2019 Yamaha MT-15 naked sportbike shares its platform and engine with new R15 V3.0.
Yamaha Motor India has introduced the 2019 Yamaha MT 15 sport-naked motorcycle in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the MT-15 is essentially a naked streetfighter version of the popular R15 V3.0 that made its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The motorcycle’s design is inspired by the bigger Yamaha MT-09, though the platform is being shared with the R15.
Besides sharing the platform, the 2019 Yamaha MT 15 borrows the 155cc, liquid-cooled engine from its fully-faired sibling. Compared to the global version, the India-spec model misses out on some premium features including upside down front forks. The new 2019 Yamaha MT 15 gets the conventional telescopic forks, single channel ABS along with dual disc brakes.
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Price In India
As mentioned above, the 2019 Yamaha MT 15 is the naked version of the R15 V3.0. Therefore, it has been priced slightly less premium than the fully-faired motorcycle. The new MT-15 is being made available in India at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Yamaha FZ V3.0 To Get A More Powerful Engine Next Year
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Specifications
|Gearbox||6-speed with slipper-clutch|
|Brakes||267mm front & 220 rear disc|
|Suspension||Telescopic front and monoshock rear|
Yamaha’s new sport-naked bike shares its powertrain with the popular Yamaha R15 V3.0 fully-faired entry-level sportsbike. That means, it derives power from a 155.1cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke benefited with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) and Single OverHead Cam (SOHC) technology. Read – 2019 Yamaha FZ 25 and Fazer 25 Prices & Details
This motor is capable to deliver a maximum power output of 19.04bhp at 10,000rpm and a peak torque of 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. Transmission duties on the bike are performed by a 6-speed gearbox with slip assist clutch.
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Mileage
The bikemaker hasn’t yet revealed the official mileage figures of the motorcycle. Though, the new Yamaha MT-15 is likely to be more frugal than the fully-faired version. Featuring lightweight body panels and minor alterations, the India-spec model weighs lighter than the global version. It is expected to deliver fuel economy around 40-45kmpl.
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Top Speed
Yamaha’s new naked bike can attain a top speed of around 135kmph – 140kmph, which is quite impressive for a 155cc naked bike. Read – Future Yamaha Bikes To Have RX100 Traits
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Suspension & Braking
Unlike the global model that comes with the premium upside-down forks at the front and monoshock rear unit, the India-spec model has been equipped with the conventional telescopic forks upfront and monoshock absorber at the rear. The bike sources its stopping power from a 267mm front disc and a 220mm disc brake with a floating calliper. The bike also gets single channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and slipper clutch as standard.
2019 Yamaha MT 15 Design
Design and styling of Yamaha’s sport-naked bike is heavily inspired by the bigger MT-series motorcycles. The major attraction of the motorcycle is the newly developed bug-eyed LED headlamp unit enhancing its aggressive look. Some of the design highlights include a muscular fuel tank, a slim tail section, single-piece seat, and a newly designed digital instrument console. Read About – 2019 Yamaha FZ FI and FZ-S FI ABS
With respect to proportions, the new 2019 Yamaha MT 15 measures 1,965mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,065mm in height. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,335mm, while the saddle height stands at 810mm. The motorcycle has been assembled with 10-spoke, 17-inch alloys and 110-section front and 140-section rear tyres.
2019 Yamaha MT-15