We chose the R15 V3 with dual-channel ABS, as the safety regulations had kicked in and BS6 was going to kick-in any moment. I was incredibly pleased more than anybody. As the R15 V3 was going to be the best motorcycle to ride in pretty decent conditions, just for a short period.
The Yamaha R15 V3’s styling is sleek and it attracts a lot of attention with the racing blue paint. I took the R15 from the odometer at just 1750 km. This a brand new bike and had a UP sticker that made me fear because it would be a trap for the officer.
As I got it home it a lot of attention from the police but they never stopped me as I in our riding clothes. Surprisingly the FK-R signature jacket and gloves with the R15 color scheme went well. The icing on the cake wasn’t just the dual-channel ABS but the Metzeler rear tire. The R15 will grip well with stock MRF tires but this Metzeler gave much greater grip.
I started commuting on this every day. And the violent seating pose had two consequences when I doing that. I still committed to doing it the way it supposed to do. While my back was giving up on some sort of bad surfaces.
It was also quick to take a light-weight pillion. And they could see where I was going because they were sitting very close. The quality of seating wasn’t the best for the pillion.
And the absence of grab rails also made it very challenging. The bike looked bulky at the front with violent clip-on and if I had a heavyweight pillion. With me, they would load up even more.
I had already tested the 155cc engine and very impressed with the VVA system. This meant that it had a linear-pull from the mid-range to the tip. But riding in the city has shown it has a good low-end grunt, although the engine doesn’t have heating issues except in stop-go traffic.