The manufacturer will launch BS6-ready scooters from January next year
- Updated models will get a price hike of 10-15 per cent over the current models.
- Selected models will come equipped with side stand indicator.
- The R15 V3.0 could be priced from Rs 1.57 lakh to Rs 1.64 lakh.
With stricter emission norms all set to kick in from next year, two-wheeler manufacturers are busy updating their model lineups. Apart from Yamaha, no other bike maker is yet to announce its detailed timeline regarding the launch of BS6 models. The Japanese bike maker has announced that it will launch BS6 motorcycles from November and scooters from January next year.
The updated models will be around 10-15 per cent more expensive compared to the current models. Just to put things into perspective, currently, the FZS-Fi Version 3.0 retails at Rs 98,180; however, the BS6 model will retail from Rs 1.07 lakh to Rs 1.12 lakh. The R15 V3.0, on the other hand, could be priced from Rs 1.57 lakh to Rs 1.64 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). To make sure that this price hike doesn’t come across as too steep, the company will also be offering the side stand indicator on select models.
Here’s the official press release from the company:
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd is committed to offer The Yamaha Uniqueness with its two wheelers through excitement, style and sportiness. Since 2018, the company is focusing to strengthen its market share in the premium segment of motorcycles and scooters. Additionally, the brand’s global expertise to offer technologically innovative mobility solutions that are also environment-friendly is brought onboard to support the company’s future growth in India.
Yamaha being a responsible manufacturer is always concerned about the environment & safety of our customers. Yamaha team is industriously working to live up to the company’s commitment and it is quite likely that the BS VI compatible Yamaha motorcycles & scooters will arrive in the market well before the recommended deadline of April 2020. To be precise, the company will rejig its line up with BS VI compatible motorcycles and scooters in several phases starting as early as November 2019 for motorcycles and January 2020 with scooters. The hike in production cost for launching BS VI variants may impact the pricing of the two wheelers varying between 10%-15% on average depending upon the product features. The company however, will standardize offsetting benefits in selected two wheeler models like ‘Side stand switch’. This feature prevents the engine to start till the side stand is withdrawn completely. Yamaha will continue to work towards providing innovative technologies & exciting products for the Indian market.