India Yamaha Motor might launch a new 250 cc sport bike on Indian turf

Saturday 15 September 2012, 12:16 PM by

India Yamaha Motor (IYM), the Japanese bike manufacturer, has officially revealed intentions to target the country's motorcycle market comprising products with displacement 150 cc or more. IYM's current offering in the market, R15 sport bike is among the most fawned upon products in the Indian market and continues to delight the bike aficionados of the country even after four years of its launch. It is expected that the Japanese bike maker may launch a new sport bike in the Indian Territory soon.

The Indian bike market is currently beaming with some captivating additions during this year like KTM 200 Duke and Bajaj Pulsar 200NS along with the Honda CBR250R launched in the country in May 2011. Thus, the bike enthusiasts of the country are burdened with tremendous dilemma as in which way should they go for.

IYM needed to pull some strings, in order to maintain a solid position in the country as the R15 seemed a bit obsolete as compared with the likes of Honda, KTM and Bajaj Pulsar. Hence, the introduction of YZF R25 may just give the right push in bringing the Yamaha again in the spot light in the Indian bike market.

Reportedly, IYM is profusely developing a 250 cc sport bike based on the Yamaha YZF R15, which will be pitched directly against the Honda 250R. Considering the remarkable success of the R15 motorcycle in the country, the upcoming bike from the stable of Yamaha is anticipated to be unveiled soon on the Indian turf.

Further, it has been revealed that the Japanese bike maker has already developed the infrastructure to produce the upcoming bike locally, which will significantly bring down the prices and enable the bike to compete against the baby CBR with ease. According to the rumour mill, the yet-to-be launched bike might be christened as 'YZF R25' and the Indian bike lovers may just have to wait a little while longer for the brand new product from Yamaha India.

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