Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016 – MT09 Launched by John Abraham


A list of new models by Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016; First MT09 Handed Over to John Abraham

The Auto Expo 2016 is close to us and once again, we have been busy prepping for a rendezvous with a set of exciting machines that are headed for a launch in Indian car and bike market. India Yamaha Motor, which has given us products like the YZF R15 and R3, is expected to showcase a set of exciting products at the fast-approaching event. It is being said that the recently unveiled Yamaha M-Slaz India debut will take place at the 2016 edition of Auto Expo, and we also expect to see the Yamaha R1S and MT10 making inroads into India at this event next month. Read on to find more about the bikes by Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016 –


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Yamaha MT-09 Launched @ INR 10.2 Lacs

In a surprising move, India Yamaha Motors has launched the MT-09 at the ongoing Auto Expo 2016. The bike was launched by famous Bollywood actor and Yamaha’s brand ambassador in India John Abraham.

Yamaha MT-09 Price

The Yamaha MT-09 has gone on sale for an ex-showroom price of INR 10.20 lacs.

Yamaha MT-09 Photos from Auto Expo 2016

Yamaha MT-09 Specifications

The MT-09 is powered by an 847cc, three-cylinder motor. Here are full specs and features-

  • Max. Power – 115 BHP
  • Max. Torque – 87.5 Nm
  • Traction Control System
  • Slim and lightweight CF die-cast aluminium frame
  • Asymmetric CF die-cast aluminium swingarm
  • Horizontally mounted Monocross rear suspension
  • YCC-T and D-MODE electronic control systems
  • Lightweight 10-spoke mag rims

Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016 – Ray ZR

Yamaha unveiled a new scooter at the Auto Expo called the Ray ZR. Targeted at the younger male demographic, the Ray ZR builds on the Ray Z scooter and features a new front end. The Yamaha Ray ZR will be launched in the coming months and will be positioned above the Ray Z and will compete with the Honda Dio.

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Yamaha Ray ZR Price

Prices will be announced once the scooter is launched in March. It is expected to cost around INR 52,000 (ex-showroom).

Yamaha Ray ZR Specs

The Ray ZR is powered by a 113 cc engine which employs Blue Core technology. The Scooter weighs just 103 kg which makes for a very impressive power to weight ratio figure.

Upcoming Yamaha bikes in India 2016

Yamaha M Slaz

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Yamaha M Slaz Specifications

Engine Displacement/Type  Single-cylinder, Fuel-Injected 149cc
Power  16.5 Bhp
Torque  15 Nm
Transmission  6-Speed Manual
Mileage  42 kmpl (est.)
Top Speed  125 kmph (est.)
Price  INR 1.10 Lacs (est.)

Yamaha M Slaz Launch in India

While India Yamaha Motors has been pretty tight-lipped on its plans of launching the M Slaz in India, it is very likely that the Yamaha M Slaz launch in India would take place towards the end of H1, 2016.

The Yamaha M Slaz is basically a street-naked sibling of the YZF R15, but unlike what we’ve seen so far, the upcoming naked version won’t be any less performance-oriented that its fully-faired cousin. Instead, it is highly likely that the much anticipated Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0 will borrow in plenty from the M Slaz.

Yamaha M Slaz Price in India

The Yamaha M Slaz could retail in India for roughly INR 1.10 lacs. The upcoming Yamaha motorcycle in India will lock horns with the likes of upcoming fuel-injected Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.

Yamaha M Slaz Photos

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Yamaha R1S

Also headed to the Auto Expo 2016 is the cheaper version of the latest generation R1, the R1S. The R1 S, when launched in India, will make the popular litre-class brand more accessible to Indian superbike buying lot.

Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016

Yamaha R1S Specifications

Engine Displacement/Type 998cc inline 4 cylinder
Power  195 Bhp
Torque  112.4 Nm
Transmission  6-Speed Manual
Mileage  –
Top Speed  288 km/h
Price  INR 17 lakhs (expected)

Yamaha R1S Launch in India

India Yamaha Motors is expected to launch the new R1S around March this year.

Yamaha R1S Price in India

While the Yamaha R1M retails for INR 29.43 lakhs in India (ex-New Delhi), the R1 costs INR 22.34 lakhs. The R1S, however, is expected to command roughly INR 17 lakhs when it is launched here.

Yamaha R1S Photos

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Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016 – MT-10

Also headed to the Auto Expo 2016 is the aggressive-looking MT-10, which is basically the streetnaked version of the YZF-R1. This mean looking machine shares its platform with the R1 and is the flagship product in the MT Series by Yamaha. Akin to the R1, this motorcycle is powered by a litre-class four-pot that employs crossplane crankshaft.

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Yamaha MT-10 Specifications

Engine Displacement/Type 998cc inline 4 cylinder
Power  163 Bhp
Torque  101 Nm
Transmission  6-Speed Manual
Mileage  –
Top Speed  –
Price  INR 15 lakhs (expected)

Yamaha MT-10 Launch in India

India Yamaha Motors is expected to launch this motorcycle along with the R1S around March this year.

Yamaha MT10 Price in India

The MT010 could retail for approx INR 18 lakhs (ex-showroom).

More On – 2016 Yamaha MT10

Yamaha MT10 Photos

New Yamaha Ray ZR Walk-around Video Review

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the line-up by Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016. Also, safely expect us to update you LIVE with details on all the action by Yamaha at Auto Expo 2016.


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