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    Default Re: Yamaha R15 v3 ownership

    Guys.. could you please say about the plastic quality.. I've read in some reviews that the plastic is bend prone and the fit and finish is poor with uneven panel gaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike17 View Post
    Guys.. could you please say about the plastic quality.. I've read in some reviews that the plastic is bend prone and the fit and finish is poor with uneven panel gaps
    The people might be negative publicizers. The bike looks absolutely stunning. 4th month going on, second servicing done and happy to own the bike. Built quality is better than APACHE RR310

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    Default Re: Yamaha R15 v3 ownership

    Hi guys i booked my R15v3 thunder grey colour
    I wanted to know is there any rpm limit for the first 500 km ?

    And need suggestions like how to ride before the first service

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    Quote Originally Posted by harikrrish View Post
    Hi guys i booked my R15v3 thunder grey colour
    I wanted to know is there any rpm limit for the first 500 km ?

    And need suggestions like how to ride before the first service

    Rpm limit for 1st 500km is 5k, go through the user manual when you get the bike. In short vary the rpms, don't keep constant speeds, you may go past 5k rpm (below 7.4k rpm) but for very short burst, use as much engine braking as possible, let the bike cool down after every hr of riding or every 10 km, and avoid long periods in very dense stop and go traffic.
    Ride Safe, Ride A Lot, and Always be Geared...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike17 View Post
    Guys.. could you please say about the plastic quality.. I've read in some reviews that the plastic is bend prone and the fit and finish is poor with uneven panel gaps
    https://youtu.be/PmLTb2EIimk
    check this vid. there few such uploads also.
    Though i wouldn't say this shall be a deal breaker. Just take care of the bike, it will return the favor.
    Last edited by dineshaugustin; 08-13-2018 at 10:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dineshaugustin View Post
    https://youtu.be/PmLTb2EIimk
    check this vid. there few such uploads also.
    Though i wouldn't say this shall be a deal breaker. Just take care of the bike, it will return the favor.
    It might be the issue with particular bike only. I too just checked and haven’t found any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike17 View Post
    Guys.. could you please say about the plastic quality.. I've read in some reviews that the plastic is bend prone and the fit and finish is poor with uneven panel gaps
    i too have been wondering about that. as far as i can say, the entire fuel tank feels unstable. earlier it was just the side parts which use to flex but now since i can even feel the center parts flexing a little.
    Even the fairing seems flexible . need to wait and watch
    Maybe the ability to flex will keep it from breaking..

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    Hi guys,
    Just joined the club of R15 v3 with my thunder grey baby ( codename : Kyurem )

    This is my second bike with my first being a Royal electra ( 9000kms on that in 1.5years ) which i traded for R15 ( for touring purposes ... can you believe it ? )

    Got my v3 on 27-07-18 and have already done 1300km on it

    The booking
    After much troubles with the BULL i decided to go for a higher revving bike and which company is more reliable than the yammie. so the decision was made easily given the fact that Bajaj and TVS are pretty common and ZMR was not available at the time and with CBR being over the budget ( feel its over priced ) i decided to go for the more comfortable R15 ( didn't like the FZ25 - Underpowered brakes for 250cc, lower mileage figures when compared to the baby YZF ). But more comfortable meaning i was looking to but the R15s .. much more comfortable than the v2 and was available at a 9k discount after the v3 launch . this was due me thinking that the v3 was ugly . this all changed when i saw a Blue v3 in person and i fell in love. I wasn't actually interested in the increase in power or VVA but for bit of extra cash, it couldn't possibly hurt to be updated. also , i needed the all digital console.... it was a GUT FEELING.
    so i called the nearest dealer and they said they are not taking bookings anylonger.. heartbroken... so you know what i did, i called up all the dealers in my state and got hold of one who was promising the delivery within a 10 days time so payed the advance , got the bike on the promised date( dealer was 500km away ), On-road payment -1,58,000/- ( freebies being the number plate and the indicator buzzer - not actually freebies but meh). Didn't get the free helmet ( something about yammy not providing the showroom with them), didn't matter, a bike like this deserves a proper helmet , not some half-a**ed low quality generic helmet. ( but the ban on DOT and ECE helmet has started to worry me ). also the toolkit is just a screw driver , what's up with that?

    First ride
    i got on the saddle for the first time ( no test vehicles were available where ever i inquired ) and turned the ignition and the exhaust note was so crispso smooth. but to be honest the riding posture felt a bit too committed ( but now it doesn't ) and then began my journey of break-in.

    Break-in
    What the manual recommends - Avoid prolonged operation over 5000 rpm for the first 500km and 7.5k for the rest 500km

    What i did
    Didnt cross the 5000 rpm limit for the first 30km and then i let her rip. now don't get me wrong . the bike is still a baby. and i am doing exactly what the manual says. i.e. avoiding prolonged operation. so the road was a ghat section and the first ride was 60km ride with 2 breaks. i used to open the throttle at straight roads ( which are rare in Ghat regions ) and release till the bike came to 3.5k rpm and then do this a handful of times before taking breaks to let the engine cool.

    First engine oil changed at 120km

    Second engine oil changed at 1st free service

    Service cost
    just engine oil change cost 550/- ( including labour charge )

    1st free service 800/-
    included engile oil change, oil filer, chain lube and petrol filter and free labour ( still doubtful of if petrol filter cleaning was necessary )

    Mileage
    let's get the important one out of the way i.e. KITNA DETI HAI?
    its giving me a 53kmpl as indicated on the dash. ( which turned out to be very reliable , tested thrice )
    the dash mileage and full tank method mileage are almost the same. so based on that,
    city - 49+ kmpl
    highway - 55/56+ kmpl
    mixed - 53 kmpl

    Build
    it's a head turner for sure and i fall in love everytime i see the headlights from front when they are lit and the tail light is just superb, the side fairing are just ok ok.
    as an amazing ground clearance which is needed on Indian roads.

    now the problems :

    1) the tank is metal on the inside and plastic / fiber on the outside which really bends and giving the fact that you will be leaning on this while riding , doesn't seem to inspire much confidence.

    2) the fairing is too flexible . don't know if its bad or good

    3) the grab rails . i remember reading somewhere that the attachments given to the pillion seat easily come-off and govt has made grab rails compulsory. Don't know if either statements are true but the grab rails ( not sure if they should be called that ) feel really weird to hold on to.

    4) the rear mud guard : the experience has be horrible , driving in means the mud which is below your feet will be launched as high as the back of the pillion who is already sitting at a high position.. that's too high of a mud launch . i constantly find the pillion seat or the pillion's cloths, shoes, the rear suspension, tail light drenched in mud. yammie definitely could have done a better job here.

    Ergonomics
    initially it was uncomfortable for a few kms but now it doesnt bother me anymore. i have done a long trip of in - 500KM (guess how that happened ) , 120km , 70 km and have not suffered from any form of back pair or wrist pain apart from my first 500km ride which left me with a neck pain which was cured in a 2 days span.
    To have a more comfortable experience , just sit closer to the tank in a more upright position, take frequent breaks on a long trip ( its a small 155cc engine , don't stress it)

    Also , my frame is that of 166cm ( 5 feet 5 ) . taking reverse or planting my feet is not problem

    Engine
    though its just a 155c , its capable of holding its own against a 350cc bull or even a 200cc apache. BUT you wont feel that if you are riding anywhere under 6k rpm. below 6k it feels like any other motorcycle, calm and sedated , you won't even realise the beast you have at those rpm. but when you near that 6k that's when it shows the monster in the engine
    ( note : please be careful when accelerating from zero in first gear, one of my friend almost fell off the pillion seat when another of my friend accidentally went full throttle in 1st )

    the bike has kick and has power and when the VVA kicks in you get the kick from the engine which feels like hitting the nitro switch ( given the fact that both work on the same principle of increasing the oxygen delivery to the fuel )
    the bike can easily reach 125-odo with pillion

    Transmission
    shifting not that great. i keep hitting false neutrals and real neutrals ... and it keeps getting worse

    but what is great is the gearing . you can easily reach 100kmph in 5th gear and 5k rpm in 6 th gear comes in at 70kmph . now 70kmph at 5k rpm at 6th is perfect for maintaining fuel deficiency.

    The slipper clutch - i have mixed opinions. that's because you cant actually feel it if you are not near 6k and it cuts off engine breaking but when it does work at 6k and above the bike wont slow down no matter what.. ..truly unstoppable

    Breaking
    the breaking - also have mixed feelings towards this. In and itself the breaks are awesome but due to lack of ABS you will have to depending on engine breaking in panic breaking and slipper clutch tries to block that a little.
    But let me say this ABS IS NOT A DEAL BREAKER . THE BRAKES HAVE SUFFICIENT BITE .i have these reviews where people go and on on how the Indian models are lacking ABS and it just gets on my nerves . we all know that the Indian versions don't have ABS and hence , there is no need to mention that in every review every time.
    ABS does help out in situation but i have seen bikes without abs which stop decently and ones with abs in which ABS is practically useless.
    for the price we are getting a awesome bike , just imagine the prices with ABS. ABS is nice to have but breaking skills are necessary in every rider , let it be with or without ABS.
    Though i have faced many emergency braking situations on this bike, even without engine breaking , this bike has yet to skid.

    TYRES

    look awesome , lack grip
    they don't inspire confidence on wet surfaces and skid easy when loose stones are present and hinder breaking but are really really durable

    Suspension
    USD forks again like ABS are something that can be lived without BUT the rear mono is hard. non adjustable and trust me when i say this, you will feel every crack on the road when you ride. that;s how hard the suspension is

    Cornering
    IS A PIECE OF CAKE . i can make this baby bend so low and it goes so low you can almost touch the ground with your own hands. when i tried the same with an NS it doesn't lean in and when it does the stands scrape the road... this machine was meant for corners

    Handling
    the riding position is aggressive for a reason. this a track oriented machine. the handling feels like your soul is connected the bike. you think of how you want the the bike to move and it will surprise you on how well it responds. Man and machine truly become one.

    Exhaust
    is smooth but sounds like a Katoom at 3.8k-5.5k rpm range ( potato sound )

    Wind blasts
    Nicely protected from wind blasts, no truck will cause this bike to waver but winds from the sides will cause some issues when riding in plains.

    Cooling
    the engine doesn't overheat easily but that doesn't mean the exhaust wont too. even a 500m ride will cause clicking sounds from the exhaust and your legs will feel the heat from the engine when the bike parked even after 2km run but when the bike is moving no heat will ever be felt.

    Headlights
    Look awesome , but the high beam does little to change the view. Still better than a BULL or a Dominar. Quite decent of what can be expected of LED lights.

    Pillion comfort
    DECENT...

    FINAL VERDICT
    The bike is just awesome. it looks good. it feels good . it handles good. on road, it's a beast. it will leave any other 150cc-200c bikes in the dust if it were to race them all the while returning a mileage figure better than any of them.
    Touring is still on the table. if you just get used to the riding position properly it's a piece of cake.
    Is it value for money - YES
    Yes, you have cheaper 200cc bikes , you even have the 250 FZ at the same price but this bike will not struggle even when it crosses 100km like they do. It won't vibrate and it will put a smile on your face every time you hit a corner or when you stop in traffic and feel all the eyes looking at this baby SBK.
    When you ride, you will feel that connection which can't be put into words.
    This R15 is in a league of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furious_mayur View Post
    It might be the issue with particular bike only. I too just checked and haven’t found any issues.
    I am not an owner, so i dont know the exact details, but there are other such videos too and hence i assumed may be few bikes have this issue. But when i checked my friend's bike , the plastic felt flimsy, not something which we would expect from Yamaha (especially after V1/V2).

    And i see you have compared the build quality to RR, but i have a totally different opinion on that, which is not relevant to this thread.

    Nevertheless, V3.0 is an excellent bike, just need few things to be addressed by Yamaha.

    BTW, anyone facing vibs post 6000 rpm.? My friend's bike vibrates more and wanted to know whether it is specific to his bike ( 1600kms done. SVC didn't help ).

    Thanks.


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    Default Re: Yamaha R15 v3 ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by dineshaugustin View Post

    BTW, anyone facing vibs post 6000 rpm.? My friend's bike vibrates more and wanted to know whether it is specific to his bike ( 1600kms done. SVC didn't help ).

    Thanks.
    still don't have such a problem. there were a vibes from the pillion seat and the grab rails which had gotten bit loose at 900km . got it fixed at free service

    the right foot peg used to vibrate at 4k-5k . also fixed at service

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