2022 Yamaha MT15 launch confirmed; it will be getting the much needed update very soon. It will be interesting to see how close does it get to the sibling R15 V4…
Update 4th April – Many dealers have started taking orders for the upcoming MT-15 Version 2.0 ranging from Rs. 2,000 – Rs. 10,000/- depending upon the dealership. 4 colours have been leaked – Grey, White, Glossy Black and Racing Blue.
Story continues 28th March 2022 – So, over the past two months, sales of the Yamaha MT-15 has been steadily declining. In January 2022 only 17 units of the naked bike were sold while in February 2022 not a single unit was shipped.
Looking purely at the numbers from the past two months, things might look ominous for the MT-15 in our market. But worry not, it just means that Yamaha is planning to bring an updated version of their 150 cc offering – MT-15.
Recently, we reported that a ‘Block your Date’ memo from Yamaha sent to their dealers has leaked for 11th of April. There were and are so many speculations thrown around this date that what has the company planned for this date in particular. So, maybe this could be the date when the MT15 Version 2.0 could make its debut in our market.
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The MT15 is the naked sibling of the company’s most popular R15 v4/M sportbike. It derives a lot of elements from its sibling such as the Deltabox frame, the 155 cc VVA engine etc.
So following suit, it is expected that the MT-15 Version 2.0 could borrow some latest features from the R15 version 4. It may get dual-channel ABS, Bluetooth connectivity features and improved suspension setup featuring USD forks at the front. A lot will depend on how much differentiation does Yamaha intends to do between the two sports 150ccs along with the price gap the maker is targeting.
There may not be changes to the powertrain of the motorcycle. It will be powered by the same BSVI compliant 155 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC, VVA engine. It currently generates 18.5 PS of power and 13.9 Nm of torque connected to a 6-speed transmission.