The bike’s paint scheme is derived from the 2019 Monster Energy MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 ridden by Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. The bike will feature a black paint job with hints of Yamaha’s racing blue colour, the Monster Energy logo on both sides of the fairing with the ENEOS logo sitting on the top. Expect the new variant to carry a premium of around Rs 3,000 over the current model, which is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Recently, Yamaha also launched three new colours for the YZF-R15 Version 3.0 in Indonesia: Racing Blue, Racing Black and Racing Yellow. The India-spec bike too comes in three colours: Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight. The Yamaha R15 V3.0.0 sold in India has also been updated with the safety net of dual-channel ABS and gets a price tag of Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the blue and grey colour variants are priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, the Darknight colour option commands a premium of Rs 2,000. The ABS model is Rs 12,000 dearer than the non-ABS variant. The safety feature has resulted in a 3kg increase in weight and the bike now tips the scales at 142kg (wet). It’s powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled mill that puts out 19.3PS of power and 15Nm of peak torque. The engine also features VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) which offers better low-end grunt and top end performance. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission aided by a slip and assist clutch. The Yamaha R 15 V3.0 employs a delta box frame with upside down forks and a monoshock. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends with the safety net of dual-channel ABS. It’s 17-inch wheels come shod in 100/80-section front and 140/70-section rear tyres. Though there are no direct competitors for the bike, faired alternatives include the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF and the soon-to-be-launched KTM RC 125.