Yamaha Launches the all New YZF-R15S V3.0 with a Unibody Seat at Rs. 157,600 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in Racing Blue Colour. The new YZF-R15S V3 (Unibody Seat) variant will be sold alongside the YZF-R15 V4 model across all the authorized Yamaha dealerships in India. The YZF-R15S V3 is priced at Rs. 157,600 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in Racing Blue colour.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. 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.”
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 & Slipper Clutch, Side stand with engine cut-off Switch, Deltabox Frame, Aluminum Swingarm, and a Super Wide 140/70-R17 Radial Rear Tyre.
Looks like the Indians did not really appreciate the all new racing DNA of the All new R15v4, which to us personally looks much better, but then again, customer is the king. The demand for the R15v3 has pushed Yamaha motors to get back the V3 design with a single seat option, instead of the earlier split seat option. In terms of engine, performance and every other mechanical parts, it shall be same as r15 v3 it replaces.
How different is the experience offered between the R15 twins? Well that’s a story for a different time. Hopefully, Yamaha gets both the bikes to us soon, so we can tell you about them in detail.