Yamaha launched the all-new MT15 in the Indian market recently at a price of Rs 1.36 lakh, ex-showroom. The MT15 is essentially a naked version of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 and gets powered by the same engine too. Yamaha officially launched the bike in two colours – Dark Matte Blue and Metallic Blue.
According to IAMBIKER Instagram page, this Yamaha MT15 was modified by a dealer in a new colour scheme. The third colour was recently spotted at a Yamaha dealership and it is similar to the KTM Duke’s colour combination. The new Yamaha MT15 spotted at the dealership gets a white body colour with orange wheels, which is similar to the colour scheme of KTM bikes. It should be noted that the M15 is targeted at the performance bikes like KTM 125 Duke in the market.
The new colour scheme was spotted at one of the Yamaha dealerships in Bangalore. The modification includes the base white colour with orange highlights on the body. The colour change has been done with the help of the wrap and the stock colour remains intact below it. With the white base colour, the bike gets orange highlights on the fuel tank and the wheels that add a premium feel and look to the bike.
The Yamaha MT-15 is powered by the same 155cc, liquid-cooled engine that is also available with the YZF-R15 V3.0. The liquid-cooled engine produces a maximum of 19.2 Bhp and a peak torque of 15 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission similar to the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. The bike returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 45 km/l. It gets disc brakes on both the wheels but it gets a working ABS only in the front wheel, making it a single-channel ABS equipped bike. Whereas, the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0, which is a fully faired that gets dual-channel ABS is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The Indian version of the MT-15 has been modified heavily to bring the overall cost down. India being a price sensitive market, Yamaha has updated the changes like a new single-piece handlebar, conventional front shocker and more. Even the seating posture of the India-spec bike is different as it gets a different handlebar. The rider sits more upright on the Indian-spec MT-15. The bike also gets a fully digital instrument cluster that gets negative colours for better viewing even under the direct sunlight.
The Yamaha MT15 gets a unique look with two sleek looking DRLs in place of the headlamp. There is a single projector headlamp placed below the DRL that remains hidden and makes the bike look very futuristic. Yamaha offers 17-inch wheels on the bike. The front disc brake is of 280mm and the rear disc is of 200mm.