Yamaha YZF-R15 gets a new silver/grey paint scheme
Yamaha Motor has revealed a new paint scheme for its popular YZF-R15 in the Malaysian market. The fully-faired sports bike has now received a new silver colour option which adds a touch of premiumness to the affordable entry-level sports bike.
On the outside, the R15 has received flashy fluorescent yellow wheels that sync in with the overall silver/grey treatment on its outer skin. It also uses premium set of upside-down front forks, unlike the Indian-spec model that comes suspended on the telescopic front forks. Needless to say, the golden colour of the fork tubes complement the overall sporty appeal of the sportbike.
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Save for the new paint scheme, the rest of the motorcycle remains the same. It continues to feature a twin-pod LED headlight that gives it a very intimidating appeal. It also comes with a digital instrument cluster, split-style seats and a full-fairing design which draws inspiration from the flagship YZF-R1 motorcycle. Its hardware components include upside-down front forks, rear mono-shock, and disc brakes on both wheels.
The R15 sources power from a 155 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine which uses the company's patented Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology. It also gets features such as Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch and a Side Stand Engine Cut-off Switch.
It has been priced at RM11,988 ( ₹2.20 lakh) in the Malaysian market. Sadly, there is no update if the new silver paint scheme will be made available in the Indian market or not. Here, it gets a new Metallic Red colour option along with three additional paint options - Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight.