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Yamaha Motor Company Launches MT-15 In India, Key Feature You Would Like To Know

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| March 16 , 2019 , 14:50 IST

Much awaited Yamaha MT-15 had launched in India at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the bike’s styling and design is heavily inspired by the company’s near-liter-class MT-09, the mechanicals make its way from the YZF-R15 V3.0.

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 has priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, making the MT-15 Rs 3,000 cheaper.

The engine is paired to a 6- speed gearbox which sends power to the rear wheel and slipper clutch with the R15 V3.0. The MT-15 sits above the 149cc FZ/FZS range by offering a more powerful engine and better equipment. Powering it is a 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected motor from the R15 V3.0 that makes 19.3hp at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm.

Whereas, The underpinnings on the MT are also similar to the R15, for the most part. The Deltabox frame the MT-15 uses is suspended on a conventional telescopic fork and a monoshock.

However, the Indian MT-15 gets a box-section swingarm, as opposed to an aluminum unit seen on the R15 V3.0 and the international-spec MT-15 – a change made solely in order to bring down costs. Another cost-cutting measure comes in the form of single-channel ABS instead of the dual-channel unit found on the R15 V3.0.

The MT-15 has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters, a ground clearance of 155mm and a curb weight of 138kg.

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As for competition, the MT-15 doesn’t have it easy, as it takes on higher-capacity bikes like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS (Rs 1.11 lakh) and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS (Rs 1.12 lakh). It also goes up against the well-equipped KTM 125 Duke that has a lower price of Rs 1.18 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).

MT-15 is also longer and wider motorcycle than YZRF – R15 and has a longer wheelbase.