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Yamaha R15 V3, MT15, FZ, FZS FI and Ray ZR – May 2020 prices increase

The new prices are effective immediately across all Yamaha India dealerships

Updated prices of Yamaha’s BS6 range have been announced as the Japanese two wheeler giant is gearing up to salvage what is left of this year. It seems that Yamaha India has decided to let its customers absorb a bit of the impact caused by this pandemic situation.

The latest price hike compared ranges from INR 500 and 1,000 with the R15 V3.0 Racing Blue variant witnessing the largest increase. The popular FZ-Fi and FZS-Fi receive a hike of INR 500 each while the Fascino 125 BS6 is the only model to stay unaffected by the price revision.

Although the BS6 version of FZ 25 and FZS 25 are listed on official website, prices have not been revealed yet. We expect an online introduction sometime soon. The quarter liter twins come equipped with revised fuel tank shrouds, new LED headlamps and revised colour themes. The FZS 25 also receives a body coloured knuckle guards, gold finished alloy wheels and a slightly taller windscreen. Other noteworthy additions include side-stand engine cut-off, new engine cowl and underbelly cladding.

Yamaha India – New vs Old Prices

YamahaNew PriceOld PriceDiff
R15 V3 (Racing Blue)Rs 1,46,900Rs 1,45,900Rs 1,000
R15 V3 (Thunder Grey)Rs 1,45,800Rs 1,45,300Rs 500
R15 V3 (Dark Knight)Rs 1,47,900Rs 1,47,300Rs 600
FZ-FiRs 99,700Rs 99,200Rs 500
FZS-FiRs 1,01,700 – Rs 1,03,200Rs 1,01,200 – Rs 1,02,700Rs 500
MT-15Rs 1,39,900Rs 1,39,400Rs 500
RayZR 125Rs 67,530 – 70,530Rs 66,730 – Rs 69,730Rs 800
RayZR 125 Street RallyRs 71,530Rs 70,730Rs 800

The lockdown in April has affected the automakers in India to a huge extent. It looks like, the auto sector is set to witness a challenging scenario at least for a few more months, and OEMs are exploring several avenues to stay sustainable. In addition to Yamaha, Hero Motocorp and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) too have increased the prices of their BS6 models to gain some breathing space.

The price hike of BS6 models could also be viewed as a technique to nudge prospective customers towards opting for the heavily discounted BS4 models. The original deadline for sale and registration of BS4 models was April 1, 2020 but since the automakers lost about a week due to nation-wide lockdown, the Supreme Court has hinted that an additional 10-day extension would be made. However, there is no clarity on this as of now.

Yamaha’s updated Indian portfolio now employs electronic fuel injection as a standard fitment across the range. The old 113 cc carbureted engine that was employed by the brand’s automatic scooter family has been upgraded to a new 125 cc fuel-injected unit. Yamaha updated its motorcycle lineup to fuel injection system much earlier.

After a prolonged struggle at cracking the price sensitive commuter motorcycle segment, the company exited the space and shifted its emphasis on 150 – 250 cc segment. Yamaha India currently has a comprehensive lineup of 4 offerings in the 150 cc segment and 2 in the 250 cc segment.

With a significant number of prospective customers hesitant to commit to EMIs during these difficult times, the two wheeler sales is expected to see a considerable drop.

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