Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0: a magnifying glass
After a long wait, Yamaha finally launched the MT-15 naked sports bike in India on Friday. The all-new Yamaha motorcycle combines a fierce and sporty form factor with powerful features to attract crowds. Yamaha nicknamed the MT-15 The Dark Warrior in one of its televisions and unleashed the dark side of Japan.
The Yamaha MT-15 is a bare version of the popular R15 motorcycle, which draws many similarities from its predecessor. Yamaha MT-15 starts at 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. Bookings for the new bike are already in motion and testing for the MT-15 will soon be available in the showrooms near you.
The Yamaha MT-15 rides on the affordable performance segment, where it will be opposed to the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS, KTM 125 Duke and TVS Apache 4V ABS systems, all cheaper than Yamaha's offering. This makes the MT-15 difficult to sell, but the loyalists will find comfort in this offer because its specifications are impressive.
The overall design of the MT-15 is what strikes an unwavering call. But if you watched the international version of the MT-15, you could be disappointed by several degradations of the Indian bike. For example, the Indian MT-15 loses the front fork in USD and the aluminum swingarm when it recovers MRF tires – all considered as efforts to reduce costs. The MT-15 also receives a single channel ABS system instead of the R15 V3.0 dual channel unit.
In terms of performance, the Yamaha MT-15 comes with a liquid-cooled 155cc single cylinder engine, paired with a 6-speed gearbox – the same powertrain that's found on the R15. The engine can generate a power of 19.2 hp with a torque of 15 Nm. The energy efficiency is marked at 45 km / l.
The Yamaha MT-15 runs on 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, a 110/70 section tire at the front and a 140/70 section tire at the rear with a 282-inch disc. mm at the front and a 200 mm disc at the back. The bike has a wheelbase of 1335 mm and weighs 138 kg with a ground clearance of 160 mm.
The Yamaha MT-15 offers a relaxed riding position compared to the front fairing position of the R15. This is suitable for daily commuters on the bike. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters.
"With the new motorcycle trends in India, where bikers want varied experiences in speed and control, the MT-15's entry is inevitable." The launch of the new MT-15 will further increase Brand enthusiasm as it would drive customers to Motofumi Shitara, President of Yamaha, said in a statement that his bike, elegant and sporty, coupled with a couple and agility unique, combined with design and engineering peak.