After launching the Yamaha new-generation R15 V3.0 and updated R3, Yamaha Motor Company is planning to bring in a range of new bikes and scooters in the country. Besides launching facelifts of existing models, the Japanese automaker will introduce the new generation models of the existing vehicles. Yamaha is also aiming at new segments to further improve its sales in the market. Here we bring you a list of upcoming Yamaha Bikes in the Indian market in 2018, 2019.
Upcoming Yamaha Bikes In India
1. Yamaha MT-03
First previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Yamaha MT-03 is essentially the naked version of the YZF-R3 motorcycle. Besides sharing its styling bits and features with its bigger sibling, the MT-03 also makes use of the same 321cc, 4-stroke parallel-twin, liquid-cooled DOHC engine. This motor pushes out a maximum power output of 40bhp at 10,750rpm and 29Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. Channelling power to the rear wheels of the bike is a 6-speed manual transmission.
The naked streetfighter rides on 10-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/10-17 front and 140/70-17 rear tubeless tyres. Braking mechanism of the bike includes 298m front and 220mm rear hydraulic single disc brakes, combined with dual-channel anti-lock braking rear system. In India, the Yamaha MT-03 will be brought via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route from the company’s Indonesian facility, and then assembled locally. One among the much-awaited upcoming Yamaha bikes in India, the MT-03 will be positioned against the Kawasaki Z250, KTM Duke 390 and the upcoming BMW G310R.
Expected Price: Rs 2.75 lakh
Expected Launch: 2019
2. New Yamaha 100cc Bike
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According to online reports, the Japanese bikemaker is planning to launch a new 100cc motorcycle in the country. Though, the name and details of the bike are yet to be revealed. It will be most affordable upcoming Yamaha bikes in India. In the company’s product lineup, the new Yamaha 100cc bike will be positioned below the Saluto RX100. The new bike is expected to be based on a low-cost platform, and feature a round headlamp. Other key highlights might include a twin dial instrument cluster, a speedometer, a fuel guage with tell tale lamps, long and broad seat, etc.
The new Yamaha commuter is likely to derive its power from an 110cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that also does duty in the Saluto RX100. This motor can generate a top power of 7.3bhp at 7,000rpm along with a peak torque of 8.5Nm at 4,500rpm. Transmission on offer will be a 4-speed gearbox, driving power to the rear wheels via chain drive. Mileage figure of the bike is estimated to stand at 80kmpl.
Expected Price: Around Rs 48,000 – Rs 50,000
Expected Launch: 2019