The Yamaha MT-15 has been caught testing ahead of its launch on 15 March.
Yamaha dealerships in the country have commenced private bookings for the motorcycle. Customers can book the bike at an amount of INR 5,000. The Yamaha MT-15 is a naked streetfighter version of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. The bike is likely to be priced around INR 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Yamaha MT-15 was spied testing in India for the first time in January. The India-spec MT-15 will be 55 mm longer and 5 mm taller as compared to the global-spec version. The width and wheelbase remain unchanged at 800 mm and 1335 mm, respectively.
The Yamaha MT-15 V3.0 takes its design inspiration from the bigger MT-09. The motorcycle features an entirely new fascia with a bug-eyed LED projector headlight, followed by a new fully-digital instrument cluster that sits on top of it. The fuel tank has been redesigned to give it a family look, while the extended scoops add the much-needed character to the motorcycle. The MT-15 employs a Deltabox frame that uses the engine as a stressed member.
The India-spec Yamaha MT-15 will be propelled by a 155.1 cc liquid-cooled, motor with VVA (variable valve actuation) and will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The fuel injected 4-valve engine will pump out 19.04 bhp of power and 14.7 Nm of peak torque. The bike will feature a first-in-class slipper clutch.
The India-spec Yamaha MT-15 differs from the global model in terms of a few mechanical parts. The upside-down forks make way for the telescopic units up front, while the cast aluminium swingarm is replaced by a box-type unit on the Indian model. A linkage-type adjustable mono-shock does duty at the back. The 17-inch alloy wheels and MRF Revz tyres are sourced from the Yamaha R15 V3.0.