India Yamaha Motor has launched a new BS VI product – the 155cc YZF-R15 Version 3.0 – with pricing that starts at Rs 145,300 and goes up to Rs 147,300. This makes the sporty motorcycle the third BS VI-compliant Yamaha after the recent introduction of the BS VI FZ FI (149 cc) and FZS FI (149cc) exactly a month ago.
The upgrade to BS VI technology has resulted in a price increase of around Rs 4,420 over the BS IV model.
The new BS VI YZF-R15 Version 3.0 is powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve engine that develops 18.6 PS at 10,000rpm and torque of 14.1 N.m at 8500rpm.
Commenting on the launch, Motofumi Shitara, chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies said, “With Yamaha continuing to perk up track performances with the R series, the new YZF-R15 Version 3.0 with BS VI-compliant engine and new features will be able to create optimum excitement in India in its category. Yamaha strived for optimum cost control for the new BS VI-compliant YZF-R15 Version 3.0 and achieved to peg it around 3 percent higher along with new standard features.”
Other highlights on the BS VI YZF-R15 Version 3.0 include side-stand, engine cut-off switch, dual horn and radial tubeless tyre at the rear wheel, all as standard fitments. Additionally, the Racing Blue colour variant gets blue-coloured wheels.
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