Currently, the Yamaha R15 V3 has only 2 colour options, Red-Silver and Blue-black. Judging how Yamaha operates, there is no need to worry because they tend to release a number of updates throughout the product’s lifecycle. One such update is the most recent launch of the MotoGP edition of the Yamaha R15 V3, which is a limited edition model.
When it was launched back in Feb 2018 at the Auto Expo, the price of the Yamaha R15 V3 was Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom). Recently, there was a price hike announced for the bike. The stock version now retails at Rs 2000 more than its current price, at Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom), while the MotoGP edition is priced at Rs 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom).
The bike now gets a single colour paint scheme on the fuel tank and engine cowl. The bike is also a part of the recent Yamaha campaign known as the “Call of Blue” that features Yamaha motorcycles in their signature blue avatars. The MotoGP edition R15 V3, also gets the same blue colour along with company branding on its engine cowl, to signify its Moto-GP heritage.
This new version of the R15 V3 is mechanically identical to the stock one that is available in the showrooms. The only difference is the addition of stickers and a true blue paint scheme. The bike features a 155 cc liquid cooled fuel injected engine that produces 19.3 BHP of power and 15 Nm of torque. The bike also has variable valve actuation (VVT), which supplies a good low down torque and a slipper clutch for smooth downshifts.
The whole setup is paired with a 6-speed transmission. The international version of the Yamaha R15 V3 also gets a dual channel ABS and upside down forks. The Indian version, however, is devoid of those things, in order to manage costs. The Yamaha R15 V3 imitates a bigger supersport by offering an aggressive riding position and a stiff suspension setup. Also during its launch, Yamaha offered a number of accessories to go along with the bike. A Daytona exhaust, Radial Metzeler rear tyre and frame sliders completed the list of official accessories. The Pulsar RS200 is the only full-faired bike which comes close to its price range.