The introduction of YZF-R15 has changed the fortune for Yamaha in India from 2008. Ever since then, R15 stands as a symbol of modern day entry level sportsbike. The latest format of R15 S is said to be the modified form of R15 Version 2.0 with some minor changes in the design based on customer feedback. This particular model is only for the Indian market, since there were many disappointed customers here with the uncomfortable pillion seats. The split race spec seats of R15 Ver 2.0 has slightly higher rear seats, which was the major reason for discomfort.
The new YZF-R15 S has a unibody seats with more convenient seating position. It uses 150cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4 valve engine capable of delivering 16.36 bhp power and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 7500 rpm. Which is then mated with 6-speed constant mesh gearbox for optimum power transmission.
In order to provide sufficient aerodynamics, the under cowl of this bike is designed as diffuser. Not only that, new improved unibody seat will provide optimum support to the rider and pillion over long distance rides.
This 134kg bike can hit a top speed of 130 kmph and with a fuel tank measuring 12 litres of capacity and fuel efficiency of 42 kmpl, it can easily cover 450+ km in one single stretch. The major alternatives of R15 are Suzuki Gixxer SF and Honda CBR 150R.