Yamaha Plans to Build Worldwide Models in India

Small-displacement bike sales are on the rise all over the world, and Yamaha is planning to expand their presence in multiple markets. These plans include selling bikes made in India in European and more Asian markets.
The 150cc Yamaha FZ 2 photos
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The 150cc Yamaha FZ
Since manufacturing motorcycles in India is cheaper, Yamaha Motor CO CEO Hiroyuki Yanagi mentions that the company wants to build sporty and stylish small-displacement bikes which would sell well in Europe and even in the home Japanese market.

Current small-displacement machines, such as the R15 or the 150cc FZ fare quite well and this is a good sign which hints on new possibilities. Yamaha has new bikes powered by engines up to 200cc in mind, addressing female customers, as well.

With a new R&D center recently opened in India, Yamaha is also on their way to creating an exceptionally cheap motorcycle which aims to a price just under $500 (€385).

Yamaha lost a bit of ground in India after 2000 to manufacturers such as Hero, Bajaj, Honda and TVS, and it looks like they're bent on changing this. Via ZigWheels.
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