Recently launched Yamaha MT15 is quite a subject for buzz in the Indian motorcycle industry. This stunning looking bike is launched under the 150-160 cc engine segment, and this segment is already cluttered a lot with huge competition. But Yamaha MT15 is recently launched, and it has all the features, or we can say manufacturer “Yamaha” tries to full-fill all the demand for this segment consumers. 

Now, in recent few months, we didn’t see any significant buzz-creating Sports bike launched so, this was a perfect opportunity to launch this naked street fighter. Yamaha introduces this with INR 1.36 lakh of price and Single channel ABS. 

We will compare this bike with the current segment leader and will try to find out the best among them. In this detailed comparison report, we will compare it with legendary Yamaha R15. Now this time Yamaha is selling its third updated version with the name R15 V3.0

We will compare the top variants of both the bikes to have the best possible detailed comparison of MT 15 vs R15 V3.

 

Yamaha MT 15 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Engine Specification

Price: INR 1,36,000 (Ex-Showroom, Bangalore)

Top Speed: 130 Kmph

Mileage: 35-40 kmpl

Engine Description4-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valve
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
Displacement155 cc
Maximum Power19.30 HP @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque14.7 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
No. of Cylinder1
LubricationWet
Compression Ratio11.6:1
Bore58.0 mm
Stroke58.7 mm
No. of Gears6
ClutchWet multi-plate type

Price: INR 1,39,000 (Ex-Showroom, Bangalore)

Top Speed: 136 Kmph

Mileage: 32-37 kmpl

Engine DescriptionLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve, Fi, Single Cylinder, VVA (Variable Valve Actuation)
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
Displacement155.1 cc
Maximum Power19.3 HP @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque14.7 NM @ 8500 rpm
No. of Cylinder1
LubricationWet Sump
Compression Ratio11.6:1
Bore58.0 mm
Stroke58.7 mm
No. of Gears6
ClutchWet Type Multi-Plate Assist & Slipper Clutch

Yamaha MT 15 vs Yamaha R15 V3 Dimension

Overall Length2020 mm
Overall Width800 mm
Overall Height1070 mm
Seat Height810 mm
Ground Clearance155 mm
Wheelbase1335 mm
Kerb/wet Weight138 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity10 litres
Oil Tank Capacity0.95 litres
Overall Length1990 mm
Overall Width725 mm
Overall Height1135 mm
Seat Height815 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm
Wheelbase1325 mm
Kerb/wet Weight142 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity11 litres
Oil Tank Capacity1.05 litres

Comparison of Yamaha MT 15 & Yamaha R15 V3 on Brakes, Suspension & Tyre

Front Brake282mm Single Disc
Rear Brake220mm Single Disc
ABSYes
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17 M/C 54S
Rear Tyre140/70-17 M/C 66S
Front Wheel17-inch
Rear Wheel17-inch
Wheel TypeAlloy Wheels
Tubeless TyreYes
Front Brake282mm Single Disc
Rear Brake220mm Single Disc
ABSYes
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks (No USD Forks for India)
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17M/C 52P (MRF)
Rear Tyre140/70-17M/C 66H (MRF)
Front Wheel17M/C × MT2.5
Rear Wheel17M/C × MT4.0
Wheel TypeAlloy Wheels
Tubeless TyreYes

Conclusion on Comparison of Yamaha MT 15 and Yamaha R15

As you can see, there is not a lot of difference or any special offering in-comparison of each other. The main reason behind it is the manufacturer is the same, and the power house engine is the same in both bikes.

So, which is a winner?

It depends upon your love for the segment of bikes and your usability. Yamaha R15 v3.0 is full frame sports bike in this 150 cc engine segment, and Yamaha MT 15 is the naked street fighter in the same segment. Both bikes are made with keeping youngsters in mind, and both bikes have enough agility to have fun while riding.

Here we leave the comment section for you to tell us your pick in these two. Yamaha MT 15 or Yamaha R15, what would you like to go for?