The MT-15 is a little motorcycle, with its look unchanged from before, emulating Yamaha's larger MT-09 and MT-10 naked bikes. The alien-like appearance attracts a lot of attention. The bike looks fantastic in this new red and white colour scheme. Its current MotoGP-inspired livery, which surrounds the bike in black paint
and Monster Energy insignia, adds even more beauty to its basic design.
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Looks and built
The Yamaha MT-15 has all-LED headlights and taillights, however the indicators remain bulbs. Apart from the usual information and warning lights, the negative LCD instrument cluster displays the gear position, shift light, and mileage indication. In addition, the motorcycle's side stand has an engine cut-off feature.
Like the R15 v3, the MT-15 BS6 uses the same deltabox frame, front conventional telescopic fork, and rear monoshock unit. Steel box swingarms are used on the MT-15's rear swingarm. It's significantly quicker to steer, with a shorter wheelbase and updated suspension geometry, and can easily be flicked from one corner to the next.
Engine and Power
The 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve motor on the Yamaha MT-15 produces 18.6PS horsepower and 14.1Nm of torque. In comparison to the BS4 variant, engine outputs are decreased by 0.7PS and 0.6Nm. The MT-15 BS6 and the R15 BS6 have identical engine tunes, however the naked MT-15 BS6 has a shorter final drive ratio (due to a larger rear sprocket), making it faster for commuting. The motorbike gets Variable Valve Actuation, just like the R15 v3. The technology enables the 155cc engine to achieve peak performance at more revs. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch and assist. The assist function minimises lever effort, while the slipper clutch prevents the rear wheel from locking up during forceful downshifting.
The Yamaha MT-15 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with a 100-section tubeless front tyre and a 140-section tubeless radial in the rear. As opposed to traditional rubber, the latter has a stronger sidewall, which improves cornering. It has single-channel ABS with a 282mm front and 220mm rear disc for braking.