We had reported in June that Yamaha will launching the YZF-R15 Version 3.0 MotoGP Limited Edition in India. Now the bike has officially been launched in our market. The 2018 Yamaha R15 MotoGP Limited Edition has been priced at Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – a premium of Rs 3,000 over the standard bike. Bookings for the motorcycle have started on Yamaha India’s official website for Rs 10,000. Limited units of the MotoGP edition will be available on sale and Yamaha claims a delivery time of 40-55 days, depending on the location of purchase.
The new motorcycle will only be available in only one shade – ‘Yamaha Racing Blue’ – a similar shade to the Yamaha M1 MotoGP bike. Other changes include the Movistar logo at the front and sides and an ENEOS logo on the belly pan. It also gets M1-inspired graphics above the headlamp and fuel tank, while the Yamaha logo is finished in gold. What you won’t see, though, are the racing numbers of either of Yamaha’s MotoGP stars, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.
Apart from cosmetic updates, the R15 V3.0 remains mechanically unchanged. It’s powered by a The 155cc, SOHC, four-valve, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor produces 19.3hp and 15Nm of peak torque and also features Variable Valve Actuation (VVA). The engine is paired to a six-speed transmission and the new motorcycle also gets the addition of a slipper clutch.
Yamaha India also introduced the FZS-FI in two new shades – Matt green and Darknight – in addition to the standard Armada Blue. The 150cc motorcycle is priced at Rs 87,042 (ex-showroom Delhi).
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