Yamaha is in a great hunt to launch more and more two-wheelers in the Indian two-wheeler market. Earlier, we had reported some spied images of the Ray Z. The Ray Z is a sporty variant of the exciting Yamaha Ray. At present, Yamaha has three models under the SZ brand, SZ, SZ-X, and the SZ-R. With the introduction of the SZ-RR, it would be the fourth machine under this brand.
Just like the other variants under the SZ roof, the upcoming SZ RR will also have some cosmetic changes. There would probably be no difference in technical specifications. Since its pictures are yet to be revealed, we are uncertain about the cosmetic changes taken place on it. However, hopes are high, because each time Yamaha upgrades, the SZ machine becomes better and better. The all new SZ RR might be equipped with some more fairings around the fuel tank in order to make the motorcycle more sporty and aggressive. It has been rumoured that the bike will also be equipped with a rear disc brake. Presently, the SZ-R's competitors such as Hero Xtreme, and Honda CB Dazzler have rear disc brake.
The SZ RR is expected to come with the same 153cc, Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2-Valve engine. It is capable to generate maximum power of 12.1 PS @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 12.8 Nm @ 4500 rpm. Its engine coupled with a 5 speed gear transmission. The bike would ensure the same economy of the other machines in the SZ brand.
Meanwhile, Yamaha had recently disclosed their strategy about 2014 financial year that the company targets to sell over 7 lakh units in the country. With the addition of scooter segment and the launch of the all new products, Yamaha hopes to achieve the target. According to the latest reports, the company sold out 35,782 units in March 2013 as against 29,819 units sold in March last year. This shows a sales growth of 20%. Concurrently, the company is also under work to launch the cheapest motorcycle of the country, which is proposed to be priced under Rs. 30,000.
"We have broken even last year by selling more than 5 lakh units. This year the target is to sell 7.1 lakh units. As we focus more on exports, we want to take advantage of the cost models in India, which are more effective than China," said Hiroyuki Suzuki, chief executive and managing director, India, Yamaha Motor.
The bike will be cosmetic-upgraded variant of the SZ-R.
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