The R15 based naked sportsbike is now available with a total of 5 colours including 3 metallic and 2 matte finishes
Yamaha Motors India introduced three new colour options for their recently launched 150cc naked sportsbike the MT-15. The three colour options are Red, White, and Blue, in addition to the Matte Black and Matte Blue colour options which were introduced during the time of its launch. If you take a closer look, the blue colour option looks similar to the colour option which you will also find in the faired YZF-R15 V3.0 as well.
Unlike the previous matte finish colour options, these new paint schemes have a metallic finish. We believe that the prices of these new colour options will be the same as the current at Rs. 1.36 Lakh (ex-showroom). The MT-15 has definitely impressed the Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts with its stealthy look and ride and handling quality.
The MT-15 is selling at an average of at least 4,000 units every month and it recently even outsold the popular KTM Duke 200 by a huge margin. Yamaha managed to sell almost 9,000 plus units of the MT-15 during the months of March and April 2019.
The MT-15 just like we already mentioned above is a naked sportsbike based on the YZF-R15 V3.0. The recently launched motorcycle shares the deltabox frame, suspension setup, wheels, instrument cluster and the engine with the R15 V3.0. The naked sportsbike is powered by the same 155 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled SOHC engine.
This unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 19.3 PS of peak power and 15 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle relies on disc brakes at both its front and rear to bring it to a halt. A single channel ABS is offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
The MT-15 is lighter and more compact and also offers a single piece seat and less committed riding position than the R15 V3.0. Yamaha has also announced a new campaign for their new and existing buyers recently. The Japanese bike maker is offering free MT branded helmet and riding jacket with the motorcycle and the offer is valid till the stock lasts.