Yamaha MT-15 to launch in India next year - Report

23/10/2018 - 16:40 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

If the latest Autocar India report is to go by, India Yamaha Motor is planning to bring the MT-15 to the Indian market. The MT-15 is the naked-roadster variant of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. Currently, the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand offers the FZ Fi and FZ-S Fi in the 150 cc segment.

Yamaha Mt 15 2019 Side Profile
The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 was unveiled in Thailand earlier this month. The motorcycle draws styling cues from the MT-09.

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The 155cc naked roadster was unveiled in Thailand early this month. There is no confirmation from Yamaha about the Indian launch of the MT-15 yet.

An all-new bug-eyed LED headlamp setup complements the MT-09 inspired design. Being a naked roadster, there is no wind protection in the form of a windscreen. A digital instrument cluster, which is identical to the unit on the Yamaha YZF-R15, follows the LED headlight.

Steering duties are performed by a flat, single-piece handlebar that offers upright and comfortable ergonomics. The 10-spoke alloy wheels and aluminium swing-arm from the previous generation have been retained in the 2019 model. The 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in 110-section front and 140-section rear IRC sourced tubeless tires.

With a full tank of fuel (10 litres), the MT-15 tips the weighing scale at 133 kg. The roadster measures 1,965 mm in length, 800 mm in width, 1,065 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,335 mm. The seat is 810 mm tall that should make it accessible to a wide range of riders.

The new MT-15 receives a Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0-sourced all-new 155 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve, fuel-injected engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and a slipper clutch. The motor is tuned to produce 19 bhp of maximum power and 14.8 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and is claimed to offer better low-end and mid-range power.

A 267 mm disc at the front with radially mounted brake calliper and a 220 mm rotor with a floating calliper at the rear handle the anchoring tasks.

Yamaha Mt 15 2019 Front Right Quarter
The Indian spec model, if at all there is one, will likely get conventional telescopic forks.

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Internationally, the 2019 MT-15 comes with 37 mm upside down telescopic front forks and a preload adjustable mono-shock at the rear. However, similar to the India spec YZF-R15 V3.0, the new MT-15 is expected to come with a conventional telescopic front forks.

[Source: AutocarIndia.com]

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