The Indian automobile industry is actually funnier than it sounds because there is new news every other day. Here now comes a news that if comes true could leave bike lovers (especially Yamaha followers) in the most subtle sense of excitement. According to one of the respected automobile magazine Autocar India, Yamaha India may bring down the cost of their ‘to be launched’ motorcycle i.e. 2011 Yamaha R15 by as much as Rs 10,000.
Autocar India in its February issue reported that Yamaha is reportedly planning to slice of Rs.10, 000 from the 2011 R15’s cost. But the real question comes to every other mind is; Why would Yamaha want to give such a huge discount? Well, to be precise there may be two reasons for this. First one, this might be yet another marketing strategy by Yamaha or the must have managed to reduce the cost of production because of the localization of their production units. Whatever may be the reason and we all hope it to be true.
The 2011 R15 will have wider rear tyre, split seats with a raised rear seat, new alloy pattern, new exhaust, rear wheel hugger and LED tail lamps. Yamaha must have thought that they will get enough competition from Honda’s CBR250R and thus launching a revamped version of R15 must help in maintaining the customer base. All we have to do is just wait and see if this news comes true.
[R15 Rendering by ASP Art]