2018 Yamaha R15 V3 was officially launched in India at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year at Rs 1.25 lakhs. Earlier this week, Yamaha India announced a price hike of Rs 2,000, which brings the ex-showroom price of the R15 V3 to Rs 1.27 lakhs.
Today, the company has announced the launch of limited edition. This new 2018 Yamaha R15 V3 Moto GP Limited Edition is priced at Rs 1.3 lakhs, ex-showroom. It gets the same engine and mechanical features. The different is, it comes with MotoGP edition livery.
2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0 is a fully faired motorcycle that borrows inspiration from the Yamaha R1 and R6. It receive LED head and tail lamps, a digital instrument cluster, 17” wheels fitted with MRF tubeless tyres while buyers also have the option of Metzeler Sportec M5 H rated rear tyre with Daytona muffler which is exclusively for track use. The India spec model receives telescopic forks in the front and line type mono shock at the rear with disc brakes at both ends while ABS is not offered on this bike.
Engine specifications on the 2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0 include a 155cc, SOHC, 4 valve, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine offering 19.3 bhp power and 15 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed transmission. It competes with the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, Honda CBR 150 and Suzuki Gixxer SF in India.
Yamaha R15 V3.0, as one of the best track focused bikes in its class. Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, Mr. Motofumi Shitara said, “Yamaha’s global corporate mission of realizing kando should be expressively achieved through all of its products or related experiences. Being a #CustomerFirst brand, it is our duty to create delightful experiences for customers that can enrich their lives in the long run.
The launch of “The Call of the Blue” should convey Yamaha customers or any customer of two wheelers about the brand’s commitment to provide highly advanced technology as well as treasuring style through its two wheelers. The launch of new products under the campaign launch will offer exciting experiences put together by the Yamaha uniqueness.”