Yamaha MT-15 v2.0 features the same overall design as before, but now gets USD front forks, an updated instrument cluster, and new paint options
The updated 2022 Yamaha MT-15 (version 2.0) has finally been launched in India. Bookings for it had begun earlier this month, and now the motorcycle has gone on sale, with prices starting from Rs. 1,59,900 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new model maintains the sharp, streetfighter design of the previous version, with only a few aesthetic changes.
The 2022 Yamaha MT-15 now gets a pair of 37mm USD front forks with a golden finish, which look extremely premium. The box-section swingarm has been replaced by a new MotoGP-inspired aluminium swingarm, although the deltabox frame continues to do duty here. Thanks to the changes to the chassis, the updated model has improved stability and handling.
The instrument console is a new fully-digital LCD unit, which plays a custom animated welcome message every time the ignition is turned on. It also gets Bluetooth-enabled connectivity via the Y-connect app, and connected features on offer include smartphone notifications (text, call, email, phone battery), parking location, fuel consumption, maintenance recommendations, etc.
Mr. Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies commented: “Yamaha Fans have always praised the MT-15 for its impeccable handling and performance but have been eagerly waiting for a more evolved version of the Dark Warrior. The launch of the new MT-15 Version 2.0 is a perfect representation of Yamaha being able to meet its customer expectations, as a part of its ongoing ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand strategy.”
Powering Yamaha MT-15 is a 155cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which is good for 18.4 PS and 14.1 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 6-speed sequential gearbox, with a slip & assist clutch on offer for easy gear changes. The braking system consists of single disc brakes on both wheels (282mm front and 220mm rear) with single-channel ABS.
Two new paint options have been added here – Cyan Storm and Racing Blue – while the Ice Fluo-Vermillion and Metallic Black colours have been carried forward. As for competition, Yamaha MT-15 v2.0 doesn’t have any direct rivals, with KTM 125 Duke and TVS Apache RTR160 4V being its closest competitors.