In late 2018, Yamaha revealed the mt 15 headlight Version 2.0, an electric motorbike set to release shortly. Compared to the Yamaha MT-15 Version 1.0, this one has undergone extensive changes. The suspension and brakes have also been upgraded in this new model.
Yamaha released an improved version of the MT-15 called the V2. This newest R15 V4-based bike has several improvements over its predecessors. The LED headlamp has a bulb indication design as in the Transformers movies. A broad handlebar and a sculpted fuel tank with shrouds give the MT-15 V2 its imposing appearance.
The updated Yamaha MT-15 2.0 has a new LCD instrument cluster and Bluetooth connection through an app. The Yamaha Y-Connect smartphone applications provide access to services including call, Email, and SMS notifications, service reminders, last parked position, distance, malfunction notifications, and post-ride status.
It is frustrating that motorcycles don’t have the option of turn-by-turn directions. The bike continues to rely on the same single-channel ABS as previously. In addition to the LED headlamp and tail lighting, the side stands motor engine shutdown function and the slip-assist clutch is all noteworthy features.
The MT-15 is visually identical to its predecessor in every significant respect. Nonetheless, we anticipated Yamaha’s designers to give it a drastic makeover, just as they did with the new R15 V4.
The Yamaha MT-15 will have a one-piece seat designed for lengthy rides. A well-crafted handlebar will provide superior ergonomics, making the device easy to use. The gas tank may serve as a convenient kneeling surface. Despite the intense sunshine, the negative LCD with the gear indicator remains legible.
As on the original MT-15, the new model’s instrument cluster displays useful data, including the rider’s current speed, average fuel economy, and the distance traveled thus far. Bluetooth connection is the sole new feature, as it befits a motorbike built for the digital era. When you couple your phone with the bike, you’ll be able to see incoming calls displayed on the instrument panel. The same holds for motorcycle-related data accessed from the rider’s pair device.
The Yamaha MT-15 will have a one-piece seat to maximize comfort during extended rides. The ergonomically sound design of the handlebar will make riding a breeze. You may use your knees to secure yourself on the gasoline tank. It is anticipated that the bikes will use the same digital instrument cluster as the R15 v2.
That’s because it’s propelled by a 155 cc liquid-cooled VVA motor engine derived from the R15 V4 and modified to produce 18.4 horsepower and 14.1 Nm of torque. The motor is coupled to a slipper clutch and standard six-speed transmission. LED projector lights illuminate the front and rear of the Yamaha MT-15 Version 2.0, and the daytime running lights and turn signals are also LEDs. The updated digital instrument cluster includes Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, text messages, and email notifications; however, navigation systems are still unavailable for street fighters. A fast shifter or traction control system is unavailable on the new motorbike, unlike the Yamaha R15 V4.
The MT-15 Version 2.0 is priced at Rs 10,000 more than the comparable KTM 125 Duke while being much less powerful and featuring fewer bells and whistles. Several significant changes were made to the 2023 Yamaha MT-15, making it an even better motorbike. Yamaha India should have done a better job in terms of price since the MT-15 Version 2.0 has yet to be quite there. Bikes like the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM Duke 125, and TVS Apache 200 4V are great examples.
Now that Yamaha India has officially stopped production of the aging MT-15 motorcycle that much is clearer than ever. Only 17 MT-15s were sold by Yamaha in 2023, suggesting the development of a replacement model is already underway. Yamaha’s MT 15 motorbike is great for young adults. The bike’s headlight resembles a robot’s face and may be used to intimidate pedestrians at night by shining red light in their eyes.
It is competitive with KTM in terms of pricing, but it outperforms the latter in terms of performance. And it gives us even more assurance, attracting more favorable attention. Until further notice, nationwide dealers will not receive any further inventory of the Yamaha MT-15 lightweight street fighter. Because Yamaha is getting ready to release an improved version, manufacture of the current generation bike has likely halted.