The Yamaha YZF-R15 is a 150cc single-cylinder sport motorbike, which entered the market in 2008. The first edition of the R15's did some aggressive sales in India and had a very potential demand. The company has even claimed to never seeing such sales achieved by any other two-wheeler product from their franchise. It even had a well acclaimed position in the automotive market, being the first lightweight sports motorcycle in the country. In 2011, Yamaha updated the R15 series with the name YZF R15 V2.0, a much sportier version than its predecessor, it had an updated ECU and a decent drivetrain. Now its the YZF R15 S, which is a single seat version of the YZF R15 and features a single, long seat instead of split seats.
Technically Yamaha R15 S is quite identical to the YZF R15, it is powered by the same 149cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, petrol engine that puts out 17hp at 8,500rpm and 15Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Officials at Yamaha have stated that, this bike is a pure sports vehicle designed especially for racing enthusiasts, so they can experince power and passion that a sports bike has to offer. The company has further claimed to saying that when they conducted a survey, a particular customer segment demanded for the single seat version, as it was more convenient for a co-passenger.
The latter part of the bike comes from the older model, thereby increasing the overall length to 1995mm, while the LED taillights gets replaced by a conventional bulb. The bikes weight of 131Kg that is lighter than the V2 by 5Kg, which should be increasing the performance of the motorbike. The exhaust unit with the carbon fibre finish has also been carried over from the V2 model. Further adding on the exterior, what is fresh is the new color palette that Yamaha has got to offer its customers. Apart from that there will be new graphics as well and the company has also stated that the single seat variant of the sports bike will continue its sales, which might as well make those potential buyers satisfied.
The bike costs ₹1.14Lakhs, which is comparatively cheaper than the KTM and CBR base prices. This might have been intentional, the company is hoping to do the same aggressive sale method, but would have to wait for sometime to start the calculation of sales and definitely would need positive reviews to achieve the targeted sales.
Its launched and its price tag is slated at ₹1.14Lakhs
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