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Yamaha MT 15

Yamaha MT 15 is a street bike available at a price range of Rs. 1,46,620 - Rs. 1,49,709 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 4 colours. It is powered by a 155 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 45 kmpl. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement155 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight138 kg

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Yamaha MT 15 Summary

MT 15 key highlights

Engine Capacity 155 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 138 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 10 litres
Seat Height 810 mm

Yamaha MT 15 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

MT 15 BS VI

 1,46,620 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

MT 15 Special Edition - BS VI

 1,47,619 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

MT 15 Monster Energy

 1,49,709 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Yamaha MT 15 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    •  Is easy to ride in the city
    • Gets a refined 155cc motor
    • Offers good fuel efficiency
  • Could be Better

    • Has a stiff suspension setup
    • Could get better build quality
    • Is pricey

BikeWale's Take

The MT-15 is fun to ride, looks unique and even offers impressive fuel efficiency. Although the bike could do better with a well-cushioned seat, more pliant suspension along with better fit and finish.

Yamaha MT 15 Review

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. 

Introduction

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. 

Quality

Before getting into the details, I’d want to address the design of the MT-15 which is unlike any other bike in and around its segment. It also is a welcome relief from the KTM Duke’s now dated styling. Yamaha has neatly incorporated the visual elements of the MT-09 into the MT-15, like the LED-DRLs and dummy air-intakes on the sculpted tank. It also gets a flat, one-piece seat and a slender midsection that would put swimsuit models to shame. 

 

Yes, the MT-15 is quite a looker, but to keep costs low, Yamaha has equipped the motorcycle with silver-finished telescopic forks and a box-type swingarm borrowed from the FZ-25. These are a compromise as compared to the inverted forks (with an aesthetic gold finish) and aluminium swingarm found on the international model. The cost-cutting also trickles down to the quality of parts like the switchgear as well as the fit and finish of panels which could be way better given that the MT-15 costs Rs 1.36 lakhs.

Comfort

The MT-15’s switchgear is worth mentioning here as well courtesy the odd placement of the buttons. Yamaha has swapped the position of the turn indicator switch with the horn. It is amazing how I kept fumbling between the two even after spending a good amount of time with the motorcycle. The switches aren’t easy to reach either and feel unnatural to use.

 

Anyway, the MT-15 is a compact motorcycle to look at, and it feels the same once astride as well. It has a somewhat bent-forward riding position which makes you feel in control of the motorcycle and is spot-on for city riding. Now for the average-height Indian, the MT-15 would be a perfect fit. And for someone towering over 5’10”, I wouldn’t go as far as saying that the MT-15 is cramped but roomy it is surely not. 

The seat has firm cushioning which feels pleasant for a short while. But on our 200km intercity test ride, all I could do was adjust at intervals and grumble in agony about the firmness of the seat. On the plus side though, the seat stretches nearly to the side panels which have a textured pattern, providing excellent grip for the thighs.

And while the rear seat appears a bit small, our pillion test rider found it adequately comfortable only disapproving of the odd grab rails. The suspension setup on the MT-15 is stiff, especially at the rear. While it glides over minor undulations, the larger bumps are where things get rough. Every one of these bumps that the MT-15 goes through feels amplified since the rider is sitting upright, just above the monoshock.

Performance

Hidden underneath the ‘Deltabox’ frame is a 155cc, single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled. And since this motor has been directly borrowed from the R15 V3, it produces 19bhp and 14.7Nm and comes with the famed VVA tech. However, to give the MT-15 characteristics of the hooligan MT-09, Yamaha has equipped the bike with a larger sprocket. What this does is provide the MT-15 with faster acceleration so overtaking is quick without the need to downshift, even in higher gears. Its engine is also super refined and tractable for city use. It can potter around at 1500rpm even on the fourth gear without any complaints. There isn’t an issue out on the highway either as the engine offers power all through the rev band and is happy cruising around at 100kmph. Give it the stick and the MT-15 hits a top speed of 130kmph easily.

 

Adding to the experience is the six-speed gearbox which gets an assist and slipper clutch. It offers accurate shifts and also has a light clutch lever pull. Stopping power comes from a two-pot Bybre calliper at the front and a Nissin calliper for the rear along with a single-channel ABS. The front brake has a good bite but offers little progression whereas the rear lacks both feel and feedback. Now, the MT-15 feels right at home in the city in terms of performance as well as handling. Weaving through traffic is easy and its punchy engine further helps its cause. It can also cruise undauntedly at highway speeds. However, it is on the corners that the front end of the bike seems to lose feel and requires a wee bit of steering input to tip in. 

Technology

The MT-15 comes equipped with LED DRLs and an LED projector headlamp. On standard setting, it offers good spread but on high-beam, the setup loses out on spread and provides a decent throw of light. It also comes with an LCD instrument cluster that displays average speed, current, and average fuel efficiency, gear position indicator and a shift light along with other basic information. 

Nevertheless, the most unique feature on the MT-15 is the Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology which is mostly found on big bikes. Essentially, the VVA has two intake valve cams that switch between each other at 7400rpm, offering low to mid-range grunt while not giving up on top-end power. 

Fuel Efficiency

Given that the MT-15 is a performance-focused motorcycle, it returned an impressive average of 47.8kmpl on our test route. With a fuel tank capacity of 10-litres, the MT-15 can cover approximately 480kms without stopping for fuel. 

Fitness of Purpose

The MT-15 is aimed at the younger crowd and first-time buyers. It is also for someone that isn’t into the racer boy looks of the R15 and intends to ride mostly in the city. Not only does the MT-15 get an upright riding position, but it also offers the same potent engine as the R15 V3 with tweaks to make it more city-friendly. What's more, it comes with a Deltabox frame and almost the same equipment. In that case, the Yamaha MT-15 ticks all the right boxes.

Our Take

As a motorcycle, the MT-15 is an interesting proposition as it is fun to ride, looks unique and even offers impressive fuel efficiency. And while it does fit its purpose, the Rs 1.36 lakh price tag seems too much to ask for. It not only misses out on a dual-channel ABS but also sports a box-type swingarm to cut costs. The MT-15 could also do with a well-cushioned seat and a more pliant suspension setup to make it a better overall package. 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Yamaha MT 15 User Reviews

4.6 764 ratings 218 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

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    Service Experience

  • 3

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  •  5Marvelous mt from typical yamaha 5 days ago by Surya, Nellore

    I got a very good approach from yamaha team to own the vehicle and shown their explanation in smooth way and removed all my hurdles in mind to purchase it Ride is like a controlling a beast This model looks like a cat and controlling mechanism is absolutely brilliant Se

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5Yamaha mt15 review 1 week ago by Bharath, Hyderabad

    Price is little bit higher when compared to other bikes with same features. The looks are amazing and riding experience is cool ,it is good in both off and on road riding purpose. Maintenance cost is high which is common for all naked sports bikes overall the bike perfo

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5MR 15 review. 2 weeks ago by Shyamal Jana, Kolkata

    This bike has great mileage and looks are awesome. I am proud to win this bike. Good looking bike, bike is comfortable and is good . You buy this bike and go for long drives. Bike mileage is 50 km/l. City mileage is 45 km/l and highway mileage is 55 km/l. Bike maintenan

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5Awesome 2 weeks ago by Ghevarchand, Pune

    I am using this bike from 1 year .I am very satisfied with this bike and very happy. No maintenance from 1 year. Very comfortable bike i love this bike. Not a problem. My friends are saying why are you buying this bike but my favourite choice is this and I bought this b

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  2Yamaha service is worst 3 weeks ago by Nagraj Adidravid

    Performance is good, Seat is not that much comfortable, and the service is not good of Yamaha. So think about yamaha properly and get each and every information about yamaha bike then buy any yamaha buy you want. Normal commuter bikes like splendor, Apache, pulsar 220 a

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Worth buying. 3 weeks ago by Faisal Siddiqui

    Price is little high but worth every penny. It is better than other segment bikes and after seeing the mileage my mind was blown because it is giving me 40km/l before 1st service which is awesome. I am impressed with yamaha how much effort they have put into it. I have

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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About MT 15

The Yamaha MT 15 is powered by 155cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 18.23 bhp and a torque of 13.9 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Yamaha MT 15 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This MT 15 bike weighs 138 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters.

The MT-15 is a naked streetbike from Yamaha that is based on the company’s MT series. The MT-15 shares most of its underpinnings with its fully-faired sibling, the YZF R15 V3.0. It features a transformer-style front fairing with an LED projector headlamp, sculpted tank with tank extensions, a wide handlebar and a petite tail section.

For 2020, Yamaha is offering a new white paint scheme which comes with orange wheels alongside the metallic black and dark matte blue colours. Yamaha has launched the new Monster Energy MotoGP edition of the MT 15 in the Indian market. This edition carries a premium of about Rs Rs 2,000 over the already available special-edition trim of the bike. The changes to the Yamaha MT15 Monster Energy Edition are only limited to cosmetic upgrades. The motorcycle features subtle MotoGP cosmetic treatment that includes a black paint scheme along with Monster Energy branding on the fuel tank and logo on tank extensions. The motorcycle also gets a BS6-compliant version of the 155cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 18.2bhp of power at 10,000rpm; 0.2bhp lesser than the 2020 YZF-R15 V3 which also uses the same motor. Furthermore, it also gets a side-stand engine inhibitor.

Besides this, the MT-15 remains the same and comes equipped with telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear mounted on to a box-type swingarm. For braking, the motorcycle employs disc brakes at both ends but with only single-channel ABS for the front. In terms of competition, the Yamaha Mt-15 goes up against the KTM 125 Duke in India.
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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 18.23 bhp @ 10,000 rpm

    Max Torque 13.9 Nm @ 8,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 155 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 58 mm

    Stroke 58.7 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1

    Ignition TCI (transistor controlled ignition)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet, Multiple Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 10 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 450 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Single Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 282 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70R17M/C 66H - Radial Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/80-17M/C 52P - Tubeless

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 39 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic fork

    Rear Suspension Linked-type Monocross suspension

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 138 kg

    Overall Length 2,020 mm

    Overall Width 800 mm

    Wheelbase 1,335 mm

    Ground Clearance 170 mm

    Seat Height 810 mm

    Overall Height 1,070 mm

    Chassis Type Deltabox

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 30,000

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V,4.0Ah

Headlight TypeLED Headlight

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillight

Turn Signal12V, 10W x 2

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Yamaha MT 15 mileage

As reported by MT 15 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha MT 15 is 45 kmpl.

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FAQs about Yamaha MT 15

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Yamaha MT 15 in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Yamaha MT 15 in Delhi is Rs. 1,68,867. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Yamaha MT 15?

    A: According to the user reported data, Yamaha MT 15 gives an average mileage of 45 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Yamaha MT 15 or KTM 125 Duke?

    A: Yamaha MT 15 is priced at Rs. 1,46,620, has a 155 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 138 kg, whereas, the price of KTM 125 Duke is Rs. 1,70,432 with a 124.71 cc engine, giving a mileage of 40 kmpl and weighing 159 kg. You can compare Yamaha MT 15 vs KTM 125 Duke based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Yamaha MT 15?

    A: Yamaha MT 15 is available in 4 colours which are Metallic Black, Dark Matt Blue, Ice Fluo-Vermillion and Moto GP Edition. You can check all the colour images of Yamaha MT 15.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Yamaha MT 15?

    A: Yamaha MT 15 is a Street bike that weighs 138 kg, has a 155 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 10 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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