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Yamaha YZF-R15 gets new silver & neon paint scheme, but not in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yamaha has introduced a new colour on the YZF-R15. Unfortunately, this paint theme is only available in the Malaysian market. The new Silver & Neon paint scheme enhances the motorcycle’s cuts and crease lines making it appear even more sporty. Apart from the new paint scheme, the popular entry-level supersport remains unchanged. Whether Yamaha will bring this new paint scheme to the Indian market is still a question. The brand recently introduced a new Red colour option in the Indian market.

New Paint Theme

The Yamaha YZF-R15 in the Malaysian market is similar in design and performance to the Indian counterpart except for the upside-down front fork unit. The new Silver & Neon paint enhances the motorcycles sporty nature as more of its design intricacies are now visible. The model features silver bodywork in combination with a grey front fender, fuel tank spine, lower headlamp cowl and tail cowl. The dark grey finish also continues on the body graphics. The exhaust cover features a carbon fibre weave textured plastic and the alloy wheels are painted in a fluorescent Neon shade. The body graphic on the side fairings and tail cowling also come with a hint of neon. The front suspension of the motorcycle comes with a gold finish that creates a contrast in the paint theme.

Yamaha YZF-R15 Engine Specifications

Powering the Yamaha YZF-R15 in the Indian market is a liquid-cooled 155cc single-cylinder engine. The four-stroke, four-valve SOHC motor produces 18.6 PS of power and 14.1 Nm of torque. The engine also comes with electronic fuel injection and advanced technologies such as VVA (Variable Valve Actuation). The motor features a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper/assist clutch that prevents rear-wheel lock-up during aggressive downshifts.

Yamaha YZF-R15 – Colours Available In India

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 in the Indian market features four colour options – Racing Blue, Thunder Grey, Dark Knight and Metallic Red. The YZF-R15 in the Indian market comes with a starting price of INR 1.52 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The motorcycle in the Malaysian market comes with a price tag of MYR 11,988 which translates to INR 2.20 lakh (Approximately).

Also Read: Red Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 priced at INR 1,52,100

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