Yamaha SA has released a limited number of YZF R15 bikes dressed in the full racing livery of the Fiat Yamaha team for which Valentino Rossi rides.

The Rossi R15 sells for R32 999 and will be every schoolboy's dream to own and ride. However, Yamaha says there are only 20 available.

The Yamaha YZF R15 is the baby brother of the World championship-winning Yamaha YZF R1 and Yamaha YZF R6 but with all their styling and appeal.

The machines have a 150cc, fuel-injected and liquid-cooled four stroke engine in a Deltabox frame and so, Yamahas says, "really does carry the pedigree of the R series family".