Yamaha MT 15 V2 test
The Yamaha MT 15 V2 comes with many new updates. In this article, we take a closer look at the new 150cc premium bike.
Yamaha has been a popular motorcycle brand in India for decades. It always offers new and improved products consistently. Now, the company has added several upgrades to the Yamaha MT 15. This street bike comes with a starting price of Rs 1,62,876. It comes in two variants and four color options. The top of the line bike is powered by a 155cc BS6 engine. In this Yamaha MT 15 V2 review, we look at the pros and cons of the new Yamaha bike.
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Yamaha MT15 V2.0 Review
The new Yamaha MT 15 V2 retains the original design. It gets the same headlight, taillight, tailpiece, etc. However, the company has added a new color scheme. As you can see in the video above, the new bike gets a cyan and gray color scheme. The funky look suits the new bike. However, you also choose subtle color options. Additionally, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 comes with new USDs that provide a premium look. The new bike has a fuel tank capacity of 10 liters. It weighs around 139 kg (1 kg more than its predecessor). The wheelbase is also slightly smaller.
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Yamaha has added a new reverse backlit LCD display. The digital instrument cluster has Bluetooth connectivity (Y-connect). It provides access to phone calls/SMS/email alerts, phone battery status, malfunction notifications, last parking location, etc. On the other hand, the horn button is a bit misplaced. While the seat supports good posture, it is a bit thin. Additionally, the company added features such as an anti-lock braking system, 37mm inverted front forks, a preload-adjustable monoshock, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Yamaha MT 15 V2 is powered by a 155cc BS6 engine that delivers 18.14hp and 14.1Nm of torque. While the power is slightly lower than the previous model, the torque is slightly higher (2 mm). The new engine delivers smooth performance and a burst of power. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox and receives a slipper clutch. However, the gear ratios are shorter. You can easily drive 30-40 km/h in 4th or 5th gear. On the other hand, it is not suitable for high-speed driving or long journeys. The engine is stressed at more than 100 km/h.
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Overall, the new bike is easier to handle, thanks to USD. The steering is more precise and sharp. The ride quality, however, could have been a bit better. Plus, it comes with single-channel ABS, which is a bummer. In this price range, a dual-channel ABS might have been a better proposition. In terms of price, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 is more expensive than its rivals. However, it justifies the premium price with its aggressive looks, refined engine, sharp dynamics and good performance. The new bike is expected to offer a mileage of 50 kmpl, making it ideal for those looking for a sleek, dynamically sorted ride around town.