India Yamaha Motor has announced the launch of the all-new ‘Unibody seat’ variant of the YZF-R15 V3.0 supersport motorcycle to meet customer demand. The new YZF-R15S V3 (Unibody Seat) variant will be sold alongside the YZF-R15 V4 model across all the authorized Yamaha dealerships in India. The YZF-R15S V3 is priced at Rs 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is available in Racing Blue colour.

Apart from the seat, no other changes are made to the YZF-R15S V3.0. It continues to be powered by a 155cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve engine that produces a maximum power of 18.3bhp, with a torque output of 14.1 Nm. The fuel-injected motor with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In addition, it will continue to feature a Multi-Function LCD Instrument Cluster with Gear Shift Indicator, Dual Channel ABS, Assist & Slipper Clutch, Side stand with engine cut-off Switch, Deltabox Frame, Aluminum Swingarm, and a Super Wide 140/70-R17 Radial Rear Tyre.

Speaking on occasion, Mr Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group, said, “The YZF-R15 in its Version 3.0 was a huge success as it proved to be the most exhilarating model in the 150cc supersport segment with advanced technology and features. While the YZF-R15 V4 is being highly appreciated by customers across India, our research has shown that customers are also looking for a more viable option to commute with a pillion, without having to compromise on the Racing DNA of the R15. At Yamaha we are always listening to what our customers’ demand and make every possible attempt to meet those demands. Hence, the R15S V3 with a Unibody Seat was evident.”