The new Yamaha YZF-R15 S has been launched in India at a price of INR 1.14 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Yamaha India refers to the new R15 S as a ‘single seat’ variant of their flagship motorcycle, and admits that its introduction is “owing to the customer requirements”, which insisted for a more comfortable, as well as convenient pillion seat.
The new R-15 S adopts the fairing from the Version 1.0, including the rear end with the single seat, with the addition of new graphics. The new (or old) bodywork hides Version 2.0 mechanicals, which means that the R15 S has a liquid cooled, 149.8cc, SOHC, 4 Valve engine, still good for 17PS of power @ 8,500rpm and 15Nm of torque @ 7,500rpm, along with disc brakes all around and a Delta Box frame. Fuel capacity stands at 12 litres. The R15 S will be sold alongside the split seat variant.