All Things to Know About YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate Yamaha’s 60th year in MotoGP, Yamaha Motor India recently launched YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition

Yamaha Motor India recently launched the YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition. In simple terms, it is a special R15 M with a special livery. The motorcycle has been priced at INR 1.88 lakh ex-showroom Delhi, which is slightly on the expensive end. However, given the fact that in the 150cc fully-faired segment, the R15 has always been the sole undisputed king; the motorcycle is worth every penny.

What is special about the special livery?

The 60th-anniversary special livery comprises three colours; white, red, and golden. White is the primary colour seen throughout the motorcycle. Red is the secondary colour spotted only on the fairing, fuel tank, front mudguard and a bit at the rear. Golden is the tertiary colour found on the rims. On the tank, there is the special 60th WGP logo and on the rear seat, the motorcycle features an embroidered logo of R15 M.

Overall, the special paint scheme makes the motorcycle sportier than it already is. Not to forget, the special livery also commemorates Yamaha’s 500th GP win, that occurred in 1961. However, everybody must note that this one is a limited-edition motorcycle and therefore, it is unlikely to be sold by the company for a long time. In short, those impressed by the livery should book one immediately.

Mechanically unchanged

Apart from the special livery and hefty new price-tag, the motorcycle is mechanically unchanged. The R15 M is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to produce a peak power of 18PS and a maximum torque of 14.2Nm mated to a six-speed gearbox. It also features a slipper and clutch assist along with a valve variable actuation.

Similar hardware

Not merely the engine, but the motorcycle’s hardware is like the standard model. It features a fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a projector headlight at the front. In terms of suspension setup, it is armed with a 37mm USD fork at the front and a telescopic unit at the rear. Moving on to electronic aids, the R15 M is equipped with ABS, traction control, and a quickshifter.

Last but not the least, in terms of rivalry, the closest competitor of the Yamaha R15 M is the RC200 from the house of KTM which has a price-tag of INR 2.08 lakh ex-showroom.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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