Yamaha has been on a surprise spree in India. The bike-maker has launched the face-lifted version of FZ series namely - 'FZ-S F1 Version 2.0' and 'FZ F1 Version 2.0' in the country. The FZ-S F1 Version 2.0 has been launched at an attractive price tag of about Rs. 78,250 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), whereas the FZ F1 Version 2.0 is launched with a price tag of about Rs. 76,250 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
Yamaha reportedly has been working on developing a $500 motorcycle, but its anticipated launch date and technical specifications id not known for now. Speaking more on the occasion, Toshikazu Kobayashi, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor R&D India, said, “The project is on. At this time we are not sure if the end product will cost $500, less or more. But we are working on the project keeping $500 (Aprox Rs. 30,000) as the benchmark price. We are trying our best.” Apart from over 150 cc bike segment, Yamaha has had little presence in the budget bike segment in the country.
In the popular 150cc bike segment in the country, the bike-maker sells about 18000 units every month. Speaking more on the company's future in the 100cc - 125cc segment in the country, Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India, said, “We are working on a top-down approach. We would first like to consolidate our position in the Deluxe segment (150cc) and the scooter vertical before venturing into other segments.”