India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd. as a part of its zealous brand strategy ‘The Call of the Blue’, launched the evolved and refreshing Version 2.0 of its popular MT-15 model in India, with a host of new features.
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 the rider control. The MT-15 Version 2.0 weighs just 139kgs and features Yamaha’s patented Delta Box frame, that gives it the edge in terms of handling capabilities.
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. The MT-15 Version 2.0 produces 18.4PS of peak power at 10,000rpm, with peak torque output of 14.1Nm at 7,500rpm.
In terms of electronics, the MT-15 Version 2.0 features a newly designed, fully digital LCD cluster that displays a customizable animated text (When ignition is turned on), along with a Gear Shift, Gear Position and VVA indicator. The LCD cluster also displays Call, E-mail and SMS Alerts along with Smartphone battery status available through the Bluetooth Enabled Y-Connect App. The App also offers information related to Maintenance Recommendations, Parking Location, Fuel Consumption, Malfunctions, Revs Dashboard and Ranking on the Smartphone.
Mr. 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.”
With the new updates, the MT-15 Version 2.0 comes across as the epitome of agile handling, exhilarating acceleration and futuristic design. The naked streetfighter continues to feature a Bi-Functional LED Headlight with LED Position Lights, high-raised LED Tail-light, Single Channel ABS with a 282mm (Front) and 220mm (Rear) disc brake, a super wide 140mm rear Radial tyre, and Side Stand with Engine Cut-off Switch.
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, these coupled with an edgier set of graphics further strengthens its aggressive style and sporty character.
The MT-15 Version 2.0 will be available across all the authorized Yamaha dealerships and its prices start from Rs. 1,59,900 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).