The updated streetfighter is just Rs 2,900 more expensive than the BS4 model!
- The BS6-compliant MT-15 gets a new paint option.
- Power output remains similar to the BS4 model.
- It now gets a radial tyre at the rear as standard.
Yamaha has finally launched the BS6 MT-15 in India at Rs 1,38,900 (Metallic Black and Dark Matte Blue). However, if you want to stand out from the crowd you might want to go for the new Ice-Fluro paint option, which is just Rs 500 more expensive than the base model.
Apart from the new white and red paint option, the rest of the motorcycle looks identical to the older BS4 model. In addition to all the features of the BS4 model, the updated MT-15 now comes with a side stand engine cut-off switch and a rear radial tyre. Even in terms of mechanicals, the BS6 MT-15 remains more or less the same as the older model. The only (minor) difference is in power output. The updated 155cc engine makes 18.5PS at 10,000rpm and 13.9Nm at 8500rpm. That’s 0.8PS and 0.8Nm less than the BS4 model.
Also read: BS6 Yamaha MT-15 Power Figure Revealed
With this, Yamaha has now successfully updated its entire model lineup to meet the BS6 emission norms well before the April 1 deadline. In fact, the Japanese bike maker is likely to be the only brand to do so. Yamaha is also planning to expand its reach by adding 100 new Blue Square showrooms across India by the end of next year. These new dealerships will only deal with the recently launched 125cc scooters and performance-oriented offerings from the brand. Head here for more details.