After receiving many engine changes during 2013/14, which included a new clutch basket with a friction reduction coating combined with new fibre plates, revised CDi mapping, a revised gearbox shifter system with friction reduction coated shift forks and a revised powervalve governor system with modifications to the bearings and a complete redesign of the intake system including the crankcases, for 2015 a brace of changes have been applied. The new 2015 model now features a new cylinder and cylinder head featuring the TMEES electronic exhaust valve system for a greater control of the power delivery at all rpm's, a new crankshaft with new 'high tech' main bearings and crank seals for better 'crank effects' and to aid crankshaft stability and duration, a new transmission cover, clutch inspection cover and water pump cover created using a different casting process for a cleaner look whilst saving weight and a gearbox position sensor, connected to the TMEES exhaust valve offering a greater control of engine power delivery depending on the selected gear at all rpm's, and a new exhaust system for total optimization of all new components.
Chassis changes include modified geometry featuring a new rear shock length (8mm) matched to a new linkage for better progression and traction in all conditions with revised suspension settings, a new rear wheel spindle diameter with an increase of 2.5mm for added strength and less deflection of the swing-arm and a new plastics design in a fresh and aggressive style. This new plastic arrangement, also featuring a new seat and fuel tank incorporates a 'fresh air flow system' which channels cool air via a control channel to the airbox to maximise cold air feed for higher power output. This new look is finished with a fresh new graphic look in an Italian theme.
Other features include, a TM Racing 'Factory' rear shock absorber, Kayaba 48mm fork, Billet machined aluminium hubs laces to anodised Excel rims, Billet machined aluminium triple clamp with damped handlebar mountings, oversize taper handlebar, oversize 'wave' braking discs, HGS exhaust system, V-Force reed valve system and switchable twin map igniton system.
Bore and Stroke: 72 x 72 Displacement: 294 cc. Compression ratio: N.A. Horse power: N.A. Intake: V-Force Reed valve Carburettor: Keihin PWM 38 Fuel: Super-unleaded Ignition: Kokusan CDI Electronic with variable advance with two selectable maps through handlebar switch Clutch: Multiple-disk in oil bath with hydraulic control Gear: 5 gear Cooler System: Coolant liquid with pump Frame: Perimetral aluminium section Front fork: Marzocchi USD/Kayaba USD Rear shock: TM Racing Front tyre: 100/90 X21 Rear tyre: 110/90 X 19 Front brake: Braking wave Disk 270 mm. With Nissin pump and Brembo caliper Rear brake: Braking wave Disk 245 mm. With Nissin pump and caliper Tank: Plastic 8,7 litres