2022 Yamaha MT-15 to debut soon: Check out its features
Japanese automaker Yamaha is tipped to launch the 2022 iteration of its MT-15 motorcycle in India this April. The two-wheeler will get a slew of updates, including inverted front forks, an instrument console with Bluetooth support, and dual-channel ABS. Under the hood, it is expected to be powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine linked to a 6-speed gearbox.
Why does this story matter?
The Yamaha MT-15 is a decent-looking vehicle with great performance. However, its sales on our shores have been dismal. So, the addition of new features should raise its appeal in the market. The new version of the two-wheeler should be competitively priced and will take on rivals such as the TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Bajaj Pulsar N250.
The motorbike will flaunt alloy wheels and a stepped-up seat
The 2022 Yamaha MT-15 will sit on a deltabox frame and have a muscular fuel tank with extensions, a stepped-up single-piece seat, arrowhead-shaped mirrors, and an under-belly exhaust. The bike will pack an all-LED setup for lighting, a Bluetooth-enabled digital instrument console, and shall ride on alloy wheels. It will store 10 liters of fuel and tip the scales at 138kg.
It will be fueled by a 155cc engine
The 2022 Yamaha MT-15 will run on a BS6-compliant 155cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine paired with a 6-speed gearbox. In the current model, the motor makes 18.2hp of power and a peak torque of 13.9Nm.
There will be disc brakes on both the ends
To ensure the rider's safety, the new Yamaha MT-15 will be equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding on the roads while braking. Suspension duties on the vehicle will be taken care of by inverted telescopic forks on the front end and a linked-type mono-cross unit on the rear end.
2022 Yamaha MT-15: Pricing
Yamaha will disclose the availability and pricing details of the 2022 MT-15 bike in India at the time of its launch. However, the two-wheeler is likely to carry a starting price tag of around Rs. 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).Share this timeline