.
In the last ten years, the Yamaha R15 has been the starting point for hundreds of modifications, and some owners have taken things a step further by incorporating technology into their models. Here, the main goal was to achieve R1M styling and to do so without changing any of the R15 V3’s performance-related components.
In low light, the impressive shade appears even more appealing. The modifier has strategically placed stickers to draw attention to the updated overall design. For the ideal contrast, the center portion of the fuel tank is covered in a black shade.
The Yamaha R15 V3 is currently available in India in three different colors, all of which come standard with 2-channel ABS. The sportbike’s entry-level model costs INR 1.58 lakhs (ex-showroom), while the top-tier Darknight Edition costs INR 1.60 lakhs.
The stock R15 V3 motorcycle, the most potent of its kind, boasts a maximum power output of 18.6 HP and a claimed acceleration time of 12 seconds from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. (konahonudivers.com) The modified version shown here has premium tires, but the wheelbase seems short compared to the stock model because of the use of large panels at the front and rear ends.
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