Yamaha MT-15 India Launch Highlights: India’s fastest 150cc street naked launched at Rs 1.36 lakh

Yamaha MT-15 India Launch Highlights: The all-new Yamaha MT-15 has finally arrived today here in India amid much fanfare at the Buddh International Circuit. We were present at the launch event and here are all the happenings from the venue.

By: | Updated: March 15, 2019 12:52:37 pm

Yamaha MT-15 India launch

Yamaha MT-15 India Launch, Price and Features: Yamaha MT-15 has finally been launched in India at a price of in just a few hours from now. With this, the wait for all those people has come to end who have been waiting for this anticipated streetfighter. The bike has already started reaching the company's dealerships across the country and the deliveries will begin by the end of this month. The Yamaha MT-15 gets power from a 155cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine, the same unit that powers R15 V3.0. The fuel injected mill is good for producing respective power and torque of 19 bhp and 15 Nm. Braking on the Yamaha MT-15 is done with the help of disc brakes at the front and rear and a single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes as standard for added safety. The India-spec model sees cost-cutting measures in order to keep the pricing in check. For example, the inverted forks at the front have been replaced with the conventional telescopic forks.

Also Read: Yamaha MT-15 India launch today: What to expect from KTM Duke 125, TVS Apache RTR 200 rival

Live Blog

Here the launch highlights from the Yamaha MT-15 India launch event.

12:52 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Thanks for joining in!

That's all folks from the launch of the Yamaha MT-15 in India. We hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. We will be riding the MT-15 very soon at the Buddh International Circuit so stay tuned for our first ride report. Ride safe and always wear a helmet.

12:39 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 suspension, brakes and chassis

The newly launched Yamaha MT-15 sits on a delta box frame and comes equipped with conventional telescopic forks up front along with a rear monoshock. The stopping power to the Yamaha MT-15 is delivered with the help of a 282mm disc brake up front along with a 245mm disc brake at the rear. A single channel ABS is offered as standard for added safety.

12:24 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 Quick Recap

The new Yamaha MT-15 has been launched in India finally today after months of speculation and wait. The motorcycle gets the same engine, suspension, brakes and chassis as the YZF-R15 V3.0. The bike will soon be available at the company's dealerships across India and deliveries are expected to begin by the end of this month.

12:17 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 Features and engine specs

The new Yamaha MT-15 gets multiple interesting features in the form of bug-eye shaped LED headlamp up front, all digital instrument cluster, single-channel ABS and lots more. The motorcycle gets power from a 155cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission system, producing respective power and torque outputs of 19 bhp and 15 Nm. 

12:04 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 competition

The new Yamaha MT-15 challenges the likes of the KTM 125 Duke in the segment. The bike also rubs shoulders with the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200. However, the Yamaha MT-15 is priced on a higher side compared to its competition, that too by a significant margin.

11:48 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 closer look

Itching to see the Yamaha MT-15 from closer? Here is one picture from the launch to give you an idea of how the bike looks. Indeed, the motorcycle comes across as an appealing one, especially with that bug-eyed LED headlamp. Also, this particular colour option of matte black makes the bike look outright mean and bold.

11:45 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 Deliveries

The deliveries of the newly launched Yamaha MT-15 are expected to start by the end of this month. The motorcycle has already started reaching the dealerships across India as suggested by the leak images previously.  

11:39 (IST)15 Mar 2019
What do you think of the Yamaha MT-15 pricing?

Do you think that the Yamaha MT-15 is priced on a higher side. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. On the other hand, if you think that the pricing is bang on, let us also know why you think so!

11:33 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 Price announced

The new Yamaha MT-15 price in India has finally been announced in India. The bike will cost you Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Crazy pricing it is indeed considering the fact that the YZF-R15 V3.0 can be yours for Rs 1.39 lakh that too with a dual channel ABS system.

11:25 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 features

The new Yamaha MT-15 comes as a feature rich package. The motorcycle gets the same engine as the R15 V3.0 with slip and assist clutch. The bike gets a single channel ABS system and gets a fully digital instrument cluster. Check out the features of the MT-15 in the image below.

11:21 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 finally comes on stage!

There you have it folks. The Yamaha MT-15 has finally come on the stage and price announcement will take place very soon. The motorcycle indeed looks smashing especially with that bug eye shaped LED headlamp. Stick to your chairs as much excitement lies ahead.

11:19 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 launch event starts

The launch event of the Yamaha MT-15 has started at Buddh International Circuit. The company is currently speaking about its performance in the Indian two wheeler market. Yamaha has just announced that the sales volumes have nearly tripled since the year 2015.

11:09 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Stage is set for Yamaha MT-15 India launch

The stage is set for the Yamaha MT-15 India launch. Our correspondent has reached the launch venue and the proceedings can begin anytime from now. The launch event of Yamaha's hotly anticipated streetfighter is taking place at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida where we will be riding the bike as well.

10:55 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 rivals

The soon to be launched Yamaha MT-15 will rub shoulders against the likes of the KTM 125 Duke in the segment. Moreover, the bike will also have to compete with the popular TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 in the streetfighter territory. Price announcement soon, so stay tuned!

10:48 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 design

Possibly the biggest highlight of the Yamaha MT-15 is its design that makes it stand out from rest of the motorcycles in this segment.  The bike gets uniquely designed bug eye shaped headlamp up front with all LEDs to offer better illumination. Furthermore, the overall design is quite sharp and aggressive.

10:44 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Changes on the India-spec model

The India-spec model sees cost-cutting measures in order to keep the pricing in check. For example, the inverted forks at the front have been replaced with the conventional telescopic forks.

10:29 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 expected price in India

If you ask us, we believe that the upcoming Yamaha MT-15 is expected to be launched in India at a price of close to Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike will challenge the likes of the KTM 125 Duke and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in the segment. Stay tuned for all the action.

09:57 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 Quick Facts

Eager to know what all the upcoming Yamaha MT-15 has on offer? Well, as already mentioned, the bike gets the same 155cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder engine that powers the R15 V3.0. The engine is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 19 bhp and 15 Nm. More details in this report below.

Yamaha MT-15 Quick Facts: Expected price, features, specifications & more

09:18 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Yamaha MT-15 is essentially the naked R15 V3.0

The soon to be launched Yamaha MT-15 is based on the YZF R15 V3.0 as it shares the majority of the components like engine, chassis, suspension and brakes with the latter. With that being said, you can expect a similar power packed performance from Yamaha's new 150cc street weapon.

08:36 (IST)15 Mar 2019
Welcome to Yamaha MT-15 LIVE blog

Good morning folks! Welcome to the LIVE blog of the Yamaha MT-15 where we will be bringing you all the instant updates from the launch venue, which is the Buddh International Circuit. The launch event will start towards the afternoon and in the meanwhile, we will be taking you through all the essential details of the motorcycle. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the proceedings.

The Yamaha MT-15 rubs shoulders against the likes of the KTM 125 Duke and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in the segment. The bike shares most of its components like the engine, chassis, suspension and brakes with the YZF-R15 V3.0. The MT-15 is now on sale in India at a price of Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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