Yamaha’s MT-15 is the streetfighter version of the YZF-R15 supersports machine. It will have the same chassis, suspension and powertrain as the R15, but with tweaks to other things like the rear subframe, and the riding position.
It loses the R15’s fairing for styling that is in line with Yamaha’s MT series of motorcycles. It will have a higher handlebar and possibly less aggressive footpeg positioning. It might also get conventional front forks, like the R15 does in the Indian market.
The MT-15 will be priced just under the R15 and will compete directly with the KTM 125 Duke and Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Its pricing will also overlap significantly with the FZ25, another streetfighter from Yamaha.