Yamaha is expected to launch the updated version of the FZ-X and the ODB 2 compliant MT 15 V2 soon in India
Yamaha India is expected to launch the updated MT 15 soon in the domestic market. Last year, the MT 15 gained a host of updates and is currently available with a starting price of Rs. 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom). The MT 15 V2 will more likely be updated with more stringent emission standards coming into effect from April 2023.
Honda introduced the 2023 Activa 6G sticking by the OBD 2 regulations a few days ago and more brands will join the party ahead of the deadline and Yamaha won’t be any different. Besides the required changes to comply with BSVI Stage 2, we do not expect any other updates to accompany the MT 15 V2 and its prices could slightly go up as well.
The naked streetfighter is equipped with a 155 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled VVA engine producing a maximum power output of 18.1 bhp and 14.1 Nm of peak torque. The powertrain is linked with a six-speed transmission. The MT 15 V2 features USD front forks, LED lighting unit all around, a digital cluster, a dual-channel ABS system, and so on.
The 2023 Yamaha MT 15 V2 will be accompanied by the updated version of the FZ-X. It will gain a metal frame connecting the headlamp and the fuel tank as in RE Himalayan, a new windscreen for improved aero stability, and a new front fender. With no performance changes, it will continue to use the 149 cc single-cylinder engine kicking out 12.2 bhp and 13.3 Nm but sticking by OBD 2 norms.
The engine will be linked with a five-speed transmission. Besides these minor updates, we do not expect the features list to receive any significant revisions. It will continue to have an instrument console equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, tubeless tyres, telescopic front forks and preload-adjustable monoshock rear suspension.
A dual-channel ABS variant could help expand the lineup as the FZ-X is offered currently with a single-channel ABS version only. It will also come with golden-coloured alloy wheels at the front and rear. The prices could be revised a little as the existing FZ-X carries a sticker tag of around Rs. 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom).