Ahead of the MotoGP Bharat scheduled to take place at Greater Noida's Buddh International Circuit on September 22-24, Yamaha India has announced the launch of the 2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition models of the SuperSport YZF-R15M, the Dark Warrior MT-15 V2.0, and the Ray ZR 125 Fi Hybrid. The special edition motorcycles will go on sale from the 3rd week of September at the company's Blue Square chain of dealerships across India. The price for the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R15M Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition is Rs 1.97 lakh, while the MT-15 V2.0 and the Ray ZR 125 Fi Hybrid scooter are available at Rs 1.73 lakh and Rs 92,330, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom. Moreover, the special MotoGP Editions for the Maxi-sports Scooter and the Aerox 155 will also be introduced soon.
Changes in these special-edition two-wheelers are purely cosmetic. Inspired by Yamaha's MotoGP motorcycles, the YZF-R15 and the MT-15 V2.0 now come in a black paint job with Monster Energy and Yamaha decals. The Yamaha MotoGP livery can be seen prominently on the fuel tank, its shrouds, as well as the side panels. On the other hand, the Ray ZR models and the Aerox 155 get Yamaha MotoGP livery on the overall body. Yamaha says that the MotoGP Edition model range will be offered in limited numbers.
2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition: Mechanical Specs
In terms of mechanicals, the motorcycles retain their original powertrain. Both the Yamaha YZF-R15M and the MT-15 V2.0 are powered by the same 155cc liquid-cooled motor, which puts out 18bhp at 10,000rpm and 14Nm at 7,500rpm. The gearbox here is a six-speed unit, featuring a slip and assist clutch.
Meanwhile, the all-new Ray ZR 125 Fi model utilises a 125cc single-cylinder engine, which produces 8bhp of maximum power at 6,500rpm and a peak torque of 10.3Nm at 5,000rpm. It is E20-fuel compatible and OBD-II compliant. Moreover, the scooter can now monitor emissions in real-time, thanks to the newly added OBD-II sensor. Furthermore, even the feature list of the motorcycles has been retained.
2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition: Price
The price for the YZF-R15M MotoGP Edition is set at Rs 1.97 lakh. This is about Rs 7,000 more than before. On the other hand, the MT-15 Ver 2.0 and the Ray ZR 125 Fi MotoGP Edition cost Rs 1.73 lakh and Rs 92,330, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.
|2023 MotoGP Editions||Ex-showroom Pricing|
|YZF-R15M||Rs 1.97 lakh|
|MT-15 V2.0||Rs 1.73 lakh|
|Ray ZR 125 Fi Hybrid||Rs 92,330|
Yamaha Model Line-up
As of now, Yamaha's product portfolio consists of the YZF-R15 V4 (155cc), YZF-R15S V3 (155cc), & the MT-15 V2 (155cc); blue-core technology-enabled models such as the FZS-Fi Version 4.0 (149cc), FZS-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-Fi Version 3.0 (149cc), FZ-X (149cc), & the AEROX (155cc); and scooters like the Fascino 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), Ray ZR 125 FI Hybrid (125cc), & the Ray ZR Street Rally 125 FI Hybrid (125cc).
2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition: What the Company Said?
On this occasion, Mr. Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, said, "There is a lot of enthusiasm among Yamaha fans to witness the first ever MotoGP race in India. With the launch of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition model range today, we believe it is only going to rev up their excitement. The introduction of the 2023 MotoGP Edition livery strengthens our commitment towards Indian customers by offering an exciting, stylish, and sporty model range that represents Yamaha’s rich racing legacy. This exclusive line-up showcases Yamaha’s continuous efforts to meet the aspirations of our young customers including those who are passionate MotoGP fans."