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India Yamaha R15M world GP 60th anniversary edition launched at Rs 1.88 lakh

By Priyanka Verma 
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India Yamaha R15M world GP 60th anniversary edition launched at Rs 1.88 lakh

New Delhi: India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd on Monday, April 11, launched an anniversary edition of its flagship 155cc supersport motorcycle YZF-R15M priced at Rs 1.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company also announced the launch of a new version of its popular MT-15 bike model with a price starting at Rs 1.6 lakh (ex-Showroom, Delhi).

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The new livery for the R15M commemorates the company’s association with the premier series of motorcycle road racing since 1961. The company says that the ‘speed block’ colour scheme is inspired by the YZR-M1 race bike with its white and red colour scheme, gold wheels and gold tuning fork. The model also features commemorative badging on the fuel tank.

Speaking on the occasion, Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies said, “The YZF-R15M in the WGP 60th anniversary livery is more than just a reminder of our racing legacy, it’s a milestone showcasing more than 500 World Grand Prix wins that Yamaha has achieved since 1961. It’s a symbol of our unrivalled passion for racing, our belief in the power of the sport, and our commitment to support, safeguard and encourage the motorsports culture as a member of the Grand Prix paddock.”

The cosmetics aside, the R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition is powered by the familiar 155cc, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, SOHC engine. The unit develops 18.1 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 14.2 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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The World GP 60th Anniversary Edition gets all the features from the standard R15M including traction control, a quick shifter, an upside-down front fork, Bluetooth connectivity and dual-channel ABS.

The R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition is now the most expensive variant of the R15M with the standard bike priced at Rs 1.86 lakh and the Monster Energy MotoGP Edition priced at Rs 1.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies said, further said its new ‘MT-15 Version 2.0’ bike comes with new features like a MotoGP aluminium swingarm that offers improved stability in corners and under hard braking, along with a new digital instrument console with Bluetooth ‘Y-Connect’ app.

It is powered by a 155cc liquid-cooled engine with a peak power of 18.4PS, it added.

“We are confident that with the new set of features and technology, the MT-15 Version 2.0 will attract more young riders who are in search of a premium street-naked motorcycle that strikes the perfect balance between weekend rides and daily commuting needs,” Chihana said.

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