Yamaha MT-15 teaser says it is ‘coming soon’ to India

26/01/2019 - 09:40 | ,   | Ajinkya Lad

The India-spec 2019 Yamaha MT-15 is ‘coming soon’ to India, according to leaked presentation video by YouTuber 'bike lover'.

It seems after the FZ V3.0 launch in Bangalore earlier this week, Yamaha held a conference for ‘future products’, where the 2019 Yamaha MT-15 was revealed to the dealer partners through a presentation.

The slides show the upcoming India-spec 2019 Yamaha MT-15 along with a dedicated ‘coming soon’ slide. We expect the MT-15 to launch in India in the coming months (March or April 2019), considering the naked streetfighter is based on the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0. The India-spec MT-15 was spotted road testing on 18 January, showcasing its front fascia. The test mule was caught for the first time on 15 January.

As compared to the Thai-spec model, the Indian Yamaha MT-15 will feature conventional telescopic front forks and a different set of 17-inch alloy wheels, both of which are borrowed the Yamaha R15 V3.0. The motorcycle features a box-type swingarm that is suspended by a linkage-type rear mono-shock, which should offer excellent ride and handling.

The India-spec Yamaha MT-15 will continue with the updated design that includes a new bug-eyed LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, muscular fuel tank with extended tank scoops and a lowered tail section. The MT-15 is based on the Deltabox frame, which has proved itself on the Yamaha R15 V3.0.

2019 Yamaha Mt 15 Side Profile Thai Motor Expo 201
In comparison to the global model (pictured), the India-spec Yamaha MT-15 will feature mechanical changes to keep the costs low.

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The Yamaha MT-15 is powered by a 155 cc 4-valve, SOHC, liquid-cooled motor with VVA (variable valve actuation) that produces 19.1 PS of power and 14.8 Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled with a slipper-clutch assisted 6-speed gearbox. The MT-15 is expected to be priced in India around INR 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom).

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