15th Mar 2019 11:25 am
Powering the sport-naked is a VVA-equipped 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 19.3hp and 14.7Nm of torque.
Yamaha has launched the MT-15 in India at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Whereas the bike’s styling and design is closely impressed from the corporate’s near-litre-class MT-09, the mechanicals make its method from the YZF-R15 V3.zero. The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.zero is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, making the MT-15 Rs three,00zero cheaper.
The MT-15 sits above the 149cc FZ/FZS vary by providing a extra highly effective engine and higher gear. Powering it’s a 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor from the R15 V3.zero that makes 19.3hp at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at eight,500rpm. Together with energy and torque figures, the MT additionally shares its 6-speed gearbox and slipper clutch with the R15 V3.zero.
The underpinnings on the MT are additionally much like the R15, for essentially the most half. The Deltabox body the MT-15 makes use of is suspended on a traditional telescopic fork and a monoshock. Nevertheless, the Indian MT-15 will get a box-section swingarm, versus an aluminium unit seen on the R15 V3.zero and the international-spec MT-15 – a change made solely with a view to deliver down prices. One other price reducing measure is available in type of single-channel ABS as an alternative of the dual-channel unit discovered on the R15 V3.zero.
The MT-15 has a gas tank capability of 10 litres, a floor clearance of 155mm and a kerb weight of 138kg.
As for competitors, the MT-15 doesn’t have it straightforward, because it takes on higher-capacity bikes just like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS (Rs 1.11 lakh) and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS (Rs 1.12 lakh). It additionally goes up in opposition to the well-equipped KTM 125 Duke that has the same value of Rs 1.18 lakh (all costs, ex-showroom, Delhi).