Set to rival the KTM Duke 125, the Yamaha MT-15 is expected to be launched in February.
Yamaha is all set to surprise many as it is all set to bring yet another exciting motorcycle in the form of MT-15 in the Indian market. The naked street-fighter has already been spotted testing in India. Set to rival the KTM Duke 125, the Yamaha MT-15 is expected to be launched in February. In fact, certain dealers have started taking bookings for the motorcycle at a token amount of Rs 5,000. Ahead of the launch, engine specifications, dimensions and other details of the India-spec Yamaha MT-15 have been leaked on the internet.
IAB has got its hands on the ‘Type Approval Certificate’ of the MT-15, registered with the CMVR (Central Motor Vehicle Rules). The document reveals that the Yamaha MT 15 will be powered by a BS-IV compliant 155.1cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that also powers the Yamaha R15 V3.0. Featuring VVA (variable valve actuation), this engine produces 19.05bhp of power at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm. It will be fitted to a 6-speed gearbox with standard slipper clutch.
The India-spec Yamaha MT-15 is longer and taller than the Thai-spec model. It measures 2,020mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,070mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,335mm. On the flip-side, the Thai spec model is 1,965mm long and 1,065mm tall. Instead of the upside down front forks, the MT-15 for India will get conventional telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the rear. The motorcycle will share the alloys and MRF tubeless tyres with the fully-faired R15 V3.0. Also See – 2019 Yamaha FZ V3.0 Price & Details
Another big change comes in the form of box-type swingarm, which replaces the aluminium unit on the global model. Addition of telescopic forks and box-type swingarm will help Yamaha to curb pricing. Built on the Deltabox frame, the 2019 Yamaha MT 15 comes with aggressive styling. It features a new bug-eyed LED headlamp, sculpted fuel tank and a fully digital instrument cluster. The motorcycle will come with dual-disc brakes and dual-channel ABS as standard.
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