The MotoGP Edition will be identical to the race bike as it is finished in racing blue colour and it gets Movistar logo on front and side along with ENEOS logo
Yamaha India is planning to launch MotoGP Edition of R15 Version 3.0 in August. This is the first time, Yamaha is introducing MotoGP Edition in India and it is already available in some other Asian countries. Honda, the arch rival of Yamaha, had introduced CBR 250 Repsol Edition in India sometime back as a limited edition model and it was so popular among customers.
The MotoGP Edition model will be identical to the race bike as it is finished in racing blue colour and it gets Movistar logo on front and side along with ENEOS logo. The only thing misses on MotoGP Edition is the racing numbers of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. We can expect some customers to add the racing numbers and make them exactly similar to MotoGP bikes.
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Apart from logos and new colour, the company hasn’t changed anything on R15 Version 3.0 and everything remains stock. Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 is powered by 155 cc single cylinder fuel injected engine produces 18.7 hp of power at 10,000 rpm and 15 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. This engine is mated to 6 speed gearbox and the top speed is 135 kph.
The stopping power comes from 282 mm front disc and 220 mm disc at rear. Yamaha hasn’t given ABS system on R15 Version 3.0 but we are expecting the company to introduce it as a model year update in 2019 before the deadline in April. The R15 Version 3.0 comes with telescopic front forks and mono suspension at rear which is tuned for handling.
Yamaha R15 Version 3.0 design took inspiration from flagship R1. The twin headlamps with fake air inlet and new visor along with updated fairing look similar to its litre class brother. Yamaha has changed the seating position but the rear-set foot pegs and low-positioned clip on handlebar continue the aggressive riding position, and it gives confidence for the rider to push even harder. Yamaha will price the MotoGP edition at a slight premium compared to regular model.