GUWAHATI, April 11: India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. launched the new version of its popular MT-15 model in India on Monday. The new MT-15 Version 2.0 features an inverted front fork with 37mm inner tubes, wherein the lower end (un-sprung) is light, and the upper end (sprung) has thick outer tubes bolted to the chassis for higher rigidity. The box-section swingarm is also replaced with a MotoGP-inspired Aluminium swingarm. This makes for improved stability in corners and under hard braking, pushing the boundaries of agility by enhancing rider control. The MT-15 Version 2.0 weighs just 139kgs and features Yamaha’s patented Delta Box frame, which gives it the edge in terms of handling capabilities. Further, the MT-15 Version 2.0 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 155cc fuel-injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system. The MT-15 Version 2.0 also features a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox that is mated with an Assist and Slip clutch for lighter actuation.
Eishin Chihana, chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies commented, “Yamaha Fans have always praised the MT-15 for its impeccable handling and performance but have been eagerly waiting for a more evolved version of the Dark Warrior. The launch of the new MT-15 Version 2.0 is a perfect representation of Yamaha being able to meet its customer expectations, as a part of its ongoing ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand strategy. We are confident that with the new set of features and technology, the MT-15 Version 2.0 will attract more young riders who are in search of a premium street-naked motorcycle that strikes the perfect balance between weekend rides and daily commuting needs.”
On the design front, the MT-15 Version 2.0 continues to illustrate the impulsive MT style by offering freedom in the riding position and focusing on the design expression of ‘Torque and Agility’. The fresh set of colours on the MT-15 Version 2.0 include Cyan Storm (new), Racing Blue (new), Ice Fluo-Vermillion, and Metallic Black, coupled with an edgier set of graphics further strengthening its aggressive style and sporty character. The MT-15 Version 2.0 will be available across all the authorised Yamaha dealerships and its prices start from Rs 1.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).