We recently reported in detail about Yamaha Motor India having showcased the eagerly awaited R25, of course in its concept avatar, at the recently conducted Auto Expo 2014.
Now, it has emerged that thanks to the R25 still being sometime away from getting into production, the bike maker has started working on the third big upgrade for the YZF R15.
However, before the launch of the updated R15, Yamaha Motor India will be seen launching one more scooter in the ever growing two wheelers market of our country. The motorcycle maker has said that sales volume are important and focussing on the scooter segment has helped the bike maker with meeting its sales targets.
Talking about the upcoming Yamaha R15 V3, the updated model will be launched in an attempt to reclaim the ground that the R15 has been losing to equally priced but more powerful rivals. Also, it should keep the bike aficionados and Yamaha loyalists in India pleased until the advent of the India spec R25.
It maybe noted that until now, the R15 has received just one serious upgrade and hence, it won’t be a bad idea to have another set of updates for the very capable machine. The refreshed R15 could be launched in the last quarter of this year and is likely to get a new ECU for a smoother performance and more linear power delivery and probably a marginally higher power output.
It is being said that the refreshed Yamaha R15 V3 launch could happen during this year’s festive season.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on this subject.