Compare for Yamaha R15 V4 Vs All New Honda CBR150R, who is superior?


Yamaha R15 V4 has just been launched in India with a standard variant and a sportier version, the R15M. Since the R15 is also marketed in Indonesia, the two new R15 models should also be marketed in the country.

If later the R15 V4 and R15M are sold in Indonesia, then this motorbike will directly face its nemesis, the CBR150R. Incidentally, the new model of motor sport was only released in January 2021, with the name All New Honda CBR150R.

Then what is the comparison of the design, engine specifications, and features offered by the two motorbikes? Let’s see the comparison of the following Yamaha R15 V4 and All New Honda CBR150R:

Design and Dimension

In terms of fascia, the All New Honda CBR150R has a face like a two-cylinder motorcycle, the CBR250RR. The design of the lights is stacked, where the DRL lights are at the top, and the LED lights are at the bottom. The taillights also seem to adopt the CBR250RR, the stop lamp is made in stages. Both the turn signal, headlamp, and stop lamp of this motorbike already use LEDs.

Speaking of dimensions, the All New Honda CBR150R has a length of 1,983 mm, a width of 700 mm, a height of 1,077 mm, a seat height of 782 mm, a wheelbase of 1,310 mm, and the lowest distance to the ground is 160 mm. For weight, the non-ABS version is 137 kg and the ABS version is 139 kg. The fuel tank capacity is 12 liters.

Shifting to the Yamaha R15 V4, this latest model also underwent a number of revisions, starting from the now sportier fascia with a projector lamp in the middle, as well as positioning lamps like the Yamaha R7, to updates to the fairing and tank. Specifically for the R15M model, it looks similar to the M1 and R1M racing motorbikes, with the addition of metallic colors on the exhaust cover and swingarm.

Now about the dimensions, the latest R15 has a length of 1,990 mm, a width of 725 mm, a height of 1,135 mm, a seat height of 815 mm, a wheelbase of 1,325 mm, and a minimum ground clearance of 170 mm. The weight of the contents of this motorbike reaches 142 kg, with a fuel tank capacity of 11 liters.

Honda CBR150R Tricolor Photo: Astra Honda Motor/Honda CBR150R Tricolor

Engine and Performance

The All New Honda CBR150R is equipped with a 150 cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine capable of producing a maximum power of 17.1 PS at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.4 Nm at 7,000 rpm. Power is channeled manually via a 6-speed transmission.

While the Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M use the same engine, which is 155 cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, which can produce 18.4 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and 14.2 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Power is channeled manually via a 6-speed transmission.


Not only bringing changes from the design side, the All New Honda CB150R also gets some of the latest features. For example, the Upside Down SFF-BP suspension, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Assist & Slipper Clutch, ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), and a full digital instrument panel.

Moving on to the R15 V4 and R15M, these two motorbikes offer a lot of features, starting from a full digital instrument panel equipped with Y-Connect connectivity, then there is VVA (Variable Valve Actuation), Assist & Slipper Clutch, dual ABS, and Traction. Controls. There is also a Side Stand Engine Cut-Off Switch feature.

It doesn’t stop there, the R15 V4 and R15M are also equipped with Upside Down suspension, as well as two driving modes, namely street and track. From the name it can be seen, if the street mode is used for the highway and the track mode is for the closed circuit track.

Then there is also the Quick Shifter feature to help the transmission transfer process quickly. If on the R15M model the Quick Shifter feature is offered as standard, then on the R15 V4 model, the standard feature is only in Racing Blue.

Yamaha R15MYamaha R15M Photo: Doc. Yamaha India

Price and Variants

The All New CBR150R is marketed in two types, namely Non-ABS and ABS. The Non ABS type is offered in four color choices, Matte Black, Dominator Matte Black, Victory Black Red, and Honda Racing Red. Then the ABS type can be colored Dominator Matte Black, Victory Black Red, Honda Racing Red, then added with a special MotoGP Edition color.

Regarding the price, the All New CBR150R type Non ABS Matte Black, Victory Black Red, and Dominator Matte Black are priced at IDR 36,180,000. While the Honda Racing Red color option is sold for Rp. 36,880,000.

While the ABS type in Victory Black Red and Dominator Matte Black are priced at IDR 40,180,000. Then the Honda Racing Red and Honda Tricolor models are sold for Rp. 40,880,000, and the MotoGP Edition is marketed for Rp. 41,080,000. The price is on the road status for the DKI area.

In India, the Yamaha R15 V4 is offered in three color options and prices, including Metallic Red which sells for INR 167,800 (Rp 32.4 million), Dark Night INR 168,800 (Rp 32.6 million), and Racing Blue INR 172,800 (Rp 33 million). ,3 million). Especially for the Racing Blue color, it has got the Quick Shifter feature.

Switching to the Yamaha R15M, there are two color choices and prices, namely Metallic Gray which is sold for around INR 177,800 (Rp 34.3 million) and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition type which is sold for INR 179,800 (Rp 34.7 million). Both colors of the R15M have gotten the Quick Shifter feature.