Yamaha R15 gets two new colours to choose from!
The Yamaha R15 was launched in 2011, after which it hasn’t received any new mechanical (or cosmetic) upgrades. Last year the company released new colours for the customers to choose from, but apart from that nothing major. When the bike was launched with two new colours last year, though no official statement was made, dealers claimed new upgrades had been made on the bike. They claimed the bike had received a new O2 sensor, and had been upgraded to have better throttle response
This time however, the Yamaha R15 bike has received new colours and no mechanical changed whatsoever. The new colours available will be GP blue and streaking Cyan. The R15 version 2.0 (with the new paint scheme) will be available at all dealerships across the country priced at 1.17 lakhs INR, which is 3000 Rupees over the standard motorcycle.
The bike is powered by the same 150 cc, liquid cooled engine, which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. No changed here, however one could expect it by sometime next year. Funnily the company has refused the dealerships to allow the new bikes to be used for test rides!
Mr. Roy Kurian, who is the VP- Sales and marketing at Yamaha, said that the R15 is a track centric bike, made for road use. It has the power, technology and styling of a sports bike. In case you’re looking to play with colours of a different time this Holi, go ahead and book this bad boy!