Yamaha MT 15 : Rs. 1.48 – 1.51 Lakh
Yamaha MT 15 Key Specifications
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|Kerb Weight||138 Kg|
|Max Power||18.5 bhp|
Yamaha MT 15 Latest Updates
Yamaha has launched the MT-15 Monster Energy MotoGP edition, priced at Rs 3,000 more than the standard colours. Head to our main story for more details.
The MT-15 became dearer by Rs 5,000 a while back. It is now priced from Rs 1,45,900. Yamaha India has been working on a dual-channel ABS version of the MT-15 that is expected to launch soon. You can head here to read more about it.
Yamaha MT 15 Price
The price of Yamaha MT 15 starts at Rs. 1.48 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 1.51 Lakh. Yamaha MT 15 is offered in 4 variants – Metallic Black, Dark Matte Blue, Ice Fluo Vermillion and the top variant MT 15 MotoGP Edition which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1.51 Lakh.
Yamaha MT 15 Specifications
On the Yamaha MT-15, the 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve motor (which it shares with the R15 BS6) makes 18.6PS and 14.1Nm. Engine outputs compared to the BS4 version are lower — 0.7PS and 0.6Nm to be precise. While the engine tune of the MT-15 BS6 and the R15 BS6 remain the same, the shorter final drive ratio on the naked (thanks to a larger rear sprocket) makes the MT-15 BS6 quicker while commuting. Not only does the MT-15 BS6 share its engine with the R15 v3, it also makes use of the same deltabox frame, front conventional telescopic fork, and rear monoshock unit. However, the rear swingarm used on the MT-15 is a steel box-type and not an aluminium one like on the R15. Braking hardware remains the same with disc brakes at both ends. As part of the BS6 update, Yamaha is now offering a radial tyre on the rear wheel of the MT-15 BS6.
Yamaha MT 15 Design
The MT 15 is a tiny motorcycle and thankfully, that does not change even in the BS6 avatar. The styling of the motorcycle remains the same as before, aping the likes of the bigger MT-09 and MT-10 nakeds from Yamaha. The alienesque look does grab a lot of eyeballs. In this new red and white colour, the bike looks smashing. Adding more charm to its minimalistic design is its latest MotoGP-inspired livery, which wraps the bike in black paint and Monster Energy graphics.
Yamaha MT 15 Features
While it always had LED DRLs, headlight and tail light, the tail light on the MT-15 BS6 has been slightly redesigned. You get the same full-digital dash that you find on the Yamaha R15 v3 BS6 but with a negative display. Sadly, it still gets single-channel ABS as standard; no signs of a dual-channel variant in the offing. Much like the R15 v3, the MT-15 BS6 also gets Variable Valve Actuation. The tech allows the 155cc engine to generate peak engine performance at higher revs without having to compensate for lack of low- to mid-range grunt.
Yamaha MT 15 Competitors
The Yamaha MT 15 BS6 goes up against Apache RTR 160 4V and the KTM 125 Duke. While the two naked motorcycles are beginners’ sport naked motorcycles, the MT-15’s extra displacement and VVA help it have better performance on tap than the Duke.
Yamaha MT 15 Variants
|MT-15 Metallic Black155 cc . 52.02 kmph||Rs. 1.48 Lakh||View February Offers|
|MT-15 Dark Matte Blue155 cc . 52.02 kmph||Rs. 1.48 Lakh||View February Offers|
|MT-15 Ice Fluo Vermillion155 cc . 52.02 kmph||Rs. 1.49 Lakh||View February Offers|
What is good and bad in MT 15?
- MT 15 PositivesPowerful and versatile 155cc engine.Lightweight and extremely compact.Looks sharp and attractive, especially in the white/red colour.
- MT 15 NegativesIt is a bit pricey.Stiff ride quality.No dual-channel ABS.
- Expert’s ConclusionThe Yamaha MT 15 BS6 is more than just the R15 v3 sans fairing. The naked looks sharp, is light, and can be a hoot to commute. However, the compact riding posture might be a bit too tight for large riders. What is also disheartening is the poor switchgear and build quality as well as the lack of dual-channel ABS.