2022 Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0, YZF-R15M World GP 60th anniversary edition launched in India

Christopher Chaves Updated: April 11, 2022, 05:30 PM IST

Yamaha has launched an updated version of the MT-15 naked street bike in India at the introductory price of Rs 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new MT-15 2.0 is based heavily on the latest version of its faired sports bike sibling – the R15 V4.

Like the R15 V4, the MT-15 2.0 MT- gets features an eye-catching gold coloured 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 improved rigidity. The box-section swingarm is also replaced with a MotoGP inspired Aluminium swingarm with the intention of improving stability in corners and under hard braking. The MT-15 Version 2.0 weighs just 139kgs and features Yamaha's outstanding Delta Box frame, which will give it a definite edge in terms of handling capabilities.

The MT-15 Version 2.0 is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, 155cc fuel-injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system that powers the R15 V4. The motor continues to produces the same amount of power - 18.4PS of peak power at 10,000rpm, with peak torque output of 14.1Nm at 7,500rpm. The naked also features a 6-speed gearbox that is mated with an assist and slip clutch.

The naked street bike continues to sport pretty much the same design as before - featuring a bi-functional LED Headlight with LED position lights, high-raised LED tail-light and a muscular mid-section. Like the model it replaces, the MT-15 V2.0 gets single channel ABS with a 282mm (f) and 220mm (r) disc brake, a wide 140mm rear tyre, and a side stand engine cut-off feature thrown in as well. In terms of electronics, the MT-15 Version 2.0 features a fully digital LCD cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.

The MT-15 Version 2.0 can be had in a fresh set of colours which include Cyan Storm, Racing Blue, Ice Fluo-Vermillion and Metallic Black, all with their own set of edgy graphics.

The YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition has been launched at Rs. 1.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and marks the company's association with the premier series of motorcycle road racing since 1961.  Inspired by the World GP YZR-M1, the special edition 150cc faired sportsbike sports the iconic white and red 'speed block' colour scheme which includes gold alloy wheels, Yamaha factory race-bike gold tuning fork emblems, black levers and special commemorative badging on the fuel tank.

The Anniversary Edition model shares all its features and specs with the YZF-R15M. This includes a traction control system, a quick-shifter, golden USD front fork, a Bluetooth enabled LCD instrument cluster with gear shift indicator, track & street modes, an assist and slip clutch, linked-type monocross rear suspension and dual-channel ABS. The YZF-R15M World GP 60th Anniversary Edition is powered by the same 155cc motor as that which powers the MT15 2.0 and the YZF-R15M with identical output figures. 

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1,36,000
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