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Yamaha Pulls The Plug On YZF-R15 v2.0

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  • August 20, 2018
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Yamaha YZF-R15S likely to face the axe soon

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Yamaha Pulls The Plug On YZF-R15 v2.0

Yamaha and its dealers from Pune have confirmed that it has discontinued the YZF-R15 v2.0 after reports of it being pulled off the manufacturer’s website first emerged. However, the YZF-R15S, which is essentially a second-gen model with a single-piece seat, is still listed on the website. But we have a hunch that it too will be pulled off the lineup soon.

 

Yamaha Pulls The Plug On YZF-R15 v2.0

The R15 v2.0 was launched way back in 2011. It featured a 149cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor which was good for 17PS of power and 15Nm of torque. The R15 v3.0, on the other hand, comes with an all-new 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which produces 2.3PS more than the R15 v2.0 and R15S. Its torque output remains the same at 15Nm, though.

 Yamaha R15 v3.0

The second-gen motorcycle’s successor, the YZF-R15 v3.0, has already created a strong fan base for itself. This is mainly due to the incremental updates it received over the second-gen model. Priced at a premium of Rs 8,000 over the now discontinued R15 v2.0 and Rs 12,000 over the R15S, the third-gen model gets a revamped design, a more advanced motor and additional features such as LED headlamps and an all-digital instrument cluster. Since its launch at the 2018 Auto Expo, the Indian two-wheeler market has gotten a lot more competitive. There are plenty of highly capable all-rounders from KTM, Bajaj and TVS at more affordable price points. So, can the R15 V3.0 manage to stay relevant? Find out here in our read our in-depth road test review.

 Yamaha R15 v3.0

The Yamaha R15 V3.0 is currently priced at Rs 1.27 lakh. It rivals the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 (non-ABS: Rs 1.26 lakh) and the KTM RC 200 (Rs 1.78 lakh, all prices, ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.

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