Yamaha has launched a more affordable version of the R15 V4 in India. So here we list down everything that you need to know about the motorcycle, what makes it different and the similarities as well.
Before we tell you anything else, let’s get done with the pricing bit. Yamaha has pegged the R15 S V3 at Rs 1.57 lakh, ex-showroom. That makes it around Rs 14,000 more affordable than the R15 V4 that costs Rs 1.70 lakh. And as compared to the now discontinued R15 V3, there is no change in price.
The biggest change that the R15S V3 gets over the standard R15 V3 is the inclusion of the single-piece seat. The unit is sleek and could disguise itself as a split-type, although it offers much more room for both the rider and pillion as well.
Yamaha has not tweaked the styling of the R15S V3, giving it the same bodywork as the standard version. It features an aggressively designed fairing with split LED headlamps, a sculpted fuel tank and an upswept tail section.
Same engine as the R15 V3
While there is the R15 V4 on sale, the R15S V3 runs the same motor as the V3. This 155cc, liquid-cooled engine gets the VVA tech and slipper clutch but misses out on the quickshifter like the newer model. It also skips out on the traction control system as well as the revised instrument cluster layout.
Why did Yamaha launch the R15S V3?
Well, this is not the first time Yamaha has played the ‘S’ card on the R15. We have seen the R15S based on the V1 after the launch of the R15 V2. The R15S caters to consumers that want the R15 but wouldn’t want to stretch their budget. Moreover, the motorcycle also offers a much more comfortable seating.