India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM) is going to launch their 250 cc bike in India. The new bike is expected to have a new 250cc, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Air-Cooled, SOHC petrol engine. Yamaha India hasn’t revealed more details regarding the launch of the new bike. There are many rumors that Yamaha is going to launch a 250cc sports bike on R1 platform named as Yamaha R4 at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo.
Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, MD and CEO of Yamaha India said, “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, 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”.
Yamaha India officially announced that the company will soon launch 200-250cc bikes in the subcontinent to meet the customer demands. The current marketing strategy of Yamaha Motors is to launch a new production plant in India, in order to export bikes to Africa and South America at a moderate price. Now it is very clear that Yamaha India will soon launch their new bike to challenge the rivals in the 250cc bike segment.
According to the latest news, the new 250cc bike has the same features of Yamaha Scorpio, which is a very popular bike in Indonesia. The bike is said to have 223cc, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Air-Cooled, SOHC engine producing 21hp @ 7500 rpm and a torque of 12 nm @ 6500 rpm. The bike’s length will be 2030 mm, width is 745 mm and height is 1050 mm while the height of seat is 780mm. The wheelbase of bike is 1370 mm and the weight is nearly 139.2 kg.
The bike has black alloy wheels with tubeless radial tyres which offer stress free comfortable riding experience. The new bike has an aerodynamic designed body with a wind shield attached in the front. This makes it more stable while riding on top speed. It has an advanced suspension system which makes the bike more comfortable to ride in Indian road conditions.
The new Yamaha bike has other various features like wide and comfortable seats that offer extra comfort, sleek graphics for sporty looks, digital LCD meters, electric start, low-fuel and oil Indicator, low battery indicator, LED tail lamps, twin head lamps etc and is expected to have a price tag of Rs 1.50 lakhs.
Yamaha’s new bike is going to be a major threat to Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Suzuki GW250.