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Yamaha launches YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition at INR 1,88,300

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Yamaha India has launched the World GP 60th Anniversary Edition of the YZF-R15M in India. The YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition comes with a price tag of INR 1,88,300 ex-showroom. The new edition also marks the company’s association with the premier series of motorcycle road racing since 1961. It is a tribute to the company’s passion for racing and honours the challenging spirit of Yamaha riders over the past 60 years. It stands for the Japanese manufacturer’s commitment to take on challenges in the future and is a reminder of Yamaha’s first-ever Grand Prix race.

On the occasion, Mr Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, says that the new model is a reminder of the company’s racing legacy. The company is incredibly proud to share the milestone edition with Yamaha fans in India. He also says that there will be more new premium and exclusive introductions under the ‘Call of the Blue’ strategy in the coming future. 

Yamaha YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition – What’s New?

The flagship 155cc supersport bike is even more desirable with the now-iconic white and red ‘speed block’ colour scheme accompanied by gold-coloured alloy wheels. The new model also features Yamaha’s factory race team-inspired gold Tuning Fork emblems, black levers and new special commemorative badging on the motorcycle’s fuel tank.

Yamaha YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition – Highlights

The new edition continues to utilize a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled SOHC motor with a 4-valve configuration. The engine produces a maximum power of 18.4 PS and maximum torque of 14.2 Nm. The Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) ensures a broader torque band across the rev range. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit with an Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch for smoother downshifts and easier clutch lever pull.

The new Anniversary Edition shares its features with the standard YZF-R15M. The feature list includes Traction Control System, golden Upside-Down Front Forks, Track and Street Mode, and a Quick-Shifter for smooth clutchless upshifts. The bike also comes with a LCD instrument cluster with a customizable Gear shift indicator.

As for connectivity features, the motorcycle also has a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster with Yamaha Motorcycle Connect connectivity which provides additional information right from your smartphone. The Delta Box frame and linked-type Monocross rear suspension offer sharp handling. Dual-Channel ABS as standard also provides control while braking in low-grip situations. 

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