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What are the differences between Yamaha R15 v3 and MT15?

Last updated on 25-Aug-2022 , By imran

The Yamaha R15 V3 and the Yamaha MT15 are two of the biggest names of the Yamaha brand. These bikes are flagship products of Yamaha and have over the years made their names known to everyone. Every biker from Bangladesh and India knows about the Yamaha R15 V3 and the Yamaha MT15. These two bikes basically come with the same engines. However, there are significant differences between these two bikes. Lets see the Latest Price of r15 v3 price in bangladesh.

What are the differences between Yamaha R15 V3 and MT15? 

The significant difference is the design of the two bikes. The Yamaha R15 V3 is a sports bike, which means the Yamaha R15 V3 comes with a very aggressive posture for a bike. The three-part clip-on handlebar is positioned quite low, which makes for a very aggressive posture to support the aerodynamics of the bike. When the rider is at speeds above 100kmph, the posture of the bike makes it quite easy for the rider to pass through heavy winds. 

However, the Yamaha MT15 is on the other side of the spectrum. The Yamaha MT15 is made to be comfortable and more street friendly than the Yamaha R15 V3. The Yamaha MT15 comes with upright handlebars and the dropped footpegs of the bike are made for a comfortable ride. The rider seat of the Yamaha MT15 is also comparatively more comfortable. For sub-100kmph speeds, this bike is very comfortable. However, for speeds above 100kmph, the wind blast on the body of the rider may be a bit too much on the rider. 

The Yamaha R15 V3 and the Yamaha MT15 both have 155cc engines. Both the engines produce 19BHP of power at 10000RPM, and both have 14.7NM of torque at 8500RPM. Both the engines are fuel injected and air cooled. 

Another difference is in the wheelbase of the bikes. The Yamaha R15 V3 has a wheelbase of 1325mm, while the Yamaha MT15 has a wheelbase of 1335mm. Due to this difference, the Yamaha R15 V3 can lean a bit more than the Yamaha MT15. However, the longer wheelbase of the Yamaha MT15 makes it comparatively more stable than the Yamaha R15 V3 in the corners. Even on bumpy roads, the Yamaha MT15 might be a bit more comfortable for its suspension setup. The suspension setup of the Yamaha MT15 is a bit on the softer side compared to the Yamaha R15 V3.

The Yamaha R15 V3 also comes with Assist and Slip clutch system, which allows for smoother and sublime gear shifts. Unfortunately, the Yamaha MT15 does not come equipped with Assist and Slip clutch. This Assist and Slip would have been a great addition to the Yamaha MT15 as you require more shifts in city rides.

The purpose of the two bikes can be anything that the rider wants. However, the manufacturer's purpose of the R15 V3 was to create a sports bike that is fun and exciting to ride both on roads and race tracks. On the other hand, the Yamaha MT15 was made for everything; you need a bike for the road, Yamaha MT15; you need a bike for the highway, Yamaha MT15; you need a bike for commuting, Yamaha MT15. The Yamaha MT15 is for everything. You can ride the Yamaha MT15 for the whole day, but most people will struggle riding the Yamaha R15 V3 for prolonged periods. 

All in all, the differences between the Yamaha MT15 and Yamaha R15 V3 are discussed above and explained in detail. At the end of the day, the decision is yours when deciding among the bikes. The Yamaha MT15 and the Yamaha R15 V3 may have the same engine, but everything else is most definitely different. 

Published by imran

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