Yamaha is planning to focus on its existing 150-250cc motorcycles and the 125cc scooter platform.
Yamaha’s big bike operations have been dormant since the BS6 emission norms were implemented in India on April 1, 2020. Now, the company has revealed that it is not planning to launch any big bikes in India during this year. In fact, the company also has no intention to restart its big-bike operation anytime soon.
Yamaha is planning to focus on its existing 150-250cc motorcycles and the 125cc scooter platform. The company is also developing an electric scooter for the country. While it could explore options if the demand arises, we don’t expect any CKD or CBU bikes from Yamaha this year.
Yamaha had big bikes like the R1, R1M, MT-09 and R3 in its product portfolio in India. While the first 3 were imported as CBUs, the R3 was assembled from CKD kits. All these bikes were pulled off the market when the country introduced BS6 emission norms and are not likely to return anytime soon. Bikes based on the company’s 700cc platform (Tenere 700 & R7) are also unlikely to be launched.
Source: Autocar India
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