The Yamaha MT-15 was launched in India in March 2019, at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom). At the Buddh International Circuit, the MT-15’s performance didn’t impress much, but does that change in the real world? We put the MT-15 to a real-world test, to see how it fares in terms of city performance, highway ability, fuel-efficiency, pillion comfort and, of course, in terms of handling, ride quality and factors of living with it. We also tell you how the obvious comparison - MT-15 vs R15 V3 - pans out, and if, set against bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, KTM 125 Duke and more, the MT really makes sense at all.
The MT-15 is Yamaha’s attempt to breathe life into their naked, small-capacity motorcycle portfolio in India. Where the FZ series has turned to more of a commuter focus, the MT badge globally defines the company’s youthful, agile and performance-oriented nakeds. The MT-15 borrows a lot of components, such as the engine, frame, suspension, wheels and tyres, from the YZF-R15 v3.0 - a motorcycle which has already impressed us quite a bit with its performance. Yamaha MT-15 Price: The Yamaha MT-15 is priced at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it just Rs 3,350 cheaper than the R15. Yamaha MT-15 Specs and Features: The 155cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, single-cylinder motor on the Yamaha MT-15 makes 19.3PS of power at 10,000rpm, which it has max torque of 14.7Nm that comes in at 8,500rpm. The engine is also equipped Variable Valve Timing (VVA) to make sure that the bottom-to-mid range performance is increase without hampering top-end pull. It gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch. The bike also comes with a 100/80-17 front tyre and a 140/80-17 rear tyre - both bias ply. Braking setup includes a 282mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear. But it only gets single-channel ABS as standard. Yamaha MT-15 Colour: The MT-15 is available in two colours - Metallic Black and Dark Matte Blue. Yamaha MT-15 Performance: With a larger rear sprocket (52 teeth) compares to the R15 (48 teeth), the MT-15 offers strong initial acceleration. But then, it can’t match the top speed of the R15. Yamaha MT-15 Model Page: https://bit.ly/2DCJIHd Yamaha MT-15 Related India Launch Walkaround: https://bit.ly/2UF7sBE For more details and video reviews of the latest cars/bikes, do subscribe to BikeDekho: https://bit.ly/2T1LJD2 #YahamaMT15 #MT15 #BikeDekho
Yamaha’s newest naked, the MT-15, is finally here! Launched at a price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), it is essentially the streetfighter iteration of its faired brother, the YZF-R15 Version 3.0. With the alien-looking LED headlamp and aggressive design lines on the bodywork, it is evident that the MT-15 takes its design inspiration from the bigger bikes in the MT lineup. Compared to the one sold abroad, the India-spec bike features traditional forks up front, black alloys and a box-section swingarm in order to keep the costs competitive. For safety, Yamaha offers single-channel ABS as standard.
We were at the launch of the new Monster Yamaha MotoGP team in Jakarta, Indonesia and got a chance to check out the Yamaha MT-15 which will be launched in India next month. This baby MT is the naked version of the R15 v3.0 which is mainly sold in ASEAN countries. The motorcycle will be arriving with the same 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor from the R15 v 3.0, which is VVA-equipped, and develops 19.3PS and 15Nm. While this is the Indonesian version, we would see a slightly revised motorcycle in India as it will not have the golden USDs or the cast aluminium swingarm seen here. This has been done to keep costs in check as the motorcycle is likely to be priced around Rs 1.2 lakh (ex-showroom). What will please buyers is the fact that the MT-15 will come with dual-channel ABS as standard right from the onset. When it does go on sale, the Yammie will take on the recently launched KTM 125 Duke as well as the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200. For more details, subscribe to our channel - https://bit.ly/2QoJvRc #YamahaMT15 #BikeDekho