- Both models have been discontinued owing to low demand and sales figures
- Didn’t receive the required ABS update along with other models
Yamaha has reviewed its product portfolio for India and pulled the plug on the YZF-R15S and Fazer V2.0 models. This was expected since the manufacturer had skipped the mandatory ABS update for the two models even after the deadline of 1 April had passed.
The reason behind this move can be attributed to the low demand and shrinking sales figures in the market. In the case of the YZF-R15S, the motorcycle’s main advantage was the one-piece seat which was a preferred choice over the now-discontinued second generation model which had a split-seat design. On the other hand, the introduction of the third-generation model, which comes with an updated motor, new styling and slightly revised seating ergonomics has been racking up good sales for the brand. Hence, it seems that it is in the best of company’s interests to have YZF-R15S discontinued.
As to the Fazer V2.0, right from the time it was introduced, the motorcycle received a mixed response from buyers in the segment. Despite housing the same components as the popular FZ models, except for the fairing, the Fazer V2.0 didn’t turn out to be a fruitful product for Yamaha.
The production of both models has ceased while the Fazer V2.0 has been taken off the company’s official website. The YZF-R15S continues to be listed on the official website, but expect it to be taken off as well once the existing stocks are depleted.
In the 150cc segment, Yamaha Motor India currently has four offerings comprising of MT-15, FZ-Fi, FZS-Fi, R15 V3.0 and the SZ-RR.