Yamaha India has released a statement saying that made in India motorcycles will get costlier by around 10-15% for the BS6 configuration
Yamaha India states that both motorcycles and scooters to get pricier by around 10-15% due to the increase in manufacturing cost. This extra cost is pitched at the addition of extra components like EFI (electronic fuel injection), larger catalytic convertor, lambda sensor, and a retuned ECU (if present already).
The company also made clear that its entire lineup will be BS6 well before the 1st April 2019 deadline. All Yamaha motorcycles will be BS6 compliant by the end of December 2019 whereas the scooter will receive BS6 treatment from January 2020 onwards.
Why the price will rise? The scooters will have to be equipped with Electronic Fuel Injection system to make them BS6 compliant. And since you all know that EFI costs about Rs 6000 and coupled with improvements like larger catalytic convertor and other sensors, the cost will easily cross the 10-15% mark.
The Japanese company will also be equipped with a side stand switch which will be responsible for shutting the engine off it not drawn up. If you try to start the engine with side-stand one, the engine will not start. This will actually act as a safety feature for those who forget to kick up the side stand before moving.
The company also said that they are working on a product in the premium segment. We expect this bike would be the new 2019 Yamaha YZF R3. The new R3, if assembled here in the country with heavy localization, can come at a reasonable cost of Rs 3.2 lakh ex-showroom. At this price point, the new Yamaha will have a huge chance of eating through the sales of Ninja 300.
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