- New Yamaha R15 to get new styling
- Will come with upside-down forks
- Is likely to cost around Rs 1.70 lakh
Yamaha is set to launch the new R15 in India tomorrow, 21 September. The images of the upcoming motorcycle were leaked a while ago revealing the substantial upgrades it gets over the current R15 V3.
To begin with, the Yamaha R15 will now come with inverted forks and golden-finished fork bottles. It will also feature a new front end that has been inspired by the YZF-R1 and R7. This includes a sharper fairing and more aggressive LED headlamps. The spy images also indicate that Yamaha would also introduce an ‘M’ version with a silver and blue colour scheme that replicates the bigger R1 M. Thanks to the leaked homologation documents, the new R15 will have the same 155cc engine but produce lesser power than the current model on sale. The R15 M is good for 18.1bhp as compared to the other variant’s 18.3bhp. The reason for this drop in output is unknown as of now.
Nevertheless, with the addition of new features and styling, Yamaha is expected to bump up the prices of the R15 by at least Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 over the current version costs Rs 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom). It will take on the upcoming KTM RC 200 in the country.