Yamaha MT-15 launched – Specs, Features & Launch Date
Yamaha India has launched the all new MT-15 motorcycle in India amidst an event held in Budh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
The new Yamaha-15 mounts a 155cc liquid-cooled engine with 4 storke SOHC, 4-valve and 6-Speed transmission. It comes in two colours – Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue.
With the addition of the new MT-Series motorcycles, Yamaha India will be offering 3 brands – the R-Series, FZ-Series and the MT-Series under the “Call of the Blue” campaign.
The new Yamaha MT-15 is powered with an engine that offers 58.0 X 58.7 mm bore X stroke and a 11.6:1 compression ratio producing a maximum output of 14.2 kW (19.3 PS) at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque of 14.7 N.m (1.5 kgf.m) at 8,500 rpm. The new MT-15 strikes the ideal balance of agile acceleration, agile handling and advanced design and is targeted for young generation who are transitioning from lower end two wheelers and are simultaneously looking for snappy rides with maximum feel of torque and acceleration.
The new MT-15 will turn to the advantage of adventure lovers with its VVA engine for agile acceleration along with model-specific ECU, optimized secondary reduction gear ratio for snappy riding in town, A&S clutch for stress-free gear shifts, rider-centered craftsmanship with a great deal of freedom on a tight, concentrated silhouette, 140 mm width rear tire and 282 mm front disc brake with single-channel ABS for excellent stopping power. The advanced design expressing ‘Torque and Agility’ is further accentuated by minimal-look headlight enhancing dynamic front face styling, short tail with a vertical taillight and overall ‘graphics and finish’ that illustrates the unpredictable MT style.
With the new trends of motorcycling wherein the riders want diverse experiences with speed and controls, the entry of MT-15 is inevitable. The launch of the new MT-15 will further multiply the brand’s excitement as it would entice customers in exciting, stylish and sporty motorcycling with its unique torque and agility along with design excellence and engineering.” stated the company’s Chairman.
The evolution of the MT DNA in international market has contributed to the proud and defiant look of the new MT-15 along with the technological pursuit of the machine’s essence that is backed by minimum ground clearance of 155 mm, weight (with oil and a full fuel tank) of 138 kg, VVA system providing sharp top-end power, a bypass type thermostat for the cooling system to reduce engine warm up time and a muffler with 3-stage expansion chamber for a clear sound at high rpm.
While fine-tuning the rigidity of the pivot point of the chassis that directly receives the drive force generated by the rear wheel has been made, an ideal balance of vertical, horizontal and torsional rigidity is also achieved while a box-section steel swing arm is provided for an optimal balance of strength. All of such features present the uniqueness of quick-feeling handling, eventually facilitating the new MT-15 respond exactly as the rider intends.
Yamaha MT-15 Specifications
|Maximum Power||19.30 HP @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Seat Height||810 mm|
|Ground Clearance||155 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||138 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10 litres|
|Top Speed||130 kmph|
Yamaha MT-15 Price/Availibility
The Yamaha MT-15 has been launched in Indian market with a price tag of INR 1.36 Lakhs.
Yamaha MT-15 launch is imminent in nepali market in the next few months. The MT-15 could be priced well over Rs 5 lakhs in nepali market. To get updates on launch date and official information regarding prices, please stay tuned.