All you BikeAdvice readers were the first to know about this as we busted this wildly speculative story of Yamaha R15 getting a Version 3 with 1 PS power increment and blaa blaa blaa…with the help of exclusive brochure scans and cleared that there is NO VERSION 3 for now!
In an official Press Release, Yamaha has confirmed the launch of new colour options for their flagship R15. They have specifically mentioned that there are no specification changes whatsoever and the new variant is the same Version 2.0.
As we have informed earlier, the four new colour options are:
- Raring Red
- Invincible Black
- Racing Blue
- Grid Gold
Yamaha has also revealed the prices of all these new color variants and has informed that the sales have already begun at dealerships across India.
Yamaha R15 Version 2 New Colours Prices
- R15 Ver 2.0 Raring Red: Rs 110,0003
- R15 Ver 2.0 Invincible Black: Rs 110,0003
- R15 Ver 2.0 Racing Blue: Rs 112,924
- R15 Ver 2.0 Grid Gold: Rs 112,924
When we check the prices of the outgoing variants from the site, here is what we see:
- Older R15 Raring Red: Rs 112,597
- Older R15 Invincible Black: Rs 112,597
- Older R15 Racing Blue: 115,597
- Older R15 Thundering Green: Rs 114,597
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi
At first glimpse it may appear that Yamaha may have reduced the prices, however, we believe this is not the case. Yamaha may have not updated their site after the price reduction owing to the reduced excise duties. So, in essence according to our sources, prices of the new models are a wee bit higher than the outgoing model.
Yamaha confirms that the bike will continue to be powered by the same liquid cooled 4 stroke SOHC 4 Valve 149.8cc engine capable of churning out (same) 17PS at 8500 rpm and 15Nm at 7500 rpm. Yamaha is slated to launch new colour options on the FZ and Fazer as well.
Keeping aside everything else and frankly speaking, barring the grid gold, all the other colours look deliciously tasty. How many of you will go for one then?
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