New Yamaha MT-15 India launching next week: what to expect?

Yamaha is expected to launch the MT-15 in India next week with similar updates to the R15 V4. So, before it hits our market, we are listing everything you can expect from the upcoming and updated Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0.

New colors

While Yamaha revamped the design of the R15 with the V4, it is unlikely to follow suit with the MT-15 Version 2.0. Therefore, the styling will remain the same and in line with the previous generation MT-07 and MT-09. However, to give the new model some fresh appeal, we can expect Yamaha to add some new colors to the mix as well as offering customizable paint options.

Updated suspension

One of the biggest additions to offer on the upcoming MT-15 Version 2.0 is the inverted forks with gold fork bottles as opposed to the conventional setup it currently uses. Although the hardware may be similar to the R15 V4, it could be configured differently to suit the character of the MT-15. That said, the International model has sported inverted forks for some time.

Updated instrumentation

Yamaha MT 15 TFT / instrument cluster

Yamaha installed a quick shift and traction control system on the R15 V4. However, the new MT-15 is expected to skip these features and only offer an updated instrument panel that might be similar to that of its fully faired sibling.

No change in performance

What probably won’t change is the engine. It will be powered by a liquid-cooled 155cc single-cylinder engine that produces 18.2hp and 13.9Nm. With VVA or Variable Valve Actuation technology available, the engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Revised pricing

Left side view Yamaha MT 15

The current Yamaha MT-15 is priced at Rs 1.46 lakh, ex-showroom. However, with the updates it is likely to receive, we can expect the MT-15 to get a Rs 6000-Rs 7000 hike in its price.

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