India Yamaha Motor today launched the single-seat variant for the YZF-R15 V3.0 supersport motorcycle. The new YZF-R15S V3 (unibody seat) variant will be sold alongside the YZF-R15 V4 model across all authorised Yamaha dealerships in India. The YZF-R15S V3 is priced at Rs 157,600 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in Yamaha Racing Blue colour.
The YZF-R15 V3, which targeted biking and racing aficionados in India, has seen strong demand since its launch. The R15S V3 variant is powered by a 155cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve engine that produces maximum power of 18.6 ps at 10,000rpm, with a torque output of 14.1 Nm at 8,500rpm. The fuel-injected motor with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It will continue to feature a multi-function LCD Instrument cluster with gear shift indicator, dual channel ABS, assist and slipper clutch, side-stand with engine cut-off switch, Deltabox frame, aluminum swingarm, and a super wide 140/70-R17 radial rear tyre.
Commenting on the new product launch, Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group, said, “The YZF-R15 in its Version 3.0 was a huge success as it proved to be the most exhilarating model in the 150cc supersport segment with advanced technology and features. While the YZF-R15 V4 is being highly appreciated by customers across India, our research has shown that customers are also looking for a more viable option to commute with a pillion, without having to compromise on the Racing DNA of the R15. At Yamaha we are always listening to what our customers’ demand and make every possible attempt to meet those demands. Hence, the R15S V3 with a Unibody Seat was evident.”
He added “After the introduction of the ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand campaign in 2018, the R15 model range witnessed a staggering growth in sales. Between January 2018 to October 2021, we have garnered a total sale of 276, 445 units, which is a remarkable accomplishment.”