Yamaha dealerships throughout the nation have begun deliveries for the just lately launched Yamaha MT-15 which is priced at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike’s styling and design is closely impressed from the corporate’s near-litre-class MT-09, whereas its mechanicals make its means from the YZF-R15 V3.zero. Sellers we spoke to have instructed us that prospects can get supply of their bikes the day after the cost has been made, with as little as per week of ready in the event you have been to go for a mortgage.
Powering the Yamaha MT-15 is a 155cc, liquid-cooled, motor outfitted with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) – the identical engine from the R15 V3.zero that makes 19.3hp at 10,000rpm and 14.7Nm of torque at eight,500rpm. To elaborate, the VVA system basically employs a solenoid-coil-based valve-operation mechanism which utilises low-cam and high-cam consumption rocker arms in the direction of both finish of the rev band. It is a massive a part of the rationale why output figures of this motor are within the ballpark of these produced by some bikes within the 200cc class. The MT additionally shares its 6-speed gearbox and slipper clutch with the R15 V3.zero.
For essentially the most half, the bike shares its underpinnings with the R15 V3.zero, too. Nevertheless, the India-spec MT-15 will get a box-section swingarm, versus an aluminium unit seen on the R15 V3.zero. In contrast to the R15 V3.zero, the MT-15 will get single-channel ABS as an alternative of a dual-channel system. The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 is offered in two color variants – Metallic Black and Darkish Matt Blue.
As for competitors, the MT-15 doesn’t have it simple – particularly contemplating its price ticket. It takes on higher-capacity bikes just like the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS (Rs 1.11 lakh) and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS (Rs 1.12 lakh).