R15 MotoGP changes will only be cosmetic…
Yamaha R15 v3 has got off to a very good start and deservingly so. It is an impeccable motorcycle for the money you pay and is the cheapest it gets to taste first supersport! Now, to build onto the motorcycle’s appeal, Yamaha is all set to introduce a new variant, according to Autocar.
R15 v3 MotoGP edition, as it is supposed to be called as, is a cosmetically enhanced version of the original motorcycle as is shown in the featured image above.
R15 MotoGP Changes
It gets the following changes..
- Blue colour of the factory MotoGP bike
- Movistar logos
- ENEOS logos
The mechanicals are expected to remain unchanged which means the same 19.3 PS, 15 Nm, 155 cc liquid cooled VVA engine will perform duty. It will also continue with the conventional telescopic shock absorbers unlike the international version.
The R15 MotoGP is already on sale in some countries and there is a premium which Yamaha will charge for this special variant. In Indonesia, the price difference between the regular version (Rp 35,200,000 OTR Jakarta) and Movistar variant (RP 35,800,000 OTR Jakarta) is 1.7%, hence expect something similar here in India as well. Yamaha has also lent a minor update to the motorcycle in Indonesia which also includes a new Yellow colour.
R15 MotoGP is touted to be sale ready before the festive season and Autocar suggests that it will be launched by as early as next month (August 2018). Yamaha has recently increased R15’s price by Rs 1,000 (ex-Delhi). They have also hinted at the probability of M-Slaz in the domestic market.