While the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 has no direct competitor in the country so far, it faces competition from the KTM RC 125, Pulsar RS200 and more
Yamaha recently introduced a new generation of the YZF-R15 motorcycle to the Indian market, along with a new M variant. The newly launched YZF-R15 2021 is the fourth iteration of Yamaha’s supersport motorcycle and offers a variety of changes compared to the previous generation model.
It looks like all the changes have certainly worked in favor of the YZF-R15 2021. While Yamaha only delivered 4,696 units of the motorcycle to the Indian market in September last year, there are now almost 12,000!
More specifically, Yamaha managed to sell 11,792 units of the new YZF-R15 V4 in the country in September 2021 -wheelers for that month.
The YZF-R15 V4 also became the best-selling Yamaha motorcycle last month, trailing the Fascino and Ray-ZR scooters in terms of sales. Both the R15 V4 and the R15M have the same liquid-cooled 155 cc single-cylinder engine that offers a maximum output of 18.4 hp at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 14.2 Nm at 7,500 rpm.
The engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox as standard. The motorcycle is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends, with 100/80 tread tires at the front and 140/70 tires at the rear. The braking tasks are carried out by a 282 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear with two-channel ABS.
The YZF-R15 V4 is available in three colors, namely Racing Blue, Dark Knight and Metallic Red. On the other hand, the YZF-R15M along with the race-inspired Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition is only offered in one color option in Metallic Gray. Prices for the motorcycle start at Rs. 1.67 lakh and rise to Rs 1.79 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).