Yamaha India has released two new colour options for its best-selling Yamaha R15 version 2.0 called “GP Blue” and “Streaking Cyan”. The new colours are said to be readily available at dealerships across the country and no body colour has been removed from the palette owing to the launch of new ones.
There is no physical or mechanical change.
However, compared to the existing colour options there is a slight hike in prices for GP Blue as well as Streaking Cyan. In GP Blue or Streaking Cyan, the R15 costs Rs. 1,17,260, while in Racing Blue or Grid Gold, the bike costs Rs. 1,12,924 and Raring Red or Invincible Black costs Rs. 1,10,003 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Under the skin, the R15 is unchanged. It is powered by the same liquid cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC unit displacing 149.8cc and generating max power of 17PS at 8500rpm and top torque of 15Nm kicking in at 7500rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The engine complies with BS IV emission norms and features fuel injection and electric start.
The R15 is aimed at the 18-24 years age group.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said –
“Yamaha R15 is a pure sports vehicle designed especially for racing enthusiasts so that they can experience the power and passion that a sports bike has to offer. The racing DNA, sporty look and superior technology have been synonymous with the R15. While, the core concept of R15 remains the same, with these new colors we strive to continuously interact and excite our target audiences. As we launch the R15 Ver 2.0 in 2 new avatars, we are again very confident that this new introduction will help to keep our target audiences absolutely delighted.”
Since the launch of R15 version 2.0 in 2011, the bike has gained immense popularity amongst the customers, especially youngsters.
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