Yamaha MT-15 naked motorcycle off to a steady start

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Yamaha had dispatched 5,203 units of the MT-15 in March 2019

Yamaha Motor India had launched the locally developed Yamaha MT-15 entry-level naked streetfighter on March 15, 2019. Despite being the most expensive in its category, the motorcycle has received an excellent response from buyers. The Yamaha MT-15 has recorded over 5,000 sales mark in just 15 days. In March, Yamaha had dispatched 5,203 units of the motorcycle.

The MT-15 naked bike is priced at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom), which is just 3,000 less than the fully-faired R15 V3.0. The motorcycle rivals KTM Duke 125, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar 200. Also See – Yamaha MT-15 Positives & Negatives in 6 quick points

The Yamaha MT-15 shares the platform and engine with the R15 V3.0, though the styling is heavily inspired by the bigger MT-series motorcycles. It is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC engine boosted with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and fuel injected technology. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, this 155cc powertrain produces 19.3PS of power at 10,000 and 14.7Nm of torque at 8,500rpm.

Instead of the USA and cast aluminum unit in the international-spec model, the India-spec Yamaha MT-15 gets conventional telescopic fork and a box-section swingarm. The motorcycle gets a 282mm disc upfront and a single channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). In terms of styling, the motorcycle gets aggressive looking bug-eye shaped LED projector headlamps, MT-09 inspired taillamps, sculpted fuel tank with radiator guards and all-digital instrument console.

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