Yamaha YZF-R15 With 'Auto Headlamp On' Launched In India

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Yamaha has quietly launched the YZF-R15 in India with a minor update — Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature. The AHO function comes standard, on the R15 Version 2.0 and on the R15 S.

Yamaha YZF-R15 With Auto Headlamp On Launched In India — Quietly

KTM brought the functionality to India on the Duke and RC range, followed by Hero MotoCorp, with the Splendor iSmart 110. Now, Yamaha has taken the same measure.

Yamaha YZF-R15 With Auto Headlamp On Launched In India — Quietly

The Auto Headlight On feature is quite simple actually — the headlight on the motorcycle comes on as soon as the ignition is turned on, and stays on until the ignition is turned off. The headlight on/ off switch is not present, as it has no function.

Yamaha YZF-R15 With Auto Headlamp On Launched In India — Quietly

In terms of pricing, the Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 2.0 is priced at Rs 1.18 lakh and the R15 S is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).

Yamaha YZF-R15 With Auto Headlamp On Launched In India — Quietly

One of the key reasons for the update is the government's requirement for motorcycles to have the headlights on, all the time. This is very helpful on highways, since a motorcycle with the headlight on will gain attention, thus helping prevent accidents.

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