New manufacturing unit in Chennai, boost in scooter sales by 20% and rising demand for motorcycles besides exciting new launches of two new motorcycles in its FZ series ‚ÄĒ VER 2.0 of FZ and FZ-S, priced at INR 76,250 and INR 78,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively, India Yamaha Motors Pvt. Ltd is entering a new phase where their growth strategy for the country is concerned.
Harley-Davidson India is a recipient of the Indo-American Trade Excellence award for Operational Excellence in Manufacturing and were felicitated at a ceremony at Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) this week.
A singing superstar as brand ambassador, a 110cc new bike, 1 in 4 bikes sold in India being its winning quip, and an all new Honda is Honda campaign, who can doubt the presence of HMSI being the only Honda in Indian two-wheeler industry.
Honda is now present in the Indian mass motorcycle segment. A basic sub-segment of 100-110cc motorcycle, which accounts for 23% of overall 70 lakh units sold annually in 100-110cc industry. New CD 110 Dream is Honda‚Äôs most affordable motorcycle here.
Yamaha Motor India launched version 2.0 fuel injected FZ and FZ-S just a few days back, maintaining tight lip on logically upcoming Fazer FI. Now that it is spied testing, we can be sure that Fazer upgrade is coming soon. As Yamaha Fazer was not showcased at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, could the Japanese motorcycle maker have something more special than FZ V2.0 to add to new Fazer?
KTM launched ‚ÄúEscape your daily race‚ÄĚ contest to give away KTM RC390 and RC125 bikes for winners. The photo / video competition hosts ten challenges spread out to one for every two weeks. One who secures highest sum of scores at the end of all challenges will get the keys of new KTM RC390.
Yamaha launched FZ and FZ-S version 2.0 recently with new engine technology called ‘Blue Core’. Despite reducing FZ’s engine capacity from 153cc to 149cc, Yamaha assures improved 0-100 sprint time and 14% increase in fuel economy. Of course FI replaces carburettor used so far in FZ series of bikes, but there is more to the reason behind better efficiency in FZ and FZ-S V2.0.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is the second largest two wheeler manufacturer in the country. They raced past Bajaj Auto last year, mainly due to the fact that Bajaj stopped selling scooters since 2009. Even then, Bajaj’s motorcycle sales were more than Honda’s. But it seems like Honda is fast catching up with Bajaj on that front as well.