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It will feature special graphics and decals of the title sponsors that are seen on the MotoGP motorcycles ridden by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Yamaha deciding to launch a MotoGP inspired version of the baby supersport motorcycle comes as no surprise since it is not the first time the company is doing so.
In August 2018, Yamaha Motor India launched a MotoGP edition of the YZF-R15 V3.0. In 2018, Eneos and Movistar were the title sponsors for the Yamaha MotoGP team and these decals were found on the MotoGP edition of the R15.
This year though, Monster Energy has become the Title sponsor for the premier racing team and hence the Monster Energy logo is now prominently seen on the MotoGP bike as well as the R15 MotoGP edition. Alongside the Monster Energy logo, one can also see the Eneos decals.
Though Yamaha hasn't officially revealed the design of the 2019 R15 V3.0 MotoGP Edition, we can safely say that the design will remain similar to the YZF-R125 MotoGP Edition that was launched in the United Kingdom recently and is depicted here.
However, it will not be available with the upside-down fork and the unique alloy wheels with the 'Y-shaped' spoke design that is available on the R125 as well as the R15 in international markets.
For the Indian market, it will still be suspended by conventional telescopic suspension up front and a the standard alloy wheel design. The Yamaha YZF-R15 MotoGP Edition will be powered by the same liquid-cooled, 155cc, single-cylinder engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation).
It produces a maximum power output of 19.3bhp and a peak torque output of 15Nm. A 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch handles transmission duties.
Thoughts On 2019 Yamaha R15 MotoGP Edition To Be Launched Soon
Yamaha has a rich heritage of making brilliant supersport motorcycles and the R15 is one of them. It is a brilliant motorcycle and now, the MotoGP Edition will allow motorsport fans to get the feeling of riding like Yamaha's MotoGP stars, well, at least in terms of the graphics and decals.
We can expect the MotoGP Edition to be priced at around Rs 3,000 more than the standard model. It will in all probability be a limited edition just like the 2018 model.