The only great move from India Yamaha Motors in this decade in India was that they launched Yamaha R15 in India. A bike that made Indians to desire sports bikes. Yamaha R15 is a perfect clone of the higher version in lesser power engine and lower price tag.
There had been some rumors past few month that another version of Yamaha R15 is going to enter Indian market. Some said it was Yamaha R125, a 125cc version of the former but details were never out. And finally some clues have erupted over the refurbishment of the existing model.
The bike will be same on technical specifications as well on the power but physical treatment will be observed.
- Changed Rear Fender
- Re-Designed Rear Grab Rails
- Revamped Seat
- Changes In Exhaust Muffler
- Different Alloys
There may be many who will be waiting for the enhanced version of Yamaha R15 (may be a 200cc variant or higher power version) but this shall make sure for the company as how market demands this beast and what shall be the future step. There are many bikes in 2011 line up from different manufacturers including Honda CBR250R and KTM Duke 200. This move will help Yamaha to make some early business and set up a new market prior to new releases.
And regarding new Yamaha R15, rest of the details are expected to be out soon. Now this is the time for Yamaha to do business once again in lacs/unit.