Yamaha Launches The New MT-15
The smallest bike from the MT series comes with a versatile engine, great design and price tag of Rs. 1,36,000 ex-showroom
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The new MT-15 (155 cc) mounts a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 6-speed transmission, 155cc fuel-injected engine along with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system on a Delta box frame. The new engine offers 58.0 × 58.7 mm bore × stroke and a 11.6:1 compression ratio producing a maximum output of 14.2 kW (19.3 PS) at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque of 14.7 N·m (1.5 kgf·m) at 8,500 rpm. The new MT-15 strikes the ideal balance of agile acceleration, agile handling and advanced design and is targeted for young generation.
Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies commented during the launch of the new MT-15, “Today’s customers look for variety and diverse range of products. We at Yamaha will always try to introduce new biking experiences to our customers & excite them with products & services that exceed customer expectations. Yamaha will offer 3 motorcycle series in India under “The Call of the Blue” campaign, the ‘R series’, ‘FZ series’ and the new ‘MT series’. With the new trends of motorcycling in India wherein the riders want diverse experiences with speed and controls, the entry of MT-15 is inevitable. The launch of the new MT-15 will further multiply the brand’s excitement as it would entice customers in exciting, stylish and sporty motorcycling with its unique torque and agility along with design excellence and engineering.”
The new MT-15 with its VVA engine for agile acceleration along with model-specific ECU, optimized secondary reduction gear ratio for snappy riding in town, A&S clutch for stress-free gear shifts, rider-centered craftsmanship with a great deal of freedom on a tight, concentrated silhouette, 140 mm width rear tire and 282 mm front disc brake with single-channel ABS for excellent stopping power will be a treat for adventure lovers. The advanced design is further accentuated by minimal-look headlight enhancing dynamic front face styling, short tail with a vertical taillight and overall ‘graphics and finish’ that illustrates the unpredictable MT style.