Yamaha YZF-R15-S Launched at INR 1.14 lacs


Yamaha changed the 150cc sport biking segment forever in India when it launched the YZF-R15 in 2008. With time, however, the bike started to face stiff competition from the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS, KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR 250R and the likes, which offer slightly more value for money that India’s favorite Yammie. Later on, it got a rather comprehensive upgrade in the form of R15 V2.0, which further pushed the sales of this entry-level sportsbike. We recently informed you that Yamaha is readying another version of its hot-seller to take on the fresher rivals. Earlier speculated to be the Yamah YZF-R15 V3.0, the upcoming bike has instead gone on sale under the R15-S moniker. The bike is essentially a mash up of the current R15 V2.0 and the previous edition and here, in this post, we’ve put together all the details on the new Yamaha YZF-R15-S.


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The Yamaha YZF-R15-S shares its engine with the V2.0. The R15 V2.0 is powered by a 149.8 cc single-cylinder SOHC engine that churns out a max. power of 17 PS at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 15 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Also, while the upcoming R15-S shares many design elements with the earlier R15, the manufacturer has refrained from using slimmer tires that were offered on the earlier bike. However, there’s a reduction of 55 mm in the wheelbase, which should translate into additional nimbleness over the V2.0. The R15-S is also 5 kgs lighter than the V2.0.


The Yamaha YZF-R15-s is priced at Rs 1,14,741 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This is roughly Rs. 500 more than the Ver 2.0.

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The R15-S could look a lot like the first version


From the looks of it, the R15-S is similar to the now defunct R15 V1.0. This means that it gets the older tail and a single-seat setup that should make life a lot easier for the pillion ride. Also, this should attract all those who’ve been keeping away from this motorcycle due to the uncomfortable pillion seat. However, unlike the original R15, the new model won’t have slim tires.


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What do you think of the upcoming Yamaha YZF-R15-S aka V3.0? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Please, Please!!! and f**king Please!!!!!!!…..let whatever they are producing this time around come with ABS and low-battery indicators. It’s just suicide without those. I see no reason why a company with so much popularity would produce a bike without those things. It’s a basic a requirement in every product that has two legs. I can’t believe twas an option in the first place…WTH????

  2. Hello,
    Am on a plan of having a bike wit ABS and as used to it now a days, So plz would u send me the details and price specifications of the new model R15 v3, and v2 with detailed information..
    Thank u,

  3. Every thing is perfect….in R15 s.only tire which remain slimmer….which kill all look of bike…..why u r not offering wider big tyre sir……bike look monster giant and tyre kill all the looks …..only for tyre I thumb down……plz sir focus on tyre ……work in tyre and make it wider or big as this small tyre….thank u

  4. With that single seat and grab bars, it looks just like any other scooter out there, no thanks.

    As for the ABS, maybe your roads are not paved and having ABS is more important in India, but I have been riding mine for 6 months, and never locked it up once, even during emergency braking. Not sure what all the fuss is about. Then again, I am old school and never been on a bike with ABS.

    This bike certainly lacks power, but for congested riding, which the Philippines has a lot of, it is perfect. When I do need to put the power down and make a quick egress, it usually does just fine. But there is absolutely a flat spot between idle and 7000 rpm, when you finally feel the power kick in. Other Yamaha bikes I have ridden, have a much better power curve through all the rpms, this is by far, the weakest power curve of any bike that I have ever experienced.

    It’s a nice little city rider, the handling for an entry level bike, is very good. Mine is a Ver 2, if anyone wants to know.