Yamaha MT-15 is basically a naked streetfighter version of the popular Yamaha R15 V3.
Japanese automaker, Yamaha has revealed the new 2019 Yamaha MT-15 motorcycle in Thailand. It is basically a naked streetfighter version of the popular Yamaha R15 V3. The major attraction of this naked bike is its design, which is heavily inspired from the bigger Yamaha MT-09. The bike comes equipped with a newly developed bug-eyed LED headlamp unit. Other design highlights include a muscular fuel tank, a slim tail section, single-piece seat, and a newly designed digital instrument console.
The motorcycle rides on the same 10-spoke alloy wheels and aluminium swing-arm. Powering the 2019 Yamaha MT-15 naked bike is a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve engine with VVA technology, which also powers the Yamaha R15 V3.0. Similar to fully-faired sibling, this bike also comes equipped with slipper clutch. This engine is capable of producing 19bhp of power and 14.8Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Thanks to VVT, the bike’s performance is claimed to be better during low and mid-range. Also See – New Yamaha R15 V3 Vs Old R15
For suspension mechanism, the Yamaha MT-15 gets 37mm USD front forks and a preload adjustable mono-shock unit at the rear. Braking system comprises of 267mm front disc and 220mm disc with a floating calliper. The bike gets 17-inch alloys shod with 110-section front and 140-section rear tyres. In terms of proportions, the bike is 1,965mm x 800mm x 1,065mm in length, width and height respectively. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,335mm, while the saddle height stands at 810mm.