Yamaha Motor India, the Indian branch of the Japanese two-wheeler maker has launched the rebranded version of previous generation Yamaha R15 in the country. Named the Yamaha R15 S, the fully faired bike is priced at Rs. 1.14 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. It is basically a mildly updated version of the current fully faired 150cc R15 Version 2.0.
Unlike the current generation model, the Yamaha R15 S gets a single-piece seat. The R15 version 2.0 is equipped with a stepped two-piece unit that offers sporty look and put it in-line with the bigger YZF-series motorcycles. Strong customer feedback is the main reason behind the re-introduction of the older model.
Commenting on Yamaha R15 S, Roy Kurian, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales said, “Yamaha R15 is a pure sports vehicle designed especially for racing enthusiasts so that they can experience the power and passion that a sports bike has to offer. However, our research showed that a particular customer segment desired for a single seat version as it is more convenient for the pillion rider”.
The Yamaha R15 S is powered by a 149.8cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that is capable of producing 17bhp of power at 8,500 and 15Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. It is coupled to a six-speed transmission.
The single piece seat of the fully faired motorcycle and older tailpiece are the only visual changes. It shares the silecer canister with the R15 Version 2.0. The single-piece seat of the Yamaha R15 S has reduced the pillion seat height, while the saddle height has been reduced by 10mm compared to the split-seat model. The overall length of the bike has been increased by 25mm to 1,995mm, while the wheelbase has been reduced to 1,290mm from 1,345mm. The kerb weight is decreased by 5kg to 131kg. It is also available in new dual-tone colour themes with exclusive body decals.
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Yamaha R15 S Price- Rs. 1.14 lakh
Yamaha R15 S Mileage- 42kmpl
Yamaha R15 S Competition- Suzuki Gixxer SF and Honda CBR 150R