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2023 Yamaha R15M gets 2 riding modes and R1-inspired colored TFT panel


Yamaha launched in India the 2023 R15M, its 155 cc sports motorcycle, which arrives with 2 riding modes, LED turn signals and a color TFT panel inspired by the R1 supersport bike.

In addition to these novelties, the new motorcycle maintains other technologies that were already present in the previous model, such as Traction Control, Quickshifter (for gear changes without the need to activate the clutch), two-channel ABS brake, Upside Down front forks, Assist and Slipper clutch, and aluminum rear swingarm.

The highlight of the 2023 R15M is its colorful TFT panel that was inspired by the equipment of the supersport bike R1. It brings complete information, including a gear indicator, as well as connection to a Smartphone via Bluetooth to access the Y-Connect application, which is Yamaha’s latest innovation, and which allows you to answer calls, locate the vehicle, register where you parked and access the history.

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In addition, the two riding modes, Track & Street, allow for different behaviors whether on the track or on the street. In Track mode, Traction Control and ABS intervention is reduced. In Street mode, the systems are fully active, increasing safety.

Finally, the 2023 version of Yamaha motorcycles will also be equipped with an on-board diagnostics system (OBD-II) that will help monitor emission levels in real time and ultimately contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.

Engine, Chassi and Technology

The 2023 Yamaha R15M continues with the same liquid-cooled 155 cm³ LC4V SOHC single-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which is capable of generating up to 13.5 kW (18.4 hp) of maximum power at 10,000 rpm. and 14.2 Nm (1.44 kgfm) of maximum torque at 7,500 rpm.

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It works in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox which, as mentioned, is equipped with an assist and slipper clutch, as well as Quickshifter, which allows upshifts without the need to actuate the clutch.

In addition, the rear swingarm is made of aluminum, which gives it the advantage of significantly reducing unsprung weight, making the bike easier to handle, and the rear tire is 140mm wide.

Finally, the model comes with two-channel ABS (on both wheels), disc brakes on both axles (being 282 mm at the front), Full-LED lighting (with class D bifunctional headlight LED projector) and a 11 liter fuel tank.

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The 2023 Yamaha R15M is available in Metallic Gray only, with prices starting at INR 193,900 Ex-Showroom Delhi (around $2,344).

photos: Yamaha


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