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Yamaha could launch MT-15 in India, in 2019

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Rumours are doing the rounds that Yamaha might be working on yet another performance motorcycle for the 150cc segment. On on hand, you have the likes of the FZ & FZ-S in our market while you can also buy the YZF-R15. But may be, Yamaha could slot a motorcycle to bridge this gap. It is being said that Yamaha is working towards introducing the MT-15 in India in 2019.

The MT-15 is a naked sports motorcycle which is based on the YZF-R15 V3.0.

Powering this bike will be the same motor as the R15, which is a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled block producing 19.3 PS of power and 15 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper assist clutch. It will also benefit from the VVA technology. This would make it the most powerful 150cc class naked street bike, and also, a lot of fun to ride in the city.

The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 was recently showcased in Thailand and it will sport a negative instrument console, LED headlamp and tail lamp, front and rear disc brakes, ABS most likely if it arrives in 2019, but for India we expect a telescopic front fork instead of a USD. The 2019 MT-15 looks futuristic, and will have no similar looking, or similar performing motorcycle to rival. Of course, this will also make it an expensive motorcycle in the segment.