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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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).