Yamaha Motor India is ready with its all new Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) complaint range. The energy efficient offerings are available in a wide array of colours, and AHO (Auto Headlamp-On).
Yamaha Blue Core enabled FZ-S FI, FZ FI, Fazer FI and SZ RR are now powered by a BS IV engine. New FZ-S FI and FZ FI are fitted with a midship muffler, rear tubeless radials, front disc brake, split tandem seat, and split grab bar, and monocross suspension.
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The BS IV Fascino range is now offered in more colour choices. Cygnus Alpha is available in disc brake and drum brake variants. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., says the new advanced BS IV compliant motorcycles and scooters offer added value. Mandated by the government, Auto Headlamp-On (AHO) features.
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For the coming fiscal, Yamaha has set even higher sales targets. Helping them achieve will be their new Yamaha Motor Research and Development India (YMRI), which is their second technical centre in India. It has been built at an investment of INR 66 crore. Destined to serve as a pillar to the primary technical centre in Surajpur, the new facility is located within Yamaha’s manufacturing facility in Kancheepuram.
The objective of the new facility is to promote optimum utilisation of resources, develop, purchase and do cost innovation. The second unit will also work towards developing cost-sensitive India-specific models and enhance the factory’s manufacturing capabilities.
The R&D will focus on developing products with strict cost targets.
Facilities at the new Kancheepuram R&D includes prototype testing and validation equipment and a test track that simulates various Indian road conditions. This centre will be working in tandem with the Surajpur facility which was established in February 2013.
Yamaha has been developing a low-cost commuter motorcycle codenamed Project INDRA at its Indian R&D centre. The Kancheepuram centre is expected to handle the test and validation task of this bike. The entry level 100-110 cc bike will have India as its production base and will be marketed in other price sensitive commuter bike markets across the world.
The facility has test track and validation equipment.
In the first half of this year, Yamaha India registered an impressive growth of 45% compared to the same period last year. Moving forward, the company is set to develop several India-specific products.