Yamaha has launched the 2019 Monster Energy Moto GP Editions of the YZF-R15 Version 3.0, the FZ 25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR. The Japanese manufacturer also announced the launch of the second season of its call of the blue campaign. Called ‘The Call of the Blue 2.0’ this time, the campaign promotes Yamaha racing through its products and race-related experiences. Talking about the Moto GP editions of the R15 V3, FZ 25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR, they have been priced at Rs. 1.42 lakh, Rs. 1.36 lakh and Rs. 59,028 respectively. This means that the Moto GP editions come at a premium of Rs 2,500 over the standard models of the R15 and FZ25 while the Ray ZR’s Moto GP edition is priced at a premium of Rs 1,500 over its base variant.
The Monster Energy Moto GP editions feature new body decals among other details that are inspired by the Yamaha Moto GP race bikes. The branding and decals can be found on the fairing, tank and the side panels of the two-wheelers. The changes include the Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP livery, a premium gold Yamaha Motor tuning fork logo, Yamaha racing’s speed block logo and the brand slogan logo. Apart from this, Yamaha is also offering a complimentary ‘racing branded’ T-shirt with the purchase of the two-wheelers from Yamaha’s 2019 Monster Energy Moto GP Limited Edition lineup.
The base paint is a metallic black shade with all the livery and decals on various body parts. However, no other changes have been made on the two-wheelers apart from the ones mentioned above. The equipment and technical details are exactly the same for the Moto GP editions of the R15 V3, FZ25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR. Talking about the R15 V2 Moto GP edition, it is powered by a 155 cc engine that puts out 18.7 Bhp of power at 10,000 RPM along with 15 Nm of torque at 8,500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox and gets a slipper clutch as well.
The Cygnus Ray ZR Moto GP edition is powered by the same 113cc, four-stroke single-cylinder engine that powers the regular variants. The engine comes mated to a CVT automatic gearbox and produces a peak power of 7.1 Bhp along with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm.
The Yamaha FZ25 is also powered by the same 249 cc oil plus air-cooled single-cylinder engine that is found on the regular variants. This engine puts out a maximum power of 20.4 Bhp along with 20 Nm of peak torque and the engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. The Moto GP editions add a dash of sportiness to all these models and give them a distinctive appearance at a meagre cost. For Moto GP fans, this is perhaps the best time to get your Yamaha bike.