Yamaha has announced price hike to its R15 V3 supersport motorcycle and MT-15 streetfighter in India and both are expected to get Bluetooth soon
Yamaha Motor India introduced the FZ-X in two variants recently and is the neo-retro roadster positioned above the FZS V3 Fi. Priced at Rs. 1.16 lakh for the non-Bluetooth and 1.19 lakh for the Bluetooth equipped variant (ex-showroom), the FZ-X has received mixed reactions, as the long-awaited XSR 155 was said to be not under consideration for India anytime soon.
During the launch event online, the Japanese manufacturer also showcased the hybrid-spec Fascino and RayZR and with a number of visual changes, they are expected to be officially launched in the coming weeks. As the second wave of the health crisis has eased, automotive manufacturers are back to duties and they are accompanied by price hikes up and down the spectrum.
The increase in raw material input costs are cited as the reason by many and Yamaha has hiked the prices of its YZF-R15 V3.0 and its naked sibling MT-15. The latter has endured a price increase of up to Rs. 5,000. The streetfighter now costs Rs. 1,45,900 for the Dark Matt Blue, Metallic Black and Ice Fluo Vermillion colour schemes (ex-showroom).
The Ice Fluo Vermillion has witnessed an increase of Rs. 4,000 while the other two shades Rs. 5,000. The R15 V3.0 carries a sticker tag of Rs. 1,54,600 for the grey and recently launched red colour while the signature blue and dark night colours cost Rs. 1,55,700 and Rs. 1,56,700 respectively (ex-showroom) with price increase of Rs. 2,500 across the range.
Yamaha is expected to launch the dual-channel version of the MT-15 later this year as well. Both the motorcycles are based on deltabox frame and they use the 155 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with Variable Valve Actuation technology. The powertrain is paired with a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch as standard.
It develops a maximum power output of 18.4 bhp and 14.1 Nm of peak torque. The MT-15 was first launched in 2019 in the domestic market and it comes with notable changes compared to the R15 V3 including a shorter sprocket, and steel box-type swingarm instead of the aluminium underslung on the R15.