After launching its newest product for the Indian market, the MT-15, Yamaha India has released the promotional of the motorcycle on YouTube.
The new promotional video captures the naked roadster in action and promotes its styling and performance features. The video creates a montage of an MT-15 rider with a Japanese warrior and compares the motorcycle with the stallion of the soldier. The video emphasises on the bi-fictional LED headlight and its illumination power at night. The promotional video also highlights the handling prowess that the MT-15 features thanks to the Deltabox frame that underpins the motorcycle.
To recap, the Yamaha MT-15 was launched in India at an ex-showroom Delhi price tag of INR 1.36 lakh, making it approximately INR 3,000 cheaper than its fully faired avatar, the YZF-R15 V3.0. The naked roadster is aimed to cater to the audience who want the performance of the YZF-R15 V3.0 in a more comfort-friendly package.
The motorcycle has arrived at a higher price tag than many had expected and it sits somewhere between the KTM 125 Duke ABS and the 200 Duke ABS. The 125 Duke and 200 Duke, similar to the MT-15, use a single-channel ABS.
Competition price check:
|Model (ABS variants)||Ex-showroom Delhi Price|
|Yamaha MT-15||INR 1.36 lakh|
|KTM 125 Duke||INR 1.18 lakh|
|KTM 200 Duke||INR 1.60 lakh|
|TVS Apache RTR200 4V||INR 1.11 lakh|
|Bajaj Pulsar NS200||INR 1.12 lakh|
The India-spec MT-15 features conventional telescopic forks instead of upside-down forks, a box-type swingarm with a linkage-type rear mono-shock and alloy wheel design that would be shared with the Yamaha R15 V3.0.
Styling cues that have been retained from the international model include bug-eyed LED projector headlight, LED DRL, muscular fuel tank with radiator guards and an MT-09 inspired tail section. The MT-15 would be available in two colour options – Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue.
Mechanical specifications include a 155 cc, SOHC liquid-cooled, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine, with VVA (variable valve actuation) technology. The motor makes 19.1 bhp of maximum power and 14.7 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to an assist-slip clutch equipped six-speed gearbox.