As it turns out, Yamaha not only increased the price of R15 V3.0 but also made its entire FZ family dearer by INR 500. The nominal price hike which is termed by the company as normal is not expected to affect the sales performance. The models that are subjected to price hike are Yamaha FZ V3, FZ S V3, Fazer 25 and FZ 25. The R3 also receives a hike of INR 500.
There no changes to the motorcycles so far although they all will receive updated BS-VI engines sooner than later. The company is planning to roll out the engine updates across its portfolio starting from next month and ending early next year. The price hike for the premium products indicate that Yamaha is safe as far as inventory levels are concerned.
Interestingly, the price hike is combined with special offers on its well known FZ V3 and FZ S V3 street fighters. The duo is offered with an attractive one year finance scheme which results in savings of up to INR 8,280 on sticker price.
The FZ V3 and FZ S V3 are priced at INR 96,680 and INR 98,680 respectively. The twins are powered by 149 cc air-cooled fuel-injected engine which is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The engine produces 13.2 hp and 12.8 Nm of torque.
The quarter liter twins employ 249 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled motor which is tuned to produce 20.9 hp and 20 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The FZ 25 and Fazer 25 are priced at INR 1,34,680 and INR 1,44,680 respectively.
The Yamaha R3 which is now priced at INR 3,51,680 is powered by a twin-cylinder liquid-cooled 321 cc motor which pumps out 42 hp and 29.6 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox by means of a slipper clutch.
The festive season is expected to help the two wheeler OEMs with high inventory levels to deplete the stock so that they can prepare themselves to step into BS-VI era.
In a related news, Yamaha has started testing a facelifted version of its Fascino retro classic automatic scooter. The new version which will be powered by BS6 version of the existing 113 cc motor features slightly bigger body work, alloy wheels, and possibly, an external fuel filler cap. Note: All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.