India Yamaha Motor has stopped selling its 150 cc premium commuter motorcycle, the SZ RR V2.0, reports BikeWale.
Do note that the SZ RR V2.0 is still listed on the company’s website, although the bike never received the safety net of ABS – a feature that is mandatory on all the two-wheelers above 125 cc of displacement from April this year. With the SZ RR V2.0 no longer available, the 150 cc portfolio of India Yamaha Motor now includes four products – FZS-Fi, FZ-Fi, YZF-R15 V3.0 and the MT-15. While the company has pulled the plug on the SZ RR V2.0 in the domestic market, it may continue the production for export markets. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman of India Yamaha Motor, had said in November last year that the company would gradually move away from mass-market and concentrate on the premium segment of the Indian market. The premium products in the company’s portfolio have been delivering promising numbers. Check out the six-month (December 2018 to May 2019) sales performance of the SZ-RR against the YZF-R15, MT-15 and the FZ series in the table below:
|Model||SZ RR V2.0||YZF-R15 V3.0||MT-15||FZ Series|
To give you a recap, the Yamaha SZ RR V2.0 used a 149 cc air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine with a carburettor system that made 12.1 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 12.8 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor came mated to a five-speed transmission. Stopping power came from a hydraulic disc at the front and a drum unit at the back. The safety net of ABS, as mentioned above, was not added to the motorcycle. Shock absorption department comprises telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the back.
Apart from the SZ RR V2.0, India Yamaha Motor has discontinued the YZF-R15 S and the Fazer 150 from the Indian market. Both the motorcycles have been removed from the company’s India website. A report from earlier this month claimed that the YZF-R15 S and the Fazer 150 would return in an updated form, although there is no official statement from the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand yet.