India Yamaha Motor has released a teaser of the Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition on its YouTube channel. According to our sources, the R15 V3.0 MotoGP edition will launch next week in India.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition gets the Yamaha MotoGP factory livery in the racing blue paint scheme. The MotoGP livery comes with a Movistar logo on the front fairing and the side panels, while an ENEOS logo adorns the engine belly pan. That said, the MotoGP Edition comes without Valentino Rossi or Maverick Vinales’ racing numbers. Mechanically, the motorcycle remains unchanged.
Yamaha launched the R15 V3.0 at INR 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) during the Auto Expo 2018; however, the motorcycle recently received a price hike of INR 2,000. The R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition could be priced at INR 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom), considering the price difference in Indonesia is barely around INR 3,000.
Powering the Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition is the engine of the standard model. The 155 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine generates a maximum power of 19 bhp at 10,000 rpm while producing peak torque of 15 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The engine pairs to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with segment-first features like variable valve actuation (VVA) technology and a slip & assist clutch assembly.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition gets full-LED headlamps and a faux RAM air intake with design inspiration from the Yamaha R1. The motorcycle features an all-digital instrument cluster and LED tail lamp. Yamaha is also offering a Metzeler Sportec M5 H-rated rear tire and a track-only Daytona muffler as accessories on the R15 V3.0.
The India-spec Yamaha R15 V3.0 comes shod with telescopic forks up front and a linkage-type adjustable rear mono-shock. Braking force comes from 282 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brakes; however, ABS isn’t available. The motorcycle features light-weight 17-inch wheels that wrap on 100/80 R17 front and 140/70 R17 rear MRF tubeless tires. The Yamaha R15 competes with the Suzuki Gixxer SF and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition is already on sale in some markets like Indonesia.