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Yamaha MT 15 2.0: Back With USD Forks, New Cluster & Fresh Vinyl

No, no, no; the Yamaha MT 15 2.0 is yet to make an official comeback but as per several sources, it is prone to come with many fresh changes

In February 2022, Yamaha quietly stopped the production of its MT 15 first-gen, but the company did not announce it publicly. We received the confirmation from some dealerships and at around the same time, we also learnt that a new MT 15 or MT 15 2.0 is on our way. Well, as of now, the motorcycle is yet to make an official comeback, but in the following paragraphs; we have drafted the expected changes on the second-gen of Yamaha’s Dark Warrior.

What is the importance of this article?

In the 150cc sports motorcycle segment, the Yamaha MT 15 is one of the best motorcycles present in the Indian market. In fact, it is the most lucrative 150cc sports motorcycle on offer. From premium build quality to a sublime engine and brilliant body language, the motorcycle is the dream of many 150cc motorcycle users. Therefore, the news of the motorcycle’s return is important to lakhs of readers.

USD fork from the R15

The biggest change on the upcoming MT 15 will be the all-new USD forks taken straight from its faired sibling, the track-focused R15. Given how people complained about the telescopic setup on the first-gen, the upcoming variant with USD forks will force the MT admirers to smile. The USD forks will improve the handling dynamics of the motorcycle.

Improved braking or not?

The MT 15 may be a small motorcycle with an engine of 155cc. However, it is tuned to churn out extreme performance and therefore, on the stretches, it can hit a top speed of over 140 kilometres per hour. The first-gen’s single-channel ABS was an issue for many customers and unfortunately, the second-gen will also appear with a single-channel ABS.

New instrument cluster

The second-gen version of the MT 15 will also feature an all-new reverse LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, as is seen on the Yamaha R15. Unfortunately, the cluster will not offer turn-by-turn navigation. However, in our opinion, instead of a new instrument cluster; we would have preferred a slipper clutch or traction control.

Price-tag and colour

The upcoming MT 15 2.0 will be dearer than the first-gen model and therefore, we expect the ex-showroom price-tag to be in the INR 1.55-1.65 lakh region. Last but not the least, the motorcycle will feature new colour schemes along with fresh graphics.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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