Yamaha has considerably expanded its MT vary of bare bikes to characteristic smaller, extra beginner-oriented fashions lately, significantly within the Asian market. Whereas bikes just like the MT-07, MT-09, and MT-10 proceed to be exceedingly well-liked within the western market, smaller fashions such because the MT-03, and the eve smaller MT-15 are good for each first-time riders, and people on the lookout for a sporty, light-weight bare bike to be used across the metropolis.
In Thailand, Yamaha has lately up to date the MT-15, one of many best-selling premium entry-level bikes within the nation. Whereas different cheaper, extra wise choices exist, the MT-15 appeals significantly to the fanatic crowd, particularly due to its related styling to the larger Masters of Torque. That mentioned, the brand new MT-15 particular to the Thailand—and presumably the remainder of the ASEAN—market has been up to date to higher tie itself with the remainder of Yamaha’s MT mannequin vary. Identical to its larger siblings, the brand new Yamaha MT-15 options stealthy colorways accentuated by a darkish grey motif with stirking cyan touches that give it an elegant, youthful look.
If the earlier mannequin flaunted anodized gold inverted entrance forks, the up to date mannequin dials the styling again a bit, and as an alternative will get its fork legs anodized black for a stealthier look. Moreover, cyan accents might be seen within the graphics, and naturally, the alloy wheels. General, when put aspect by aspect with all the opposite MT vary of bikes, the MT-15 suits proper in, and subsequently makes it a fair stronger aspirational bike, particularly for these seeking to improve into a few of the larger bikes within the mannequin vary.
On the efficiency aspect of issues, nothing has modified. The brand new MT-15 continues to be powered by a 155cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected single cylinder engine. With 19 horsepower on faucet, the MT-15 has achieved class-leading standing because of its high-tech engine. This small however punchy motor flaunts Yamaha’s VVA, or Variable Valve Actuation know-how, which optimizes efficiency on the higher reaches of the rev vary, whereas favoring gas economic system down low.