Reports say that Yamaha R15S and Fazer 150 have been temporarily discontinued, due to very poor demand. Both of them were not updated with ABS as well.
Yamaha has reportedly discontinued the R15S in India, which was basically a single-seat R15, similar looking to the first-generation model. It was offered in the market as an affordable version.
Express drives reports that dealerships have stopped receiving a fresh inventory of the Yamaha R15S, confirming that it is indeed discontinued. Also, the bike was not updated with ABS as per the new safety norms, which kicked in from April 2019.
Along with this, Yamaha has also discontinued the Fazer 150 in India. A couple of years back, Fazer was very popular, but the overgrowing competition led to its declining sales.
Reports say that dealerships barely sold around 50 units of the R15S in a particular region. It was never as popular as the R15 V3, but still made average sales back then. For the past few years, sales drastically went down.
There are chances that new Yamaha R15 V3S might be launched instead of that, as an affordable version. It could come with the same type of single-seat that R15S got and probably miss out on a feature or two.
R15 V3 is a very popular model currently, clocking over 5000-6000 units of sales every month. Its recently launched naked sibling, MT-15 manages to make half of the figures of the R15.
As for the Fazer, it was put against the likes of Pulsar 150, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Suzuki Gixxer SF. Actually, it is a semi-faired motorcycle which looked quite bulky. Its unchanged design over the years yet increasing prices, took the sales down.
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If we look at the sales of Fazer 250 as well, it does not sell well either. However, Yamaha has updated it to dual-channel ABS and is now priced very near to the R15 V3 ABS.
The report concludes that Yamaha is currently focused on the BS-6 compliant engines, as all the models will get fuel-injection. We can expect updated models to be launched by the end of this year.