India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd launched the all new MT 15
(155cc) motorcycle in India at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater
Noida. The motorcycle is priced at INR 1.36 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). The MT-15
is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 155cc fuel- injected
engine, mated to a six-speed transmission.
The motorcycle was unveiled in the presence of Motofumi
Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies. The motorcycle will be avialble in metallic
blue and dark matt blue colours.
The engine comes with variable valve actuation (VVA) feature
on a Delta box frame. Yamaha, as part of its ongoing ‘The Call of the Blue’
campaign, has introduced the essence of its MT Series with the launch of the
MT-15 with an engine that offers 58.0 x 58.7 mm bore x stroke and a 11:6:1
compression ratio producing a max output of 19.3ps @10000rpm and mx torque of
14.7Nm @ 8500rpm.
The new MT-15 from India Yamaha will turn to the advantage
of adventure lovers with its VVA engine for agile acceleration along with model
specific ECU, optimised secondary reduction gear ratio for snappy riding in
town, A&S clutch for stress-free gear shifts, rider centred
craftsmanship, among others. The motorcycle has a 140mm width rear tyre
and 245mm front disc brake with single channel ABS for . The minimal looking headlight enhances the
front face styling. The short tail comes with a vertical taillight.
The MT-15 has a minimum ground clearance of 155mm, weight
(with oil and full fuel tank) of 138kg, VVA system providing sharp top-end
power, a bypass type thermostat for the cooling system to reduce engine warm up
time and a muffler with a 3-stage expansion chamber for a clear sound at high
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