Pros- Its visual appeal, gets a refined engine, offers good fuel efficiency
Cons- Has a stiff suspension setup, could get better build quality, is pricey
A few years ago, Yamaha decided to drop its facade of offering commuter-centred motorcycles and stick to what it knows best; absolute performance. And so we got the YZF-R15 V3, a proper track-ready and fun motorcycle. A demon on the racetrack, the R15 V3 proved to be a task for daily commutes in the city and barely comfortable with a pillion. Now, Yamaha also has the FZ-V3 which is a good commuter, but again, it’s not something one would consider if performance is numero uno on the priority list.
Enter MT-15. Much like Eve from the Bible, the MT-15 is created from the rib of the R15 V3 and is very similar to the latter and simultaneously makes up for what its fully-faired counterpart lacks. We have ridden the Yamaha MT-15 at the track and liked what it offered there. Now it was time to ride it where it belongs, in the hustle and bustle of a city.