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Yamaha MT-15 Vs Honda CB 150R Exmotion: Which one is better?

Yamaha recently launched its most awaited motorcycle MT 15 in the Bangladesh market. ACI Motors LTD launched This naked sports motorcycle was able to create a craze after displayed at Dhaka International Bike Show 2019. Its close rival Honda CB 150R Exmotion is yet to launch in Bangladesh. But some importers and unauthorized distributors started to import this bike. However, people have been started to compare these two bikes.

It’s hard to contrast these two naked sports bike. Engine power, acceleration rate, comfort, build in quality is almost the same. But at some point, Yamaha MT 15 will be ahead and at some point Honda CB 150R Exmotion. So let’s find out the differences and similarities between these two bikes.

CategoryYamaha MT 15Honda CB 150R Exmotion
EngineLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve, DOHCSingle Cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Valve
Displacement155 cc149 cc
Max Power19.3 Bhp @ 10000 rpm16.8 bhp @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque14.7 Nm @ 8500 rpm13.7 Nm @ 7000 rpm
No of Cylinder11
Valves Per Cylinder44
Fuel SystemFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Cooling SystemLiquid-cooledLiquid-cooled
StarterSelf Start OnlySelf Start Only
Top Speed145 km/h142 km/h
Fuel Tank Capacity10 L8.5 L
IgnitionTCIDigital CDI
Mileage42 km/L40+ km/L
Kerb Weight138 kg123 kg
Length2020 mm1973 mm
Width800 mm822 mm
Height1070 mm1053 mm
Wheelbase1335 mm1296 mm
Ground Clearance155 mm139 mm
Seat height810 mm795 mm
No. of Gear6-speed6-speed
ClutchSlipper ClutchMultiple Wet Clutch
Chassis TypeDelta BoxDiamond Frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic fork41mm Telescopic Upside Down Forks
Rear SuspensionSwingarmMonoShock
Front Brake282 mm Single Disc296mm Single Disc Brake
Rear Brake220 mm Single Disc220mm Single Disc Brake
ABSSingle ChannelDouble Channel
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloy
Price410,000 BDT575,000 BDT

Above the chart, we can see that these two motorcycles are similar to each other in many categories. But Yamaha ahead in some specific point. In engine power, Yamaha MT 15 ahead from Honda CB 150R exmotion. MT 15 can generate 19.3 bhp maximum power at 10000 rpm where Exmotion can only 16.8 bhp maximum power at 9000 rpm. Not just only engine MT 15 is ahead in Torque also. The acceleration rate is almost the same but here again, Yamaha MT 15 is ahead in Top speed.

Engine structure and fuel systems are the same. Exmotion can hold 1.5 L less fuel than MT 15. Seat height and ground clearance of MT 15 is better than Exmotion. There are also advantages for MT 15 users. Yamaha improved the clutch system with a slipper clutch which is only used in racing motorcycles. Where Exmotion using the old wet multi-plate clutch system. In braking, Exmotion will be slightly ahead because of its standard double channel ABS system. The front disc brake is also larger than MT 15. Where MT 15 got the single-channel ABS braking system. Yamaha Costs 410,000 BDT which is less than Exmotion 575,000 BDT.

Lastly, the most important thing is Honda didn’t launch this motorcycle in Bangladesh yet. It means some local importers are launching this bike in Bangladesh and you won’t get any sales after service and parts warranty after purchase. So it’s a little bit riskier to buy an unauthorized motorcycle. Where ACI motors LTD well known for their sales after service and also provide parts warranty. So think before purchasing such a big-budget motorcycle-like these two.

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