India Yamaha Motor has sent out invites for a press conference next month. The company has not revealed details about the upcoming product, but the invite reads ‘Get ready to have your heart racing and experience a rush of Adrenaline and Excitement’.
So what should you expect to see from the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand? It’s too early for the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 to arrive in India as we would most likely see a few test mules before the bike is launched here.
Meanwhile, Yamaha's YZF-R15 V3.0, FZ25 and the Fazer-25 are yet to receive the safety net of ABS that will become a norm from 1 April, 2019. Thus, there is a good chance that we may see the three product actions on January 21.
A report from earlier this month claimed that Yamaha may introduce Bluetooth-enabled instrument clusters in India. However, that feature is not likely to arrive before the BS-VI upgrade in 2020.
It is not certain whether the motorcycles will arrive with a single-channel ABS or a dual-channel unit. The inclusion of ABS would see a rise of INR 15,000-25,000 in the ex-showroom price. For reference, the current Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 retails for INR 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom). The FZ25 retails for INR 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom) while the Fazer-25 is available for INR 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom).