It has come to light that an authorized Yamaha dealership in Chennai has put a Matte Black R15 V3.0 on display. It may be noted here that the R15 V3.0 has been launched in India with just two colour options – Racing Blue and Thunder Grey.
The Matte Black R15 V3.0 in the image above has been done up by the dealership. It’s being said that this motorcycle has been prepared for showcasing at the Yamaha racing events. While we have seen many dealerships putting such ‘exclusive’ models on sale, this Matte Black motorcycle isn’t for sale and is only for display purposes. Yamaha R15 V3.0 was launched earlier this year for an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.25 lakh. The Matte Black R15 you see here tries to mimic the ‘Monster Energy Edition’ theme on the Indonesia-spec R15 V3.0. It gets similar fluorescent highlights. It also gets the Monster logo on the front fairing and on the fuel tank. Other than the change in the paint scheme, this motorcycle doesn’t carry any other modification.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 is powered by a new 155cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that is exactly the same as the one powering the international-spec model. The motor benefits from Yamaha’s Variable Valve Timing and pumps out a maximum power of 19.3 PS at 10,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The high strung engine also benefits from four-valve heads, single overhead camshaft, and an electronic fuel injection system. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission that features a slipper clutch. The new R15 V3.0 is the quickest motorcycle in its segment. It’s also the most powerful 150cc model out there.
Like we said, the R15 V3.0 was launched here in only two colour schemes. Currently, the company has no plans of launching a matte-black colour option.