Yamaha to Launch 200-250cc Bikes in India

by atul on March 28, 2011

Yamaha, one of the leading bike makers of the country, decides to take on their competitors and for this they have some important plans that if executed properly will result in nailing down their competitors. Yamaha rolled out an official word on the introduction of higher capacity viz. 200-250cc motorcycles in the Indian market.

Mr.Hiroyuki Suzuki of Yamaha motors officially announced that the company will soon launch 200-250cc higher capacity bikes in the subcontinent. Looks like Yamaha is leaving no stone unturned; firstly they are planning to make India an export hub for supplies to Africa and South American markets and now this announcement from Mr. Suzuki.

Suzuki further said that the company is looking to break even by 2013 by increasing their production capacity and also bringing in motorcycles of displacement ranging from 200 to 250cc. He also said that the company will definitely launch higher displacement bikes but it will take some time around 1.5 to 2 years. As far as the first launch- less price advantage is concerned, Yamaha will not have it as Honda because CBR250R is already on its way and also has an unbeatable price in this segment.

Overall the picture looks pretty clear that Yamaha is going to launch their high end bikes in the country as soon as they can. We further hope that they succeed in rolling out marvels. All in all the picture looks good for India as more and more bike makers are willing to enter the high end segments. One thing is for sure that we are going to have large no of options in this segment in future.

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Antony March 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Mr. Suzuki works for Yamaha….very funny :)


Hunky March 29, 2011 at 12:39 am



Prasanjeet March 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

Ya. seriously funny man.. yamaha head’s name is suzuki ….. kawasaki head’s name yamaha… honda head name is nissan.. and god knows wat , not… they are really confused… they should have got jobs according to their names right?? ha ha ha


Sachin March 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

@antony, japanees people commenly have surnames such as suzuki,honda etc.like bajaj is an surname.


xszpranajit March 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm

but bajaj is rare


dharun March 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

we have to wait for two years, that is the only downturn to this proposition


RIAZ HOSSAIN March 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

In near future we are going to see the clash of the Titans . HeroHonda (Karizma )and Bajaj (Pulsar) already had over 200 cc bike in India ,recently Honda (CBR 250R) joins the group and now Yamaha is focussing on it.TVS must be in queue (Apache 220 or 250 ???). Every company must be giving focus to become outstanding.Great news for the higher displacement bike-lovers !
Let’s see the marketing-strategies…all the best to all.


Arni March 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm

@ Riaz: All d best to the customers……coz u never know when the myth bursts!! :P :P lolzz


RIAZ HOSSAIN March 30, 2011 at 12:13 am

@Arni -”u never know when the myth bursts!!”.Right :)

Hemant March 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

WOW!! This is the news I was waiting for. If Yamaha’s 150cc bike (R15) can compete with 225/220cc bikes, then just imagine what a Yamaha 250cc bike can do.

But 2 years is a long time.. :-(


Arni March 29, 2011 at 2:12 pm

@Hemant: yeaah!! too much I understand…..I already have the R15 and am going for MBA this year. Will be fine for me, after 2 years I will be completing that (hopefully :P). And after that Yamaha R250….. wow!! Am already day dreaming.


Arni March 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Go Yammie Go……


Vivek Kavadia March 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Really good to see all the Japs queuing up!! :)

But i really wish for an Indian company to compete with them.. It’d be a matter of national pride for me :)


fas March 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

First lets wait for Yamaha to launch coz they are famous for delaying.


Nimm March 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

As it was informed by many forums, R15 will be launched with some cosmetic changes ….by June 2011…. However, where as the launch of 200cc and 250cc bikes are concerned as confirmed by one of the official head of Yamaha. In the said scenario, it is for sure thatthe 200cc bike will be a mini R6 while the 250cc bike will be a mini series of FZ….priced to be fall within 1.35 and 1.6 Lcs….. this is for all , who required to be informed….


Vivek Kavadia March 31, 2011 at 7:12 am

Sounds good… But who’s the source?


Hemant March 31, 2011 at 10:55 am

Hi Nimm,

Can you please share the source of all this information? From where did you get to know the price?? If this is unconfirmed, then let’s not spread rumours.


Anaswar March 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm

waitin 2 c a 250 cc cruiser!!


Karan April 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Plz yamaha launch ur yamaha R4 , i like this bike very much ! Plz launch fast , i m waiting !


thoofan April 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

yamaha witch 2 models launch in india,plice mail the picture


Ali June 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Hey thtz good newz, but the price should be areound 1.25k in india


ravichandran July 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

It’s nice to see indian two wheeler market growing, it,s more important for the manufactures to sell the bikes at affordable price.


Basil July 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Yamaha was victorious by birth, it was born to take down all streets and race tracks.even their first models like rx100 .rx135 were stunning perfomers.yamaha’s perfomance brought valentino rossi the 4th time to victory


vinod tripathi August 1, 2011 at 11:38 am

Yamaha should create its own niche segment like Bajaj pulsar and royal enfield bullet. No doubt Yamaha bikes have power,Style and brand name in india but the don’t have proper market strategy to launch at right time.


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