While India Yamaha is yet to make an announcement about the YZF-R15 V3.0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition, a dealership level modification has brought a special livery to the 155 cc motorcycle. The bike was customised by Perfect Riders, a Yamaha dealership in Bangalore.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 in the video features the Racing Blue colour as the base while the custom livery adds a bright yellow paint and highlights of white to the full-faired motorcycle. The front fender gets a complete yellow finish while the LED headlight is surrounded by yellow and white colour. The fuel tank and the rear panel get a combination of blue and yellow colour. The paint theme from the body has also been applied to the wheels.
Apart from the yellow paint, the motorcycle also gets decals of various brands like Kaspersky, Motul, ENEOS, Yamalube and Akrapovic, among others. The changes are limited to the updated livery while the engine and hardware specifications remain unchanged. The mechanical details on the YZF-R15 V3.0 include a fuel injected 155 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) technology. The motor is tuned to generate 19 bhp of max power at 10,000 rpm and 15 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox with slip & assist clutch.
While the motorcycle in the video is a dealer level modification, we may see Yamaha Motor India introduce the YZF-R15 V3.0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition in our country closer to the festive season to boost the sales of its 155 cc bike. If launched, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition will retain the black and blue paint scheme, along with Monster Energy branding that was seen on the international spec model. The hardware specifications, however, will remain identical to the India-spec YZF-R15 V3.0.
The YZF-R15 V3.0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition will most likely retail at the same price levels as the standard YZF-R15 V3.0 ABS. Yamaha Motor India currently offers the 155 cc motorcycle in three colour options – Thunder Grey, Racing Blue and Darknight. The Racing Blue and Thunder Grey colours are sold at INR 1,39,680*, while the Darknight paint is available for INR 1,41,680*.