Yamaha MT15 sales in the long run will reveal if placing it almost by the side of R15 was a good idea or not. For now it is off to a good start…
Yamaha launched the all-new MT15 in India in March. Everything looked good for the streetfighter version of the sports R15 apart from two bits – that it was priced ridiculously close to the R15 and despite that close a price gap, it only received a single-channel ABS (against the twin-channel unit of the R15).
The plan, as it appeared, was to supplement the fantastic selling R15 rather than adding up a segment of its own. And if the initial sales numbers are anything to go by, MT15 is off to a very good start. It has registered total wholesales of 9026 units in its first two months of dispatch.
Yamaha MT15 Sales
An average of ~4500 units a month is a remarkable number for a 150cc naked motorcycle which costs ~1.60 Lakh on road in India! It is obvious that this is the initial euphoria towards the motorcycle and it will settle down at lower numbers. How low will it go will be interesting to see…
Soon after its launch, we rode it at Buddh International Circuit, Noida and here are our first impressions.