Is Yamaha’s YZF-R15 V3.0 the GROM killer?

With small capacity machines an ideal choice for new riders, those after an extra machine, or just those who love the idea of putting their skills to the test on a machine they can totally master, options like the Honda Grom have become a mainstream option, especially with the customisation and fun factor of the Grom.

But Yamaha’s R15 offers many of the advantages for a very similar price, and while lacking the same level of aftermarket support, customisation options and cult-like status, there’s lots of reasons to consider the R15 V3 as an alternative, especially if you’re after more performance and a more all round motorcycle.

Is Yamaha's YZF-R15 V3.0 the GROM killer?

So is the Yamaha R15 V4 a Grom killer? Probably not, the Grom certainly fits the bill as the ultimate fun bike, but the R15 V3 offers a great package for those after something a bit more serious, with more performance, more tech, higher specs, and sitting much closer to a full bike feel.¬†¬†Here’s a look at how the two stack up.

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