Dealerships have begun accepting booking amounts for the Yamaha MT-15. Latest spy shots reveal that it has started reaching dealerships for test rides.
Yamaha MT-15 is all set to be launched next week. Ahead of the launch, Yamaha India dealerships have started accepting booking amounts worth Rs 1000 or Rs 2000, depending on the dealerships.
The bikes have also started reaching dealerships for display units, test rides and promotional events. As reported recently, the production of the bike has already commenced.
Yamaha MT-15 is basically the naked streetfighter version of the popular R15 V3. Both the bikes sport the same engine, chassis, features, but in a completely different riding style.
A couple of days back, we spotted the MT-15 in the Darknight colour, which recently came on the R15 V3 ABS. Prior to that, it was spotted in Matte Blue shade with Neon rim lines.
As we all know, the India-spec MT-15 is different from the Thailand-spec, which gets more premium bits. Our version misses out on USD Forks and gets different alloy wheels, tank shrouds and colour options.
This process is done so as to lower the costs and put it at a competitive price. Similar kind of cost-cutting technique is seen on the R15 V3 and YZF R3.
Yamaha MT-15 uses the 155cc liquid-cooled DOHC VVA engine, from the R15 V3. It produces 19.1 BHP and 14.8 Nm of peak torque, with engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. The VVA system helps in better performance and fuel efficiency.
MT-15 gets telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock absorber at the back. Braking will be handled by front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
Features onboard include LED headlamps, step up seat, Fuel Injection, Fully Digital speedometer, but still without pillion grabrails. The feature list is the same as found on the R15 V3.
Our price expectations for the bike range between Rs 1.2 Lakhs to Rs 1.3 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It will compete with the likes of KTM Duke 125, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.