Yamaha is all set to manufacture 250cc bike locally in india. Market for 250cc bike is booming with Honda's new launch : Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 250 R. [Also, Upcoming bike Hyosung 250] It should be noted that Kawasaki Ninja 250R costs around 3 lakh rupees as Bajaj imports parts and assemble it in Pune Chakan plant. In same category, Honda CBR250R cost around 1.54 lakh rupees, as Honda Manufactures CBR250R locally.
Candidate 1 : Yamaha YZF 250 R4 : Though it is not yet declared which model Yamaha is introducing, Yamaha YZF 250 R4 could be the chosen one! :P
Yamaha is studying market for 250cc bike in India. After a good response of Honda CBR250R, its time for Yamaha to launch a bike in same segment. Yamaha will manufacture its 250cc bike in India locally to prevent import duty. Price is the main factor for any Bike to be hit or fail in market.
Candidate 2 : Yamaha Fazer 250 Fi specifications :
Engine capacity – 249 cc, SOHC, single cylinder, Asia Fuel injection
Power – 21 hp @ 7500 rpm, Torque – 12 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Fuel tank – 19.2 liters
Top speed – 145 kmph
It would take time for Yamaha to launch first Indian 250cc bike. Also, FYI, Yamaha is primarily focusing on scooter market of India in current year.
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