What this interim budget has brought to the discerning customer are savings! If you have been waiting to buy your favourite motorcycle, this appears to be the best time as manufacturers are slashing prices on reduced excise duties.
Just yesterday we shared that Honda has reduced prices of its CBR250R by Rs 7600 and lesser on other models. Joining the ranks is Yamaha which has officially announced price reduction on all its Indian models. The quantum of price reduction ranges from Rs 1033 to Rs 3066 on the ex-showroom prices.
Quite naturally, the price reduction of Rs 3066 corresponds to Yamaha’s most expensive R15 Version 2.0 and the least on the entry level Crux and Ray scooters.
Yamaha further informs us that the price reduction is applicable with immediate effects on both in-transit and in-hand inventory of their bikes. It includes both motorcycles as well as scooters.
*Modded Race Blue R15. Click pic for details
Mr Roy Kurian, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Yamaha India expressed his happiness in passing over the complete benefit to customers and said that the decision by the government comes at the correct time when the buying sentiments are on a rise following the Auto Expo 2014.
Despite a sluggish market, the year 2013 brought to Yamaha as much as 33% growth. For the year 2014, the company has plans to sell 8.3 Lakh units where domestic sales will comprise of 6 Lakh units and the remaining 2.3 Lakh units are earmarked for exports.
Very recently, Yamaha launched a new 113cc Alpha scooter at the Auto Expo and has plans to further expand their scooter portfolio in the country. They also unveiled the R25 concept and an FZ-S concept which gives a hint at the 2014 FZ-S facelift.
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