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What’s New in the Yamaha R15M and MT-15 Models for You?

Yamaha has been a household name in India for years, thanks to its iconic motorcycles that deliver a perfect balance of style, performance, and reliability. Initially launched in February 2022, the company has recently updated its popular R15M and MT-15 models, taking their performance and design to a new level.

Let’s dive into what these bikes offer and how much they cost.

The Yamaha R15M

The Yamaha R15M is a sporty motorcycle designed to cater to bike enthusiasts who love to ride fast and enjoy the thrill of the ride.

Features and Specifications

  • It features a sleek and stylish design, complete with a new dual-tone color scheme that looks impressive on the road.
  • The R15M comes powered by a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 155cc engine that delivers a maximum power of 18.6 PS and a peak torque of 14.1 Nm.
  • It also features a six-speed transmission system that provides smooth gear shifts, enhancing the riding experience.
  • The R15M also comes equipped with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, which enhances its low-end and mid-range torque, making it more responsive and enjoyable to ride.
  • Other notable features include a side-stand cut-off switch, which prevents the engine from starting while the stand is down, and a dual-channel ABS, which provides better braking performance and prevents the wheels from locking up during sudden stops.


  • The Yamaha R15M has been priced at Rs. 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom), making it an excellent choice for those who want a high-performance motorcycle without breaking the bank.

The Yamaha MT-15

The Yamaha MT-15 is a more aggressive motorcycle than the R15M, designed to deliver an exceptional performance that makes it perfect for riders who love to push the limits.

Features and Specifications

  • It features a new tank design and LED headlamps, which add to its overall appeal.
  • The same 155cc engine powers the MT-15 as the R15M, but it has been tweaked to deliver a slightly higher power output of 18.9 PS.
  • It also features an assist and slipper clutch, which reduces the effort required to operate the clutch and prevents wheel hopping during hard downshifts.
  • The MT-15 also comes equipped with Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, enhancing its low-end and mid-range torque for a more responsive ride.
  • Other notable features include a hazard lamp switch and a dual-channel ABS for better braking performance.


The Yamaha MT-15 has been priced at Rs. 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom), making it an excellent choice for riders who want a high-performance motorcycle that is also affordable.

In conclusion, Yamaha has once again proven its commitment to delivering high-quality motorcycles that cater to the needs of riders of all levels. The updated Yamaha R15M and MT-15 offer a perfect blend of style, performance, and features, making them an excellent option for riders who want a thrilling riding experience without compromising safety and comfort. With their modern design, impressive performance, and advanced features, the R15M and MT-15 are bound to turn heads on the road.

So, motorbike riders, what do you have to say about the new R15M and MT15?

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