According to a recent report by Financial Express, Yamaha has temporarily discontinued the YZF-R15S from the Indian market. The reason for discontinuation is the unavailability of ABS in the model, that too with a reason that the 149cc engine of the motorcycle is not being shared with any of the other motorcycles listed under the Yamaha lineup.
The R15S was a decent selling product and dealers were happy taking care of the customers who wanted supersport-inspired engine dynamics and regular motorcycle riding seat. Unlike the Fazer 150 that will need a totally different setup to adjust with the new FZ-S legacy, the YZF-R15S could also share some of the dynamics with new R15 V3 to bring back a decently-priced R-series model.
The current-gen R15 V3 carries INR 1.40 lakh worth price tag, leaving behind all the expectations that buyers had with a sweet INR 1.25 lakh on-road price bracket. Taking away the premium features and detuning the engine to some extent can help Yamaha bring the next-generation model of the R15S series.
The upgraded Yamaha R15S could feature single-channel ABS, FZ-inspired console and many such cost-cutting measures. The MT-15 is currently available with single-channel ABS and part sharing will not be a problem at all. When it comes to the Fazer lineup, it seems like the brand will permanently discontinue the 150cc model in the Indian market.
Yamaha YZF-R15S Specs
- Displacement – 149 cc
- Max. Power – 17 HP @ 8500 rpm
- Max. Torque – 15 Nm @ 7500 rpm
- Number of Cylinders – 1
- Number of Gears – 6
- Seat Height – 800 mm
- Ground Clearance – 160 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 134 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres
- Top Speed – 131 kmph (Approx.)
- Front Brake – 267mm Single Disc
- Rear Brake – 220mm Single Disc
- Front Suspension – Telescopic Foks
- Rear Suspension – Monoshock
- Front Tyre – 90/80-17
- Rear Tyre – 130/70 R17