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Take a look, it’s all you need to know about Yamaha MT 15 India-Spec Motorcycle

Yamaha MT-15 is now launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.36 Lakh. That said, the bike will rival the much loved TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, much praised Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS as well as KTM’s little boy Duke 125. All the three bikes are priced within a difference of Rs 10,000. This is where you will find each and every detail about the street-naked motorcycle. You can read about the launch details Here.

yamaha mt15 motorcyclediaries
Yamaha MT 15 Specs – Engine is tuned differently than that of R15

The name MT means ‘Master of Torque’. Yamaha’s MT series of bikes are lighter than their faired sports siblings and with the same torque figure, hence a sudden surge is experienced while acceleration.

Changes made to the India-spec Yamaha MT-15

  • No Golden USD Forks
  • Box-section swingarm
  • Slightly less aggressive fuel tank design
  • Saree Guard added
  • Rear Splatter Guard added
  • No Negative Instrument Cluster
  • Alloy design is different (lifted from R15 V3)
  • No Colored Alloys
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Yamaha MT 15 Specs – International Version

Things which are similar to R15 Version 3.0

  • 155 cc Engine with 4-Valve VVA Tech
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch
  • Deltabox Frame
  • Linked type rear Monoshock
  • Tyres
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Front and Rear Disc Brakes
  • Front Telescopic Forks

Differences between R15 V3.0 and Yamaha MT-15

  • Upright Riding Position
  • Single Piece Handlebar
  • The engine is tuned for Low/Mid Range performance
  • Smaller Fuel Tank (10 Ltrs vs 11 in R15 V3)
  • Larger Rear Sprocket 52 teeth vs 48 teeth on R15
  • Rest changes are obvious design elements
  • Single-Channel ABS

Complete Specification Sheet

Specs Yamaha MT15
Engine 155 cc
Cooling Liquid Cooled
Valvetrain 4-Valve, DOHC, VVA
Bore X Stroke 58 mm X 59 mm
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Max Power 19 bhp @10,000 rpm
Max Torque 15 Nm @8500 RPM
Gearbox 6-Speed
Fuel Tank 10 Liters
Weight 136 Kg
Length 2020 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1070 mm
Wheelbase 1335 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Linked type MonoShock
Front Tyre 100/80-R17 Tubeless
Rear Tyre 140/70-R17 Tubeless
Front Brake 282 mm Disc
Rear Brake 220 mm Disc
Safety Single-Channel ABS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs 1.36 Lakh


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