Sources of The Economic Times report that Yamaha is planning to launch the new Yamaha FZ 250 by March 2019. The motorcycle is codenamed as 03A.
The sources have also revealed that apart from the aforementioned motorcycle, the company will launch a bike with an engine capacity of around 300 – 400 cc in 2020. The bike will be based on an all-new platform, and has the codename- 02R. Yamaha’s 150cc offerings such as the R15, Fazer and FZ models will also get ABS variants.
Commenting on the Japanese brand’s future plans, Hiroyuki Yanagi, global president of Yamaha, told ET:
It is the world’s largest market and growing, and we want to have an aggressive plan for India. We don’t have a major presence in the mass market. Our plan is to focus on high-end segments and to create new sub-segments. We are going to be introducing some big-engine bikes soon and India will work as an export centre.
The website reports that Yamaha is also working on new scooters that would enter the market before the implementation of BS VI emission norms. Yanagi revealed that the company has currently started developing an electric scooter as well. Yamaha launched the Fazer 25 in August; and the company plans to update the R3 to BS IV norms and reportedly launch in the country this month.
[Source: Economic Times]