Yamaha MT-15 to launch on March 15

Editor@Throttle|Updated: February 27, 2019 9:39

Yamaha Motor India is set to launch the MT-15 in the country on March 15, 2019. The streetfighter shares most of its underpinnings with the YZF-R15 V3 that is sold in the country.


The MT-15, similar to its bigger sibling, the MT-09 is a radical looking motorcycle. It sports a unique-looking, headlamp setup which consists of an LED-projector and DRLs. Furthermore, there’s a neatly-sculpted fuel tank and a svelte tail section. The MT-15 is powered by the same 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that does duties in the YZF-R15 V3. This motor generates 18.7bhp at 10,000rpm and 15Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. It also gets the VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology and is mated to a six-speed transmission. 


The MT-15 is also similar to its fully-faired counterpart in terms of suspension and braking hardware; however it is expected to get a different swingarm. The India-spec MT-15 will use a box-type swingarm in place of the aluminium unit which features on the international version. This has been done to price the MT-15 competitively but it will also change the riding dynamics of the bike.


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