The new Darknight colour...

2019 Yamaha R15 ABS price has seen an increment of Rs 12,000 over the non-ABS variant. We list all the differences that the new model adorns…

As was in the news, Yamaha has officially launched the 2019 R15 v3 ABS in India. This makes the impeccable motorcycle a complete package as Yamaha has plugged the only big con of the sportster.

Let us quickly list all the changes it comes with…

2019 R15 v3 Changes

  • Antilock Braking System – The motorcycle gets a comprehensive dual-channel ABS which works on both the wheels. Many motorcycles around this price tag, like Pulsar RS200 and others, are offered only with a single-channel ABS system which works only on one wheel (generally the front).
  • New Colour – The 2019 version also gets a new colour called as Darknight which is the matte finished black shade we have often seen on other Yamahas. The other two colours – Thunder Grey and Racing Blue, continue to be on offer.
  • Weight – Due to the introduction of ABS, weight of the motorcycle has increased by 3 kilograms. Instead of the earlier 139 kg of weight, it now tips the scale at 142 kg curb (including full oil and fuel tank).
  • Warning Light – The digital console also now gets a working LED ABS warning light.

2019 R15 ABS Price

R15 ABS Blue and GreyRs 1.39 Lakh
R15 ABS DarknightRs 1.41 Lakh

*Prices mentioned above are ex-showroom Delhi.

R15 ABS Price

This means that Yamaha is charging a premium of Rs 12,000 for the added safety net of ABS. Though it has not been clarified but the non-ABS version has probably been discontinued.

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After its introduction, the Darknight colour may go onto become the biggest seller for the brand. The MotoGP edition has been taken off from the website which probably means that it has been stopped.

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Apart from this, Yamaha has invited us for a press announcement on 21st of this month. They have confirmed that it is a launch, however, details on what product will it be are very scarce at the moment.