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Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

 Yamaha answered the challenge of the Honda CBR150R by launching the R15 V4. Now, the latest generation of Yamaha's entry-level sports bikes has been caught making major changes in the exterior sector and supporting features.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

With all the revisions taking place in the R15 arguably brings a new standard for the 150 cc class full fairing bike. Comes with 2 variants, this bike is sold with a price tag of IDR 38.9 million for the V4 Connected variant (standard) and IDR 43.5 million for the M Connected ABS option.

From the pricing set by YIMM, the R15's price tag is now more expensive than the Honda CBR150R. It is possible that the manufacturer is confident because the standard version can also be changed in the display until it is injected with the new Y-Connect feature. And it doesn't feel wrong to call the R15 the pioneer of the most advanced motor in its class.

all new R15 Connected

For comparison, the all new Honda CBR150R is sold at the lowest price of IDR 36,180 million and IDR 41,880 million for the most expensive variant of its ABS. Then there is a more expensive difference R15 of IDR 2,720,000 for the bottom trim and IDR 2,620,000 for the highest variant.

With that price difference, which one is roughly superior based on the data of each manufacturer? Let's review them one by one.

CBR150R

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R design

This part is actually difficult to distinguish and becomes a taste for each one. But we're trying to help explain. The Yamaha R15 V4 and M have a design language that takes the idea from the YZR-M1 racing bike and the YZF-R1 and YZF R7 superbikes. The face changed completely to appear aggressive with the use of M-Duct and behind it is one LED projector lamp. 

R15 V4

Sweetening part of the fascia is attached a DRL (daytime running light) that squints exactly the silhouette of an eye. While the fairing and stern design is still attractive, making it the sportiest entry level sport model.

The latest Honda CBR150R carries a fresher design. From the front, it has similarities with its older brother CBR250RR, as well as for the appearance of the lights in the rear which are separated into 2 parts. The body part of the fairing has also changed, now there is a kind of fin on the top of the left and right sides. The visual undercowl was also revised which when viewed is more integrated with the components of the fairing. 

R15 dan R15M

You could say the Yamaha R15 V4 appears more aggressive than the Honda CBR150R. The design dares to apply the visuals of its moge products. But if you want to have a sports bike with a dynamic look, the Honda CBR150R can fulfill that desire.

Completeness of Features

In terms of features, on paper the R15 V4 is superior. The standard version is equipped with Y-Connect connectivity technology that can be connected to a device to find out important information from the vehicle. Starting from the position of the last motor when connected, call notifications, messages, malfunction notifications, to service reminders. As a standard feature, there is an assist and slipper clutch embedded, rear front LED lights, and a full digital meter panel.

As for the R15M option, all of the above features are available, but it is even more complete because there is also a Quick Shifter (up), Traction Control System, Dual ABS, an R1-style meter panel (has Street and Track settings), and there is already an engine cut off button.

Panel meter

The Honda CBR150R applies full LED lights both in front, rear, and sein markers. There is also an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) feature that functions to turn on both turn signals automatically when the driver is braking hard.

The meter panel is full LED with a negative display but does not yet have a Street and Track interface settings like in the latest R15. The highest type is only equipped with a 1-channel ABS system in front.

Unfortunately, this bike is not equipped with a Quick Shifter, traction control, bluetooth connectivity, and engine cut off like in its rival R15. But already using the Assist and Slipper Clutch which is standard in the old R15 model.

r15 v4

Dimensions R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R

In terms of dimensions, both of them have compact bodies. The R15 is 1,990 mm long, 725 mm wide, and 1,135 mm high. For the set the wheelbase is 1, 325 mm, the ground clearance is 170 mm, and the seat height reaches 815 mm.

Overall, the weight of the standard R15 V4 Connected is 137 kilograms and 140 kilograms for the R15M Connected ABS). Its fuel tank is capable of downing gasoline up to 11 liters.

While the Honda CBR150R has a length of 1,983 mm, a width of 700 mm, and a height of 1,077 mm. He has a wheelbase of 1,310 mm, a ground clearance of 160 mm, and a seat height of up to 1,310 mm. The total dry weight of the bike is 137 kilograms for the standard version and 139 for its ABS variant.

Design the Legs and Braking

The Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M continue to wear an upside down front suspension and are combined monoshock behind it. Both wheels use cast wheel type with tire profiles of 100/80 at the front and 140/70 at the rear.

The swingarm is superior to the CBR150R because it already uses aluminum material with a banana arm appearance like in a large-engined motor.

The latest Honda CBR150R is now caught with a brand-new suspension upside down Showa SFF-BP. On the back wear a monoshock with a Pro-Link system with no tuning options. It's a pity that the swingarm on the motor has not changed, it still uses a box model and is not yet made of aluminum.

As for the front wheels, it uses a racing model with tires of size 100/80. While at the rear use a tire size of 130/70 and already ring 17 inches as well.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R engine performance

Admittedly, on paper again the R15 V4 managed to fumigate the Honda CBR150R. It has a maximum power of up to 19 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The output is channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission and is supported by VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.

That output can be obtained thanks to the concoction of a 155 cc SOHC engine, 4 valves, 1-cylinder, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission.

While the Honda CBR150R only has a maximum power of 16.8 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and its peak torque is 14.4 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine already uses 149.16 cc DOHC, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and 6-speed manual transmission.

Now with the comparison of specifications, features, and prices of each bike, do you prefer the R15 V4/M or Honda CBR150R?

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