Yamaha is likely to increase the prices of the BS6-compliant R15 V3.0 by around 10 per cent to 15 per cent
[Update: BS6 Yamaha R15 V3.0 Launched In India]
- The BS6-compliant 155cc liquid-cooled motor makes 0.67PS less than before.
- It could carry forward the same cycle parts as the current-gen model.
- Expect the updated motorcycle to get new paint options.
The upcoming BS6-compliant Yamaha Fascino won’t be the only two-wheeler from Yamaha that is set to get an update soon. That’s because leaked documents of the upcoming R15 V3.0 have now revealed the specifications of its BS6-compliant motor.
Also read: Yamaha R15 V3.0 Gets Updates For 2019!
As per these documents, the updated R15 V3.0 will be slightly less powerful than the current-gen model. In its current state of tune, the 155cc liquid-cooled unit produces 19.3PS of power, whereas the BS6-compliant motor churns out 18.63PS of power. Despite the slight drop in power, the updated engine will continue to be the most powerful 155cc motor out there. As the MT-15 is based on the R15 V3.0, expect its BS6-compliant variant to get the same power output as well.
Apart from this, the updated variant is likely to be similar to the current-gen model in terms of mechanicals. However, we expect Yamaha to give the updated R15 V3.0 new paint options to keep things fresh in the segment. Back in August, Yamaha had officially announced that it will start rolling out BS6-compliant models in a phased manner starting late-2019.
The Japanese manufacturer had also announced that it will increase the prices of all its BS6-compliant models by around 10 per cent to 15 per cent. Currently, the standard R15 V3.0 is priced at Rs 1,40,880, which means the updated variant could be priced at around Rs 1.55 lakh to Rs 1.62 lakh (ex-showroom). Stay tuned to BikeDekho for more updates.