New Delhi, March 16, 2019: India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd on Friday launched the Yamaha MT15 at 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Essentially a naked version of the popular Yamaha R15 V3, albeit with a relaxed rider triangle, the MT15 is powered by the same 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine making 19.3 BHP of power and 14.7 NM of torque.

The slick, six-speed gearbox is also carried over from the R15, as are the conventional telescopic forks, a 282mm disc brake up-front and dual-channel ABS. The aluminium swingarm, however, has made way for a box-type unit—presumably to keep costs low.

According to reports published in livemint.com When compared to the international-spec model, the Indian Yamaha MT15 gets the same bug-eye front headlight setup—a projector lamp flanked by two “eyeliner” daytime running lights (DRLs). The gold upside forks are missing, though.

The Yamaha MT15 goes on sale immediately as bookings have already commenced at some dealerships across the country. The bike will compete with KTM 125 Duke, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200.

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