Yamaha has officially announced that all of its bikes will be BS-6 compliant by November this year and the scooters will be compliant by January 2020.
Yamaha has released an official statement, regarding the status of its BS-6 models. The manufacturer confirms that it is working on the BS-6 compatible models. FYI, the stricter emission norms kick in from April 2020.
Yamaha has also confirmed that it will be launching BS-6 compatible motorcycles by November 2019. By January 2020, we will be the BS-6 compliant scooters as well, well before the deadline.
With the introduction of BS-6 engines, the prices of all models will increase by 10-15%, depending on the variant. For example, the R15 V3 is priced at Rs 1.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom), can see a price hike of around Rs 14,000 – Rs 20,000.
Some of the models will get a side stand switch, which basically prevents the engine from starting till the side stand has not been taken off. We can expect more features on different models as well.
Yamaha has reportedly discontinued some models in India because of their poor sales and future price hike because of the ABS/CBS and BS-6 norms. The list includes models like R15S, Fazer 150 and SZ-RR 150.
Yamaha has confirmed that it will focus on entry-level premium motorcycles in India, which starts from the FZ V3. The first upcoming launch from the manufacturer could very well be the Nmax 155cc scooter.
The scooter has been speculated for our market for a long time now. It uses the same 155cc engine of the R15 V3, but in a detuned manner. It will rival the likes of Aprilia SR150 and Vespa 150, the only 150cc scooters in India.
Nmax will be bought in as a performance scooter, a typical Yamaha tactic. Further, we could see it at the 2020 Auto Expo, coming under a price range of Rs 1 Lakh.