We all know what the Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 is capable of when it comes to the track. It is dynamic, agile, packs a potent motor and is, nevertheless a good-looking motorcycle. Now, using these same ingredients, Yamaha has got the streetbike version based on the former, in the form of the MT-15.
The bike features an upright riding stance accompanied by a wide handlebar and slightly-rear set footpegs. It is a sporty yet comfortable setup that is ideal for everyday riding. Besides that, the MT-15 carries forward all the goodies (well almost) from its faired sibling. First up, it features the same Deltabox frame that is the main key to the R15’s fantastic handling quality. Next is the updated 155cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill that pumps out a good 19bhp and comes with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) that offers improved top-end performance. Lastly, it shares the same suspension and braking setup from the R15 V3.0, except for the dual-channel ABS.
On that note, the MT-15 ticks all the right boxes to qualify for this year’s track day theme. It’s a streetbike that has the underpinning of a track-inspired machine.