Yamaha offers a broad product line that spans many market categories globally. Budget commuter motorcycles and scooters are not available in the company’s portfolio in India. Only premium commuters and higher, as well as premium 125cc scooters, are made by Yamaha.
One would assume Yamaha would bring their plethora of large bikes to India for a concept like this. However, that is untrue. Yamaha’s 150cc sports car, the YZF-R15, is the company’s flagship in India. There is a significant gap in the company’s EV lineup, and the maximum displacement is 250cc.
Future releases from Yamaha are expected to close some gaps for 2023 while leaving others likely remain wide open. At least one EV, some of Yamaha’s large bikes, and an expansion of its line of quarter-liter motorcycles are all planned for India.
Everyone like nostalgia, so if a motorcycle can arouse it in them, it will be a huge hit. Royal Enfield, the industry leader in the Neo-retro motorcycle market, delivers just this to the table. New competitors have also attempted to take a piece of this pie. We have the Jawa, Yezdi, and Honda CB350.
Yamaha is bringing back the storied RX brand, but it won’t be available until 2025 or later. We anticipate receiving a 250cc FZ-X in the interim. Moreover, an ADV with a 150cc or 250cc engine based on the FZ-X.
Neo’s Electric Scooter
Yamaha’s electric scooters have been available since they were first shown to dealers in India, so their release was essentially expected. The key question was which one. E01 and Neo’s, two electric scooters, were on display. Neo’s is the one of the two that has a better chance of making it to India than the E01 maxi-styled electric scooter. Prices upon release could exceed Rs. 2 lakh.
Even if the R1 launch is something we’d like to see, we’re nonetheless happy that Team Blue’s huge bike is finally becoming a reality. The Yamaha YZF-R7, which is the R6’s spiritual successor, has divided views in different parts of the world because it lacks a 4-cylinder symphonic engine.
In its place, the R7 has a 689 cc inline twin-cylinder engine with 73 horsepower and 67 Nm of torque. The R7 is a powerful middle-weight sport motorcycle that only weighs 188 kg. When it is released in 2023, a price of more than Rs. 9–10 Lakh is anticipated.
MT-09 & MT-07
Yamaha recently officially teased the R7 and MT-09. Yamaha is bringing its 900cc-equipped MT-09 to India in addition to its 700cc lineup. Since MT-07 wasn’t shown in the teaser, it is less likely that it would reach India. The MT-07 is essentially a street-legal R7.
But MT-09 is a whole different species. powered by a 890cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 93 Nm of torque and over 120 horsepower. The 2023 Triumph Street Triple R and the new Ducati Monster will face off in this showdown.
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