Yamaha has launched the Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition in India for a price of INR 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition features the Yamaha MotoGP factory team’s livery in the Racing Blue colour scheme. It has a Movistar logo on the fairing, side panels and the fuel tank, while an ENEOS logo embellishes the engine belly cover. However, unlike the closely-styled Indonesian-spec Yamaha R15 V3.0 Movistar, the Movistar logo gets white treatment instead of the fluorescent yellow paint. Furthermore, the MotoGP Edition also misses out on the racing numbers of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.
The 2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition has no mechanical changes. It sources power from a 155 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder 4-valve engine that is tuned to generate 19 bhp of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 15 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. The engine transfers drive to the wheels via a six-speed gearbox. The R15 V3.0 is the first motorcycle in its segment to come with features like a slip & assist clutch assembly and variable valve actuation (VVA) technology.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 takes design inspiration from the Yamaha R1 with the faux RAM air intake, full-LED headlamps, and a sleek tail section. The motorcycle comes with a sporty fuel tank, all-digital instrument cluster and LED taillight as well. Metzeler Sportec M5 H-rated rear tyre and a track-only free-flow Daytona exhaust system are available as an accessory along with fairing and fork sliders.
The Indian-spec Yamaha R15 V3.0 features conventional telescopic front forks in place of the USD unit. At the rear, there's a linkage-type adjustable mono-shock. Anchorage is shouldered by a 282 mm front and a 220 mm rear disc brake, although ABS isn’t offered even as an option. 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in 100/80 front and 140/70 rear tubeless tyres from MRF.
Yamaha launched the 2018 YZF-R15 V3.0 at the Auto Expo, priced at INR 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company recently increased prices of the motorcycle by INR 2,000.