Updated On: 3 September 2020 Shakti Nath Jha
Yamaha is known for making some of the best motorcycles in its segment. This Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is very popular in the Indian market. The Yamaha R15 is an Iconic Motorcycle in the Indian Motoring History. Currently, it is in its third-generation avatar and so is called the R15 V3. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a great offering but it isn't very practical for all as it is a fully-faired motorcycle. But, what if you want all the goodies of the R15 V3 minus the fairing? You get the Yamaha MT 15! The Yamaha MT 15 was launched in India in March 2019 and recently its BS6-compliant model was launched. So, here we have for you the First Look Review of the new 2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6.
2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6: Looks and Colour Options
The Yamaha MT 15 is a naked streetfighter motorcycle. The MT 15 sports a very aggressive stance and it does look apart from other motorcycles in its segment. Upfront, the MT 15 gets an all-LED headlight with a projector set-up. It also gets LED DRLs which appear to be the eye-brows of the bike and they lend it a very sporty appeal. The front-end of the MT 15 looks great, however, it gets a quirky rear-end with a high raised LED taillight and side-mounted grab-rails. The Yamaha MT 15 BS6 is now available in three colour variants. They are Dark Matt Blue, Metallic Black and famous International colour shade Ice Fluo-Vermillion. All in all, we can say that this Dark Warrior has impeccable styling and due to its unique aggressive look, it is widely also known as the Baby Samurai.
2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6: Dimensions and Capacity
|Specification||MT 15 BS6|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||810 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10-litres|
|Kerb Weight||138 kilograms|
2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6: Engine, Transmission and Mileage
The new 2020 Yamaha MT 15 is powered by a BS6-compliant 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 18.5 PS of maximum power at 10000 RPM and 13.9 Nm of peak torque at 8500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It also gets Yamaha's VVA or Variable Valve Actuation technology. This high-performance VVA system provides torque for ease of use even at low RPMs. It ensures that a good amount of power and torque is present throughout the entire rev range. The Yamaha MT 15 BS6 delivers around 40-45 kmpl of mileage.
2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6: Tyres, Brakes and Features
The new Yamaha MT 15 sits on a deltabox frame. For suspension duties, the motorcycle gets telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. The braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both the ends. At the front, it gets a 282 mm disc brake and a 220 mm disc unit at the rear. It also gets a single-channel ABS as an additional safety aid. The MT 15 runs on 17-inch tubeless tyres. The front tyre measures 100/80-17 while the rear one is a 140/70 section 17-inch unit. Also, it is worth mentioning that the rear tyre of the MT 15 is a radial unit which offers superb grip and aids in handling characteristics of the motorcycle. The MT 15 also gets an all-digital instrument cluster with a negative display that shows various information including a gear-position indicator, gear-shift indicator, etc.
2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6: Price, Rivals and Verdict
The 2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6 is available in a single variant but the price of the motorcycle varies depending upon the colour you choose. The Metallic Black and Dark Matte Blue colour variants are priced at Rs. 1,39,900 while the new Ice-Flue Vermillion colour variant retails at Rs. 1,40,900. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. The MT 15 rivals against the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Yamaha FZ 25 and its faired sibling, the R15 V3. Finally, talking about the verdict, so if you want an aggressive-looking motorcycle with power-packed performance, loads of features and good hardware components in the budget, then you should definitely consider buying the new 2020 Yamaha MT 15 BS6.
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