Yamaha Motor has joined the bandwagon of BS6 which unveils the new variant of MT-15 with
improved specifications. The 2020 Yamaha MT-15 BS6 will go on sale by February next year and will
get an updated powertrain that meets the new emission norms, along with a new color scheme and
a new list of value-added features. The Yamaha MT-15 is also expected to get a price hike of ₹ 3000-
4000 over the current asking price of ₹ 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Ice Fluo Vermillion color scheme that brings a white base shade with a host of graphics and
orange painted alloy wheels.
The color will be available in addition to the dark matte blue and black color options already
available on the motorcycle.
The street-fighter will also come with a side-stand engine cut off switch, a radial tire, and a revised
The bike will continue to get a single-channel ABS set-up.
Yamaha has not revealed the performance specifications on the BS6 MT-15, but the bike will
continue to draw power from the 155 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.
The 2020 Yamaha MT-15 comes powered by a BS6-compliant version of the 155cc, single-cylinder,
liquid-cooled engine that also does duty on the new R15 V3.0. Much like the BS6 compliant R15,
expect the engine on the MT-15 to also churn out 18.3 bhp and 14.1 Nm of peak torque, down from
19 bhp and 14.7 Nm of peak torque. The 6-speed gearbox will be retained.
Other mechanical bits will remain the same as well including telescopic forks up front and a mono-
shock at the rear, while a dual-disc set-up takes care of braking duties. The Yamaha MT-15 faces
competition from the KTM 125 Duke that gets similar pricing.
Some of the dimensions like length (2020mm), width (800mm), height (1070mm) and wheelbase
(1335mm) have also been revealed and they remain unchanged compared to the BS4-compliant
a version of the MT-15.
However, it remains to be seen whether there are any changes to the kerb weight of the motorcycle.
Interestingly, the kerb weight of the BS6 R15 Version 3.0 remained unchanged, and expect Yamaha
to follow suit in the MT-15 as well.
Discussing the unveil, Motofuml Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies said
that Yamaha’s 2020 strategy is clearly directed towards the cult of The Call of the Blue. When it
comes to motorcycles, the MT excitement has been taken to the next level today with the Ice Fluo
Vermillion launch and standardizing rear radial tyre for improved aggression on the roads. He added
that the customers can now take the experience of all such exciting Yamaha two-wheelers at the
new Blue Square outlets of Yamaha that will garner the racing spirit along with its comfort,
ambience and the beacon of the Yamaha Blue.
He also said that the company is planning to expand with its brand strategy of The Call of the Blue
including product strategies and networks in 2020. The company also announced that the recently opened Blue Square theme of outlets will expand to 100 outlets in the year 2020 and eventually
would consolidate the 125-0c scooter market share and sports market share for the brand.