Yamaha confirms 200-250cc bikes for India

     Good news for bike lovers in India. Yamaha has officially confirmed 200-250cc bikes for Indian market. With Honda launching the CBR250R in India, Yamaha doesn’t want to stay behind its arch rival Honda in the growing Indian two wheeler market.

     Apart from the large capacity bikes, Yamaha has also plans to launch 150cc gearless scooters in India. Yamaha which entered the premium bike segment though late made a good impact on the Indian customers. We feel, Yamaha has to act much faster before others spoil its party. Yamaha known for its high performance bikes has a good chance now to prove itself in India.

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Hiroyuki Suzuki, the new managing director and chief executive of India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd -

We are in a very severe condition. But we aim to break even by 2013 as we are increasing our production capacity. We plan to raise the capacity of this plant to one million and, by 2013, in the domestic market we aim to sell 800,000 units and 200,000 to be exported. The African markets need basic models such as Crux and FZ and we will export YBR to South America. In Africa, you see three types of motorcycles—mopeds, scooters and street models of motorcycles. These motorcycles are also used for commercial purposes. I mean a rider can have two pillion sitting behind him and he can charge fare from them. So, we will have to change specifications of the bikes, which we plan to export. We may need at least two years before we come up with a scooter in the 150cc segment. Going forward, we will bring in motorcycles in the range of 200-250cc”.

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