The Yamaha MT 15 V2 comes with many new updates. In this post, we take a closer look at the new 150cc premium bike.
Yamaha has been a popular motorcycle brand in India for decades. It is still offering new and improved products consistently. Now, the company has added several upgrades to the Yamaha MT 15. This street bike comes with a starting price of Rs 1,62,876. It comes in two variants and four color options. The premium bike is powered by a 155cc BS6 engine. In this Yamaha MT 15 V2 Review, we take a look at the pros and cons of the new Yamaha bike.
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Yamaha MT15 V2.0 Review
The new Yamaha MT 15 V2 retains the original design. It gets the same headlight, tail lamp, tailpiece, etc. However, the company has added a new color palette. As you can see in the video above, the new bike gets a Cyan and Grey color scheme. The funky look suits the new bike. However, you choose subtle color options as well. Additionally, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 comes with new USDs that offer a premium look. The new bike has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters. It weighs around 139 kg (1kg more than its predecessor). The wheelbase is slightly smaller as well.
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Yamaha has added a new reverse backlit LCD display. The digital instrument cluster comes with Bluetooth connectivity (Y-connect). It offers access to phone calls/ SMS/ email alerts, phone battery status, malfunction notifications, last parked location, and more. In terms of cons, the horn button is a little misplaced. While the seat supports a good posture, it is a little thin. Additionally, the company has added features including an anti-locking braking system, 37mm upside-down front forks, a preload-adjustable mono-shock, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Yamaha MT 15 V2 is powered by a 155cc BS6 engine that offers a power of 18.14 bhp and a torque of 14.1 Nm. While the power is slightly less than the previous model, the torque is slightly more(2mm). The new engine offers smooth performance and a burst of power. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox and gets a slipper clutch. However, the gear ratios are on the shorter side. You can easily drive at 30-40kmph in 4th or 5th gear. On the other hand, it is not suited for high-speed driving or long drives. The engine gets stressed over 100kmph.
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Overall, the new bike is easier to handle, thanks to the USDs. The steering is more precise and sharp. The ride quality, though, could have been a tad better. Also, it comes with single-channel ABS which is a letdown. In this price range, a dual-channel ABS could have been a better proposition. In terms of price, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 is costlier than its rivals. However, it justifies the premium price with its aggressive looks, refined engine, sharp dynamics, and good performance. The new bike is expected to offer a mileage of 50kmpl, which makes it ideal for those looking for a stylish and dynamically-sorted city ride.