Yamaha has recently unveiled its 125cc scooter range in India which includes the Fascino 125 and the two variants of the Ray ZR 125. In addition to this, the brand also revealed the BS6 Yamaha MT-15 motorcycle with updated cosmetic and mechanical traits. Apart from the updated motorcycle and scooter variants, the brand has further revealed its plans for expansion over the upcoming months.
According to the reports, Yamaha will be launching the MT-03, XSR155 and the new YZF-R3 in the Indian market by mid-2020. The brand has recently inaugurated its first-ever ‘Blue Square Showroom’ in Chennai and plans to reach a total count of 100 such dealerships. The upcoming motorcycles are expected to be made available in India via the ‘Yamaha Blue Square’ showrooms.
The upcoming 2020 Yamaha MT-03 features a revised design inspired by its elder sibling MT-09. The motorcycle features a triple LED headlight design mated to LED DRLs. The next-gen model of the MT-03 features prominent tank shrouds while the fuel tank design has also been revised.
Powering the motorcycle is the YZF-R3-inspired 321cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that is capable to generate a maximum power of 42HP and a peak torque of 29.6Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. Once launched in India, one can expect the 2020 Yamaha MT-03 to be priced around INR 3.25 lakh to INR 3.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Coming to the updated variant of the YZF-R3 sports bike, the brand has equipped the motorcycle with improved styling as well as a new suspension system. The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 will be available to the customers in two new colour variants namely Midnight Black and Icon Blue.
The motorcycle has been built on a revised chassis frame while the reports suggest the India-spec model of the motorcycle to feature USD forks at the front similar to the one offered on the international variant. Powering the motorcycle will be a 321cc, liquid-cooled engine that is good for 42HP of maximum power and an utmost torque of 29.6Nm. The new model of the R3 is expected to get an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 3.70 lakh.
The third motorcycle expected to be launched by the brand by mid-2020 is the Yamaha XSR155. The smallest bike under the “Sports Heritage” portfolio offered by the brand, the XSR155 features a classic retro design with modern components. The motorcycle features a round LED headlight setup and is equipped with a fully-digital instrument console that offers apt riding statistics.
Powering the motorcycle is a 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is capable to develop a maximum power of 19.3HP and a peak torque of 14.7Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Yamaha XSR155 is expected to launch in India with a price tag of around INR 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom).