6 Yamaha bikes discontinued altogether in India: From Saluto RX to R3

02/04/2020 - 18:35 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Utkarsh

It was quite expected that Yamaha will not upgrade its entire BS4 product line-up India to conform to the BS6 emission norms. The company has discontinued the following 6 motorcycles altogether in India:

1. Yamaha Saluto RX

Yamaha Saluto RX press shot
The Yamaha Saluto RX, a 110 cc Japanese commuter, was launched in India in 2016.

The 110 cc Japanese commuter, Yamaha Saluto RX was launched in India in 2016. It falls in a segment which is led by brands like the Hero MotoCorp, Honda and TVS. It was available at a starting price of INR 52,350*. Unfortunately, the Saluto RX couldn’t meet customers’ expectations, and thus, was unsuccessful in giving the company good sales figures.

2. Yamaha Saluto 125

Yamaha Saluto 125 Right Front Quarter Green
Powered by a 125 cc single-cylinder engine, the Saluto 125 had 8.3 PS of maximum power and 10.1 Nm of peak torque.

The Yamaha Saluto 125 was kind of an elder sibling of the Saluto RX. It looked similar but had more premium features like clear lens side turn signals, wider rear grab rail, etc. It had more attractive graphics as well. Powered by a 125 cc single-cylinder engine, the Saluto 125 had 8.3 PS of maximum power and 10.1 Nm of peak torque. It had a starting price of INR 60,850*.

3. Yamaha SZ-RR Ver 2.0

Yamaha SZ-RR V2.0 Matt Green exhaust at Auto Expo 2016
The SZ-RR Ver 2.0 was a stylish 150 cc motorcycle with features like front disc brake and tank scoops.

The Yamaha SZ-RR Ver 2.0 came at a starting price of INR 69,653. It was an entry-level 150 cc motorcycle with features like front disc brake, tank scoops with aggressive graphics, split pillion grab rail and auto headlight on. Its single-cylinder carburetted engine produced 12.1 PS and 12.8 Nm of torque. This engine was linked to a 5-speed gearbox.

4. Yamaha FZ 25

Yamaha FZ 25 front three quarter launch
The FZ 25 was the only naked offering from Yamaha in the quarter-litre segment.

The FZ 25 was Yamaha's naked model in the 250 cc segment. It had a decent engine and good riding ergonomics. Features like a fully-digital instrument cluster, LED headlight and sharp styling were its key USPs. It will be relaunched in upgraded, BS6 avatar next month.

5. Yamaha Fazer 25

Yamaha Fazer 25 Abs Right Front Quarter
The design of the Fazer 25 didn’t appeal to many enthusiasts.

The Yamaha Fazer 25 was the fully-faired version of the Yamaha FZ 25. It had the same 249 cc engine that produced 20.9 PS and 20 Nm of torque. However, it didn’t really have the oomph factor. Its design didn’t appeal to many enthusiasts. This was one of the reasons behind its downfall. The Fazer 25 was available at INR 1,45,350* onwards.

6. Yamaha R3

2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 press shot front left quarter
Yamaha is expected to launch the new R3 in India later this year.

Known for its smooth engine and comfortable ride, the Yamaha R3 was one of the best twin-cylinder motorcycles in its segment. It was very popular among enthusiasts for its looks and blasting performance. Being an import (locally assembled from imported knocked-down kits), the R3 had a steep price tag of INR 3,49,850* and was available in two colour options - Racing Blue and Magma Black. Yamaha is expected to launch the new R3 in India later this year.

For more such features stories, Yamaha news and other two-wheeler updates, keep checking IndianAutosBlog.com.

*Ex-showroom, Delhi

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