Yamaha launches the YZF-R15 S in India at Rs 1.14 lakh

Team OD Updated: September 21, 2015, 12:19 PM IST

After several customer requests, Yamaha has reincarnated the first version of the R15 - in a way. Now that's not a step back for Yamaha because the first R15 was a more practical and road-oriented bike, thanks to its seating and riding positions. The flatter seats and straighter riding angles meant that it was far more comfortable for everyday commutes and long-distance runs. But apart from the single seat and the tail-end which have been borrowed from the first model, the Yamaha YZF-R15 S is identical to the YZF-R15 version 2.0. It gets the version 2.0's 17PS 150cc engine and chassis and retains most of the body panels.

Yamaha YZF-R15 S(2)Yamaha YZF-R15 S

The second version of the motorcycle is more track oriented, especially with a more tilted riding position. It is more fun on a track or on a mountain road and less comfortable as an everyday commuter.

Yamaha YZF-R15 S (1)The Yamaha YZF-R15 S

This isn't the first time Yamaha is reviving an old model either. In 2007, it launched the R6 S, which was the older version of the R6 that was to be sold alongside the updated version. The YZF-R15 and the YZF-R15 S cost exactly the same (Rs 1.14 lakh, ex-Delhi). So if you're confused about which one to buy, consider your everyday needs. If you need a quick bike to commute between the office and home or if you enjoy long highway runs, the YZF-R15 S would be the more comfortable option. The YZF-R15 however, would probably be the marginally quicker one around a track.

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Press Release - Yamaha Responds to Customer Requirements; Brings out >>YZF–R15 S<< (Single Seat Version)

New Delhi, 17th September 2015: India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, today, announced on an all new 'single seat' variant for their flagship motorcycle YZF – R15 owing to the customer requirements. While, the split seat version will also continue to be in the market, the new variant of >>YZF–R15 S<< (Single Seat) will be available at all authorized Yamaha dealers across India. It has been the hallmark of Yamaha to innovate and introduce products that has a strong connect with its large customer base. "R15" has been a significant milestone in the company's history; the product being the torchbearer to introduce the racing culture in India. The new variant will further help Yamaha to consolidate its position in the 150 cc segment. R15 has been a huge success for its spectacular engineering. It has liquid cooled, 4 stroke SOHC, 4 Valve engine, front and rear disc brakes along with a fuel capacity of 12 litres. Since the launch of R15 version 2.0 in 2011, the bike has gained immense popularity amongst the customers, especially youngsters. Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd shared, "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. Even so, the split seat version 2.0 will also continue to be in the market along with the new single seat variant. We, at Yamaha keep our customers first and hence this introduction was imperative. " YZF-R15 S (2015 Model) September 2015 Rs. 114741/- (Ex-showroom Delhi) · Track white · Adrenalin red · Spark Green The company is focused on constantly bringing further excitement and variety to its style conscious customers and is confident that these new variants will be instrumental in catapulting its sales to an all new level this year. This launch is targeted at the aspiring youth between the ages of 18 - 24yrs who are early adopters and continuously look for more stylish products to suit their ever changing fashion statement and personality. The YZF-R series features a wide line-up, beginning with the YZF-R1 (998cc) super-sports flagship model, followed by recently launched YZF R3, YZF-R6 (599cc), YZF-R25 (249cc), YZF-R15 (150cc), and YZF-R125 (125cc).

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