Chennai: 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.