The new-generation Yamaha YZF R15 was launched in India just a couple of months ago. But it had already been launched in Indonesia last year and therefore, Yamaha decided to update/refresh the bike with a slew of new colour schemes for 2018. Yamaha Indonesia has already announced the prices and the 2018 R15 will retail at a price of 35.2 million Indonesian Rupiah, which is equivalent to ₹ 1.60 lakh in India. The R15 will get three new colour schemes, which are yellow, black/blue and black. These colour schemes also get new decals and the black/blue colour scheme along with blue alloys too. While the other two new colours get colour-coded piping on the wheel rims. Also, the upper half of the upside down forks is done in gold for that premium look.
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The R15 remains unchanged as far as engine specification is concerned. The 155 cc single-cylinder engine still continues to make 19 bhp and 15 Nm of peak torque, while being mated to a six-speed gearbox. A slipper clutch is offered as standard on the R15 in Indonesia and India as well.
But having said that, there are a few differences between the R15 sold in India and the one sold in Indonesia! The India-spec model skimps on the upside down forks and grippier IRC tyres, getting conventional telescopic forks and MRF tyres, keeping the costs in check. The India-spec R15 is priced at ₹ 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom).