BS6 Yamaha R15 V3, which was launched in December 2019, produces 18.6 bhp of max power and 14.1 Nm of peak torque. These figures are slightly low when compared to that of the BS4 model (19.3 bhp and 14.7 Nm). And since both the R15 V3 and Yamaha MT-15 have the same engine, it was believed that the latter would also have the same power. However, as per a leaked document, that’s not the case.
BS6-compliant 2020 Yamaha MT-15 will have 18.5 bhp of max power that will be produced at 10,000 rpm. This is clearly not much of a difference but it surely indicates that Yamaha has tuned and tested MT-15’s engine separately.
The 2020 Yamaha MT-15 was unveiled last month and is expected to go on sale very soon. Apart from the BS6 engine, it also gets a side-stand engine cut off switch, new radial tyre at the rear as standard, and a new Ice Fluo Vermillion colour scheme that comes with neon orange alloy wheels for a funkier look.
When launched, expect the BS6 Yamaha MT-15 to cost around Rs 5,000 more than the current BS 4 model that retails at Rs 1.36 lakh (ex-showroom).