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    Yamaha Sales, Exports Break Up Oct 2020 – FZ, Ray, Fascino, R15, FZ25

    Yamaha R15
    Yamaha reported a 30.83 percent increase in domestic sales for October to 60,176 units

    Riding out of the COVID-19 crisis of the past several months, the two wheeler segment in India is on the road to recovery. Two wheeler industry in India reported encouraging sales numbers for the month of October 2020. There were a number of reasons for this substantial increase in demand.
    Primarily it was the festive season that saw more sales coupled with discounts and benefits introduced by most automakers to draw in more customers into showrooms during this auspicious month. The need for personal mobility also saw improved sales numbers along with continued government policy support.
    Two-wheeler major Yamaha Motor India reported a notable increase in domestic sales even as exports suffered de-growth. Domestic sales increased to 60,176 units in the past month up from 45,995 units sold in Oct 19.
    Yamaha FZ rules domestic sales charts
    Yamaha FZ was a best seller in both domestic and global markets along with the Ray scooter also adding good numbers. Domestic sales of the Yamaha FZ stood at 20,164 units, up 34.07 percent as against 15,040 units sold in the same month of the previous year. Ray scooter sales in the country surged 83.65 percent to 15,748 units while the Fascino also noted outstanding demand with 13,360 units sold.
    Yamaha Domestic Sales Oct 2020
    Even as the company is enjoying good sales for the FZ series, prices have just been increased for the FZ, and FZS, Fascino and RayZR. The Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI are now costlier by Rs.1,000 with the two models now retailing at Rs.1.02 lakhs and Rs.1.04 lakhs respectively. In domestic market, the R15 and MT15 also noted increased sales while Yamaha Saluto RX, Saluto 125, SZ-RR V2.0, FZ25, Fazer 25 and R3 are no longer on sale in India.
    Exports dip 12.72 percent
    The Yamaha FZ and Ray commanded a major part of exports. FZ exports stood at 10,166 units in Oct 20 while 5,338 units of the Ray scooter made their way to global markets in the past month, up 24 percent over 4,305 units exported in the same month of the previous year.
    Yamaha Exports Oct 2020
    Increased exports were also seen in the case of the Saluto RX which has been discontinued in domestic market. The Saluto RX exports stood at 2,140 units posting positive growth while the Saluto, which has also been discontinued in India, suffered a de-growth where exports were concerned, with 1,800 units exported, down 56.31 percent as against 4,120 units exported in Oct 19. Yamaha FZ25, SZ, Fascino, R15, MT15 and Alpha also added some numbers in terms of exports.
    Recent Updates from Yamaha
    Yamaha has announced a new Colour Customization program for MT15. This campaign was introduced following the recently introduced ICE Fluo-Vermillion colour in MT 15 which has found increased demand among buyers. The campaign is titled “Customize your Warrior”. The Yamaha MT15 will be available in a choice of 14 colours out of which 3 are existing colours.
    The balance 11 new colour options will be available to buyers as an option and orders can be placed on the India Yamaha Motor website; with deliveries set to commence from January 2021. There Yamaha MT15 is priced at Rs.1,43,900 and is powered by a 155cc fuel injected engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system and comes in with A&S clutch and single channel ABS. More

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    Yamaha MT15 Colour Customisation Options Launched In India

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    The MT15 gets up to 14 new paint schemes out of which 3 will be readily available in showrooms

    Yamaha Motor India has announced the launch of a unique colour customization option for its naked roadster MT15. Dubbed as “Customize your Warrior”, this campaign is introduced by the company on the backdrop of the positive feedback received from customers on the recent launch of Ice Fluo-Vermillion colour on MT15.
    Under this scheme, a consumer can choose from 11 different colour combinations when buying an MT15. This program was launched from November 20 onwards and will be applicable for all new consumers.
    Price Of New MT15 CYW
    Based on the orders received from buyers, Yamaha will build a personalised MT15 for an individual consumer and the deliveries of these motorcycles will start from January 2021. However, the yellow color wheel model’s deliveries will start from Mar 2021. Customers can choose their own set of colours at Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom) which is Rs 4,000 more expensive than the standard MT15.
    With this campaign, the naked streetfighter will be available in as many as 14 different paint schemes (four wheel colours) out of which 3 options will be readily available in showrooms. While for the rest one can place an order at an authorised Yamaha dealership.

    The Japanese bikemaker says that with this new scheme it plans to attract a younger group of riders which further bolsters its presence in the market. It provides a host of options to the buyers to meet their specific requirements.
    MT15 Details
    Yamaha MT-15 is powered by a BS6 compliant 155cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled, SOHC motor which returns an output of 18.23 bhp and 13.9 Nm of peak torque. This unit is linked to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. The fuel-injected engine features a Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system on a Delta box frame. It also gets single-channel ABS.
    In terms of features, it gets an LED headlamp and tail lamps, a fully-digital LCD instrument console and more. It borrows plenty of components and goodies from its sibling YZF R15 V3.0. It will compete against the likes of KTM 200 Duke, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Hornet 2.0 and Apache RTR 200 4V. Yamaha MT-15’s design has been mostly inspired by its elder siblings MT-09 and MT-07.
    Other than the additional colour options there has been no update made on the naked streetfighter. The Japanese auto brand has announced that it will come up with such options in future as well which are in line with the company’s direction “The Call of The Blue”. More

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    2021 Yamaha R125 Unveiled – Receives Euro 5 Engine, And Black Colour

    2021 Yamaha R125
    Prices of Yamaha R125 will be revealed at the time of its official launch expected later this year

    Yamaha has officially revealed its entry-level faired motorcycle R125. The latest iteration of the faired sports bike is available in two new colour options. It receives a handful of other updates the most prominent of them being an updated Euro-5 compliant engine. Along with this, a lot of accessories will also be made available.
    Additional Colour Options
    The first new colour on offer in the new R125 is Racing Blue with the front fender and tail section in gray and body graphics on fairing. This colour scheme is inspired by its older faired siblings YZF-R6 and YZF-R1. The other colour option on offer is full black with white lines on the tail section and front fairing. This paint scheme also gets golden front forks to increase its appeal.

    Yamaha Blue and Radical Red colour options have been continued from its predecessor. Along with this, the bike has been provided with a lever guard as standard.
    Yamaha R125 continues to draw its power from the same 124.7cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine which now complies with the latest Euro-5 emission standards. Apart from this, there are no major changes and rest of the motorcycle is essentially the same as its predecessor.

    Mechanical Details & Features
    This 124.7cc motor short-stroke motor produces a healthy 15 PS of power and 11.5 Nm of torque. This unit is paired with a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. It is based on a steel delta box frame with suspension duties carried out by 41mm dia Upside-down telescopic fork at front and link-type suspension type.
    2021 Yamaha R125
    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves
    11.0kW (15.0PS) @ 9,000 rpm
    11.5Nm (1.16kg-m) @ 8,000 rpm
    6 Speed
    2.13l/100km (46.94 kmpl)
    Steel Deltabox
    Front Suspension
    Rear Suspension
    Swingarm link type
    Front Disc
    292mm single disc
    Rear Disc
    220mm single disc
    Front Tyre
    100/80-17 M/C
    Rear Tyre
    140/70-17 M/C
    Seat ht
    Ground Clearance
    Wet Wt (full oil and fuel)
    144 kgs
    Fuel tank
    11.5 liters
    Oil tank
    1.15 liters
    Anchoring duties are handled by hydraulic discs on both ends with 292mm disc on front and 220mm disc at rear. It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels with 100/80 section tyres at front and 130/70 section tyres at rear.

    It is equipped with an LCD instrument cluster which reads crucial information from speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, fuel consumption as well as distance to empty. It is a fairly small bike with a wheelbase of 1,355mm and a ground clearance of 155mm. It has a relatively high saddle height of 825mm and a wet weight of 144 kgs (wt with full oil tank and fuel tank). It can accommodate fuel up to 11.5 litres.
    The Japanese brand says that R125 will be launched globally by the end of this year although it is unlikely to make its way to India anytime soon. Currently, Yamaha R15 V3 is the company’s entry-level fully-faired motorcycle in India and is sold in the 150cc category. It is offered at a price of Rs 1.48 lakh (ex-showroom). More

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    Yamaha Fascino, RayZR, FZ, FZS Prices Hiked – Nov 2020 Price List

    Yamaha Scooters
    Yamaha India has been enjoying a steady growth in sales post the lock down and is poised for yet another strong result in November

    Yamaha India has increased the prices of its automatic scooter range and its popular 150 cc FZ series. The price increases for are marginal but this is not the first time the Japanese two wheeler maker implemented a price hike. The latest round of price hike comes when the entire two wheeler industry is enjoying a significant improvement in demand during this festive season.
    Yamaha India price hike
    The Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI are now dearer by INR 1,000. The base FZ-FI is now retailed at INR 1,02,700 lakh while the sportier FZS-FI is priced at INR 1,04,700. The FZS-FI Dark Knight edition carries an updated price tag of INR 1,07,700 (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
    Yamaha Price List Nov 2020 – Fascino, Ray, FZ, FZ-S
    Yamaha’s BS6 family of automatic scooters which received a brand new 125 cc fuel-injected engine has been doing pretty well in the post-lockdown rush. The Fascino 125 FI and RayZR 125 FI witnessed a price hike of INR 800. Depending on the variant, the Fascino is priced between INR 69,530 and INR 73,060. The sporty RayZR ranges from INR 70,330 to INR 74,330 (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
    Specifications at a glance
    The Yamaha motorcycles and scooters which received significant updates earlier this year continue without any recent changes or additions for the festive season. The FZ-FI and FZS-FI twins are powered by a 149 cc air-cooled engine which puts out 12.4 hp and 13.6 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
    Yamaha FZ-S FI
    The duo is equipped with telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, alloy wheels with 100/80-17 front and 140/60-R17 rear tubeless tyres, 282 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear unit. Feature highlights include a negative LED instrument console, single-channel ABS and LED headlight.
    The Yamaha Fascino 125 FI and RayZR 125 FI are propelled by a fuel-injected 125 cc air-cooled motor which is good for 8.2 hp and 9.7 Nm of torque. The scooters employ a V-belt CVT. They are also equipped with Start Stop Sytem (SSS) and a Smart Motor Generator.
    Yamaha India sales
    Yamaha India witnesses an impressive YoY sales growth of over 30% in October 2020. The company has been posting increased sales for four consecutive months and is poised for yet another strong result in November and December, thanks to Diwali and Christmas.
    Yamaha’s track record in highly competitive 100-125 cc commuter motorcycle segment has been forgettable to say the least. The company’s strategic shift in focus from commuter motorcycles to premium motorcycles and scooters seems to have worked well in its favor. More

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    2021 Yamaha MT-07 Unveiled With Revised Styling And Cleaner Engine

    2021 Yamaha MT-07
    The Euro 5 compliant parallel-twin motor produces marginally lower power and torque but the real-world performance shouldn’t suffer

    When the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 with a completely new headlamp design broke cover a few day ago, we though it is only a matter of time before rest of Yamaha’s street fighter range receive a similar update. Just as expected, the MT-07 receives the styling update for the 2021 model year.
    2021 Yamaha MT-07
    The 2021 Yamaha MT-07 features a radical looking LED headlamp flanked by DRLs. The whole setup makes for a Y-shaped lighting signature. In its latest avatar, the brisk selling mid-weight naked motorcycle also features restyled vents and body panels. The overall appearance is much bolder than before although some may find it polarizing.

    The new MT-07 continues to carry forward its 680 cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine with 270-degree crank shaft. Yamaha engineers have made the motor compliant with the latest Euro-5 emission norms. As a result, the performance figures took a nominal hint. The new power and torque figures stand at 73.4 hp and 67 Nm of torque (1.4 hp and 1 Nm less than before).
    Elements like exhaust, air-intake and injectors have been revised in addition to new ECU configuration in an attempt to meet the stricter emission standards. The company claims that the changes have made the motor smoother and more linear than before.

    The 2021 Yamaha MT-07 also receives larger 298 mm twin disc brakes up front (older ones measured 282 mm in dia). Dual-channel ABS system continues to be standard fitment. The motorcycle also receives new Michelin Pilot Road 5 tyres just like its new rival, the Triumph Trident.
    The new Yamaha MT-07 is equipped with LED turn indicators, a new LCD instrument console with inverted colors with remote control and new body decals. The bike is available in three color options namely Storm Fluo, Tech Black and Icon Blue.

    Price and launch
    Yamaha has not revealed the prices but one can expect a marginal hike owing to the tweaks and additional equipment. In Europe, the motorcycle is slated to hit the showrooms in March 2021. In the international markets, the Yamaha MT-07 competes with Kawasaki 650, Honda CB650R and the newly launched Triumph Trident.
    With its value for money quotient, the Yamaha MT-07 would be an interesting proposition for the Indian market but the previous edition was not on sale here. It remains to be seen if Yamaha will be interested in bringing the latest MT-07 to our market or not. More

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    Yamaha Sales Oct 2020 Grow by 30% – R15, MT15, Ray, FZ, Fascino

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    Yamaha India is upbeat about its sales prospects in November and December as well

    Yamaha India witnessed an impressive YoY growth in its sales last month. The Japanese motorcycle maker managed to dispatch 60,176 units in October 2020 as against 46,082 units during the same month last year. This is the fourth straight month of YoY growth for the company as things look upbeat in the Indian two wheeler market.
    Yamaha India sales
    Compared to September 2020, the October 2020 figures are 4.56% or 2,876 units less. However, the YoY growth of 30.58% is the highest compared to the previous months after lockdown.
    The strong demand can be attributed to positive customer sentiments around the festive season, aided by the pent up demand this year. Yamaha is confident that the festive season rush will lead to record sales volumes in November and December as well.
    In a bid to enhance the appeal of its updated portfolio, Yamaha India has been offering low-downpayment finance schemes on its 125 cc scooter range in select regional markets. Below is the detailed sales report of Yamaha India motorcycles and scooters for Oct 2020.
    Yamaha Oct 2020 Sales vs Oct 2019 (YoY) vs Sep 2020 (MoM)
    Yamaha India’s stance in the market
    Over the years, Yamaha slowly steered itself away from 100 to 125 cc commuter motorcycle segment where the competition is cut-throat and rivals like Hero, Honda, Bajaj and TVS have a clear upper hand. Supported by its Chennai plant, the company started focusing on automatic scooters in the price sensitive spectrum of the two wheeler industry while continuing to strengthen its brand value in the compact displacement premium motorcycle segment with its comprehensive range of 150 and 250 cc motorcycles.
    In the BS6 era, Yamaha India made a further course correction by upgrading its entire scooter portfolio to a new 125 cc EFI platform, again a move to distance itself from the crowd and establish its own niche. As the post lockdown sales growth suggests, the brand’s latest strategy has been bearing fruits.
    Yamaha India’s festive season initiatives
    Last month, Yamaha introduced the FZS FI with Bluetooth connectivity to support its Connect X mobile app which offers features such as bike location, parking history, hazard, ride history, E-Lock and Answer Back functions. The Connect X Bluetooth module comes with the FZS Dark Knight edition but it will soon be available with the rest of the family. Customers can also buy the module as an accessory kit.
    In a related news, the updated Yamaha MT-09 sportsbike made its world premiere last week and is expected to be launched in India sometime in the first half of 2021. The premium motorcycles gets a larger engine, more power, lighter kerb weight and an all-new headlamp assembly. More

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    Yamaha Sales, Exports Data Sep 2020 – MT15, FZ, R15, Ray, Fascino

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    Yamaha FZ, Ray and Fascino commanded lead in both domestic and export charts for the past month

    The month of September 2020 proved to be a promising month for most two wheeler makers in India. Bajaj Auto noted a sales increase of 10 percent while Suzuki Motorcycle sales surged 23.7 percent.
    Hero, Honda, TVS, and Royal Enfield too have posted growth. Yamaha Motor India also registered a 17.36 percent increase in sales in the past month marking three consecutive months of sales growth this year.
    Domestic sales
    Taking into account domestic sales, Yamaha scooters Fascino and RayZR along with motorcycles such as the FZ, R15 and the MT15 helped to boost sales. Yamaha sold a total of 63,052 units last month as against 53,727 units sold in September 2019.
    Sales have been on a steady rise since the lockdown announced earlier in March followed by zero sales in April 2020. July sales stood at 49,989 units going on to 60,505 units in August 2020 and a further increase to 63,052 units sold in the past month. The company now looks ahead to the festive season to bring in more sales in the months ahead, especially due to attractive finance schemes and payment options being introduced on its 125 cc scooter segment.
    Yamaha Sales Sep 2020 vs Sep 2019 vs Aug 2020
    Yamaha FZ, Ray and Fascino were top sellers both in domestic and global markets with sales commanding nearly 85 percent of total sales. FZ commuter bike sales stood at 20,184 units in Sept 20, up 25.37 percent as against 16,100 units sold in Sept 19. This bike commands a market share of 32.01 percent.
    Ray scooter sales surged 91.42 percent to 19,540 units in the past month as compared to 10,208 units sold in the same month of the previous year. Sales of the Fascino scooter, slotted third on the list of best selling models in the past month, increased by 3.93 percent to 13,640 units, and this scooter currently commands a market share of 21.63 percent. The other models that contributed to sales were the R15 (4,696 units), Yamaha MT15 (4,156 units) and the FZ25 (836 units).
    Yamaha Exports September 2020
    At No.1 on the export charts was the Yamaha FZ of which 9,022 units were exported in the past month. This commuter motorcycle claimed a top spot and market share of 39.51 percent, despite de-growth of 15.60 percent as against 10,690 units exported in Sept 19.
    Yamaha Exports Sep 2020
    Yamaha Ray was at No. 2 with 6,572 units exported last month, an increase of 48.76 percent as compared to 4,418 units exported in the same month of the previous year. The Yamaha Fascino scooter also found many buyers in export markets with 1,960 units exported, up 988.89 percent as against 180 units exported in Sept 19.
    Lower down the order was the Yamaha Crux with 1,476 units exported and the Saluto RX of which 1000 units made their way to global markets in the past month. Models such as the Saluto RX, FZ25, SZ, R15, MT 15, Saluto and Alpha also contributed to exports but with numbers below the 1000 unit mark. More

  • 2021 Yamaha MT09 Gets More Power, New Headlamp – Official

    2021 Yamaha MT09
    In its latest avatar, the 2021 Yamaha MT09 gets TFT instrument console, larger engine, lighter chassis and improved suspension system

    The Yamaha MT09, one of the best middle-weight naked sportsbikes globally, has received a major update for 2021 model year. With the facelift, the motorcycle distinguishes itself from the rest of MT family in a bid to have a unique appeal.
    2021 Yamaha MT09 – What’s new?
    The quirky twin-LED headlamp design that was inherited from the bigger MT10 in 2017 has been replaced by a brand new unit which incorporates a larger single LED element in the center, flanked by vertical DRLs. The new headlamp unit gels well with the overall design to achieve an aggressive front heavy stance.
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    Minimal body panels accentuate the 2021 MT09’s updated three-cylinder engine whose displacement has been increased from 847 cc to 889 cc. The additional 49 cc, combined with a redesigned fuel delivery system, has resulted in an improvement of power and torque figures.
    The new MT-09’s Euro-5 compliant motor is good for 117 hp and 93 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox with a quick shifter (up and down) is mated to the engine by means of a slipper clutch.
    2021 Yamaha MT09
    Chassis and equipment
    The 2021 Yamaha MT09 should handle better than its predecessor, thanks to significant improvements to the chassis and suspension system. For starters, the aluminium frame benefits from a new sub-frame and redesigned swingarm which lead to a weight reduction of 3.6 kg.
    Yamaha has also updated the naked bike with an upmarket 41 mm inverted KYB front forks which are adjustable for compression, preload and rebound damping. The rear is suspended by means of a KYB monoshock.

    The new 10-spoke alloy wheels are engineered to be the lightest in the segment, thus reducing unsprung mass. The motorcycle now also comes with a wider 180/70-17 rear tyre while the 120/70-17 front tyre has been carried forward.
    As far as equipment is concerned, the 2021 Yamaha MT09 receives a new colour TFT instrument console, lean-sensitive rider aids such as TCS, SCS and LIFt which are supported by a new 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), ABS and Brake Control system, riding modes and so on.

    The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 will be available in three colour options namely Icon Blue, Tech Black and Storm Fluo. The updated street fighter is expected to be hit the showrooms in international markets by March 2021. Launch in India is expected a few months later. The MT09 competes with the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster, Triumph Street Triple and so on. More