Yamaha have launched the new YZF-R15 S variant for Indian markets. Don’t expect anything drastic in terms of changes though, because the only difference is that this variant comes with a single-piece seat (hence the S) as opposed to the default bike’s split seat (which would also be an S right?). Be that as it may, this new R15 S comes in three colours including the two pictured here and a ‘Spark Green’ version, and is on sale at Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Roy Kurian, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India explained the company’s decision to launch this bike. He said, “Yamaha R15 is a pure sports vehicle designed especially for racing enthusiasts so that they can experience the power and passion that a sports bike has to offer. However, our research showed that a particular customer segment desired for a single seat version as it is more convenient for the pillion rider. Even so, the split seat version 2.0 will also continue to be in the market along with the new single seat variant. We, at Yamaha keep our customers first and hence this introduction was imperative. ”