The Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP bikes flaunted the Indian tricolour together with ‘India’ and ‘The Name of the Blue’ decals on the Qatar check. This was performed by Yamaha India with a view to promote the corporate’s ongoing model marketing campaign – The Name of the Blue – it launched within the Indian market final 12 months.
These India-specific decals had been caught on each side of the visor of each the 2019 YZR-M1s solely in the course of the Qatar check. Yamaha additionally bought the riders to use the decals onto their race machines for pictures. Whereas talking concerning the affiliation, Motofumi Shitara, chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Corporations, stated, “The patronage in Qatar Moto GP check that has featured The Name of the Blue brand on the YZR-M1 is profound for Indian prospects and stakeholders, and Yamaha will proceed to construct up avenues of representing India within the MotoGP in future.”
Each, the YZR-M1s additionally went by means of appreciable styling modifications for 2019, as a part of the brand new tie-up with Monster Power. There’s a large change within the color scheme of the race bike; a part of the front-end, fairing and tail has now gone black. These black sections, as one would count on, have the Monster brand on them in its signature fluorescent inexperienced. Vinales has additionally opted to make use of the quantity 12 for 2019. Rossi, in the meantime, continues to make use of 46 as his quantity.