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    Yamaha XSR 125 Confirmed For Launch In Europe – Based On R125, MT125

    Yamaha XSR 155 Image for reference
    Yamaha XSR 125 will initially be on offer for European markets only
    The XSR brand from Yamaha has earned quite a name in the South Asian markets in the small capacity segment of motorcycles. The smallest of them all, XSR 125 has just been conformed and will be headed for European markets later this year. A type approval document of the 125cc XSR has been leaked on the internet revealing this development and certain specifications.
    Although any patent images of the same haven’t been revealed yet, in all probability it is likely to be inspired by XSR 155 in terms of design. XSR 155 is a very popular offering in several Asian markets and is likely to be based on R125 and MT125. Utilising the 125cc motor and underpinnings would not be difficult as both the models mentioned above are already on sale in Europe.
    Familiar Retro design
    The document leaked specifies that dimensions of the neo-retro motorcycle will be similar to XSR 155 except for its height which will be 10mm taller than its larger sibling. This is probably because the suspension setup will be tuned for a firmer ride in Europe.
    All other details including the design are expected to be nearly identical to XSR 155 which sports a neo scrambler styling. Some highlights include wide handlebars, circular headlamp and taillamp, a high tail section and a ripped single-piece seat.
    Yamaha XSR 155
    Features & Mechanical Specs
    Some of the features such as a fully digital, blue-backlit, circular instrument display and an LED lighting setup from XSR 155 are likely to trickle down to its smaller sibling. Hardware configurations of the upcoming retro motorcycle are likely to mirror its more powerful counterpart. This includes a diamond frame suspended on upside-down forks at front and a mono-shock at rear.
    The upcoming motorcycle will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels while braking duties will be carried out by a 292mm disc at front and 220mm disc at rear. This will be assisted by a dual-channel ABS as standard. As far as performance goes, it will be powered by the same 125cc single-cylinder motor from R125 and MT-125 which pushes out 15bhp and 11.5Nm of peak torque.
    This unit is paired with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. For a small displacement motorcycle and beginner riders, these numbers are more than plenty.
    Yamaha FZ-X
    The sad part is that this motorcycle is unlikely to be launched in India anytime soon. Instead, Yamaha will launch a retro-styled motorcycle in the form of FZ-X which is based on FZ- S Fi. Images of the upcoming motorcycle clicked during on-road trials have surfaced online on multiple occasions. It will be powered by a 149cc motor which produces 12.4 bhp at 7250rpm and 13.3 Nm of peak torque at 5500rpm. Launch of the retro-style bike is expected to take place in a couple of months. More

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    2021 Yamaha NVX Scooter Debuts With R15 V3 155cc Engine

    2021 Yamaha NVX ScooterYamaha NVX is powered by the same 155cc VVA motor that propels YZF R15 V3 and MT-15
    South Asian markets boast a plethora of options when it comes to lightweight commuter scooters. In this regard, Yamaha has launched an updated version of NVX power scooter in Malaysia. The 2021 NVX is available in two trims- Standard and ABS.
    While the former has been priced at RM 8,998 (equivalent to ?1.61 lakh), the latter can be availed at RM 10,998 (equivalent to ?1.97 lakh). With this launch, Yamaha has expanded its 155cc motor lineup across its global lineup which currently consists of motorcycles such as YZF R15 V3, MT-15 and scooter models such as NMax, Aerox and NVX.
    2021 Yamaha NVX Scooter
    Updated Aesthetics
    The ripped physique along with aggressive character lines of NVX gives the scooter a masculine appeal. It receives sporty and sculpted body panels, funky body graphics and two-part LED headlights on the front apron. The blacked-out theme on the foot mounts and side slung exhaust enhance the sportiness of the scooter.
    Contrast coloured rims add a neat touch to the overall design. These styling elements are further complemented by new colour options in the form of Red and Cyan colours in the standard trim and Platinum SE and GP Blue paint schemes in the ABS variant.
    2021 Yamaha NVX Scooter
    New Features On Board
    Not just looks but the latest iteration of NVX is also very functional and packs a host of nifty features such as all-LED headlights, fully digital LCD instrument cluster, integrated indicators, hazard light switch,12V charging port, keyless start and idle start-stop system. The latest version of NVX is also equipped with connectivity tech provided by Yamaha Y-Connect app.
    2021 Yamaha NVX Scooter
    Through this functionality, the rider is able to obtain real-time information such as overall vehicle health check, fuel consumption, service reminder, scooter’s last known location and much more. The instrument panel will also be able to display all new messages and calls received on phone.
    Mechanical Specs
    Coming to its mechanical specs, the new NVX is powered by a 155 cc liquid-cooled VVA engine that has been tuned to push out 15.19 bhp at 8000rpm and 13.9 Nm at 9000rpm. Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic forks at front and adjustable twin shock absorbers at rear. On the other hand, anchorage is handled by a 230mm disc brake and a drum brake at rear. The scooter rides on 14-inch front and rear wheels.
    While the standard variant tips the weighing scales at 122 kilos, the ABS variant weighs 3kg more. Saddle height is very accessible at 790mm with a ground clearance of 149mm. Fuel tank capacity has also been increased from 4.5-litre to 5.5-litre which means more miles to go in a full tank. More

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    Yamaha E01 Electric Scooter Patent Images Leak – Launch In 2022

    Yamaha E01 Electric Scooter Concept
    The patent images of Yamaha E01 were recently published via the Japanese patent office, however, they were filed back in late 2019
    Yamaha first showcased the E01 Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan held in 2019. The electric scooter is slated to make its global debut next year and is intended to become a successor to the company’s 125cc scooters which run on fossil fuels. Now, patent images of the upcoming e-scooter from the Japanese bikemaker have leaked on the internet.
    Earlier this year, Yamaha also registered a trademark for the name ‘E01’ indicating that the company is indeed looking to launch a production version of the same in the near future. The latest patent applications give us an idea of what the actual electric scooter might look like in its production guise.
    Design
    The concept showcased back in 2019 revealed a basic outlook of the design while the recent patents show plenty of details that might feature in the final production-spec model. For starters, the model shown in the patents features bi-LED headlights which are mounted in recesses under the nose. The concept model though, came with smaller and deeper-set rectangular lights which may look too flimsy in real world.
    At the centre of the front apron which looks like a single-piece headlight is actually an opening hatch for the e-scooter charging socket. Such a design is very prevalent in smaller electric cars.
    Yamaha E01 Electric Scooter Production Spec Patent Leaks
    This unit is surrounded by a two-part LED DRL which gives it a distinctive appearance and could also double up as turn indicators. At the rear, the section covered in fabric in the concept model has been replaced with a more conventional design comprising normal plastic panels and a removable seat.
    The panels at the rear section cover the e-scooter’s storage compartment. With the main storage section accommodating the lithium-ion battery setup, there is hardly any space left for luggage. A slim LED strip at the rear section will be acting as a taillight.
    Overall, E01 e-scooter features a typical maxi-style design with signature highlights such as front-heavy fairing, a tall windscreen, free-flowing design lines from front to rear and a dedicated footrest provision.
    Yamaha E01 Electric Scooter Production Spec Patent Leaks
    More Details
    Other highlights deduced from the patents include a single-frame seat with the stepped-up pillion and a digital instrument cluster. the e-scooter doesn’t show a removable battery cover therefore it is unlikely to be offered with battery swapping functionality.
    Since E01 is slated to replace 125cc conventional IC engine-powered scooters in future, its power output is expected to hover around 11kW (15 bhp). This is also the maximum permissible power output for two-wheelers that can be ridden by amateur riders. More

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    2021 Yamaha Bolt Cruiser Gets Updated With R-Spec Variant

    2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec2021 Yamaha Bolt will be offered in two paint options- Metallic Black or Grayish Blue Metallic
    Yamaha boasts a wide range of motorcycles across a variety of body styles and segments in its international lineup. Unfortunately, this doesn’t hold true for the Indian market as many models have been discontinued in recent years and the Japanese manufacturer is only left with a paltry number of models.
    Meanwhile, its international lineup continues to grow stronger as it has launched an updated version of Bolt in its home market. For reference, the Bolt moniker was first introduced in 2013 as a 2014 model, specifically for the US market. In its upgraded form revealed recently, the big bobber-style cruiser will only be available in the R Spec trim while the base variant has been axed from the lineup.
    Traditional Cruiser Styling
    The new 2021 Bolt R Spec rides on premium 19-inch front and 16-inch rear alloy wheels with a brushed metallic finish wrapped around by tubeless tyres. The base variant, on the other hand, was offered only wire-spoke wheels.
    It flaunts a retro theme styling featuring round headlamps, taillamps, circular instrument cluster and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank. The split-seat design further enhances its bobber stance.
    2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
    Overall, the cruiser features elegant styling which is accentuated by a beautifully styled engine taking centre stage with a polished crankcase and cooling fins. It will be offered in two colour schemes- Metallic Black or Grayish Blue Metallic. The latter also comes with understated body graphics.
    2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
    Hardware Setup
    Hardware configuration of the motorcycle is kept intact. It is built on a dual cradle frame with the front end suspended on a pair of 41mm telescopic forks. While the rear end is suspended on a set of twin gas-charged shocks with gold-coloured external reservoirs. Anchorage is handled by front and rear 298mm petal disc brakes which are assisted by dual-channel ABS. At a kerb weight of 252kg, it surely is a very hefty machine. The fuel tank can hold up to 13-litres of fuel.
    Engine Specs
    Coming to its performance, it is powered by a 942cc V-Twin air-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected engine that has been rated to return an output of 54 bhp at 5500rpm and 80 Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a belt drive just like traditional cruisers. This suggests it is an easy-going cruiser rather than a hustler.
    2021 Yamaha Bolt R-Spec
    The latest iteration Bolt R Spec has been priced at 10,45,000 Japanese Yen which is equivalent to INR 7.14 lakh. Yamaha currently has no plans to ship this model to foreign markets, other than the USA may be. Hopefully, Yamaha brings a cruiser for a smaller segment to India since retro-styled motorcycles have been the flavour of motorcyclists in the country. More

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    Yamaha FZ-X Spied Nr Atal Tunnel During TVC Shoot In 3 New Colours

    New Yamaha FZ-XUpon its launch, Yamaha FZ-X will become the most affordable retro-style classic motorcycle in India
    Recently it was revealed that Yamaha is working on developing a new motorcycle based on its exciting 150cc lineup which comprises FZ Fi and FZS Fi. This new bike was spotted testing a few weeks ago in the Yamuna Expressway and was earlier believed to be part of the XSR brand of motorcycles sold in foreign markets.
    It turned out, Yamaha will be using its FZ moniker in the upcoming bike which wears a retro design. Now, production-spec FZ-X has been spied near Atal tunnel by automotive enthusiast Surya Dagar.
    New Yamaha FZ-X
    There are total of three FZ-X motorcycles in 3 different colours of Blue, Orange and Black. These were spotted undisguised while being shot for upcoming launch TVC.
    Dimension & Design
    The spied images revealed that FZ-X will wear an entirely different top hat in comparison to its naked streetfighter siblings. This establishes the change in its dimensions which according to the leaked document, FZ-X will outstretch FZ Fi by 30mm, 5mm and 35mm in its length, width and height respectively. In exact figures, the classic roadster will measure 2,020mm in length, 785mm in width and 1,115mm in height.
    New Yamaha FZ-X
    As mentioned earlier, FZ-X will carry a retro-themed design with a conventional teardrop-shaped fuel tank, circular headlamp and aluminum brackets on both sides. In addition, FZ-X gets a boomerang-shaped radiator guard that differs from the one found in FZ Fi that gives the naked street racer a hunkered-down look. We also notice that the front suspension gets fork gaiters on the telescopic forks apart from the mono-shock at rear.
    New Yamaha FZ-X
    The motorcycle features a flat seat design, upright handlebars and center-set footpegs that must ensure a comfortable riding position. The relaxed ride posture would make it ideally suitable for short city commutes as well as highway cruising. Other notable highlights expected to be included are an upswept exhaust and a digital instrument console.
    Powertrain Specs
    As for specifications, it will be powered by the same 149cc air-cooled SOHC engine that also propels FZ Fi V3 and FZS Fi V3. This unit is tuned to churn out 12.2 bhp at 7,500rpm and 13.6 Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm while being mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties will be carried out 282mm and 220mm front and rear disc brakes respectively which will be further assisted by a single-channel ABS.
    Expect the new FZ-X to be offered at the same price as FZ Fi which currently starts at Rs 1.04 lakh (ex-showroom). No information regarding its prospective launch is yet available but we expect the motorcycle to hit showrooms just ahead of the festive season later this year. More

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    Yamaha Sales, Exports Breakup March 2021 – FZ, RayZR, Fascino, R15, MT15

    Image – Roadster viewYamaha has registered positive YoY growth in both domestic market and exports
    A total of 46,241 units were sold in March 2021, which is YoY growth of 7.20%. Sales during the corresponding period last year stood at 43,136 units. Export numbers are even better in percentage terms. A total of 33,678 units were exported in March 2021, which is YoY growth of 72.59%. Exports in March last year stood at 19,513 units.
    Yamaha domestic sales March 2021 – FZ leads
    Yamaha motorcycles have emerged as popular options in entry-level performance biking segment. Leading the pack in March is FZ with sales of 16,563 units. YoY growth is 65.56%, as compared to 10,004 units sold in March last year. FZ share in sales is 35.82%.
    Yamaha will soon be expanding the FZ range with a new motorcycle named FZ-X. It will be positioned as an entry-level retro styled motorcycle, cheaper than the existing breed of 300-400cc retro motorcycles.
    At number two is RayZR with sales of 8,272 units in March 2021. YoY sales are down by -30.91%, as compared to 11,972 units sold in March last year. Percentage share in sales is at 17.89%. Last month, Yamaha had increased prices of RayZR by Rs 3,000. It is now available at a starting price of Rs 73,330.
    Yamaha Domestic Sales – March 2021
    Fascino is next in the list with sales of 7,724 units in March 2021. YoY sales have close to halved, as compared to 14,433 units sold in March last year. Percentage share in sales is 16.70%. Fascino prices were also hiked in March by Rs 2.5k. It is available at a starting price of Rs 72,030.
    R15 takes fourth spot with sales of 6,988 units in March 2021. YoY growth is 59.11%, as compared to 4,392 units sold in March last year. Percentage share in sales is 15.11%. R15 recently received a new colour option of Metallic Red. The other colour options are Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight.
    At number five is MT15 with sales of 6,472 units in March 2021. YoY growth has more than tripled, as compared to 2,040 units sold in March last year. Percentage share in sales is 14.00%. MT-15 will soon be getting dual-channel ABS option, which has been a long pending demand of consumers.
    Yamaha Exports – March 2021
    At number six is FZ25 with sales of 222 units in March 2021. YoY growth is 534.29%, as compared to 35 units sold in March last year. Percentage share in sales is 0.48%. Products like Saluto, Alpha and R3 did not register any sales in March 2021.
    Yamaha exports March 2021
    With the exception of Saluto and Fascino, all other Yamaha two-wheelers have positive growth in exports in March 2021. The top five are FZ (13,066 units), Crux (5,798), RayZR (5,498), FZ25 (2,911), and Saluto RX (2,344). In percentage terms, top gainers include MT15 (500.00%), Crux (485.66%), Saluto RX (359.61%) and R15 (233.12%). More

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    2021 Yamaha R15 Gets New Colour Scheme – Not Launched In India

    2021 Yamaha R15Yamaha had recently updated its colour palette for YZF R15 in India which included a new metallic red colour option
    Yamaha YZF R15 has got yet another new colour option in its arsenal in the form of a new silver and neon paint scheme. Unfortunately, this shade has been available in the Malaysian market only as of now. The new silver colour adds a touch of premium-ness to the entry-level faired sports bike.
    New Silver/Neon Paint Scheme
    The silver paint on body panels is nicely complemented by flashy fluorescent yellow rims on the alloy wheels which give it a neon treatment and a funky look. Strips of yellow are also seen on its centre panels along with the tail section. The front suspension forks are embellished in golden colour providing a nice contrast to the overall sportiness.
    Contrast provided by the blacked-out panels, underbelly and exhaust muffler further accentuate the bike’s sporty appeal. Silver paint with a dark grey scheme on the fuel tank spine, front fender, tail cowl and lower headlamp cowl gives the bike a feeling of masculinity.
    The dark grey finish is also prevalent on the body graphics. A carbon fibre weave texture is given to the exhaust cover. Apart from this new paint scheme on offer there has been no other update on the faired motorcycle.
    2021 Yamaha R15 New Colour
    Styling
    In terms of styling, YZF R15 continues to feature a twin-pod LED headlight giving the motorcycle a very aggressive front face. Other design highlights include split-style seats, a full-fairing design inspired by Yamaha’s flagship YZF R1 and a forward-leaning committed riding posture thanks to clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs and a muscular fuel tank design.
    The international-spec R15 is slightly different in terms of specifications when compared to its Indian counterpart. Unlike the international model sold in Malaysia and other markets, the India-spec model comes with conventional telescopic forks at front instead of USD forks.
    The rear suspension gets the same mono-shock. Braking duties are carried out by a 282mm disc with twin-piston calipers at front and a single-piston caliper with 220mm disc at rear.
    2021 Yamaha R15 New Colour
    Engine Specs
    Powering the entry-level superbike is a 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve SOHC motor that pushes an output of 18.6 PS of power and 14.1 Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper/assist clutch preventing rear-wheel lock-up during aggressive downshifts. Further, the engine is equipped with modern features such as VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and electronic fuel injection.
    In India, Yamaha offers YZF R15 in Rs. 1,51,700, Rs. 1,50,600 and Rs. 1,52,700 in their respective colour schemes namely Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Dark Knight. The Japanese bikemaker recently introduced a new colour scheme called Metallic Red a couple of weeks ago at a price of Rs 1,52,100 (all price are ex-showroom, India) More

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    New Yamaha FZ-X 150cc Retro Motorcycle Spied Undisguised

    2021 Yamaha FZ-X SpiedDespite being based on Yamaha FZ FI, the upcoming FZ-X will wear its own unique styling
    When a test mule of Yamaha was spotted in Yamuna Expressway a few weeks ago, it was presumed that the Japanese carmaker was planning to bring the XSR lineup to India. While later it was revealed that it won’t carry the XSR branding and instead will be named FZ-X even though the latter is also likely to be a retro-style bike like the former.
    Yamaha FZ-X will be based on FZ-FI V3 as revealed by a government approval document leaked a few days ago. It is speculated to share a lot in common with its international counterpart XSR 150 as far as styling and specifications are concerned. A new photo has now leaked, which shows the front quarter completely undisguised.
    2021 Yamaha FZ-X for India
    While underpinnings and powertrain are likely to be the same, the FZ-X roadster is likely to wear a different top hat in comparison to its naked streetfighter. When launched, it will create a new segment of entry-level retro motorcycles and will be positioned as a more affordable alternative to current entry-level retro-style classic motorcycles (300-400cc). This segment is currently dominated by Royal Enfield with rivals from Jawa, Benelli and Honda.
    Expected Design Elements
    This could turn out to be extremely beneficial for Yamaha as the bikemaker will try and utilise the first mover’s benefits to ramp up its sales volume. In terms of design, some of the highlights expected are a box-style fuel tank, fork gaiters, flat seat design, center-set footpegs, a comfortable riding position, upswept exhaust and a digital instrument cluster. The relaxed riding stance would be suitable for daily urban commutes as well as highway touring.
    2021 Yamaha FZ-X
    Expected Specs
    It will be powered by the same 149cc air-cooled SOHC engine that performs duties in FZ Fi and FZS Fi. This unit is rated to return an output of 12.2 bhp at 7,250rpm and 13 Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm and will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
    Suspension setup will retain telescopic forks at front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock at rear. Braking duties will be handled by 282m discs at front and 220m disc at rear assisted by single-channel ABS as standard.
    Dimension-wise, FZ-X will offer the same wheelbase of 1330mm as the naked street racer. However, in terms of length, width and height the former will outstretch the latter by 30mm, 5mm and 35mm respectively. This suggests that FZ-X will wear its own unique bodywork. In figures, the classic roadster will measure 2,020mm in length, 785mm in width and 1,115mm in height.
    When launched, FZ-X could be offered at the same price as FZ Fi which currently has a starting price of Rs 1.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Exact launch timeline is yet to be confirmed by Yamaha.
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