This is the second version of the Yamaha MT 15. It marks the most comprehensive update the motorcycle has received in India since its launch here. We recently got to sample it over a period of a week and you can read our take on the bike here. For now, let’s take a look at some of the most attention-worthy images of the MT 15 from our review.
Yamaha hasn’t executed any major changes in its design and we aren’t complaining. The motorcycle looks absolutely distinctive in its current avatar with a robotic-style headlamp, petite yet sharp fuel tank extensions, and a stubby and short tail.
What Yamaha has updated though is its colour palette; there are four new colour options available including Cyan Storm, Ice Vermillion, Metallic Black and Racing Blue. These trims are also bestowed with a new set of decals.
The biggest change has come in the form of upside-down forks up front, as against the previous telescopic forks. This was expected since the new YZF R15 V4, on which the MT 15 is based, too gets inverted forks.
Yamaha has also done away with the older box-type swingarm and incorporated the aluminium unit. With these changes, the motorcycle is the same as the one available in other Asian markets, which was not the case before.
On the feature front, the new MT 15 gets Bluetooth connectivity now and provides call and text message alerts on its rectangular LCD instrument cluster. This unit also shows a decent amount of information.
The 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine of the MT 15 has been retained but the performance numbers are marginally different now. The new version of the motorcycle churns out 18.23bhp of power and 14.1Nm of peak torque.
The Yamaha MT 15 Version 2.0 continues to compete against the KTM 125 Duke in the Indian market which is a substantially more expensive proposition.