Display units and test rides of Yamaha MT-15 have started reaching dealerships. The naked streetfighter has been priced at Rs 1.36 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Yamaha MT-15 was launched on 15th March at the Buddh International Circuit, for Rs 1.36 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Now, couple of dealership sources have confirmed that the test tides have officially commenced.
We reported that the test ride and display units started reaching dealership stockyards a week prior to the launch. Now the units have been put up in the showroom for the customer display and customer test rides.
A couple of videos have also surfaced that show the Yamaha MT-15 being tested in city traffic and reaching top speeds. The engine specifications on this bike are same as on the R15 V3, but in a different state of tune.
Top speed achievable on MT-15 stands at 128 kmph. However, R15 V3 achieves 131 km/hr top speed, with the same engine. The MT-15 gets better low-range torque for ideal city driving.
The distribution of torque across the range and the aerodynamics of the MT-15 against R15, decrease the top speed. Instead, the acceleration on the naked bike is much more brisk than that on the fully faired version.
The 155cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine powers the Yamaha MT-15. It produces 19.1 BHP at 10000 RPM and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8000 RPM, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch.
The videos also show the braking power that comes from a 282mm disc brake at the front and a 220mm disc at the back, with single-ABS unit. It comes from 60-0 kmph in less than 2 seconds.
When we tested the bike, the bite of the brakes was pretty right-on, but the rear wheel locks up quickly. The R15 V3, instead, gets dual-channel ABS unit, just for Rs 3000 more.
The official accessories list of the bike is also revealed. It gets optional equipment such as engine bash plate, mobile charger, mobile holder, tank pad and much more starting from Rs 675.
It goes against the likes of KTM Duke 125, which is the entry-level naked streetfighter from the Austrian company. However, Duke is cheaper by Rs 18000.
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