Yamaha Motors India has launched the new MT15 naked motorcycle today in India. The launch event took place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India. The bike is basically based on the R15 V3 in India, and is notably different from the one which is on sale in markets abroad.
The new Yamaha MT15 launch is part of the Japanese brand’s ‘Call of the Blue’ campaign, which started with the launch of new R15 V3. Under this new campaign, the company has launched a range of new motorcycles under the R-Series, FZ Series and now the MT Series.
The new MT15 is directed towards young generation of two wheeler buyers in the country. It comes in with better acceleration and handling, as compared to rivals in the segment. It is based on the existing R15 V3 and receives an aggressive riding stance, muscular design. Features consist of LED headlight, LED taillamps, slipper clutch and a fully digital instrument console.
The difference between the international spec model and Yamaha MT15 launched in India today lies in the fact that the international spec model boasts of multi-colour options for alloy wheels while the model in India gets black finished alloy wheels. There is also a dual channel ABS set up seen on the international model as against the single channel ABS system on the India spec model. The Indian version also gets telescopic front forks as against USD forks. Fuel tank design is also different. We get box type swingarm, as against the aluminium swing arm. More details in the walkaround video below.
Yamaha MT15 is offered in two color options of Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue. It is powered by a 155cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 4 stroke, fuel injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation. The engine is rated at 19.3 PS power at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque of 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission. Braking duties are handled by 282mm disc brake at the front and 220mm at the rear.
Built on a delta box frame, the dimensions of MT15 stand at 2020 mm in length, 800 mm in width, 1070 mm in height, 810 mm seat height and a wheelbase of 1335 mm. It has a kerb weight of 138 kgs, fuel tank of 10 liters. Ground clearance stands at 155 mm. Below is the detailed specs sheet.