The motorcycle market is set for an exciting shake-up with the impending arrival of the new Bajaj Pulsar, poised to challenge the Yamaha R15 V4 with its striking aesthetics, robust engine, and a suite of impressive features.

Yamaha R15 V4: A Benchmark in the Segment

Yamaha’s R15 V4, with a starting price of Rs 1.82 Lakh in India, is available in 6 variants and 7 colors. The high-end variant, priced from Rs 1.97 Lakh, has set a high standard in the segment. The top-of-the-line model is the Yamaha R15M MotoGP Edition, which carries a price tag of Rs. 1,97,200.

Evaluating the R15 V4

While the R15 V4 has won admirers for its array of features, improved build quality, and impressive handling, it’s not without its drawbacks. Some riders have noted a slight drop in performance and brakes that don’t quite meet expectations.

R15 V4 Specifications

The Yamaha R15 V4 features a 155 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve engine, offering a maximum power of 18.4 PS at 10000 rpm and a maximum torque of 14.2 Nm at 7500 rpm. Both front and rear brakes are disc type, and it has a fuel capacity of 11 liters.

On-Road Price and Mileage

In Delhi, the on-road price for the Yamaha R15 V4 starts at Rs. 2,07,981, inclusive of RTO charges and insurance. The bike offers a mileage of 55.20 kmpl, catering to both performance enthusiasts and those seeking efficiency.

Start Type

The Yamaha R15 V4 is equipped with a self-start only mechanism, enhancing its user-friendliness.

Yamaha's R15 V4
Yamaha’s R15 V4

The New Bajaj Pulsar: A Formidable Challenger

The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar aims to make a significant impact in this competitive segment. With its new design, powerful engine, and advanced features, it is all set to be a formidable rival to the Yamaha R15 V4. Motorcycle enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting its launch, anticipating a new benchmark in performance and style.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.