The Indian subsidiary of Japanese two-wheeler maker Yamaha on Saturday commenced the roll out of BSVI norm products, leading with FZ-FI and FZS-FI motorcycles. “India Yamaha Motor introduces the all new FZ-FI and FZS-FI, marking the first BSVI variant rollout from the company. Yamaha reiterates its commitment to offer excitement through its products and related experiences with first launch of BSVI compliant FZs,” a company statement said here.
According to the company, all colour models of both FZ-FI and FZS-FI would be available as per BSVI norms. It has introduced two new color options for its popular FZS-FI in Darknight and Metallic Red. The launch of other BSVI compliant line ups would be announced in the coming months, it added.
The BSVI norm FZS-FI would be available at Rs 1.01 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) while Darknight in Rs 1.02 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The FZ-FI BSVI would be available at Rs 99,200 (ex-showroom New Delhi), it said. “As Yamaha reveals its new product line up, the BSVI compliant FZ motorcycles will be available across Yamaha showrooms from November,” Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, Chairman, Motofumi Shitara said.
“Yamaha strove for optimum cost control and achieved to peg it around 2.5 per cent higher..,” he said. The new BSVI models in 150cc are expected to ensure Yamaha’s strong presence in deluxe class 2W category, he said. The move by India Yamaha Motors to introduce BSVI norms products, comes in the backdrop of BSVI emission norms, which will come into force from April 1, 2020 across the country.
Currently, the vehicles sold in India conform to BSIV emission standards. India Yamaha Motor introduced ABS variants of FZ-FI and FZS-FI in January 2019. The company retails several motorcycles in India including YZF-R3 with ABS, YZF-R15, MT-15 with ABS, FZ25, Fazer and scooters Cygnus Ray ZR, Fascino among others, it added.
Recently, the Japanese two-wheeler maker increased the price of the R15 V3.0, FZ25 and the Fazer 25. However, the hike should not make you worry, because the motorcycles have received a price hike of only Rs 600.
After the hike, Yamaha’s 155cc supersport, the R15 V3.0, now retails at Rs 1.40 lakh. On the other hand, the Darknight edition is now costs Rs 1.42 lakh. Interestingly, even with the marginal price hike, the R15 V3.0 is still affordable than its rival, the KTM RC 125, which retails at Rs 1.47 lakh. It is to be noted that the MT-15 is not affected by this price hike and continues to retail at Rs 1.36 lakh.
In a related news, Yamaha has discontinued the YZF-R15S and the Fazer 150 motorcycles in the Indian market. Both the motorcycles were not updated with ABS after the new safety norms kicked in from 1 April 2019.
(With inputs from PTI)
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