Yamaha India has updated price of their street motorcycle MT15
BS6 compliant Yamaha MT-15 has now undergone another price hike, which makes it the second one in a short while. A small price revision was first announced in May 2020, following which, MT-15 was dearer by Rs 1,000, and listed at a price of Rs 1,38,900 for Black and Blue colour options, whereas the Vermillion colour cost Rs 1,39,900.
This time, price has been further increased by Rs 1,000. With this second increment, MT-15 is now offered at a starting price of Rs 1,39,900 for base variant, whereas top-spec variant costs Rs 1,40,900.
While no reason has been cited for price increase, it can be attributed to quickly changing market conditions, economic factors, and increase in input costs which have been rising since launch of the BS6 compliant bike in March 2020.
In its latest iteration, Yamaha MT-15 features a side-stand engine inhibitor, which prevents the engine from starting when side stand has not been pulled up, ensuring added safety. A rear radial tyre is standard offering. The BS6 compliant bike isn’t altered for design from its pre-updated version. Signature bi-functional LED headlamps make for a prominent front face. LED tail lamps complement the light in design element.
A beefy fuel tank, and muscular body panels further accentuate the bike’s ‘badass’ element. Side-mounted exhaust pipe enhances sportiness. Equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster with negative display, MT-15 is offered with a single-channel ABS and a box-type swingarm. Braking duties are carried out by a 282mm disc at the front, and 220mm disc at the rear. MT15 features a dual-channel ABS and an aluminium swingarm.
There are no changes in specifications or features of the naked street motorcycle. MT-15 continues to derive power from a 155cc single-cylinder engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox and assist and slipper clutch. Capable of producing 18.5 PS of power at 10000 rpm and 13.9 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm, output figures saw a minuscule drop in comparison to its BS4 predecessor. In related news, Yamaha India has started online sales of the MT15, along with R15, FZ25, FZ FI and FZS FI.
MT-15 Limited Edition
The Limited Edition Yamaha MT-15 has been showcased at Bangkok Motor Show a few weeks earlier. It sports new liveries with an interesting teal blue paint job, accompanied by a neon yellow finish for the wheels. Apart from paint job updates, it doesn’t vary from the standard variant. In India, Yamaha MT-15 directly competes with KTM Duke 125, which is offered at a price tag of Rs 1,42,266 (ex-sh).