The upcoming BS-6 norms have started troubling the automakers as many of them have to discontinue their models in India. Every brand has a low-selling model in their lineup which puts them in the question of whether continuing it or not.
Now, reports suggest that Yamaha has discontinued the SZ RR V2, its 150cc commuter motorcycle. The production has been completely stopped and if you want to buy one, some dealers might have leftover stock.
The safety norms kicked in from April 2019, which made all the bikes above 125cc to be equipped with ABS as standard fitment. However, the SZ RR V2 has still not been equipped with ABS.
Another reason for Yamaha SZ RR V2 to be discontinued in India is that it faced very stiff competition from motorcycles like the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Honda CB Unicorn 150. Pulsar is the best selling 150cc motorcycle, followed by Unicorn.
SZ RR V2 came with a 149cc air-cooled engine that produced 11.9 BHP and 12.8 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The engine is the same that comes on FZ V3, but the naked street gets a better tuning.
For suspension, it gets telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the back. It came with a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the back as standard fitment.
Recently, due to the same reasons, Yamaha also discontinued the R15S and Fazer 155. Both were performing poorly in the market, leading to their discontinuation. R15S was the scaled-down version of the R15 V2.
Yamaha SZ RR V2 was launched back in 2014 as a cosmetic facelift to the regular SZ R, which came in 2010. It came out as a decent commuter which was good on the mileage and was a lot cheaper than its fancy FZ and Fazer series.
Last year, Yamaha confirmed that it will only focus on premium motorcycles as their commuter segment is not gaining much attention. The premium range of the manufacturer starts from the FZ V3.