2022 Yamaha MT15 2.0 Launch Price Rs 1.6 Lakh

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Yamaha MT-15 V2.0 gets major feature updates and some minor but useful mechanical changes

2022 Yamaha MT15 version 2.0
2022 Yamaha MT15 Ver 2.0 India Specifications

Yamaha has launched a new generation of the MT15 in India at a starting price of Rs 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom). Named MT15 V2.0, the updated naked streetfighter is based on its sleek sports bike sibling R15 V4 launched in September 2021. Bookings for the latest version of MT-15 started earlier this month.

2022 Yamaha MT15 2.0 – Design

The new MT-15 has been in the pipeline for launch since the older model was discontinued a few months ago. The 2022 MT-15 comes in four colors: Cyan Storm (new), Racing Blue (new), Ice Fluo-Vermillion and Metallic Black. All other updates are also in line with its fully streamlined sibling.

That said, unlike the R15 V4, the MT15 doesn’t undergo any radical design changes. In fact, most of its signature design cues, including a single-pod projector LED headlight with eyebrow-shaped LED daytime running lights, have been carried over from the outgoing model. Other styling highlights include a muscular body, raised tailpiece and side-hanging muffler.

Mr Eishin Chihana, Chairman of the Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, commented: “Yamaha fans have always praised the MT-15 for its impeccable handling and performance, but have been eagerly awaiting a more evolved version of the Dark Warrior. The launch of the new MT-15 Version 2.0 is a perfect reflection of Yamaha’s ability to meet customer expectations as part of its ongoing ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand strategy. We are confident that with the new set of features and technology, the MT-15 Version 2.0 will attract more young riders looking for a premium street-naked motorcycle that offers the perfect balance between weekend rides and everyday commuting needs.”

2022 Yamaha MT15 Ver 2.0 India Specifications
2022 Yamaha MT15 Ver 2.0 India Specifications

Hardware updates

A very striking visual update are the new front forks which are anodized in gold color. Speaking of front forks, the front suspension now consists of inverted forks, just like its superbike sibling. The rear suspension tasks are performed by a mono-shock with adjustable preload, mounted on a box-type swingarm. Brake hardware consists of a comparable 282mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear.

Most expected dual channel ABS to be offered with the update. But that is not the case. It continues with single channel ABS as before. The new MT-15 continues to roll on 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with 100/80 front and 140/70 rear tubeless tires.

Powertrain Specifications and Features

As for its powertrain, the MT-15 borrows the same 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with VVA technology from the R15 V4. In its latest form, this engine delivers 18.4 hp at 10,000 rpm and 14.1 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed slipper clutch. Empty weight is 139 kg.

2022 Yamaha MT15 Ver 2.0 India Specifications
2022 Yamaha MT15 Ver 2.0 India Specifications

In terms of features, the biggest update received is a new digital instrument panel equipped with Bluetooth connectivity. It also benefits from Yamaha’s Y-Connect app which provides a wide range of connectivity options and remote access on the rider’s smartphone. Other features of the package include a traction control system, an engine lockout on the sidestand and a regular quick-shifter.

Even in its latest avatar, MT15 continues to compete against KTM Duke 125, its only rival in the entry-level segment of the Indian two-wheeler market. The latter also received some major upgrades for 2022.

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