• Yamaha R15S V3.0 launched at Rs 1.58 lakh

It slots below the recently launched R15 V4

Yamaha will not be discontinuing the previous iteration of the R15 but rather offering it in a new variant called the R15S V3.0. Priced at Rs 1.58 lakh, it is around 13,000 rupees more affordable than the newly launched R15 V4. 

The R15S V3.0 gets a revised single-seat configuration. Apart from that it is virtually the same motorcycle as the now-discontinued R15 V3.0 and shares its bodywork, powertrain and underpinnings. 

Interestingly the 155cc liquid-cooled motor delivers 18.6PS and 14.1Nm which is 0.2PS more and 0.1Nm less than the R15 V4's outputs. The six-speed gearbox gets a slip and assist clutch but misses out on the V4's electronic rider aids such as ride modes and traction control. 

The R15S V3.0 is aimed at those wanting a more practical and affordable alternative to the R14 V4. In fact, Yamaha used to sell a more affordable R15S alongside the R15 V3.0.

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