Japanese two-wheeler maker, Yamaha has recently revealed the Yamaha MT-15 150cc motorcycle for South Asian markets. According to AutoCarIndia, this 150cc naked streetfighter will also go on sale in India in 2019. The premium 150cc sport-naked bike shares majority of the features and mechanics with the 2018 Yamaha R15 V3.0.
The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 is powered by the same liquid-cooled engine that powers the new R15 V3.0. While powering the R15, the 155cc, single-cylinder engine offers an impressive 19.3bhp of power and 15Nm of torque. This engine also comes with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA), which ensures decent low- and mid-range performance without compromising on the excellent top-end performance. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox, and it also gets slip and assist clutch.
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The MT-15 for foreign markets is equipped with premium upside-down fork. It is expected that the India-spec model will share suspension setup with R15 V3.0, which includes a conventional telescopic unit at the front and monoshock unit at the rear. Moreover, the new bike will come with ABS as standard. For people not in the know, the new R15 V3.0 will also receive ABS in 2019. Also See – New-gen Yamaha FZ15 Spotted For The First Time In India
For braking, the bike gets 267mm front disc and 220mm disc with a floating calliper at the rear. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloys shod with 110-section front and 140-section rear tyres. Dimensionally, the 2019 Yamaha MT-15 is 1,965mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,065mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,335mm. Read – 2019 Yamaha R3 Unveiled
In terms of styling, the naked bike looks like a scaled down version of the bigger MT motorcycles. 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 naked bike is expected to be priced slightly lower than the R15 V3.0. With exciting riding dynamics & high-end performance, this bike will challenge the bigger capacity motorcycles including TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS200.
Source – ACI