Yamaha launched the much-awaited MT-15 in the Indian market today. The MT-15 is priced at Rs. 1.36 lakh, ex-showroom. Here is a walk around video of the bike that shows streetfighter bike from all around. It should be noted that the Yamaha YZF-R15 is priced at Rs. 1.390 lakh and gets dual-channel ABS.
The video uploaded by DCV shows the live view of the Yamaha MT-15. The video starts from the front-end of the bike and shows its unique headlamp set-up. The Yamaha MT-15 gets good looking LED DRLs at the front that gives the identity to the bike. Just under the DRLs, there is a single projector headlamp that can operate both high-beam and low-beams. The design of the MT-15 is quite exciting. It gets a longish grab rails that are mounted on the side of the bike. The unique positioning of the grab rails keeps the tail section clean and clear.
The bike gets MRF Zappers, which are the same size as the Yamaha YZF-R15. It gets a single piece seat that is wide and is quite comfortable. The MT-15 will be available in two colours – black and matte blue. The matte finish looks quite good on the machine. The MT-15 is quite aggressively designed and gets a muscular fuel tank. The Yamaha MT-15 returns a maximum of 45 km/l.
It should be noted that the Yamaha MT-15 is the naked version of the Yamaha YZF-R15. It is already available in the international markets and gets powered by the same 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. It generates a maximum power of 19.2 Bhp of maximum power and 15 Nm of peak torque. The power output figures are slightly different from the Yamaha YZF-R15. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission, which is slightly different from the Yamaha R15. This engine is tuned for stronger lower-end, which makes it much better to ride in city traffic conditions. The gearing is also different, which makes it accelerate quicker but the top-end speed is lower than the Yamaha YZF-R15.
The Yamaha MT-15 comes fitted with 110/70 section tyre in the front and 140/70 section in the rear. The bike gets disc brakes in both the wheels but there is only a single-channel ABS that works on the front wheel of the bike. The bike gets regular telescopic forks, which is different from the international spec variants. The bike gets a digital instrument cluster. It gets clip-on handlebar and the seating posture is much more relaxed than the Yamaha YZF R15.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 competes with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS, which is priced at Rs. 1.12 lakh, KTM 125 Duke 1.18 lakh, TVS Apache 4V ABS, which is priced at Rs. 1.07 lakh.
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