This Yamaha MT-15 V2 is the facelifted version of the Yamaha MT 15. Interestingly, this street bike is closely related to the Yamaha R15 V4 as they share the same engine with different states of tune. The updated iteration of the Yamaha MT-15 V2 received significant changes over its predecessor.
Furthermore, the MT-15 V2 positions itself between the Yamaha R15S and the Yamaha R15 V4. There is a marginal price difference between the R15S and the MT-15 V2. Surprisingly, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 is the second most expensive bike among other Yamaha bikes in their street bike portfolio. Moreover, if you are planning to buy the concerned 155cc motorcycle from the MT-series, then below are a few things that you should know:
Chassis, Brakes, and Suspension
The Japanese bike manufacturer embodied its in-house-built Deltabox frame on the Yamaha MT-15 V2. Furthermore, you can classify this frame as a diamond-type chassis. If you look at the Deltabox chassis, it is just a simple cowboy-gun-shaped frame. And this underpinning makes the bike more agile and stable at high speeds, including around the corners. As for stability, the Yamaha MT-15 V2’s braking is taken care of by the standard dual-disc brakes. The front disc measures 280 mm, while the rear disc brake is 220 mm. Their sizes are pretty good, which can deliver good braking power.
However, given the Yamaha MT-15’s price, the bikemaker should have included dual-channel ABS on at least the mid-variant. It is worth mentioning that the combination of dual discs with dual-channel ABS significantly increases the safety level as it can prevent the bike from skidding during emergency braking. As far as the suspension setup is concerned, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 sports an inverted telescopic fork at the front and linked-type monocross suspension at the rear. Overall, this suspension setup makes the bike easily manoeuvrable and stable around the corners and at high speeds. At the same time, this arrangement is impressive, which lets the bike offer a smooth and comfortable ride quality. In short, the suspension setup of this street bike easily absorbs bumps and allows it to glide buttery-smooth over Indian roads.
In addition, you should also check out the Yamaha MT-15 vs Yamaha R15M comparison on the autoX website.
Overall, it shouldn’t let you complain about its rideability.
As mentioned earlier, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 carries the same 155cc engine as the Yamaha R15 V4. The latter has the same power and a nearly identical torque, up by 0.1 Nm. The Yamaha MT-15 V2 gets a 155cc liquid-cooled engine, which can churn out 18.1 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 14.1 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. The rear wheel spins after receiving power via a six-speed manual transmission. For your reference, its clutch gets a standard wet multiplate for smooth gear shifts.
This BS6 compliance includes a sophisticated fuel supply system with fuel injection technology.
Apart from that, this bike has a small fuel tank capacity of just 10 litres. But again, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 is one of the most powerful bikes in its segment. Even the homegrown bike, the TVS Apache RTR 160, has less power than this Japanese 155cc bike, despite the RTR 160’s larger engine displacement. Furthermore, this Japanese two-wheeler can reach a top speed of 130 km/h.
As for fuel efficiency, the Yamaha bikes has impressive mileage despite boasting good performance. On the autoX website, customers have reported the Yamaha MT-15’s mileage of 48 km/l. And that is the highway mileage! But it is worth mentioning that the customers’ reported mileage can also vary with local traffic conditions and an individual’s riding style.
In terms of dimensions, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 is pretty good. Making your way through tight spaces on this naked sports bike won’t be a problem. It has an overall length of 2015 mm, a width of 80 mm, and a height of 1070 mm. It has a decent wheelbase of 1325 mm. In addition, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 won’t let you down with its ground clearance, as it measures 170 mm. Having said that, you can freely glide over potholes without any hesitation. Its seat or saddle height is also pretty good, as it has a height of 810 mm. This bike won’t make the rider lean much, resulting in a comfortable seating position. In short, you can take this bike for long journeys.
Prices and Variants
The Japanese bikemaker sells the Yamaha MT-15 V2 in two variants: MT-15 V2 STD and Moto GP Edition.
The second-generation MT-15’s price starts at Rs 1.65 lakh for the base model, the STD, and goes up to Rs 1.66 lakh for the top-of-the-line, the Moto GP Edition. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022.
Please note that these prices are subject to market change without prior notice to the customers.
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