However, things aren’t slowing down in this category. Why? Because Yamaha just launched the Yamaha MT-15—the Street Version of the R15 called—in India. Since it comes from the Yamaha’s “Dark Side of Japan” line up, it is drastically different from something Yamaha has ever launched.
In Yamaha MT-15, you get Yamaha’s new “dark” design, seen previously in Yamaha MT-09 and MT-10. Furthermore, you do a new premium 150cc motorcycle, like YZF R15 in Nepal. As for the pricing, the Yamaha MT-15 price in India is INRs. 1.36 Lakhs. Given the normal pricing trends, Yamaha MT-15 price in Nepal is expected to be over Rs. 5 Lakhs, comparable to the price of Yamaha R15.
Yamaha MT-15 Overview
Yamaha MT-15 is powered by a 155cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4storke, single cylinder engine. Mated to the six-speed gearbox, it generates a max power of 19.30HP at 10,000rpm and a max torque 14.7Nm at 8,500rpm. Furthermore, the performance numbers and the handling are identical to that of R15. It runs one the R15’s delta box with slightly different ECU tune (modification in sixth gear). Again, Yamaha MT-15 can be considered a hyper-naked version of the ever-so-popular Yamaha R15.
Talking about the styling, it is definitely different than any other Yamaha. Even the features like the unique LED headlights, the single piece seat, and the fuel tank is bold and aggressive. Unlike Yamaha R15, the seating position is upright and far more comfortable.
Yamaha MT-15 is available in two different colors: Metallic Black and Dark Matt Blue.
Yamaha MT-15 Key Specifications
- Engine: 155.1 cc 4-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve FI-engine
- Maximum Power: 19.30 Bhp @ 10000rpm
- Maximum Torque: 14.7 NM @ 8500rpm
- Mileage: 40-45 kmpl
- Transmission: 6-Speed
- Top Speed: 130Km/h
- Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc (Single-Channel ABS)
- Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
- Wheels Type: Alloy wheels
- Ground Clearance: 155mm
- Fuel Tank: 10 liters
- Kerb Weight: 138Kg
Yamaha MT-15 Price in Nepal: TBA
When Yamaha MT-15 Come to Nepal?
Maybe, you have decided to get the new Yamaha MT-15. But there’s one problem. It hasn’t launched in Nepal, yet. So, will it come to Nepal? Yes, Yamaha MT-15 is confirmed to launch in Nepal. Okay, when? Well, nothing is set in stones. The official date hasn’t been confirmed but our intel suggests that the Yamaha MT-15 will launch in Baishakh, 2076.
Good news, you can get your hands on the MT-15. Bad news, you are going to have to wait a few more months.
What’s the difference between Yamaha MT-15 and Yamaha R15?
Let’s start with the obvious difference, the looks. With Yamaha R15, you get a more of a traditionally sports bike. Whereas, with Yamaha MT-15, you get a naked-sports version. In terms of design, none can beat Yamaha, as both come with exceptionally great design. Moreover, you will truly appreciate the design in person.
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There are a few other differences. You will notice a difference in terms of seating position and suspension. In comparison, Yamaha MT-15 is more up-right with softer suspension setup, making it perfect for city riding. Likewise, you only get a single-channel ABS, which is kind of disappointment. But the disappointment continues. You don’t get fully Aluminum Swing Arm nor USD forks.
Which One Should You Choose?
Honestly, it will depend on the pricing. Looking at the spec sheet, the Yamaha MT-15 share a lot with the popular Yamaha R15. It’s only fair to compare between the two. Although, MT-15 misses out on a few features, here and there. That doesn’t mean it’s a lesser motorcycle. Plus, the upright riding position is very enticing for the city riding.
The question will answer itself when the Yamaha MT-15 is launched in Nepal. So, the two deciding factors will be the pricing and the seating position.
What is ‘The Dark Side of Japan’?
Many see Japan as a traditional and respected society where conformity is the norm. Behind this stereotypical image, there lies a vibrant sub-culture where new fashions and ideas are constantly emerging. These creative forces drive the darker and unconventional side which have inspired and shaped the unique MT line up. Yamaha’s MT line up gives every rider the chance to experience the thrilling torque, outstanding agility, and provocative design.
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